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Monday, July 11, 2016

A Breath of Fresh Air

A perfect Birthday card for a friend who I have shared camping days with. Not a big fan of "camping," but she always made camping fun! One of the funniest moments in my life was watching her trying to stuff a "pop-up" tent back into it's bag. It kept boinging back out after nearly succeeding at least a dozen times! Picture it! After it was successfully manipulated into its bag and stuffed behind the drivers seat of their vehicle, I just kept picturing the whole thing bursting out of it's bag and popping up inside the car. So of course this scene brought back those fun memories!  

My Favorite Things Warm and Fuzzy Friends for the images that are colored with Copics. Used the MFTStamps Blueprints 25 for the Banner die cut for the sentiment. Clouds are die cut from MFTStamps Somebunny set.

It's one of many cards to come I'm doing for the #thedailymarker30day. Follow me on Instagram to see my daily posts. 

Fishing friends are special friends! 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Wake up & BE AWESOME - Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop

WooHOO! It's time for the Summer Coffee Lover's Blogshop! Almost late to the party but, you still have time! Recently I purchased the Perfect Blend set by Neat and Tangled because I loved the variety of the coffee themed stamps in this set.

Being a fan of clean and simple I came up with this for the hop.

Nothing like a cup of espresso, an americano or a cup of coffee to start my day! I just wouldn't want it any other way!

Kelly Stamps for the sentiment and Reverse Confetti "Edgers" Confetti Cuts for the faux table cloth.


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Dad's BIG Day!

Celebrate DAD! It's his BIG Day! Reverse Confetti has a fabulous nautical type "Seaside" stamp set that makes a perfect masculine card for Father's Day! 

 I used the Whale image, stamped it in HERO Arts Ombre Pool and the whale Confetti Cuts die for my focal image. Wanting to accent the waves (the scallop part of the Confetti Cuts Edgers) I used the bubbles part of the Celebrations stamp set to create some bubbles. Being a fan of creating a "messy nest" (Julie Ebersoleism) I scrunched up some metallic thread and hid it behind my whale for more of a "surf" look.  

Reverse Confetti's Celebrations set also has wonderful sentiments in one of my favorite fonts. That and a little bit of twine for the finish, oh, and some snazzy red glitter for the heart! 

Quick, easy and a fun card to make! 

Happy Father's Day to all the DaD's! 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Get Together America!

There is a song that brought us together 48 years ago.  It's perfect for our country today whatever your political persuasion.

We were teenagers, in the Spring of my junior year in high school (1969) probably on a Saturday night at Teen Club. Teen Club had live bands and Captain Soul Sound Circus played this song.  Get Together, by the Young Bloods.

Rick asked me to dance and after that we didn't see each other again for 17 years. When we met those years later we both remembered that dance, meeting each other and tonight he remembered the song we danced to. It brought tears to our eyes because we love each other and we love our country and it's good for our country, right now.

God, please continue to bless America.

Saturday, June 11, 2016


Enjoying a carefree day today, creating a card and celebrating my birthday in a quiet kind of way! Maybe if birthdays are celebrated quietly, the body won't know it's had one!  Ha! 

I LOVE donuts. On my birthday and sometimes once in a while I allow myself a donut. This year I am saving my "donut day" for when I am in Seattle in order to get one from a really tasty shop my brother-in-law buys his donuts from. In the mean time I had to have a donut fix. This is my first stamp set from The Ton. Actually two sets are used here. I just love the high quality poly and clarity of the images.  My color scheme reminds me of the candy Good and Plenty. But, just forget about that. 

Such a cute sets, The Doughnut Bar and Love and a Dog.  White embossed and decked out with some Black and White Shape and Tape.  Easy, peasy. Visit their blog, here:

Our local art store, Blaines Art had a celebration of 30 years of supplying Anchorage with art supplies and classes and bringing that kind of joy to our community. As a part of their celebrations many company representatives participated in the event. To my delight, Product Director for Copic and Imagination International, Marianne Walker traveled to Anchorage to be a part of the festivities.  It was fun to enjoy looking through sketchbooks of her work and have a little visit about Copics. One question I'm sure she fields all the time has to do with the availability of the markers and how the supply and the demand don't always work together. Copic markers are put together by hand. The tips are put together in the marker by individuals. I truly love these markers and they are my favorite go to medium for coloring in my images.  

Also, included in my carefree wandering today was a stop by the local chocolate artisan shop, Modern Dwellers and my favorite dress shop, Her Tern. 

My favorite kind of day!  

Cheers to another year!  

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


Flying here, and there and back home again! A recent trip to Texas had us in the sunshine, eating at fun places and enjoying time with our daughters and families. Along the way one day was a stop at the LITTLE BLUE HOUSE in Keller, Texas. What a fun shop filled with all the things that make paper crafter's smile. What would I find but, REVERSE CONFETTI's May Release of fun products, stamp sets and dies! Not only did I fill my basket with many wonderful things but, had a fun time meeting up with Jen del Muro as she was there doing a National Scrapbooking Day event!

So one of my favorites from this release is another adorable set by Dawn Machell for Reverse Confetti called "You Lift Me Up." What a perfect set especially since the San Francisco Zoo is celebrating their new baby giraffe born, a month ago!

Super easy to put together using the "Party Time Quick Card Panels." Copic colored and die cut with the You Lift Me Up Confetti Cuts. May's Release is Birthday themed since Reverse Confetti is celebrating being THREE!

Happy Birthday, Reverse Confetti!