Still here

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1031F-frances-fradey-color Hi everyone.

I just wanted to let you know that I’m still here. Family has been in town for a big wedding and between that and trying to get orders out (delayed more than I thought), school (I gave up homework for the past couple of weeks) – anyway, I have a bunch of cards to post so please stay tuned. I should be caught up in the next couple of days.

Hope you’re all having a great summer! I can’t believe July is knockin’ on the door already!



Christy wrote…

A card to welcome all the discovery that can be made when warm weather arrives! The main image, colored with Copics, is Stuart the bug-ologist. He is standing on a layer of stamped stones, with some of the stones cut out and attached with foam squares for a more 3D effect. Joining him on this outdoor adventure is Aunt Annie & Jr Ant. Can you spot them? Any outdoor adventure isn’t complete without a cold drink for refreshment, so the bottled water image was fun to place just perfectly among the stone pile.

I just love the use of the black Dymo tape for the word “Discover” and the little frog that seems to have parked himself on Stuart’s head! Such a fun summer card!

eat cake graphics stamps used:
1132-I Stuart the bug-ologist
5009-G Aunt Annie & Jr Ant (set of 2)
9037-B Bottled water

Other stamps & supplies used:
Martha Stewart punch, Stamps by Judith



Christy told me she recently had some instruction in the “art of doodling” and for this project she thought she’d give it a try. The “hi” was hand-drawn using some of her new “art of doodling” knowledge. Using a masking technique a few Little Sylvie images were stamped around the greeting as if they were playing a game of peek-a-boo. The fairies were colored with Copics and it gave the overall card a wonderfully simple touch of color.

Doodling is so much fun – with pen in hand and a moment to spare, maybe a long phone call or sitting, waiting for an appointment… Now just think if that were channeled into something fun!

Great job Christy! Thanks for sharing your new found instruction in doodling art.

eat cake graphics stamps used:
1091-D Little Sylvie (a wee one)



Mandy always does such a great job putting together embellishments. This card features Emmie Bear in the center and lots and lots of layered papers. I like how she’s woven the ribbon underneath one of her center cutouts. All those clear blue beads sure look swell too!

eat cake graphics stamps used:
4010-F Emmie Bear has one foot up



Pam’s created another great card! This one features Arthur Alooishus and a “cool dude” sentiment – great card for a little boy. She stamped Arthur bear and then stamped his shirt again on another piece of paper, colored and cut it out. A great layered effect. I think the black and white ribbon and sentiment on the little tag are wonderful details – that little something extra. :)

Here’s Pam’s Tombow marker coloring chart:


eat cake graphics stamps used:
4005-E Arthur Alooishus in his stripe shirt

Other supplies:
CS – (Bazzill); Paper –Accademia (Fabriano); Ink – Black StazOn (Tsukineko); Stamps – cool dude! sentiment (Inky Antics); Ribbon – ½ “ black striped grosgrain (Offray);  Punches – circle punch (SU!), 1/8 “ hole (Cropadile); Tombow markers, water brush, foam tape, silver jump ring.



It’s a snowball fight! Pam’s sent in another wonderful card and Tombow coloring chart. I think the bright cheery colors really stand out against the winter white background. And using Stickles for some snow sparkle really adds a great detail.

Now watch out ’cause Cora’s ready to throw another snowball!


eat cake graphics stamps used:
1117-F Look out! Cora’s ready to throw
1118-G Hit with snowball (Ouch!)

Other supplies:
CS – (Bazzill); Paper –Accademia (Fabriano); Ink – Black StazOn (Tsukineko); Punches – snowflake border and large snowflake (Martha Stewart); Tombow markers, water brush, foam tape, Stickles glitter glue, Sharpie fine point black marker.


Crafty Math Chick writes…

When I first saw Lewis & Trudy’s Wild Ride I instantly paired it with Are We There Yet? and envisioned the little car driving on a road made of saddle stitched ribbon – thinking it looked like a road. When I looked I thought the Maple Lane House would work nicely with these two images as a “We’ve Moved!” card. For something a little different I scored only part of the card base and cut around the top of the roof and treetop with a craft knife so it would stand out from the top of the card. For the grass I simply took two strips of wild wasabi and cut into it with a scissors (grass is a great way to use up green scraps!) and pulled out a few blades with my hands for dimension.

This card is just too cute! I love the way she used ribbon for the road – I never would have thought of that. Great coloring – the little red car just pops off the road. It’s nice too that she carried just a little accent of red on the house as well. Great job!

eat cake graphics stamps used:
6018-P Maple Lane House
8016-E Lewis & Trudy’s Wild Ride
8110-E Are We There Yet?

Paper: Gina K. Luxury Cardstock, Wild Wasabi (Stampin’ Up!)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other supplies: ribbon, Copic markers, pop its, scissors, craft knife & mat



Crafty Math Chick writes…

I hope you won’t think badly of me for it, but for some reason unbeknownst to me, when I first saw Aunt Annie & Jr. Ant I imagined her thinking “nice butt” due to the way they were positioned. LOL! I thought it was kind of funny. SO that is what I wrote in the thought Bubble. Not sure what I will use it for – perhaps a friend who is currently trying to drop a few pounds when she reaches her goal?

She punched out a bunch of red squares to try to create a background that resembled a picnic cloth and added more grass to ‘ground’ the ants.

I think this is adorable! I love the checkerboard background – I think most ants do too. :)

eat cake graphics stamps used:
5009-G Aunt Annie & Jr Ant (set of 2)
8027-D Thought bubble

Paper: Real Red, Yoyo Yellow, Whisper White (Stampin’ Up!)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Yoyo Yellow (Stampin’ Up!)
Other supplies: Copic markers, circle nestabilities, scissors, square punch, red grosgrain ribbon, pop its, sponge


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