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

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Birthday Cupcakes

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June was a busy month for card making!  I put together this card a week or so ago, but couldn’t fit it in for posting.  Since the occasions have slowed down a bit, I finally get to share it.  This card was noteworthy for me for a couple reasons: this was the first time I’ve paired a partial fussy cut with a die cut and I’m pretty sure this is the most Copic colors I’ve ever used on a single project.  I love this stamp from CC Designs and had a lot of fun with this card.

birthday cupcakes Moonlight Greetings~ Birthday Girl with Cupcakes

Ink: Tsukineko Momento “Tuxedo Black”, “Rose Bud”

Stamps: CC Designs Swiss Pixie “Cupcake Birgitta”, Newton’s Nook Designs “Newton’s Birthday Bash”

birthday cupcakes insideDie Cut: Spellbinders Nestabilities “Lacey Squares”

Pattern Paper: Recollections “Cupcake”, DCWV “Spring Stripe”

Copic Sketch Markers: E33, E34, E35, E57, E39, E49, E25, B000, R20, E50, E51, E21, E11, RV10, RV13, RV21, YG03, YG17, YG25, B00, B01, B02, BG45, T0, T1, T3, R35, R46, R59

Just Because

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Today was one of those days, nothing particularly fantastic happened, but nothing particularly icky happened either, so I should thank my lucky stars for that.  After the normal evening routine and getting the kids to bed, I decided tonight was a night to color just because.  I’ve had this great stamp set from Newton’s Nook Designs for a little over a week and I was itching to work with it.  I have to love a company that is named after a kitty.  With four of my own kitties here at home, I was challenged to color a likeness of one of  them.

Inky_Paws21Moonlight Greetings~ Just Because

Ink: Tsukineko Momento “Tuxedo Black”

Images: Newton’s Nook Designs “Newton’s Day Dream”, “Simply Sentimental”

Die: Darice “Ornate Rectangle”

Pattern Paper: Recollections “Pink Ditsy Floral”

Copic Sketch Markers: B000, B00, B01, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, YG03, YG25, YG17, YG67, YR00, R20

Hello world!

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It’s just after 10pm.  The dust has settled for the day; the moon is high in the sky; and I can finally exhale and pick up my markers.  I am a wife, a mom of two, and I work full-time outside my home.  Sometimes my stress level can get a little high.  On the advice of a friend, I started coloring to release tension.  I find when I’m being creative that the tension flows away and allows me to relax.

These days I’m coloring stamped images to incorporate into cards.  Most times, I am making cards for family and friends, but sometimes I do it just for fun.  This month is busy with occasions, so there are a lot of people on my mailing list.

My first card is for my (much) younger cousin, who is graduating from high school.  I’m glad I was able to put a little bit of myself into creating a card to say “Happy Graduation!” even though I wasn’t able to be there to congratulate her in person.

IMG_2159Moonlight Greetings~Graduation

Ink: Tsukineko Momento “Tuxedo Black”

Images: Stampendous House Mouse “Graduate”, Rubber Stampede “Congratulations!’

Pattern Paper: The Paper Studio “Grad Caps & Scrolls”

Copic Sketch Markers: E50, E51, E21, W1, W3, W5, E0000, E00, R35, R46, R59, E44