Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Football Humphrey

Today I am showing the card that I made for the Imagine That Digi stamps progressive challenge.  Today's card is called Football Humphrey.  I made all of the Humphrey images so I figured I would do this one also.  The file can be found here.  I colored Humphrey with gel pens and alcohol markers. He was fussy cut and pop dotted on to the background that I found online.  It was mounted on navy blue card stock and then mounted onto the card.  I did the hand sticking around the blue card stock.  hope you enjoy the card.  It is great for the football lover.


Remember that you can play along with our S.T.O.M. also known as the progressive digi challenge.  The details can be found here...

Till next time...

Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Snowmen

Hi all.  Today's card is an easel fold card for my Design Team submission for Imagine That Digis by Kris.  The name of the set is called Snowmen Trio.  I had fun coloring it with Sharpie fine point markers.  I used an oval Nestabilities die cut and an embossing folder for the texture on the bottom of the card.  The holder at the bottom is from a border punch that I attached with pop dots to "catch" the bottom of the oval.  I used glitter pens on some of the elements but you can not see them in the pic.  The sentiment was heat embossed with black.

I hope you enjoy it.

Till next time...

Monday, December 8, 2014

I'm Back!

Hi all.  Sorry that I have been MIA for a few weeks.  I was out of the country on a cruise (to renew our vows for our 15th anniversary).  Then I had to head down to Moffitt Cancer Center for some tests and my treatment.  The Dr. said that everything was pretty good and in my case, that is good!  Anyway, I am back with December's challenge card for Imagine That Digi Stamps Progressive Challenge.  The set used for this card is called Joy.  I colored it with alcohol markers, used die cuts, a punch, designer paper and ribbon to finish it.  

Be sure to play along by the end of the month and next month, you will get the January freebie to use.  If you have played in the past, you should already know how this works.  Be sure to check out the cards that the other Design Team members have made.

Till next time...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Imagine That November Progressive Challenge

Today, I am focusing on the Imagine That Progressive Digi challenge for November.  I have been extremely busy and I haven't had a chance to post until now.  This month we are using an image from the set called Jars of Cheer.  I chose the one with the peppermints because I am working on my Christmas cards and I thought this was a perfect one to use.  I printed the image and used different brands of alcohol markers to color and then cut it out.  I mounted it on a piece of minty green card stock that I embossed and mounted that on some designer card stock.  After I photographed this card, I decided to do a little more (to make it pop).  I used Ranger Glossy Accents to add dimension to the candy in the jar and on the holly berries.  Each piece of candy and berry had to be glossed individually so they looked like separate pieces of candy and berries.  Trust me, they do!  Unfortunately, I had already submitted it to Imagine That so I wasn't able to send in a new photo.  

Check out the above site and see what the other design team members have done.  They are great!
If you did not play last month, for your free digi, check out the store.  Once you have purchased your first challenge image, you will be able to get another free one, each month, as long a you play along!

Till next time...

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Nuts About You!

I just love these Humphrey images from Imagine That Digis.  This one is Humphrey holding an acorn.  I dry embossed the background with a leaves embossing folder.  I cut out the image with a Nestabilities Die and Then cut a frame with the same shape, only larger.  I added 4 brads and that was that.  Hope you enjoy it...

It's not too late to play the Progressive Challenge over at Imagine That Digis.  The theme this month is Breast Cancer Awareness.  The digi that we are using is adorable!  Check it out!

Till next time...

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Several New Cards

Hi all.  I want to thank those of you who participated in the Imagine That Digi Stamps, Name that Card Artist contest.  We actually had one person guess all of them right!  I couldn't do that, myself.  Here is my card that was used for the contest.  It is from the Imagine That BCA Full Support set.  I colored the image with Copic and Spectrum Noir markers.  The background was stamped with my breast cancer awareness rose and ribbon stamp.

The following cards were made this past week and I just decided to show them all in this post.

I hope you enjoy these cards.  Don't forget to play the Imagine That Progressive Digi Challenge.

Until next time...

Friday, October 3, 2014

Progressive Digi Challenge for October

Hi all.  Today I am posting my card for the Imagine That Digi Stamp Progressive Challenge.  
Since this is breast cancer awareness month, we are doing a BCA image for the challenge.  
The set is called "Let's Squash Out Cancer".  It is a very appropriate name as you shall see, below.  My card was created with Copic and Sharpie markers and cut out with a Nestabilities die.  
The background was embossed.  I tangled the area that says cancer, under the elephant.  
The envelope was stamped with a rose in a ribbon that says "Stamp Out Breast Cancer"


This week, we are playing a game.  It is called Name That Card Artist.  

Check out the link, above for your chance to play!

Till next time...

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Um Um Good!

Hi all.  Today I am going to give you a bit of advice, along with my card, for Imagine That Digi Stamps.  I used the lemon parfait digi stamp from the Parfait Delights file.  I colored the image with alcohol markers and cut it out with a Nestabilities die.  I decided to make it into an easel card.  I used a designer paper for the background and base and just happened to find this small piece of trim that went with the colors, exactly!  
Do you see the advice?  LOL!

A friend asked me to make a wedding card for her nephew, who is getting married in Oct.  
This is what I came up with...
This too, is an easel card.  I used Flower Soft for the bouquet, a stamp that I heat embossed 
for the lace on the top along with a piece of trim for the bottom.   I used some dry embossed 
vellum for the base.  A heart button was used for the easel stopper.  My friend loved it!  

It is not too late to play along with our September, Progressive Digi Challenge at Imagine That Digis.

Till next time...

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Humphrey's Apples

Hi all.  For the September challenge at Imagine That Digis, we are doing something different.  Instead of using a particular stamp for the Progressive Challenge, we are letting you choose any image from Imagine That Digis.  It can be from the past or from one of the new sets in the store.   As usual, everyone who plays, will get next month's image for free.  Sounds good doesn't it?

There are some wonderful new digis that have just recently been released.  Be sure to check them out.

I used the new Humphrey's Apples digi for my project.  I love the new Humphrey's sets and I had a hard time deciding which one to do!  

The image was colored with Copic & Sharpie markers and then mounted on a piece of designer paper.  I wrapped 2 corners with baker's twine and added 2 brads in the other corners.  I also added some fake stitches around the image with a white gel pen.  The card base was embossed and I 
swiped a Ranger's Distress ink over it to make the details show up.

I hope you will play along with us this month.

Till next time...

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Last Post for August

Hi all.  This is my last post for the month of August.  I chose the file called Lighthouse.  I kept my card very simple.  After printing the image, I colored with colored pencils and Sharpie markers.  I also added the flying seagulls in the background by hand.  The image was layered over black card stock and I used square brads in each corner, before glueing the entire matted image onto the yellow card base.  I added the red & white baker's twine to give it that nautical feel.

My next card is one that I made for my ex-husband.  He is a pilot instructor and I decided to make something humorous for him, especially with what the 2 of us have been going through with the loss of our only son.  The inside of the card says "not you, I was talking about the plane!"  Tomorrow is his birthday.  I hope he receives it in time!

In a couple of days, Imagine That Digis will be offering a new image for the progressive image challenge.  Keep your eyes out.  You are gone to love it!
Till next time...

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Love Swans

Hi all.  Today I am showcasing a file called Love Swans by Imagine That Digi Stamps.  Even though this was intended to be a Valentine set, It is also great to use for a wedding or anniversary card.  I used Spectrum Noir and Copic markers to color the image.   I used a Nestabilities, die cut, to cut out the image and another of the same size, in black, which I cut in half and used as a shadow behind the image.  A Martha Steward punch was used on the bottom of the card and I added a strip of pink card stock on the inside, to make the punch, pop out.  A piece of pink washi tape was added along the top.  I hope you enjoy my project.  Please leave a comment so that I know you were here.  

Till next time...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Hi all!
I have been trying to keep busy lately with my card making.  I thought I would show you a couple of my latest cards... The first one was stamped with a very large butterfly image and heat embossed with ultra fine black embossing powder.  I colored it with only 2 Copic markers.  I placed the card front on my Cuttlebug plate and taped each die cut so they would not move.  I cut the entire thing in one passing.  After that, I used pop dots, graduating each layer so that I ended with 5 layers of pop dots on the center piece.  I love the effect of this technique.
The second card was made for my sister's birthday.  I used a digital image and colored it with colored pencils.  I die cut the image and also cut a piece of black card stock with the same die.  I cut the black one in half and made a partial frame with it.  I wanted it to give some contrast against the pink, embossed piece of card stock.  I layered them on a white card base.
I hope you enjoy seeing what else I do (when I am not doing design team work!  ;-)

Until next time...

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Hi all!  Sorry I haven't posted sooner.  I was in the hospital last week and even though I had already made my card, I wasn't up to posting it.  I am feeling much better now.  Today's card is from a fantastic set called J'aime Paris from Imagine That Digi Stamps.  This is such a great set.  There are so many wonderful things that you can do with it!  What I did was make the Eiffel Tower lighter so it looked like it was in the background and put the table and chairs and the poodle, darker, in the front.  I cut out the bonjour sentiment with a die cut and sponged the edges.  I wanted to make this a CSS card so that it would not cost extra for someone to mail.  It fit into a 4 ⅛" x 9 ½" business envelope.  I thought it would be fun to do a different size, for a change.  

Don't forget the August progressive challenge that is going on now.  You still have a couple of weeks to join in.  Hop on over and see what others have made.

Till next time...


Friday, August 1, 2014

Imagine That Digis, August Progressive Challenge

Hi all.  Today, I am showcasing my Imagine That Progressive Challenge card.  This month's challenge image is called Dolphins.  I have been a bit under the weather, so I didn't really get to play with it that much.  I used layers of colored pencils and gamsol to color the image.  I added some Sakura Clear Star pen and white gel pen to give some sparkle and highlights.  The background was sprayed with silver Glimmer Mist and embossed with my Cuttlebug.  The background was lightly sponged with Brilliance ink and I used some of my very large stash of fibers to enhance the card.

For those of you who don't already know, Imagine That Digis Stamps has a progressive challenge where you get a free digi stamp each month, as long as you keep playing.  It's a lot of fun.  Check out what some of my Design Teammates have done this month, here.
Till next time...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hi all.  I told you I would be back soon... So, here is another Imagine That design team submission.  I chose to do Gertie Goose Independence Day for my card.  I needed to make a 4th of July birthday card and I thought this would kill 2 birds with one stone.  ;-)  I had done previous Gertie Goose cards, back in October of last year and January of this year.  This image happened to be on the Imagine That Digi Stamps Facebook page at the beginning of July.  This time, I decided to make Gertie yellow, because I wanted to do her outfit red, white and blue.  I used Copic and Sharpie Ultra Fine markers. The image and background paper were die cut with Nestabilities.  Since I had to use the largest die on the image, I cut the red dotted paper with the same size die and just cut it in half.
Happy belated 4th.  LOL! 
This set and many other Gertie Goose sets are available in the store.

Don't forget that you still have time to play along with our Progressive Digi Challenge.
Please check out what our design team members are up to and while you are there, you can see the other entries that were submitted.

This card was entered into Catch the Bug Bingo Challenge.

Till next time...

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Rainy Day Fun

Hi all.  Today I am posting a Throwback Thursday (even though it is Sunday).  I live in Florida and we get tremendous amounts of rain in the summer.  This particular image was from a while back, but I thought it was appropriate to make it now.  The name of the file is Rainy Day Fun.  My medium, this time, was colored pencils.  I decided to give the markers a break.  I wanted to do something different, so I used Nestabilities dies to cut 2 windows showing the face of the girl and the duck.  I used the larger, positive piece to pop up on the top with hello stamped on it.  I used an embossing folder of clouds as well as an edge folder and scored some lines.  When you open the card, you can see the entire image.  This is not my usual style and I thought it turned out very cute, however, it is not easy lining up the image with the windows.  Don't try this at home, boys and girls!  ;-)

Outside of card

Inside of card

Unfortunately, the pic of the front looks like it was debossed instead of embossed.  It really looks better in person than it does in the pictures.
I will be posting some more cards real soon, so don't forget to check back.  Also, it is not too late to enter the progressive digi challenge here.  You can get a free digi.  see the blog for details.

Till next time...

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Imagine That Digi Stamps, July Challenge and 3 Other Cards

Hi everyone.  I have been pretty busy, making cards this past week. The first one is for our July Progressive Challenge.  I decided to do something different with my coloring.  Usually, I use Copic & Spectrum Noir markers.  This time I used colored pencils and Gamsol (it helps to move the color around and give the pencil marks a smoother look.  Unfortunately, With all of my pencils, I couldn't find a true red.  They are a little orangeish (I made up that word).  However, I like the way it turned out, anyway.

My next 2 cards were a special order.  She wanted butterflies with the sentiment inside to say:  If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies.  Here are 2 of them...

I used designer card stock for the focal image and cut out a few butterflies and colored with Copic and Spectrum Noir markers.  I added some bling to each.  She just loved them all!

The last card for this post is one that I made for a friend who is going to be having surgery, due to her second bout with breast cancer.  The inside of the card says:  Don't be afraid of tomorrow, God is already there!  I plan on giving it to her tomorrow.  The image is from McMahon Five (BCA)

Don't forget, if you played along on our last challenge (June), you will be eligible for your free Meowy Mousmas digi stamp.  If you didn't play last month, the set can be downloaded from the store.  It also happens to be on sale, too!

Till next time...

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Hi all.  I have a new card to showcase for Imagine That Digi Stamps.  I used the image from the Ballerina files.  I decided to make the image in pastel colors.  It reminded me of when I was young and use to dance.  I used colored pencils with Gamsol to smooth and blend the colors.  I use a Chartpak marker and Brilliance ink for the background.  The entire image was cut out with Nestabilities dies.  I add some glitter on the top and bottom of the card to glam it up a bit.  I also used Viva Decor pearl paints to make the pearls on the flowers as well as the cut out.

As you can see, there are some adorable sentiments that go with this image.  I hope you will use the image and one of the sentiments.  

Until next time...

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Some new cards...

Hi all.  I am back with a few new cards.  I have been a busy bee, trying to coordinate the memorial services for my son Corey, Dr. appointments, Zentangle classes and making new cards.  The following, are a few of the ones that I have made, recently.

First up is a card for the Imagine That Design Team.  I used the files from Hedgie Friends.  It is on page 2 of Animals.  I used Copic markers to color the image and used a Nestabilities die, a Cuttlebug folder and a Martha Stewart punch. 

My next card was made for a lady at our church that did something nice for my husband and he wanted a religious card to give to her.   I used the stamp that I have, for the image.  I just layered designer paper and added a ribbon.

The last card was really fun to do.  At our Wednesday choir rehearsal, a woman was telling a story about her best friend's husband who just had heart surgery, where they used a pig's valve.  She said that she was looking for a pig card, all day.  I said that I could make her one.  She told me what she wanted it to say.  I did a lot of searching for the "right" pig image as well as a grill image.  I finally found them and grouped the images with my typed sentiment and printed them out.  I used Copic markers to color the images.  The ribs were hand drawn and colored and I glue dotted them to the grill.  Meanwhile, I really wanted to use a red gingham tablecloth design for the background.  I searched and searched until I found what I was looking for and printed it out.  I even cut a heart out of the same paper to put on the envelope.  I gave her the card, today and she just loved it!

Be sure to like Imagine That Digi Stamps on Facebook.  Kris will offer free digi stamps on the site from time to time.  There is an adorable one, right now!  Also, it is not too late to enter the Progressive Challenge at Imagine That Digi Stamps.

I guess that's all for today.

Till next time...