Christmas in July

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Even though I am strongly in the camp of ‘consumer’ Christmas   not being allowed to start until night closes on Thanksgiving, as a card maker, Christmas starts in July.  This super fun card is one of the first designs I’m working on for the Christmas season.  This image is great and I really went all out to make the lights pop on this card.  Each light bulb was colored with Copic markers, highlighted with opaque white, given some dimension with glossy accents then given a glow with corresponding Copic 3-zero markers.  This card just screams holiday fun to me.

tangled kittyMoonlight Greetings~Tangled Kitty

Ink: Tsukineko Momento “Tuxedo Black”

Stamps: Newton’s Nook Designs “Newton’s Holiday Mischief”

Pattern Paper: Paper Pizzazz “Christmas Lights”

Copic Sketch Markers: R29, R39, YR04, YR07, Y15, Y19, G05, G09, B24, B18, V06, V09, R000, YR000, Y000, G000, B000, BV000, E41, E42, E43, E44

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Blowfish Birthday

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I had a great time working on this fun birthday card.  My daughter fell in love with this stamp from Art Impressions and insisted we give it a try.  The image is so dynamic and the colors so vibrant that simple punched circles masquerading as bubbles seemed like the perfect background with just a pop of orange border.

PufferfishMoonlight Greetings~ Blowfish Birthday

Ink: Tsukineko Momento “Tuxedo Black”, “Bahama Blue”

Stamp: Art Impressions Zoo Crew “Deep Breath Birthday”

Copic Sketch Markers: Y17, Y38, YR04, T1, RV21, R22, R85, B00, B01, B02, B04, B06, Y02, BG53, BG57, YG21 YG25, Y11, Y15

Pawsome Birthday

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Ohmygoodness! Ohmygoodness! I have been waiting over a week to post this card so the birthday girl wouldn’t see it before she received it.  I totally fell head over heels for this set “Fetching Friendship”, a new release from Newton’s Nook Designs. This adorable doggy was perfect to make a card for an aunt who has had some lovable canine furbabies through the years.

Pawsome BirthdayMoonlight Greetings~Pawsome Birthday

Ink: Tsukineko Momento “Tuxedo Black” “Rhubarb Stalk”

Stamps: Newton’s Nook Designs “Fetching Friendship”

Pawsome Birthday_insidePattern Paper: The Paper Studio “Multi Colored Dog Paws”

Copic Sketch Markers: E34, E35, E37, E79, Y15, Y19, Y38

Submitted for Inky Paws Challenge #22

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Happy Independence Day!

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Here in Maryland, crabs go with the 4th of July like…well like fireworks, so you can imagine how gleeful I was to come across this sweet little 4th of July Crab digistamp by Heidi Arrowood of  2CuteInk that I used to put together this card celebrating America’s birthday. I instantly fell in love with this crustacean (and a whole bunch of other ridiculously adorable images in the 2CuteInk Etsy shop!)

Here’s wishing all of my American friends a happy and safe 4th of July!

IMG_2434 (2)Moonlight Greetings~Crabby 4th

Ink: Tsukineko Momento “Tuxedo Black” (sentiment)

Digistamp: 2CuteInk.com “4th of July Crab”, Stampabilities “4th of July Star”

Pattern Paper: American Craft “Marine Chevron (b-side)”

Punches: Ek Success 1.75″ circle punch 2″ circle punch

Copic Sketch Markers: Y13,Y15,Y17, B21, B23, B18, R35, R46, R59, R22, R24, R39, YR02 YR04, C0, C1, BV20

More Birthday Bash Goodies

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I’m still enjoying playing with the Birthday Bash set from Verve.  Here’s some soft colors in a super simple layout that would be appropriate to wish just about anyone a happy birthday.

VERVE CAKE 2Moonlight Greetings~ Simple Birthday

Ink: Tsukineko Momento “Tuxedo Black”

Stamps: Verve Stamps “Birthday Bash”

Pattern Paper: K & Company “Confetti Birthday”

Copic Sketch Markers: R81, R83, R85, E000, E00, Y13, Y19, YG03, YG25

Congratulations Are in Order

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A little birdie told me that her family is growing and I am tickled pink (or blue!) for all of them.  I’m sworn to secrecy for now, but that couldn’t stop me from creating a special card in anticipation of the blessed arrival.  In fact, I created two- one pink, one blue

There are lots of great stamps available, but this Happy Hoppers stamp from Stampendous popped right into my head.  Bunny Luv is a very simple image, but it projects such emotion.  Can’t you just feel the love?  I put together a very clean layout to keep all the attention on the wonderful bunnies.

luvbunny_pinkMoonlight Grluvbunny_blueeetings~  Somebunny to Love

Ink: Tsukineko Momento “Tuxedo Black”

Stamps: Stampendous Happy Hoppers “Bunny Luv”, Stampin’ Up “Somebunny New”

Pattern Paper: American Crafts “Light Pink Diamond” (Pink) Recollections “Bright Christmas” (Blue)

Punches: EK Success 1.75 Round, 2.25 Round Scallop

Copic Sketch Markers: E42, E43, E44, E50, E51, E21, E31, E34, E35, E37

Submitted for House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge- HMFMC197

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Make a Wish

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I was so excited to receive my order from Verve Stamps this week and although I didn’t have a specific project in mind, I just couldn’t wait to use them!  These stamps have such a simplicity to them, so I wanted to keep the layout super clean, but keep the card interesting.  It all fell together with a small print all over background and simple shapes.


verve_cupcake2Moonlight Greetings~Make a Wish

Ink: Tsukineko Momento “Tuxedo Black”, “Rhubarb Stalk”

Stamps: Verve Stamps “Birthday Bash

Pattern Paper: K & Company “Confetti Birthday”

Copic Sketch Markers: C0, C1, Y15, Y17, Y38, R35, R37, R39, G21