Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Grieving the loss of a family pet

I've had two friends who have lost their pets recently due to old age and illness.  Here is a sympathy card I made for the using Hero Arts ink, Hero Arts background stamp, Spellbinders diecut, and Hero Arts Sympathy sentiment set.

I know a lot of friends with pets and when their pets pass, I typically send a donation to the Kansas State University Pet Tribute Program in memory of the pet. They in turn, send a wonderful letter to the owner that honors the life of the pet.  It's a wonderful gift to receive if you have lost a pet.  If you click on the link below, you can read more about the program as well as other tributes.

Paper Smooches sentiments with Hero Arts ink

Saturday, April 14, 2012


We recently celebrated my aunt and father's birthday.  Here is my card that I made for my father. The image was colored on Cryogen Paper. WOW!!! SO much better than my Georgia Pacific Wal-Mart paper.  The ink used for the stamping was Hero Arts Shadow Ink and Soft Hues ink pads. I used Soft Lilac to stamp Happy Birthday on the purple paper (barely can see it in the photo).
I also used a new Hero Arts Birthday stamp set (the Happy Birthday balloon and the background stamp "Happy Birthday").

We took the family out for dinner at the Cheesecake Factory last weekend.  A good time was had by all...
Here are the photos followed by a very funny video/story. (scroll down).

Dad and nephew #1

Brother, me, and nephew #2

Nephew # 2 and me

Dad and nephew # 3 and #1

Nephew #3  and his strawberry shortcake

Family photo with Aunti Kim and my parents/brother

Aunti Kimi with her great nephews and my parents and brother

Aunti Kimi with my parents and my brother's family

The typewriter story:
My aunt has an electric typewriter.  When the nephews found that out, they asked to see it so they can 'try' it.  Here is the video.  Note: 1 minute in, Nephew #3 says "how do you delete?" 

Friday, April 6, 2012

Bugaboo Stamps and Easter!!!!

Here is my last Easter card- and note that Bugaboo Stamps (where I got this image) is having a sale on all Easter images. Head on over there- by clicking HERE. The sale goes on until 4/9/12.  

The background stamp in a Stampin' Up image with Stickles.  The matte is from Spellbinders Nestabilities. The image itself was colored with Copics.

Happy Easter, everyone!

Glossy Accents on the eggs, Sakura glitter pen on the flowers, and Stickles on the lady bug

Thursday, April 5, 2012


I saw this image on Tammy's blog and had to buy it.  It's available at Bugaboo Stamps.    I used a small easter egg stamp from Stampin' Up to create the background. (I used white ink and some pink stickles on the egg).   There are two spellbinders nestabilities to frame the image.  The punch I used was a Fiskar's punch.

Stampin' Up stamps with various Jenni Bowlin inks

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Watch Out!!! A New Driver on the Road

One of my friends FINALLY got his driver's license.  I told him to warn us all when he's on the road.
Here's a fun little card I made him.   Using Copics, Paper Smooches sentiment, and Nestabilities... I tried my best to bring this image from Bugaboo Stamps  to life.    And of course, I had to make a corresponding envelope. 
I put Glossy Accents on the windshield and Silver Gel pen on the bumper/rims.  I used little brads on the hubcaps. 

Jenni Bowlin ink along with a Paper Smooches stamp sentiment and an old Stampin' Up Sun stamp