Monday, September 27, 2010

Fairy Princess card on

I have been working on completing a Princess castle-shaped album using some beautiful papers from Best Creations with lots of pink, purple and glitter. I still have more to do on the album, but decided to use some of the papers to create a Princess birthday card. 
This card was published this past weekend on the National Examiner Scrapbook site.  It was my submission as part of the Creative Team for   

The image is from Stampendous and is called Fairy Princess #1. I colored it with Copic markers and popped it up on a pair of Blossom Nestabilities. All of the papers are glittery and shiny, which you can't really tell from this picture. For a complete list of ingredients, check out the article on


Thursday, September 23, 2010

I finally used up the last of this Doodlebug Designs Paper

I had a great time last weekend at a crop at Homeplace Bed and Breakfast in Lancaster, SC.  The crop was organized by Ribbon, Paper, Scissors and was for 4 nights.  I was only able to go for the weekend, but I did get a lot done.

I have been trying to use up some of my patterned papers that are leftover from making scrapbook pages.  I had several large pieces of patterned paper from the Obviously Orange line by Doodlebug Designs and some alphabet stickers.  Here are two more cards that I made from these papers:

Roses by Flourishes

Cakeabella by Stamping Bella

I think I made a total of 3 cards, 1 mini composition book, 1 post-it note holder and 1 gift tag out of the leftovers. I thought I was never going to be finished with it!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Gerbera Daisies on

This is my latest contribution to be posted on the National Scrapbook page on  This card was made with an image from Flourishes Inc. of Gerbera Daisies.  This was my weekly submission as part of the Creative Team for

The card was made with some leftover papers and coordinating stickers from my stash. I do not normally use such bright colors but I think the card looks very cheerful. For a complete list of supplies used, see the posting on

Last weekend at Myrtle Beach was wonderful.  I had a great time scrapping, sunning, eating and laughing with some good friends.  We stayed in a wonderful condo at North Beach Towers.  It was beautiful with many different types and depths of pools.  Here is a picture of the Towers where we stayed:

I'm looking forward to another fun weekend doing some more scrapping!


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tilda Loves Me card on

Today's posting on the National Scrapbook page on featured a card that I made using the Tilda Loves Me image from Magnolia.  This was my weekly submission as part of the Creative Team for

I used patterned papers from the Basic Grey June Bug line.  For a complete list of supplies used, see the posting on

I usually add some embellishments to the inside of the card.  I think it looks more finished that way.

I am looking forward to doing some scrapbooking and cardmaking with friends this weekend.  I can't wait!


Saturday, September 4, 2010

I am going to Chicago for Intermediate Copic Certification!

I was so excited this week when I found out that I had been accepted for the first ever Intermediate Copic Certification class!  It is going to be held in Chicago in October and applicants were screened based on their submission of a page of samples of specific coloring techniques.  I am so honored to have been selected for the first class. 

I am going to have to practice my coloring more over the next month since I have been doing lots of scrapbooking and other papercrafting lately. With Christmas and craft shows coming up, I need to get busy and make a lot of cards.

For those who aren't familiar with Copic markers, they are very high quality alcohol-based markers that are used by stampers and artists.  They blend wonderfully, and allow even an accountant like me to color stamped images beautifully. While I certainly don't own all 334 colors, I will not admit in writing how many I have acquired!


Copic Certification classes use a "train the trainers" methodology to distribute Copic information and techniques.  I have taught a series of beginner Copic classes to a Copic Club at a local scrapbook retreat group, Snippin Snaps.  I am hoping to continue to teach others to use these markers to create amazing cards and to share my addiction.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sweet Pea Squash Book on

I made my very first squash book and I think it turned out well! This is the front cover of the book as it appeared on the National Scrapbook site on yesterday.  This was my weekly submission for the Creative Team for

This is a baby girl album and would make a cute gift album or brag book.  Here is what it looks like when you open it up.

I used patterned papers from Heidi Grace and added lots of embellishments. I used my Silhouette Digital Cutter to cut out the Sweet Pea image for the front, the swirly hearts, several scrolls and several sayings.

Depending on the size of the pictures that are used, you can fit at least 14 photos in the album.

This album is currently for sale at The Lemon Tree shop in Wake Forest.  If you have never been there, it is a very cute store that sells all handmade items.  It is located in historic Wake Forest, a very quaint town.

Hopefully Hurricane Earl will be kind to the East Coast tonight and tomorrow!