Archive for May 12th, 2016

Birthday Ballerina

It has been almost a year since my granddaughter turned 5 and she will be having another birthday very soon.  They grow so fast!  Any who, this is the card I made for her.  I just love the House Mouse stamps (I think I’ve mentioned that), and I love playing with them.

When I saw this stamp, I just knew it was perfect for my baby’s 5th birthday.  I colored it with Copics and used glitter to make the mouse sparkle.  Sorry, I don’t have the specifics on which markers I used.  I also used a Silhouette Designer cut file for the card base.

This stamp reminds me no matter your age, slip the pink tutu around your waist and twirl.  Bring back the joy and thrills of childhood.

Go grab a tutu and a tiera and enjoy yourself!



Ballerina Baby

Garden Filled with Butterflies!

This past Monday I went shopping, with my friend, Debbie, to one of my favorite shops, Violette’s Scrapbook Store.  First, going to this store is very dangerous, it has 12–YES–12 rooms of stuff to shop!  Second, it has been months since I have been there.  And, third, it has been months since I have been shopping with Debbie.  So, needless to say, by the time I left Violette’s was a little richer and I was a little poorer .  But, to my defense they do have such pretty things that could not pass up.

Monarchs and Cosmos Front

Monarchs and Cosmos – Front


Monarchs and Cosmos Border Inside

Monarchs and Cosmos Border – Inside

Anyway, a couple of the stamps I  bought are from Northwoods and I could not wait to use in a card.  Butterflies are so much fun and I have always loved them.  I, of course, used my Sue Wilson dies.  But, I also used a new (or new to me) ink for stamping.  It works great with the Copics and stamps so well.  It is the My Favorite Things hybrid ink pad.  Believe me I will be buying additional colors to play with now since I’ve tried the black.

Here is the recipe for the card:

Northwoods Rubber Stamps:  09927 – front, D9940 – inside

Sue Wilson Noble Dies Double Pierced Rectangles

Sue Wilson Gemini Dies – Pavo

Sue Wilson Die – Finishing Touches – Petite Vinery

Sue Wilson/Creative Expression embossing folder – Eternity


Yellow flowers  – Y00, Y04, Y08, Y19, Y68

Purple flowers – RV52, RV63, RV65, V06

Pink flowers – RV0000, RV00, RV63

Flower center – YR68, Y08

Grass YG45

Stella Wink Glitter – Clear

My Favorite Things Ink – Black

Bazzill Cardstock


I hope everyone is having a great week and puts a little wild and crazy into their day.  We have only 1 life and it shouldn’t be lived boring!



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