Saturday, May 31, 2008

Each Day is a Gift

This is a journal that I picked up from Michael's and altered with these Marsha McCarthy stamps. I just used the image from the larger Sweet Name stamp on the front and the sentiment from that stamp on the inside. The outer sentiment is a Marsha McCarthy stamp, too, and is actually three layers high, using different inks.
Here is a close-up of the main image. I used Copic markers to color, and embellished with rhinestones and lots of Stickles. All ribbon is from May Arts.

You're Too Kind

This is a Marsha McCarthy image that I've embossed with clear EP, and colored in the open areas with ink. This K&Company PP was my color inspiration. Ribbon is May Arts, buttons are SU!, and butterfly punch is MSL. I punched the white border with my Fiscars Threading Water punch. Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

Friday, May 30, 2008

All Things Grow with Love

This is a clean and simple 4 1/4 in. card, made with a Marsha McCarthy image and a Papertrey Ink sentiment. I used white chalk ink on craft paper for the Lillies image, and mounted it on dimensionals. All paper and ribbon is from Papertrey Ink, and the button is from Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Love Much ***

This stamp is designed by Marsha McCarthy and is called "Love Much".
This card was very simple to put together. The sentiment was stamped in black on Frosted Kiwi Prism cardstock and layered on orange cardstock.
The flowers were assembled and attached to the card.
Enjoy ***

Monday, May 26, 2008

Each Day Is A Gift

Jacksonbelle DT is having a Prima-Sketch Challenge. JBE004

This is my take on it.

My sentiment Each Day Is A Gift is designed by Marsha McCarthy for American Art Stamp.

SUPPLIES: Prima Heavenly Flowers, Brad, Ribbon, Cuttlebug, Stamp: American Art Stamp, Marsha McCarthy

Monday, May 19, 2008


This cute stamp is designed by Marsha McCarthy. It is called Summer.

Stamps: American Art Stamp Summer Paper: Yellow, Pink, DP. Ink: Copic Markers, MFT Accessories: ribbon, bling, spellbinder die.

***Angel with Bird***

This stamp is designed by Adriana Cirstea. I thought that this angel had a very old, Grecian feel to it so I stamped it in black archival ink on watercolor paper. I colored the whole piece with Tombow markers and added a bit of glitter to the angel's hair, neckline and the bottom of the dress.
I also tried out Jim Holtz's crackle paint. After adhering the image to a piece of black cardstock, I attached this whole piece to the blue piece which I had painted and let dry until you could see the cracks... Hopefully you can see this with a close up.
This was attached to a piece of lime green prism cardstock and then to black.
I added a piece of yellow satin ribbon. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.


This is a stamp designed by Marsha McCarthy. I brayered some lime, orange and yellow inks on white cardstock, then stamped the image in black over top of that.
I colored the bouquet with Tombow markers and popped up the largest daisy with foam tape.
I layered to some pink designer paper and added a piece of cardstock that I had brayered to the left of the image. Stickles in yellow were also added to some of the flower centers.
The whole piece is added to a lime green prism cardstock.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Inchie Window

Inchies are so popular right now, and it's so easy to turn this Marsha McCarthy image into one by simply cutting it in quarters. I mounted the distressed inchies on a red piece of cardstock to match it up with the K&Company paper.

The image was stamped on yellow cardstock then colored with Copic markers and Copic Spica glitter pens. If you look close you can see the glitter on the closeup.

Thursday, May 15, 2008


This pretty lady is designed by Marsha McCarthy. The stamp is called Celebrations. I colored her with Copic Markers, and add some glitter and flowers. Hope you like her.................

Angel With Star

This stamp Angel With Star is designed by Adriana Cirstea.
I colored her with my Copic Markers and added some glitter to her wings.
Design paper is by BG.

Sweet baby

A sweet baby girl card using Marsha McCarthy's Sweet Name. I stamped the image twice, first on white cardstock, then again on rose cardstock. The top half of the image was colored using various shades of pinks, yellows and greens, keeping it soft and subtle, like a new baby! I cut and layered the top half of the colored image onto the stamped rose cardstock and then a light pink base, added a length of crushed velvet ribbon and the Sweet baby tab to complete this baby card.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


I made this note holder out of chipboard and designer paper. The image by Marsha McCarthy was colored with Tombow markers and stamped on ivory cardstock, then layered onto a dark blue cardstock.
I attached the image to the front of the booklet and added some yellow dew drops..
P.S. I apologize for the dark and grainy photo. It is dull and dreary here in Canada and I tried several times to get a clear photo...

Here is the inside of the book... I stamped the lillies on a piece of ivory cardstock, colored with Tombows again and I added a sentiment by Kathleen Callei... This could be used as a bookmark ***

The post it notes were adhered with double sided tape***

love much

I've always loved this sentiment, and Marsha McCarthy has *done it up* so nicely in my favorite medium, rubber! Quick and simple stamping using Love Much in Palette Noir Black ink atop a piece of favorite designer paper from K&Co. layered on the Blue Bayou card base. I also stamped Cornish Heritage Farm's Broad Stripe backgrounder on the card base in Versamark ink for some fun contrast between the designer paper prints and the stripes. A length of ribbon, a few buttons and machine sewn stitches add to the *grandma's attic* look and feel I was aiming for on this piece.

Supplies: Stampin' Up! cardstock, K&Co. designer paper, American Art Stamp Love Much, May Arts ribbon, misc. buttons

Summer Sun

A quick and simple design using Marsha McCarthy's Summer. Simple coloring highlights the flowers and sun with further dimension added by popping up two of the flowers as seen in the closeup shot below.

Other elements include: sentiment by PaperTrey Ink and designer paper from Provo Craft.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

love you Forever

This is Adriana Cirstea's Angel with Child. To focus more closely on the intimate exchange between angel/mother (in this case) and the child, I chose to trim the main image to a 2x2 inch square. Both mother and child are paper pieced using Basic Grey's Recess pad and colored with both blender pen and aquapainter using coordinating colors. A Prima flower was added to the main image to draw further attention to it. Sentiment is from PaperTrey Ink and is perfect for this image.

Thanks Mother

Adriana Cirstea's Angel with Flowers is stamped in Palette Noir Black and colored with a blender pen and reinkers to coordinate with the Ginger Blossoms designer paper atop a modified gate card. Sentiment is also stamped in Palette Noir Black and highlighted with a pink rhinestone. The flowers on the angel's dress and well as her bouquet are enhanced with Crystal Effects.

*** Summer ***

This stamp is designed by Marsha McCarthy and is called "Summer".. I colored the stamp with Tombow markers, directly on the rubber and stamped it on white linen.
It is trimmed close, mounted again on white linen, then onto teal, then yellow cardstock.
I used the Retro Squares cuttlebug embossing folder to emboss some teal blue and hot pink cardstock and added some summery yellow satin ribbon as well. The image and sentiment were added on an angle. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.. I added a few gem stones for glitz.
This whole stamp had such a retro, hippy feel to it for me!!
Enjoy and thanks for stopping by...

Friday, May 9, 2008

Glitter Wings

This is Adriana Cirstea's lovely stamp, Angel with Child. I colored the image with Copics markers, and covered the wings with Martha Stewart glitter. It is matted with Stampin' Up!'s Brushed Silver CS. The ribbon is from American Crafts and the flower is from Michaels'. I used my Copics to color it to match my image. Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Sending you Love

I wanted a whimsical, sparkly card to go with this pretty angel image from American Art Stamp. The main image was colored with Copics. The angel wings were painted with Blue/Green Pearl-Ex and Future floor wax. I keep a little babyfood jar of Future Brand floor wax (available in the cleaning section of most stores) in my studio for little details like this. Simply dip a paint brush into the floor wax, then dip just the tip into Pearl Ex powder and paint it as you would normal paint. Just make sure to clean the brush with soap and water when you're done because it will harden.

The flourish at the bottom is from a package of grunge board. I inked it with Aqua Mist Palette ink. Then colored it with glue pen then sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds glitter. I added a half a scalloped oval punch with a sentiment at the bottom and dots of stickles along the edges. I have a hard time letting such a wide open space stay uncluttered!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Much Appreciated

This is Adriana Cirstea's Angel with Flowers. I colored her with Copic Markers and covered her wings with Sakura Stardust pen. I used Stampin' Up!'s Vintage Violet, Almost Amethyst, and CS Vellum.

The $1 Store rhinestones were colored with Copics to match the Violet, and the Vellum was embossed with my Cuttlebug's D'Vine Swirl folder. The ribbon is from Stampin' Up!, and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Walking Angel *** a different take ***

Here I used the "Walking Angel" again, stamping it twice onto Shimmer white cardstock, with the middle angel being stamped on a separate piece of cardstock and popped up with dimensionals.
I colored the angels with Copic markers and used gold micro beads on their wings. I layered onto sky blue cardstock, then onto gold mirri card. I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts onto a piece of vellum and attached it before layering to the card base.
I used a few blue dot sparklers on the sentiment as well.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Friends Fur Ever!


-Dog Walker Stamp

-Copic Markers

-Alphabet Rub Ons

-SEI Buttons

-Paper in hot pink, soft pink, black & white

-Black fine point marker

-Wavy rotary blade (Fiskars)


-Color main image with markers as shown. Apply sentiment with alphabet rub ons to blank area of image.

- Doodle along edges of image with fine point marker. Matte image on hot pink cardstock, matte again on black, then soft pink

-cut wavy strip with Fiskars rotary black. Apply a thin strip of hot pink paper with doodled or rub on design.

-Glue a row of color coordinated buttons to top of card.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

This image from American Art Stamp is designed by Adriana Cirstea, called Walking Angel.
I stamped the image in Black Brilliance Ink on Shimmer white cardstock, and colored the angel with Copic markers. I stamped an extra pair of wings, covered all of them in glitter and offset the top two wings. I also glittered the angels waistband and neckline.
I used a ticket punch on all four corners, and added pearl dew drops.
I used a flourish from Hero Arts on the card base stamped in versamark just to give a little more dimension to the card.

Sweet Name


-Marsha McCarthy "Sweet Name" Stamp

-Copic Markers (assorted colors)

-Copic Spica glitter pens (yellow, blue, green, pink, clear)

-Marigold Cardstock

-Black Cardstock

-Vanilla Cardstock

-Dimensional dots

-Glitter (Stickles)


1.Stamp main image on vanilla cardstock twice. Trim one image to use on card front. Color image with markers glitter pens. Add glitter to stars.

2. Color select areas of second image to match original. Carefully cut out sun, flowers and baby.

3. Mount on dimenionals dots of various heights for added depth. Attach rhinestones to flowers if desired.

4. Sponge edges of image with brown ink, mount on black cardstock, then on marigold card base.