Looking Like Christmas

Barb Barton and I have been making Christmas cards like crazy!  We did 120 in 3 days.  Now we are working on tags.  You better get going on yours, or you can purchase ours at Brushstrokes and Blessings or Salon on Eighth in Lemoyne, PA.  Here are some examples of ours.  We  used Copic markers, various stamps, dies and embossing plates.  Have a merry Christmas.
Christmas CardChristmas Card


Time for Tea

With chilly nights upon us, it’s time to put the kettle on.  These warming cards will satisfy your fall birthdays, thinking of you, get well and all greetings.  Of course we colored with Copic markers.  Then used Spellbinder die cuts and Darice embossing folders to complete the projects.  Stamps are from Stampendous and Big Red.  Stay calm and put the kettle on!



This fall card is a digi stamp from Whimsy.  You just size it and print on your computer.  The only thing to remember is to print on Copic card stock if you’re coloring with Copic markers.  And, don’t get too close to the lines or they will bleed.  Scarecrows are good for fall without being Halloweenish.

The leaf on the corner is a brad I found in my stash.  See this card in person at Brushstrokes and Blessings in Lemyne, PA.






Happy Fall Y’all!

Autumn starts this week and the leaves will soon be turning.  This leaf stamp from Stampendous is rather large for a card, but perfect for a scrapbook page.  It comes as part of a set of 3. Here I featured  one of the leaves.  With the phrase added, it’s just enough to fill a card.  Use a generic type picture like this for any occasion happening this fall.  You can purchase this card at Brushstrokes and Blessings in Lemoyne, PA.

Beauty of Fall

Do You Like Them Apples?

Fall is approaching, but it’s a little too early for Halloween.  The perfect theme for this time of year is “apples*.  These were colored with Copic markers and then cut out.  The flipped back paper in the center highlights the message.  I used the Mysti to get the lettering right.  Stay tuned for scarecrows and colored leaves next time.  Purchase these cards at Brushstrokes and Blessings in Lemoyne, PA.


From my Window

This window die from Memory Box is so versatile.  You can use it for any theme or season.  Just vary the inside or outside scenery.  Here I used a wood paneling embossing folder from Darice inside and a Stamping Up stamp for outside. I also like to add a curtain or window shade.  In this case I used real lace.  Be sure to add clear plastic for the glass panes.  Scor-tape is fantastic for holding everything together. You can purchase it at www.stampexpressstore.com.  Do you like the view?

Happy Birthday

White On White

Use an embossing folder ( I used butterflies from Darice)  on white card stock.  Layer on a colored matt and attach to a white card.  Embellish with white die cuts and white gems.  It made my anniversary card for my sister and brother-in-law.  Add a greeting or message of your choice.  Elegant looking!

Happy Anniversary card



Prim Poppies

I’ve been playing with my new poppy die from Memory Box.  I cut the poppies out with white Copic cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  They look great on an embossed background.  You could just leave them white and mount on a colored embossed background or a stamped background.  Next I want to cut them from patterned paper and paper piece them for a different look.  Just think of the possibilities!

Birthday Poppies 1

Birthday Poppies 2

How Does Your Garden Grow

Whether you grow veggies or flowers, it’s that time of year.  Play, weed, water and harvest!  Here are two garden themed cards from Stamp-a-vie.  They are colored with Copic markers.  The seed packet is a photo copy of an old design.  We put it on parch tone paper to make it authentic.  These cards are for sale at Brushstrokes and Blessings in Lemoyne, PA.

GardeningGardening #2

On the Road Again

I’ve noticed that several companies now have motorcycle stamps.  We got ours from Gina Marie Designs.  They are available with dies for ease in cutting out.  This card came together easily.  I found the tire and road sign  paper in my stash.  So, all I had to do was color with Copic markers and glue together.  Find this card and other summertime greetings at Brushstrokes and Blessings in Lemoyne, PA.

King of the Road