Tuesday, February 7, 2017


Here is a layout with photos from a boat ride through the canals of Amsterdam. I love that the patterned paper has an actual map of Amsterdam.

I used this sketch from Let's Scrap. This is also my entry into the Quick Quotes Heart challenge which can be found here. For that challenge,  I used an acrylic heart and the quick quotes Powder puff ink in Mocha Mama and Cherry Blossom. Other products include Graphic 45 papers, YNS tulip stamp colored with copics, October Afternoon heart, Eyelet outlet enamel, and a Creative Embellishments Flair badge.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Cheers to Us!

I made this Valentine for my husband using the "Clink" stamp from Your Next Stamp. I found it very challenging to get the right color for the champagne, so I just put a few different shades on top of one another until I liked the look. The bubbles are Liquid Pearls from Ranger. This was my first time using the Black Olive Ink from YNS and I am very pleased with this ink for stamping and coloring!

This is my entry for sketch #56 from YNS and color challenge #133 from Markerpop.

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Monday, January 23, 2017


As I've mentioned previously, my husband went on sabbatical in Utrecht, Netherlands. Here are a couple more pages from our life there. This page is about a local dessert specialty that my son enjoyed at this restaurant. I used this sketch from Stuck?!.

Our apartment was at the far end of the canal shown in this next page. I used the left side of this sketch from Let's Scrap.

Both pages use Basic Grey papers and Dutch-themed stickers from Scrapbook Customs.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Is it wine'o clock?

I made this card using the "life is Grape" stamps set from Your Next stamp and sketch 55 which can be found here. This stamp is tough to color, but I like how it came out this time. I used Memento Tuxedo black ink, markers, Kreaxions heart punch, Paper House paper, Tim Holtz key, and twinery twine.

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Card Season

Card season in my family comes right after the winter holidays. In the first 6 weeks of the year, we have 4 birthdays, one anniversary, and Valentine's Day. That's a lot for a small family. I enjoy making cards this time of year because any theme or color scheme is appropriate. Here are my first 2 cards.

This card is made from the Challenge #111 color scheme at Markerpop.  Stamps are from Kaiserkraft and Fiskars, and the flower is colored with Copic markers. I'm not sure if I am going to use this card for a birthday or anniversary. 

For this card, I used sketch #55 from Your Next Stamp. The ice creams are a YNS stamp colored with Copic markers, Papers are from Basic Grey.

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Gift Tag

I found this gift tag tutorial at Your Next Stamp and I realized it was the perfect approach to a tag for this bottle of wine. We bought the bottle last night and need the tag by tomorrow, so this tutorial was perfectly timed. Unfortunately, I didn't have a YNS stamp and die set that was large enough, so I had to use a different brand. Here's the front of the tag tied onto the wine bottle with twine.

 Here's the back of the tag. I used the only Happy Hanukkah stamp that would fit in the space even though it is not my favorite stamp. I inked the edges of the bag to give it a more finished look. This is my entry to the YNS color challenge #54.

Thanks for looking and Happy Holidays!

Supply List:
Kaisercraft Rose Stamp
Memento ink Rich Cocoa
Powderpuff Ink Mocha Mama
Copic markers BG000, BG01, BG53, BG93, YG61, and colorless blender
Twinery Cappuccino 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wine label Card

I was staring at this label on the wine bottle at dinner the other night, so I brought the bottle home and soaked the label off. To make this card, I scanned the label, printed it out and distressed the edges, and created this card around it. I enhanced the design on the label with my copics.

This is my entry to the #109 color challenge at Markerpop. I've included all 5 colors.  The wineglass and grape  stamps are from Heartfelt creations and the greetings are from Your Next Stamp. Images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo black and colored with copics in E50, E51, YR30, YG61, BG93,R59, and 0. Background papers are from Paper House. 

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