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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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