Lighthouse Point


This is the first card that Tom and I have worked on together.  I did the die cutting and coloring of the water.  He did the lighting  We used two Stampin' Up Stamp sets, Lighthouse Point (Lighthouse and Rock) and Waves of Inspiration (Sea Gulls and Clouds.)  I unfortunately,  lost the small die for the under layer of the small cloud so I had to jury-rig it using cut pieces of the larger cloud. The bottom picture shows the lighthouse lit.  It is actually quite bright.  I didn't show the bottom of the card because I had paper clips putting pressure on the card so it would stay lit. To light it up you just need to push the "B" in Birthday.  My husband did a good job with the lighting.

We followed a You Tube video tutorial by Tina's Crafty Ink Spot.  Here is the link  Lighthouse Video  Tom actually changed the way it is done after making the first one.  He liked his way better.  We made seven of them.  I have lots of men on my birthday card list.

Make Over Card


This card is a remake of a card my daughter gave to my husband one Christmas with his gift in it.  I always loved the decoration on the card so I saved it.  I finally decided to strip off the decoration and apply it to a new card base. It originally was on a solid ivory.  I decided to go with green gingham.

Merry & Bright

I am trying to gradually work my way through the dresser full of stamp sets I have and have never used.  I bought this die set about six years ago, but for some reason never purchased the stamp set to go with it.  I now wish I had. It definitely needs something more, but I'm calling it a day,  It has a sentiment inside, my stamp on the back.  Officially complete!  This is for the November card challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.  I still need to complete June through October.

Christmas Cards


Here are a few more cards I made for the Splitcoast Stampers Christmas Card Challenge.  I saw a card made with this Santa digi and fell in love with it.  I went to the website and saw that the manufacturer was named Quigglefly.  I searched for a while and couldn't find them.  The next morning I remembered a company that I had purchased some of my first digis from back in 2010.  It was called Squigglefly.  I still have my folder so I checked and to my surprise, I already owned it.  Tom asked me how I could not have remembered that I already owned it.  Truth is I have almost ten thousand digis.  A lot were from design teams, even more I purchased myself.  Quite a few were given away as freebies.  I don't think anyone having that many would remember them all. I colored the image with Copic markers.  The paper is from Stampin' Up.

The next card is from a new Stampin' Up set. I thought this was so cute!  This was also colored with Copic markers.

This is another new Stampin' Up image.  No coloring on this one!

Owl in Tree


This is Owl1 available at Creative Art Design Studio.  I used Copic markers for the base colors and filled in with pencils for the texture and details.  The colors on the photograph are not quite the colors on the original.  I can't seem to get the lighting right.  I need to find another place to do it. Please come along and join us at Morgan's Art World Challenge Blog this month. Next month I'll have a cute, but somewhat sad looking little basset hound pup.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

A Place to Start - Anything Goes

Inspiration Station - Animal Kingdom

Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything Goes 

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Krafty Friends - Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes

Critter Crazy Challenges - Anything Goes with a Featured Critter

World Wide open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes

The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes

QKR Stampede - Anything Goes

Love to Craft - Anything Goes

Crafty Animals - Anything goes - with an Animal

Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes

Jolly Snowmen

  I made this card for Build Yourself  Holiday Cardmakers on Facebook.  I put a picture of their April Sketch Challenge below.  This partic...