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Sunday, June 30, 2013


This is the first in a series of pages I plan to design using Tami Potter's Mosaic Grid system. I will be posting the pre-cut kit on our website ( on Monday. It will list for $12 and includes precut grids elements and is perfect for people who don't think they have time to scrapbook. My colors here are Raspberry mosaic grid paper, Razzleberry, Black Licorice and Cotton Candy cardstock from The Paper Cut.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

I've had this SparkleNSprinkle Stamp (Set 251 Cars -- Henry) for several years and created multiples of this card way back when. I still get compliments on it, so I decided to revisit it with a slightly different interpretation of color and character. I also thought I 'd be extra creative and make a matching envelope with my new We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board. That's one of the neat things about this stamp set -- There's a larger image and a smaller one -- how awesome is that?

I used the following markers to make this card and envelope set?

Body: R20, R22, R27
Seat: R20, R37,, R29
Grill: B00, R20, N3
Tires, Fender, Chrome: N3, N5
Smoke: C3, C7
Oil Leak: W3. W7

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Pure Innocence: Graduation Girl

I lost a week of scrapbooking and cardmaking due to the unexpected death of my student and friend, Margaret. She was an incredibly young and remarkably vital 75-year old woman. I've also been cleaning and purging my craft room and working on new projects and samples. For months I've had a handful of My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Stamps. Now I know what to do with them. I plan to showcase a different PI stamp each week as my schedule allows. The will also be available for sale on our website ( Though graduation is over, I've opted start my PI collection to with this sweet thing.
I actually stamped a multiple images on one Copic page. Spellbinders Reverse Wonky Rectangles seemed to be the only die template in my personal inventory that would allow me to cut out the whole image without half of another one showing. I used the largest of the set to create my card base.

My PI graduate is wearing a green cap and gown because that's the colors of my daughter's alma mater -- Wilmington University, Dover, DE campus. 

I used the following markers on this little princess:
Face: E000, E00, E01, YR00, R20
Hair: E50, YR20, YR24, E99
Cap & Gown -- G20, G24, G28, Y17
Shirt: BG00, BG11
Diploma: E0000, E55
Shoes: N5, N10

I used Lemon Drop Cardstock from The Paper Cut  for my card base, Copic Blend-It paper for my image, Memento Tuxedo Black dy Ink, Memento Pine Green Dye Inc, Colorbox Deep Green Fluid Chalk Ink, and SparkleN Sprinkle Clear Detail Embossing Powder to further create the page,

Monday, June 10, 2013

Elizabeth Craft Tulips

I was playing around with my Elizabeth Craft stickers and found myself making this tulip card (Tulips 0491 and Assorted Words 324). I literally made this card from stuff on my craft table (I'm cleaning it off, honest!) and colored it using three Copic markers -- R29, G21, and T4. The best part is that it comes together quickly and has built-in layering elements.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Mosaic Moments Challenge 11 -- Things That Make Me Smile

So many things make me smile that I’ve decided to create a whole scrapbook about things that make me smile. But for today, I’ve picked an object that makes me smile – it’s my bird feeder.
We got the feeder on 2011, so I picked three events that made me smile as they unfolded.

The first is and in the upper right hand corner:
 DOVER, DE — Oct 10, 2011: The manufacturers of this bird-feeder said it was squirrel proof. I guess nobody told the squirrels. That made me smile.

The second takes four pictures to tell the story:
DOVER, DE — July 16, 2012:  I didn’t know a drama was unfolding until one of my students came into my studio and said that something strange was happening around the bird feeder. I ran outside and started taking pictures.
  “Put down that contraption and come help me, fool!” the agitated cardinal seemed to say. I walked closer, clicking pix the whole time. Then I saw Red Bird down!. I brought him into the house and about an hour later returned him to his natural habitat while shooing our cat away. After the class, birdsong filled the air. I knew Red Bird made it home. That made me smile

And the last is in the upper left hand corner:

DOVER, DE — March 25, 2013: This season’s last snow made our bird feeder the place to be for breakfast, lunch and dinner, or so this Chickadee and Sparrow seemed to think.  Even more birds were searching for fallen seeds on the ground. I can’t help but smile when I see them congregating at this place I’ve provided for their provision. Is this how God feels when He sees us fellowshipping together in His name?

I thought about stamping and coloring corresponding birds but opted for jounaling squares instead. I inked the edges of the journaling pieces with Colorbox black fluid chalk. Now I need to make my husband smile. I’m going to fix his lunch. Have a great day.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Copic Triple Easel

I saw this project and just had to do it . . . with a Copic-oriented perspective. I'll be teaching this class at our Scrappigators Value-Added Summer Crop. This is a no-frills approach to scrapbooking and cardmaking with table classes added for students' convenience and educational experience.

The easel card came from Jill at SparkleNSprinkle. I got the basic dimensions from her, tweeked it a bit and using my "more with less" approach created this adorable card which will brighten anyone's day. I used versafine ink and clear embossing powder to stamp the images on the card flaps; Memento Pistachio on the card base, and SparkleNSprinkle's new Dahlia stamp for the images. I think I'll be moving the leaf to the left and the smaller flower to the right for better composition. I used the following Copic markers: V04, V01, T4, R81, R29, G21, G28.  You can visit our website ( for more information about the crop on June 22nd.