Hi Everyone. Happy Monday night. I hope you all had a great weekend. I have a card and a video for you tonight. I saw the combined challenge across at the Play Date Cafe and Casestudy challenge. Casestudy has an inspiration challenge and Play Date has a color challenge. The colors? Red, Green and Black! Mmm. not colors that I put together often, hence the reason for me doing this combined challenge :-) I still love the name "play date cafe"! Y'all know that you should go check out the challenge sites. Once again wonderful inspiration cards from the design... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Wednesday. I have been trying to convert my technique videos for those of you who have been having problems viewing the ones I put out on mobile me. One of the videos that I did manage to convert is the bow tying video. You can click on the photo below and it will take you to the video. I hope those of you who couldn't see the video before can now see it. I know some of you will think we are crazy... but Lou and I do exchange cards for each other from the cats. Anyone... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Tuesday night. I hope you are all having a great week. I saw the fabulous color challenge across at Stacey'sstampinstage this week and couldn't resist doing something with this wonderful spring color combo. Yep.... I'm thinking about spring already. Actually, it was wonderful working with colors that weren't Christmas colors :-) Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze and Whisper White. What a gorgeous combo. Don't forget to pop along to Stacey's fabulous blog and check out the design team and challenge submission cards. Bold Blossom was one of the sets I got for Christmas. It is from... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Tuesday night. Welcome back to another Technique Tuesday. Several of you have asked me to create a video on how to use stencils on your cards. Here are a couple of examples where I have used this technique. Marina Birthday Just for You It's really simple to do. My favorite stencil right now is the Mostly Vintage stencil from the 2010/2011 catalog. Yes, it can be used for vintage....but I love it's bold graphic qualities that work really well with more contemporary, clean lines. As you can see from the examples above. Quick note on the video.... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Hope you are having a good week so far. Lots for you in today's post. A card. A video tutorial - coloring with Copic markers 101 - and exciting news on saving 20% from Stampin' Up. Let's start with the card I was inspired by both a case from casestudy challenge and a photo challenge - love that big bow. Then, I saw this color scheme from justusgirls and decided to combine them. There are some amazing cards on both sites, so you really should pop along, as I know you will find inspiration there. I love black,... Read more →