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Happy Summer!

Here’s a card I wanted to share with you. I used one of my many, many Magnolia’s….they are so stinkin cute. I colored her with my copics. The background sand and shells are actually from the beach I vacation on. The tiny green glass…..well that is sea glass. I’ve collected sea glass since I could walk. My fondest memory is walking the beach with my mom looking for glass. Now my sweetie and I do it and as he says….I have hawk eyes. I have jars full of glass…..the bigger the piece, the bigger the thrill =) Anyway, this was made for a friends birthday. She loves the beach. Until next time….happy stamping!


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I’m Baaaaack!

Oh my gosh…..why does it seem so busy in the summer??  I feel like there is never enough time.  We have a beautiful day here in New England….summer is almost over.  Now don’t get cranky but I’m NOT a summer fan.  I can sense the eyes rolling….lol.  Fall is by far my favorite season, actually late fall.  Windows open, cool breeze, sweatshirt on….aaaahhh, I can almost feel it now.  That is when I feel most alive.  Don’t get me wrong…I like sun but I absolutely hate to sweat…..oh the humidity….ick.  Hate it.  I was born in August, yet it’s the month I dislike the most.  Go figure.  I was able to spend 2 glorious weeks on the ocean the beginning of August….so nice.  Now I need to get my act together and get this blog rolling…..no excuses.  Anyway, this card I made for my sweeties graduation.  He received his master’s degree from Norwich University.  The colors are cranberry and gold.  I did not purchase any magnolia’s from the graduation set so I made my own…..again using my second  favorite edwin stamp.   He’s suppose to be holding a balloon but I cut it off and attatched the diploma.

100_1842sorry for the slight blurr….I was rushing 🙂 





Until next time…..(hopefully won’t be so long…lol) happy stamping

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What the heck??!!

Okay, so I’ve been a little neglectful of my blog.  Time flies, I swear.  I’m not really sure what is going on but I find it hard to find time to stamp….anyone else feeling this way??  I think I’m way more attentive in the winter…the summer, not so much.  There is so much to do and so little time to do it.  Course it could just be cuz I’m ……OLD! lol My birthday is fast approaching….yikes!  That is always the end of summer for me….most people say..”fourth of july” is the end of summer but I hang out until August…..THEN it’s over.  Course it’s been a wet summer….yup, I’m thinking of building an ark….at least the sun is shining today…..on the positive side….i had an indoor swimming pool in my basement…not sure if that would increase the value or decrease……bwahhhhahhhaaa.  Sick sense of humor I have.  The pool has since dried up…..here is a card I made for someone as a RAK…..I sent her stamped images of Edwin for her son who was in the military….so I made this card to tuck into the package.   Anyway, Edwin is colored with my copic….very patriotic I must say.  The paper is from my stash…again, bought it on sale and still love it!  I hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th.  Now can we stop with the bottle rockets already??????

card for Melanie(magnolia-icious)

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Oh my gosh, is it really the end of May??  I haven’t posted in almost a  month….what the heck!!  This has been a very wierd month for me….clearly.  Things at work are stressful…..cutbacks, time off without pay…blah, blah, blah.  I know, I know….welcome to reality…..but it really bites sometimes….needless to say, my mojo has taken a vacation.  I planned on doing some planting today but with a frost warning….yup…FROST!  Seriously??!!   Now I’m just keeping my eye on vacation…..2 months away…wooohooo.  Two glorious weeks at the beach….sun, sand and Corona w/lime…..yabba-dabba-doo.  So enough with the dribble already….get to the card.

Here’s Edwin…chasing his butterflies….gosh, remember doing that as a kid??  I never caught them though, I just wanted to chase them around…I was too afraid to hurt them.    I colored him with my copics.  Remember a few postings ago, I cut out a flower on the front of the card….well here’s that piece I cut out….I stamped and colored the butterflies, then I cut them out.  Edwin is mounted with foam tape to give him some dimension.   I love tourquiose and brown together.  And hey, no pink…..THAT is an accomplishment.







Until next time……happy stamping.

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Tilda and Puppy…

TGIF…..not sure why I’m excited about friday because I’m working this weekend, guess it’s just something about friday’s.  The past several weeks I’ve been a preceptor to a sweet  nursing student Stephanie, who actually WANTS to be a nurse.  Refreshing for sure.  Her last day is today and although I’m excited for her journey, I’ll miss all the laughs.  She graduates in May and I wish her all the best….I colored this little Tilda with my copics (I really need to get more!!!) The front of the card I used my cuttlebug and petite dots folder.  I then cut out the flower with my new nestie.  I took a piece of scrap paper and sponged clouds.  I saved the piece I cut out for another card. (you’ll see soon)   Stephanie has a dog, not sure if he’s black but wanted to make sure I had a dog  on the card.  The inside reads..”I hope your dreams take you….to the corners of your smile, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities and to the most special places your heart has ever known”.

100_1583This is my representation of Stephanie and her little doggie….just the cutest.  


100_1593Here’s a close up of the coloring…..





And yes Stephanie……your the smartest student EVAH!!!

Until next time……happy stamping

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Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone. Hard to believe it’s already Easter. Here is a card I made for my parents….I colored Tilda with pencils and gamsol. Her skin is colored with my copic. I really like the effect of the pencils however it’s much more work than copics. Does that sound wierd? Maybe I need more practice. I seem to be saying that alot lately. Anyway, I hope everyone has a blessed day.
Until next time…………happy stamping

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Is it Spring yet????

Boy how time flies…..Spring has sprung in New England. Rain, rain go away….yes, it’s better than snow at this point. Todays card is what I call….daydreaming Tilda. I bought this stamp a while back, one of the first I ever purchased and decided to use it AND try airbrushing the background. Well, as you can see, I didn’t put alot of thought into what I was doing because I made her sweater green. I think I was still in the St. Patty’s mode. Anway, I colored her with my Copics and attempted my first airbrushing. It was really fun, actually…once I got the hang of it. Course, I need way more practice. Anyway, the background paper is from making memories….I think it’s been discontinued but I bought a ridiculous amount on sale a long time ago. (i know, shocker) It comes in pink, purple and orange. I believe I have all three colors. (again, shocker) I just love this little girl….and it screams…..summer is coming!
Until next time…happy stamping

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