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Archive for February, 2018

I made this for the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club March Christmas Challenge! I’ve been having so much fun being a part of the challenge this year & the bonus is I’ll have a bunch of Christmas cards finished in plenty of time for Christmas this year. You’ll need to be Fan Club member but that’s easy…just click the blue link to find out how.

After placing this fun Christmas Bug image into my Misti, I stamped it & colored it w/ Copics. I did do a light overlay w/ Prismacolor pencils & a white gel pen then I over stamped it to bring back the line details.  I used the matching die to die cut it. I found some fun paper I thought looked perfect behind it & had to cobble together some of the buildings & add a little to them w/ the white gel pen,  to have it look like I wanted.  The red bug & greeting were attached to a stitched frame I elevated above the background w/ fun foam.

Here are the Copics I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: Stamping Bella – Christmas Bug
Paper:  Staples 110# white, dp (Glitz – Black & White)
Ink:   Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Stamping Bella Christmas Bug die, Copic markers, Misti, ODBD double stitched rectangles dies, white gel pen


A big congrats to Carol, the newest Featured Stamper (FS577) on Splitcoast! She has a wonderful gallery & after much browsing, I chose THIS to case. I kept the layout & curvy border but I used different images, different colors & made mine a St. Patrick’s Day card.

For my Shenanigans Wreath, after stamping & coloring the Shamrock Circle, I stamped the Good Luck Circle inside, colored it & die cut it w/ a circle die. I didn’t want all the white space left on the inside of the wreath, so I fussy cut it & added a marigold layer behind it.  

The lower edge was die cut & more of marigold added under it. On the cut off part, I stamped the Silhouette Shamrock Field  w/ the lt green ink & added just bit more darker green inside the petals. I added some wink of Stella on the wreath & it’s nice & sparkly in real life!

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps:DRS Designs – Shamrock Circle Silhouette Shamrock Field Shamrock ShenanigansGood Luck Circle (inside- Shamrockin’ Day )
Paper: Staples 110# white, marigold
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, new sprout
Accessories: Copic markers,  Misti, Wink of Stella, Spellbinders circles dies,  Gina Marie wonky stitched rectangles dies, Lawn Fawn stitched hillside dies



Such a fabulous site Brenda chose for the Inspiration Challenge! I loved THIS w/ the sweet little birdhouse so it was my inspiration. 
For my card, I used the new Bird Feeder image (I love the little nuthatch!) &  wonderful greeting. Since it mentions stormy weather, I wanted the background to reflect that so after stamping & coloring the bird feeder, I masked it then sponged in the bg. I stamped the greeting then added a few raindrops I drew & cut out. I used a birds on a wire punch across a piece of black c/s then added strips of gray & red for contrast to the black layer. A little red bird was added just because…
Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: DRS Designs –Bird FeederBirds of a Feather  (inside: Life is Friendship )
Paper: Staples 110# white, dk gray, black, red
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Distress inks stormy sky, London fog
Accessories: unknown cross stitch pennant flag dies, birds on a wire border punch, Copic markers, Misti, bird punches