Wednesday, February 25, 2015

LuLu's Morning Fix

Hi, There!

This is one of Stamping Bella's rubber stamp images and I had it for a while before I got to design it into a card.  This stamp comes with an awesome sentiment so I am sending this to my sister.  (I did upload a picture of the saying that is inside the card. ) I almost didn't get this posted in time as I had to tear myself away from the TV - Wednesday is my fave night, American Idol, Empire and Nashville!!! I love Wednesday nights or if I am busy then I catch everything on my Kindle for Thursday night - except then that is How to Get Away with Murder night!!! LOL  Thanks for stopping by, have a good day, till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I followed a sketch from Stamping Bella for Bellarific Friday - February 27 - you can find that HERE

Card Recipe:
Image is a rubber stamp from Stamping Bella called LuLu's Morning Fix
Copic Markers:  
Skin E000 E00 E01 E11  
Outfit colored only the trim and flowers
R27 R46  Y13 Y15 BG32  E15 E18
Stardust here and there
DP - BoBunny/Crush Collection
Spellbinders Majestic Elements to frame the image
Cheery Lynn - "Hello" die cut
Ribbon from my stash
Side view:

Sentiment inside card also from Stamping Bella

Monday, February 23, 2015


UPDATE - This card won Top 5 at QKR Stampede  - thank you!!

Hi, There!

We are celebrating my youngest grandson's big five in two weeks so I made this card for him.  I found this lion on QKR website and fell in love with it and I got the sentiment to go with him and that is inside my card.  Their challenge for this week is "Critters" so I think this lion is perfect for my theme of critters!  I don't think there is anything fierce about him - rather lovable and I love his mane!


Card Recipe:
QKR Digital Image colored with Copic Markers and fussy cut and mounted with foam
E21 E30 E33 E34 E53 E99  R26 R47  B45 B26 B66
DP Webster's Pages and I used a CuttleBug Embossing folder "Happy Birthday"
Inside View:

Sunday, February 22, 2015


Hi, There!

I love these Besties images and this one especially because I so need to think about Spring Time!! We had another 4 inches of snow last night.  So here it is without anymore to-do!  Hope you are enjoying your Sunday afternoon - till next time - Hugs ~  CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Besties Challenge International #4  Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts Challenge #151 - Welcome Spring
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #60 - Anything Goes/option Shaped Card

Card Recipe:
Image is digital from My Besties called Spring Time Fairy Bath
Colored with my Copic markers:
Skin E000 E00 E01 E11
Hair  YR02 YR61 YR68
Flower B34 B66 B26 
Leaf  YC07 G14
Bubbles and Background Y02 Y06 Y08 Y17 Y11
Liquid Pearls in her hair and stardust in her bubbles and I did some squiggles around the image.
Martha Stewart Butterfly punches and the papers used for matting are from my stash and the DP is from My Minds Eye/Home


Hi, There!

This was a fun card to create and I was a little out of my element on this but I had fun experimenting with my Versa Mark ink pad and an old stamp set from Stampin Up dated 2000 (the same one Vicki used in her demo)!

I used the Versa Mark for the white circles and clear embossed them.  And then went over the circles with Memento Rose Bud Dew Drop (also very old but still had ink).  Wiped off the excess paint to reveal the circles that resisted the ink.  And then applied the generation stamping with the same shape circle with the Rose Bud ink.

Stamped the "flower splash" and the "make a wish" sentiment in Dew Drop Rhubarb Ink.  Now this stamp set is old and I have no idea where it is from so sorry I can't give credit to the stamp company.

I put the card on at a slant so as to make triangles appear in the corners!  LOL!   Till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

This card is for Flashback Friday Challenge Geometrical

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Hi, There!

I have to make cards with flowers to help me get thru all this snow and freezin' temps!!  There is someone in my life that I would like to reach out to and let her know I am thinking of her, so this card is going to that special person.  Sometimes we just do not take the time, even though these special people are in our thoughts.  So without much more a-doo here is my card and I hope you are staying warm and just think Spring and Flowers!!  Thanks for stopping by, till next time, Hugs ~  CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create Challenge #111- anything goes/RAK
DiesRUs Challenge #20 - Flourishes
Whimsy Stamps Challenge #70 - New Beginnings
Without Words Challenge February Je-taime

Card Recipe:
Stamp is from Whimsy Stamps/Elisabeth Bell "HoneyBee" - love these stamp images and she is all colored up with Copic Markers (listed below).  Some stardust here and there, some liquid pearls, and a touch of wink of stella in her hair.  Flourish in the corner is from DiesRUs/Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork, Papers from K&Cmpany/Merryweather and the Pink Bubbles from Queen & Co./Candy Shoppe.
Skin  E000 E00 E01  
Hair YR21 YR23 YR27  
Outfit E30 E31  R81 R83 R85  B14 B16

Saturday, February 14, 2015


Hi, There!

Hope you are enjoying Valentine's Day in your own special way.  I plan to have some chocolate before the day is over;)  I treated the family to a box full of heart shaped donuts and that was a big hit!

And for dinner I made two trays of lasagna for a cold, snowy, night!! Yummy!  So believe it or not, I still found time to design a card!

This adorable digital image is from Cuddly Buddly - "A Cherry On Top".    I used my Copic Markers and some glossy accents on the cherry and lots of glossy accents on the icing and sprinkled some "Christmas Frosting" that I found in my stash - wanted to make it seem like sprinkles on top;)

The die cut heart frame is perfect and that was given to me from my friend, Sherri.  It is a Cheery Lynn Heart Frame die which you can find at DiesRUs.  I added some crystal hearts from my stash inside the heart cutouts.  More old stash finds are - pink gingham ribbon,  sentiment is a rubber stamp from Darcie's and another rubber stamp I used on this card is from Stampin Up from 1995 - little cherries stamped randomly on the background pink paper and that paper is from Simon Says Stamp kit.   Fun going thru all your old stuff!! Thanks so much for stopping by - hope you have a sweet ending to your day!  Till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Flashback Friday Challenge - Oh Baby - use pink, blue or baby theme
Kraftyhands Challenge - Hearts and Flowers
My Sheri Craft Challenge #150 - Its Cherry Pie Day!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


Hi, There!

I am so happy to be able to post this card because I am dedicating this card to a very dear friend of mine and she will know why once she sees my blog post.  I used a heart die from DiesRUs called Cheery Lynn Lattice Heart and Vines and I wanted to use it in a special way so here it is!!!

The image is from Pretty Little Stamps, the papers are from Simon Says Stamp Kit and my rhinestones which I inserted into the Heart diecut is from my stash.

Thanks for taking a peek and have a very Happy Valentines Days - treat yourself to something special - my Special Friend;)    Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

DIESRUS - Challenge Hearts

Card Recipe
Image is a digital image from Pretty Little Stamps and I colored her up in Copic Markers
Skin E0000 E000 E00 R20
R20 R22 R24 R27
NI N4 N7
Papers from Simon Says Stamp Kit and doily from stash and heart die cut from DiesRus - Cheery Lynn and I added rhinestones from my stash.  Wink of Stella in her hair and a bit of Star Dust glitter on her lacy hem!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Meljen Designs - Mouse Art - I Luv U

Hi, There

This is for my sister and she knows what this means - I Luv U!!!  My best friend ever!  This card is coming your way - Valentine or not - always I Luv U!!  Our whole family does - greatest sister and aunt and sister-in-law in the whole world!!!

I am entering this card into the following challenge:

Addicted to CAS Challenge #56 Hugs & Kisses

Card Recipe
Digital Image from Meljen Designs
Colored with Copic Markers:
C00 C01 C02 C02 C02 C04
YR000 YR00 YR01
E53 E55
R46 R89
E40 E43
Papers from stash and corner punch from stash and I used a wink of stella on paint brush and glossy accents on paint brush and the heart art work on the canvas.

Monday, February 9, 2015


Hi, There!

A snow day for all my grandkids, and a snowday - "vacation day" for me!!  So here we go I got to design some colored images into cards.  I love this image "Monica" by Crafts and Me!  So much fun to color and perfect for this  challenge.  Hope you are staying warm wherever you are - till next time - Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafts and Me Challenge # 153 Add a ribbon
Sister Act Challenge #92

Card Recipe
Skin  E0000 E000 E00 E01 R20
Remainder of the Digital Image - R27 R29 R46  B01 B02 B03  Y11 Y12 Y15
R11 R21 R22
Glossy Accents for the Eyes
Wink of Stella for the feather and lips
Star Dust for her wings
I added feathers into DP from Crafty Secrets and the gold sparkle ribbon is from my stash.

Sunday, February 8, 2015


Hi, There!
I am bracing myself for another winter snowstorm and I may not be able to make it into work if we get the 12 inches or so they are talking about!!!  Oh, well it is winter!  Here is a cute image from Chrishanti PPinky Dolls Art - I love all her images and want them all - so what else is new!  LOL  You can find this image here.   Not sure how you feel, but I actually enjoy the coloring more than the card designing - to keep my cards simple and flat for mailing is difficult for me but adding all the embellishments that  I like to use, will make the cards too costly to mail - unless of course I am handing it to a person - then there is no limit on what I can add!!  Stay warm and safe and I hope not too much shoveling out where you live.  Thanks for stopping by and till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Just Inspirational February Challenge - theme is Love
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Kit And Clowder - February/Love
613 Avenue Create - anything goes/Color Bingo - yellow, free, purple for me!
House of Cards February Challenge - Love
Creative Inspiration Challenge #299 - Love is in the air

Card Recipe
Side Step Card
Image from Chrishanti PPinkydolls Art and she is colored with Copic Markers:
Skin E000 E00 E11 R20
Hair  C3 C5 C7
Outfit  YR01 YR02 YR27 YR21 YR23  BV11 BV13 B02 B04
Glossy accents for her eyes and Wink of Stella in her hair
Star dust for her Lollipop
Sentiment Stamp is from Stampin Up (1995)
Polka dot paper and stickers from from my stash
Rub on x's and o's and Cupid Arrow from Simon Says Stamp Kit

Saturday, February 7, 2015


Hi, There!

I think I will have to start making cards with plenty of flowers and fun, bright, colors as this cold weather is getting to me (joint wise) and it is now snowing here again!!!

My husband and I took a little overnight trip to Lititz, PA - such pretty country even in the dead of winter.  A good friend and coworker of mine was retiring and all our contact was via phone and emails so we never met but worked together for over 20 years!  So I was determined to meet her and wish her well.  It was fun to meet her and also got to meet her replacements so I now have faces to go with the voices and emails that will continue.  But really no one can replace, my friend, Donna!

But this card is for the Innkeepers of the B&B that we stayed at overnight.  The Alden House - lovely place and it was warm, clean, and inviting and the Innkeepers, Lynndell and John, were very friendly. This house was decorated with such detail to everything - I had fun looking at everything from hand painted gourds, to the little hearts scattered around the furniture for the month of February's Valentine Theme! Great little shops to visit in the lovely, quaint town of Lititz!!  Love those little hidden towns that have kept their true Americana feeling!

Thanks for visiting with me and stay warm and lets just think flowers;) Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Whimsy Stamps Challenge #79 - New Beginnings

Stamp Smiles: Flashback Friday Challenge "Its Only Words"

Card Recipe:
Digital Image - not sure how long I have had this image as I just found it in my files to be colored - Wee Stamps/Amy    She has been colored up with Copic and Spectrum Noir Markers and of course, a sprinkle of Star Dust and some Glossy Accent for her heart balloon.  The sentiment is from an "old" Stampin Up stamp that I also dug out of a box!!!  The label is from Spellbinders and the frame over the digital image is from IO and then I found these sequin butterflies and flowers that are also very old but sequins are in now;)  Paper background is from Webster Pages!

Skin E000 E00 E11 R20
Hair E11 E13 E15 E18
Remainder of the Image 
 FS6 FS8  GT1 GT2 GT3  HB1 HB2 HB3 
E35 E15 Y21 Y23 Y32 Y35 Y38 Y28  IB1 IB2