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Friday, September 23, 2016

Diddly Squats

Today's card features images from Riley and Co and Funny Bones.  I saw the fan paper and I just had to stick it in...Riley is just not in the mood for a hike this fine day! 

I used the Out of the Box technique and my only card embellishments are a few paper punches. 

Funny Bones:  Exercise Routine
Riley and Co:  Tent Riley

Friday, September 16, 2016

Beauty Sleep...

Have a Riley and Co and Funny Bones card for you today.  I colored Tent Riley with Copic Markers and then fussy cut him.  The Simple Stories Take A Hike collection is the perfect campground for this image! 

The Beauty Sleep image is by Funny Bones.  I hand stitched the map to my card.  Thanks for hiking by!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Mushroom Lane House with Shed

I just love the new Mushroom Lane Collection at Riley and Company!  This adorable image is called House with Shed and is so fun to color up with Copic Markers. 

I had to cut it out and make a scene with my image.  I added a grass die from Cheery Lynn and tore some grass designer paper.  I think fussy cutting this image really makes it POP!

Hop on over to the Riley and Company blog and check out all of the other cute images in this collection!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Double Z Fold Birthday Card!

Today's card is another one that I made for the SplitcoastStampers Dare to Get Dirty Challenge.  I can't tell you what the challenge is...but I can tell you that I used the tutorial for the Double Z Fold Card. 

The stamps that I used are Prickley Pear's, the Build A Cupcake stamp set and Cupcake Die.
I paper pieced the cupcake bottom and colored the image with Copic Markers.   

The white floral panel is punched with a Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page. 

Have you made one of these?  They are fun to make and they do fit into an A2 envelope.

Saturday, August 27, 2016


Today I am sharing a card that features several companies that I just love!

The Holly is the December Flower of the Month from Lila Grey/Bloom Art.  I colored the images with Copic Markers and fussy cut them leaving a narrow white border.  I accented the berries with a white gel pen.

Papers are from pretty with the silver card stock I chose.

The sentiment is from Inky Antics.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Happy Graduation!

I have a graduation card today!  I was out rummaging and found this graduation stamp that had never even been mounted.  I liked the stamp...and was inspired to pair it up with a Lasting Impressions graduation hat stencil that I traced and then tangled!

The background of this card did not photograph well, but it is the Salted Watercolor technique on glossy paper.  There are Turquoise designs left by the salt and water that coordinate with the cardstock.  The silver is very reflective cardstock.   Along the top of the panel there is a strip of silver metallic washi tape that has white stars on it.  It coordinates perfectly and looks much better in person. 

It's never too early to get a few graduation cards in your stash! 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

You Make Me Happy ....

Love this Build and Umbrella set and Umbrella Die from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps!

I glittered my umbrella, because who doesn't need a little extra bling on a gray day?  I made my own clouds from gray and blue cardstock and distressed the edges.  A bit of paper embroidery tops off this card.

The little verse is in the set and makes a cute little banner from the raincloud!
Be sure to pop by the Prickley Pear blog and check out all of the other inspiration!!