Thursday, July 30, 2009


Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!! Don't tell my boss, but while he was out on vacation I brought my stamp stuff up here to the office to finish off this card. I was intrigued with the Tri-Shutter Card that was on Splitcoast ( and thought it would fit to do it for this card. IT WAS PERFECT!!

My granddaughter, Audrie, is starting kindergarten this year and I just HAD to make her a card for the occassion (her Mom, Susan Liles, just told me that I need to make her another card because she is losing her FIRST TOOTH, too)!!

Anyway, the images are from Whipper Snapper that I got some time ago and have hung on to them for all the grandchildren. The 12x12 "chalkboard" paper is from ProvoCraft and the
8-1/2x11 paper is by Masterpiece Studios (purchased at Michael's when I took delivery of the Whipper Snapper school stamps). The images were colored with my Copics using the techniques that Jen DelMuro taught us last Saturday (thank you, Jen). I really liked the way it turned out. I'm going to get a "magnifying" dot to adhere to the 24th date on the little calendar. In case you can't read the sentiment on the front, it says "The wheels on the bus.....go round and round". I did it on my computer and printed it on the cardstock.

Hope you enjoy the card and be sure to make one of these trishutters -- they're fun to make and goes toward a great looking card!!!

Thanks for stopping by and come back again real soon.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


One of my favorite sets is Garden Inspirations from Lizzie Anne. It so reflects the images that my daughter, Sara Williams, created for my blog!!

This card was inspired by a Behr paint commercial I saw on TV last night for their "no primming" paint. The colors shown were the orange, tan, and green. They went so well together, I thought they'd make a wonderful card. The dec paper is from Big Memory Ideas (MPS-25 Fashion District) and goes ideally with the mum image from Lizzie Anne. I was able to apply my Copic blending techniques I learned from Jen last Saturday.

I hope you enjoy my cards.

Until next time ...............


I had a WONDERFUL time last Saturday!! Jen delMuro held a Copic Coloring Class at the new Scrapper's Boutique (the new little shop in North Richland Hills --- just down the way from where I work). The things she taught us were invaluable. Some of the little things were the price of admission just by themselves!!!! She is a wonder!!! My daughters, Nancy Cook and Susan Liles were there, too which made it even more SPECIAL!!

These are two of the cards that we did in class. I'm still not good, but practice will make me better (or so says the expert, Jen)!!!

The third card is the very first image where we tried the blending techniques and I put the image on a little 4.25 x 4.25 card which I think is pretty cute.

If you get an opportunity to take one of Jen's Copic classes or, for that matter, any of her classes, you need to take advantage of them!!! She is an excellent cardmaker and a wonderful teacher!

Monday, July 6, 2009


I think I'm beginning to get my "mojo" back when I received the Vintage Picnic set from Papertrey! I've been working on some of the basket images and having a wonderful time coloring them with my Copics and other markers. (BTW, I am trying to register for two of Jen delMuro's Copics classes on July 25 --- EXCITING!!!) Anyway, here is one that I'm kind of proud of as I love the cheery colors and also the layout. I hope you like it, too!

Friday, July 3, 2009


It's July 3 and I'M NOT AT WORK!!!! Yeah!! I decided last night to sleep in this morning since I don't have to be at work .... that plan seems to never work out .... I always wake up at the regular time (even without my alarm set), and can't go back to sleep; however, one advantage of being off is that I can ALWAYS go take a short "power nap" anytime during the day. I bought my little six pack of Starbucks Mocha Frappacino at the store last night, so I've had my shot of energy, my bowl of Cherrios, and my meds and I'M READY TO GO!!

I had been working on this card since Susan told me about the Vintage Picnic set from Papertrey and that it would be a must have!! I checked into it and sure enough she was right!!

I colored the plaid with fine tip Sharpies and handles and flag pole with Sakura Glaze pens in grey metalic. The stars were done with the Glaze gold metalic. I hope you enjoy the card and that you have a great JULY 4th!!