Wednesday, September 09, 2009



When I saw this stamp from Rubbermoon I just had to have it!  If you are like me, you hate panty hose and I would rather stay home than put those “beasts” on.   Thank goodness I can go to work in jeans!  I can also relate to the lady eating those chocolates (also Rubbermoon).  Yummy!!!!

The image was colored with Prismacolor pencil crayons and Taltine (OMS) and mounted to layers of c/s cut with Spellbinders dies.  The small scallop punch at the top and bottom is from EK Success.  The background paper is from Magenta.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009



I can’t believe that summer is almost over.  This is the first autumn card I’ve made.  The chipboard tree is colored with Distress ink and I’ve added some Flower Soft to resemble autumn leaves.

Monday, September 07, 2009



I absolutely love this image from Magenta.  They really do make the most awesome stamps captivating so much detail.  There really isn’t a lot one has to do to have their images ready for a card.  I sponged on a little Distress ink and that was it.  Matched with the perfect papers, and voila an instant card.  (I didn’t choose the papers or image.  This was from my last Bar au Cartes class at the local ss).

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Cheep, Cheep


That would be as in birdie,  not as cheap stamping stuff. LOL. 

I used some Magenta chipboard to make this card.  It’s the first time I’ve used chipboard and I really like the look.  I inked the pieces with Distress inks and of course just had to add some Stickles.  A birdie needs his bling too!

Have a super day!

Saturday, September 05, 2009

I Love A Sale


Who doesn’t love a good sale, eh?  This ATC I made for a monthly swap I participate in.

I’ve had this stamp for ages and have never used it.  Feels good to ink up some neglected rubber.  LOL

Have a great day!

Friday, September 04, 2009

Out on a Limb


Here’s another Stampingbella stamp and once again colored with Prismacolor and Taltine.  I’m not sure who makes the background paper, but it sure is loverly, eh?

Have a super day and thanks for popping in!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Color Me Purple


Are you seeing a pattern here?  LOL.  Another purple fairy card.  I love this Stampingbella stamp  She’s just too cute!  I’ve used Prismacolor pencil crayons and Taltine (OMS) once again.  Really, I will try something else soon, but this just works so darn well for me.  The punch for the border  is from Martha Stewart and the corner punch is by EK Success.  I’ve also added a small Magenta stamp to the background .

Please stop by again.  And of course, your comments are always much appreciated.

Creative hugs,


Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Another Fairy


I’m not sure why, but I seem to be buying/borrowing a lot of fairy stamps lately.  Maybe it’s because I’m a grandma now and am loving the “cute” LOL.

This Stampingbella stamp is colored with Prismacolor pencils and Taltine (OMS).

Hope this has inspired some of you to do some stamping today!

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

For the Fisherman in your Life

Basic Grey & PeelOffs

Basic Grey has the most awesome papers and I spotted this sheet at my local ss and JUST HAD TO HAVE IT!

I took another sheet of brown background paper and added some Distress Soot Black and distressed the edges a bit.  I then added some Peel Offs that I colored here and there with an olive green Touch marker.  I painted the boat with some US Artquest Mica Magic watercolor paints.  A real quick card but it does have some punch to it and would make a perfect guy card, don’t you think?

Have a super day!

Monday, August 31, 2009



I just love Estelle’s stamps.  You should really take a look at all the wonderful stamps offered at Stampsmith.

I stamped Serena on glossy cardstock using Ancient Page ink and added just a hint of color with my Tombow markers.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Flower Soft

Scrapbook Ta Vie 1

Scrapbook Ta Vie 2


These two cards I made for a contest at my local scrapbooking store.  Somewhere on your card you had to use Flower Soft.  I couldn’t decide which card to enter, so I entered both.  Not sure which one they loved, or hated, but I did win the card for the month. 

First card uses a Stamping Bella stamp colored with Prismacolor pencil crayons and Taltine (OMS).

The second card is a Penny Black stamp that is just too cute!!!  The background paper I made using various acrylic paints.

Of course, there’s Flower Soft on both cards and some Dew Drops! (Thanks Kim).  

My prize was $15. worth of stamps!  Gotta love free stuff!!!!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Alcohol Ink Backgrounds



I’m probably the last person in the stamping world to try this technique (Tim Holtz).   Canned air was just not something that I remembered to buy.  Lo and behold, I found a can in the basement.  Visit Tim’s blog to get the complete details, but in a nutshell, drops of alcohol inks are dropped on to glossy cardstock.  The canned air is then sprayed to move the inks around. 

This really was a lot of fun and I’ll definitely do it again.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Too Cute Fairies


This is such a cute image (Stamposaurus Stamps)!! I’ve colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and Taltine (odorless solvent). The background paper is from Magenta and the dies I’ve used are Spellbinders.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Bar aux Cartes




I have 3 cards to share with you today.  I attended my first Bar Aux Cartes at my local scrapbooking store.  It was such fun!  Basically, we pay $10.00 and get to make 3 cards.  We get to choose from approx. 8 designs.  All the papers are cut and the images are stamped for us.  We just color and assemble and walk away with our creations.  They are great designs to refer back to. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Princess ATC

Doesn’t she just look like a princess?  I love this Stampsmith stamp and had the perfect opportunity to ink her up.  The ATC was made for a “Here Kitty” mingle I recently participated in.  I colored the image in with a damp paintbrush and Tombow markers.  And, I managed to get my Dymo label maker working again!  Yippee!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Faux Postage

Postage ATC

This is an ATC I made for a mingle.  The theme was postage.  It gave me the opportunity to use many small stamps that seldom see ink.  The coloring was done with Prismacolor pencil crayons. (My favorite coloring medium).

Thanks for looking & have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Some Shimmer

Persnickety Shimmer

I made this card for a mingle I recently participated in on one of my Yahoo groups.  It had to be a card that shimmers.  Of course, my scanner doesn’t show up the shimmery Bazzill cardstock, or the blue shimmery cardstock.  The stamp, is from Stamp Barn and I stamped and heat embossed using gold embossing powder.  I painted the image with Twinkling H2Os.  In real life, this card shimmers like crazy, man.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Canadian Wildlife Stamps




One of my favorite techniques to do is watercoloring and these stamps are just perfect.  Bonnidee offers two sets of these clear stamps and of course I just had to buy them both.   Did I feel guilty?  Nope, as a percentage of the purchase price actually goes to the Canadian Wildlife Society.  Good enough excuse for me to buy. 

I stamped the images with a permanent ink and then used my Tombow markers to add the color.  More guy cards for my stash!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Oh yes, please leave a comment or pass this link along to your friends if you like what you see!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Ladybug Hello

Persnickety Ladybug

Hey everyone, I’m back and I sincerely apologize for abandoning everyone.  Those of you who visit blog regularly, I can only say a huge thank you and please don’t give up on me!  

This card was created using stamps from Maryse Carrier and I used alcohol markers to color them in.

Thanks for stopping by and hopefully I can get this blogging thing done more regularly!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Another guy card

scan0025Here’s another card I made using stamps from the Canadian Wildlife stamps I recently bought at Bonnidee.

Again, this was stamped with permanent ink and colored with Tombow markers.

The Happy Birthday stamp is from Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping in!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

For Rylan



I had a lot of fun making these pictures for my new grandson.  The backgrounds are done with watercolor sprays and I’ve stamped with black Memento ink and embossed with clear e/p.  Stamps are by Magenta.

I sure hope he likes them!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Rylan McLeod Macey Arrives


I have so been waiting for the birth of my first grandson.

Rylan McLeod Macey decided not to wait until July 11th and came into our world at 7:02 p.m.  June 26th.  Weighing in at 7 lbs. 9 oz. and measuring 20 ins.

Mommy (Jennifer), Daddy (Dave) and baby Rylan are all doing well.  Here’s a pic of the happy family.  (Jennifer you do not look like you just gave birth!).


After his debut, he decided a nap was in order.


Thanks for stopping by and I’ll get some more pics up as soon as “Daddy” passes them along!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Pretty Purple Flourishes


Flourishes by Autumn Leaves

Happy Birthday by Maryse Carrier

Technique:  Stamped with pigment ink and clear embossed.

Saturday, June 20, 2009



I stamped this image awhile ago and I don’t know who makes the stamp.  Kind of has a Magenta look about it. Ummmmm?  Any idea who makes this stamp????

I used sponges to apply dye inks to the background and colored him in with pencil crayons and added a little odorless mineral spirits to blend.  Added some teeny brads and the “Hello” (Hero Arts) to finish it off.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Pink, Pink and more Pink


Stamp:  Maryse Carrier

Technique:  Dye inks sponged on glossy cardstock

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mr. Turtle


Mr. Turtle (Maryse Carrier) is stamped on to glossy cardstock which was first sponged with dye inks.  I then colored Mr. Turtle in using alcohol markers.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Plain & Simple


I love the look of white cards.  I find them to be so classy!  I’m not sure who makes this flower stamp, but it sure is a beauty.  I stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa dye ink and colored in the image with Prismacolor pencils.  It doesn’t show well, but I used the ScorPal to add a couple of embossed lines to finish it off.

Thanks for looking and have a super day!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

One of my favorite stamps


I colored with Tombow markers directly on this Penny Black stamp and overstamped on to a background piece that I had stamped with a piece of textured wallpaper using Distress Inks.  Thank you Susan for inspiring me to stamp with wallpaper.  I really like the subtle effect.  Using the same Distress ink I edged the torn piece of patterned paper.  Added some Stickles to the flowers and a couple of Peel Off border strips to finish it off.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

For a Friend


Saturday, June 13, 2009

For a co-worker

scan0013 I made this card for a co-worker who so sadly lost her aunt.  

Both stamps are by PSX and I’ve colored the image using alcohol markers.

Friday, June 12, 2009

New from Magenta!

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I love these new flower cards from Magenta!  I had a blast making this one and will definitely be making more.

The cards are white and I’ve colored it by brayering chalk ink.  I jazzed it up a bit, okay a lot, by adding  some peel-offs, ribbon and Stickles and voila!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I wonder what her secret is?

Persnickety ATC May

Flourishes by Quietfire Design

Clip art from Lisa’s Altered Art

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

For Baby

Baby 4

Stamp:  Hero Arts

Technique:  Pencil Crayons and odorless mineral spirits

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Hug Me!

Baby 1

Stamp by PSX

Technique:  Pencil Crayons and odorless mineral spirits

Monday, June 08, 2009

Using up the Scraps!


I love this little doggie from Inkadinkadoo!  I stamped him/her on a scrap of watercolor sprayed background paper and punched out some flowers from the same piece.  Pretty easy, peasy card!

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Suzie has a blog!

My sister has joined the blog world!!!!! 

Why not stop by and read all her news, see her artwork or just say hi!!!!

Love you and miss you sistah!!!!!

Hugz, love and kisses today and always!

Sunday, June 07, 2009

This is for Jeannie & Arielle


Two of my blog followers have been asking me to get blogging again.  I don’t know where the time has gone!  I can’t believe it’s been 6 weeks since I posted.  I’ll try to do better!

I’m still on the pencil crayon and odourless mineral spirits “kick” .  Coloring is just so relaxing and it certainly helps now that we’ve got some sunshine and warmer temps.

Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!!!!!!

Lotza hugs!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Just For You X 2

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I just adore these stamps (Inky Antics).  After stamping with a black permanent ink, I used India ink, I colored the images with Prismacolor pencils and blended with mineral spirits.  I am so stuck on this technique at the moment.  I really should step outside my comfort zone and do something else. LOL.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you all a super day filled with laughter and sunshine.   

Friday, April 24, 2009

Spring Flowers

Easter Robert 2009

Stamp by Inkadinkadoo

Misc.: Coluzzle ovals, Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder, Colorbox Fluid Chalk inks, brads and ribbon from my stash

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sarah goes Apple Picking

Sarah Kay Apples

Stamps: Sarah Kay

Misc.: Paper by Magenta, Spellbinders Flourishes and Labels, Prima flowers, Flower Soft (Sweet Pea), Martha Stewart punch, Prismacolor pencils, mineral spirits, Lace from my stash

Wednesday, April 22, 2009



This is my first attempt at using Flower Soft.  This stuff is so cool and I really like the look.  I stamped the flowers (Stampin Up) first using watercolor markers.  The “Hello” is from Hero Arts and the scalloped ovals are Nestabilities.

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!