Monday, December 28, 2009

A Simple Snowy Tree

I turned this tree from the Nature cling set into a snowy winter tree. I just added a bit of glitter under and on the tree and branches. I sponged around the image and sentiment. The paper is from the Polar Expressions line by Imaginisce.

Here's a closer view of the glittery tree...

The snowflakes were punched with a Martha Stewart punch, and I added a rhinestone sticker to the center of each one.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

One last Christmas Card

One last Christmas card that should have been posted last week!  The felt sentiment and the ribbon are both from Creative Impressions. The glitter on the snowflakes is from Colorbox.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wine Princess {Jane}

I've been having so much fun altering these Melissa Frances bingo boards and decided to make one using Emerson Quillin's Wine Princess. This will be going to my cousin and best friend, Jane, because she IS a wine princess! The image is colored with Copics and sponged around the perimeter with distressing ink. Embellishments include: Melissa Frances chipboard (crown); Foo-fa-la buttons; Cuttlebug Red Tag Letter alpha dies; stick pins from Heidi Grace; and gold glass glitter from The Cat's Pajamas, adhered with strips of sticky tape.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Simple Christmas

A super simple white based card made with this adorable Santa image and a holiday sentiment.  The felt holly is from Creative Impressions.


This image is designed by Robin Pickens. It is stamped in Black Memento ink and colored with Copics.
The Prima flowers are from Making Memories and the pearl gems are from Hero Arts.

Monday, December 7, 2009

It's Time to Wine

I stamped Time to Wine in Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored with Copics. I used Gold Lame Smooch on her jewelry and hat. The layout is Julee Tilman's Mojo Monday Sketch.

Thanks for looking! :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

From Visa

Oh what fun it is to shop with a Visa full of credit, eh?! That's what this wine-lovin' Emerson Quillin lady is thinkin'! These images make me smile and bring me joy, and you can see how much fun I had putting together this card. I actually picked up some "leftovers" on my stamp table (snowflake, tree, patterned paper) and it fell into place. The main image is colored with Copics and sponged around the edges for a bit of vintage. The letters are die cut and the buttons are from Foo-fa-la. Be sure to check out From Visa at American Art Stamp, along with Emerson Quillin's other ladies.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Hairy Days

An image by Emerson Quillan stamped in Memento Black ink, colored with Copics.
Designer paper by My Minds Eye. Ribbon and dew drops also added.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Late to Work

This is Work Late, one of the fun images by Emerson Quillin -- I just love these sassy ladies! I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics. Paper is Early Bird by Cosmo Cricket.

Thanks for taking a look! :)

Sunday, November 29, 2009


I used a little Glossy Effects for the glasses.  The ribbon and jewels are from Creative Impressions and the martini glasses are HERE.  Thanks for looking.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Birthday Glitter***

An image from Robin Pickens colored with Copics and "True Red" ultra fine glitter put on the cake.

The image and background scallop were cut out using nestabilities and a few rhinestones were placed on either side of the cake image.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sure & constant whining...

...will get you what you want, ha! Another fun Emerson lady, assuring us that you can get anything you want if you just keep whining! I've colored her with Copics and added fun little black pearls to her chair and a green rhinestone to her hat for a little fun and to draw extra attention to the image. Hopefully the black photo corners pull your eye to the image as well. A big bow and button along with some old sheet music round out the other fun elements to this design. You can check out this image along with the other ladies illustrated by Emerson Quillin at American Art Stamp. Here's a full view:

Monday, November 16, 2009

Happy Turkey Day!

Image and sentiment are from the Fall cling mounted set. Patterned paper is Early Bird: Sunrise by Cosmo Cricket. I colored with Copics and sponged around the image with SU! So Saffron ink.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Party's Here!

I just love the dog walker stamp.... especially the adorable doggies!!  I colored it with Copic markers and paired it with paper from Cosmo Cricket.  Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Thank you***

Image was stamped with Citrine Chalk ink and the sentiment in black archival ink.
Red berries were added to the tree with a red Spica glitter pen.
Designer paper is Cosmo Cricket***

Monday, November 9, 2009


The image and sentiment are from the Winter Wonderland cling mounted set. Paper is Eskimo Kisses by BasicGrey. I colored with Copics and sponged the edges of the image and sentiment. I added two punched snowflakes to the snowflake in the stamped image, then I applied Icicle Stickles to all of them. The centers are pink crystals.

Enjoy! :)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Oh No.... not SNOW!

We have snow in the forecast tomorrow so I figured I'd get a jump start on it with this "let it snow" card.  I used a Karen Stolper stamp called "tiny snowman" for the main image and combined it with holiday paper from Cosmo Cricket. 

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Can't scare a teacher!

I love this one because, although I'm not a classroom teacher, I work for a school district as a speech pathologist, and I can totally relate! Emerson continually cracks me up with "the ladies", as I like to refer to them. Teacher is stamped on vanilla card stock in Versafine Onyx ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder. Did you know that you can do that with the Versafine ink? I read it somewhere, tried it and it works like a dream. I then colored her scene in with Copics, sponged the edges and embellished with a few staples and a script stamped die cut flower. Be sure to check out all the Emerson Ladies here.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Happy Christmas***

The image has been stamped with Black Memento ink and colored with Copics.
Distressed with Antique linen ink and matted to solid cardstock and designer paper from My Mind's Eye.
The punched piece at the bottom is a punch from Martha Stewart.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Nobody Need Wait

I love the mix of font sizes on this endearing sentiment saddled next wonderfully whimsy blooms. I colored the blooms minimally in shades of pink with reinker and blender pen and then added sponging around the edges for a bit more depth. This stamp is from the Zenspirations line, and it's called Nobody Need Wait.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Happiness for your Heart***

An image from the AAS collection and a sentiment from Kathleen Callei.
Stamped in purple chalk ink. Designer paper from Kaisercraft.
Primas also added.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Take Time to Savor

I was totally inspired by Amy's use of rounded corners and the Top Note Die when I made this card! :) The image is Take Time to Savor, from the Zenspirations line. I colored with Copics, then I sponged the edges and added some Stickles to the cattails. The paper is from the Earth Love Mini Deck by Cosmo Cricket.

Thanks for looking! :)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thank You Tree

I used paper from DCWV Rock Star pad for the card base and all the layers, I love the gradient look to it!  The stamp is from the Nature Set and was simply stamped with brown ink and white gel pen accents were added.  Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Let Happiness Blossom***

This image was stamped with Red Brick and Tea Leaves Chalk ink and also Black memento ink for the words.
The designer paper is Little Yellow Bicycle.
Stitching and a prima flower were also added.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Caroling Fun & new Emerson Ladies...

More of Karen Stolper's leggy folks, this time caroling in shades of yellow and gray, just for something a little outside traditional holiday colors. The carolers and sentiment are from a great cling set called Holiday Fun. I stamped my images in Versafine Onyx Black and penciled in shadows and shades of yellow. Sponging around the edges to add dimension and create a "chimney sweep" smudge-y look.

I'm so excited about the new Emerson images that I received yesterday that I just have to share a few more that I created last night (seriously, I couldn't stop last night--I think I'm addicted to the Emerson ladies!):

Too Old

Wine Princess


Here's the best part--they're all 30% off right now!

Monday, October 12, 2009


These images and sentiment are from the "Nature" cling set. The stems are stamped with Versafine Sepia ink and the bird with "Surf" chalk ink.

Stickles were added to the stems for some added interest.


Thank You Set

This clean and simple Thank You card set was made with the Nature cling mounted stamp set. The focal image was stamped in SU! Mellow Moss ink and rock-and-rolled in Chocolate Chip. I tore and sponged the image panel. I stamped coordinating envelopes and packaged them in a set of four.

Thanks for taking a look! :)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

You're a treat!

Karen Stolper's Halloween images are some of my favorite AAS stamps, especially this leggy girl from the cling set, Halloween 2. I colored my leggy girl with markers and added bits of sparkle with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen and Stickles on her jacket. The sentiment is computer generated, and patterned papers are from DCWV, Indian Summer Fall stack.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Spooky Wishes***

This cute pumpkin line designed by Robin Pickens colors up quickly with Copic markers. Some Hallowe'en paper from Cosmo Cricket and a sentiment from AAS as well.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Karen Stolper's Writing girl, sending a "hi" to a friend using Cosmo Cricket's Girl Friday paper collection. Writing girl is colored with reinkers and blender pen.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Follow Your Dreams

Image is Side Angle Pose by Robin Pickens. Sentiment is from the Inspirational Words cling set. I colored with Copics and sponged around the image panel. Paper is from October Afternoon.

Thanks for looking! :)

Happy Pumpkin Day***

Here is an image designed by Karen Stolper. Stamped in Memento black ink and colored with copics.
The designer paper is K & Company, ribbon from Michael's and sentiment from AAS as well.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Trick or Treat

I made the above card using an oval punch and textured, white core paper to construct the pumpkin.  Simply punch the ovals, sand the edges and layer - pretty easy and totally cute!   The sentiment is from the Halloween 2 set.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Best In Breed

I had so much fun creating these cards using Emerson Quillin's Best of Breed because these images just crack me up! I used a sketch challenge for my starting point on the first card pictured above, and added a row of buttons to fill in the empty space at the bottom of the main image panel. My Emerson gal and her pooch are colored with a combination of colored pencils and reinkers.

My second card features the same image, colored a bit differently with patterned paper from Stampin' Up!. A bit of ribbon, a button and pearl stickers for her earrings round out the embellishments.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Christmas Trees***

This is an image designed by Robin Pickens. It is stamped with Razzbery Chalk ink and distressed a little around the edges with antique linen ink before it dried. It gave the trees a little glow.
Some glitter was added to the stars.
The sentiment is also from AAS.
The paper is Cosmo cricket. The back side of the paper was used for the pink hill and was cut and stitched..
The ribbon is from Michaels.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Circle Card Trio

I made up these 3 circle cards with stamps from the Zenspiration line and paper from Cosmo Cricket.  The pinking circles were cut with Spellbinder dies.  Here are some individual images:

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Going Nowhere***

An image designed by Emerson Quillin stamped with Memento Black ink, and colored with Copics.
The designer paper is from K and Company.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Happy Holidays

Here's a simple and funky holiday card!

Image is Bird on a Tree by Robin Pickens. Sentiment is from the Fall cling mounted stamp set. I colored the image with Copics. Paper is Early Bird by Cosmo Cricket.

Thanks for taking a look! :)