Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas is almost Here!

Good Afternoon! Well, I spent all night long working on some last minute Christmas cards! I have several to post today so please bear with me!

First is a fairly traditional card with another great image from KennyK...it's called Xmas Tree.

Just another simple card! I colored the image with copics. Used a textured red cardstock for the backing and some printed paper from my stash...along with the ribbon and embellishments. The stamp was a mere 97 cents at Wal-Mart! I decided to give it a bit of "shine" by adding some glitter to the star and garland!


Next is another card featuring an image from KennyK and this sexy girl is called Helga Frost! I have to say she is quite the challenge when it comes to my copics...there is so much detail to her!

Well, what do you think? I started with a lovely light turquoise cardstock and then began to layer it with the printed snowflake paper. The silver foil paper is some I had left over from a wedding book I did and then I used a piece of white cardstock embossed with snowflakes to create something for her to "sit" on. Then I used some Tulip puff paint in diamond to help the snowflakes "pop" a bit! With the leftover turquoise cardstock I used a large EK Success punch for the snowflake along with with cardstock and added some more glitter!


Now we have "Merry Christmas One and All". The sentiment is another great Wal-Mart find and the image is a combination of two from BugaBoo Stamps! They have some really great images over there...and for a limited time all of there images are 50% off!

I think this is such an adorable image...I really hope my friend Jean likes it! I used the background and one of their "sitters" to create this little scene then colored it with copics. Again I used the light turquoise cardstock with a red & turquoise printed paper from DCWV. Underneath the image is a piece of embossed cardstock with snowflakes that I have covered in glitter! I used the same process as before to create the snowflake at the top and then used some "floss" to attach the button!


Jesus...I believe that is all I need to say right? I mean He is the Reason for the season! This adorable little image is from Bugaboo Stamps as well!

Super simple! Kraft colored cardstock, dark navy cardstock. I colored the image with copics and then added some gold glitter to the star. I used a white gel pen to create the stitching around the edges and some dark brown hemp to attach the button. The mini snowflakes were created with a mini EK Success punch!


I have a few more to post but since it seems like this post has gone on forever I think I will save them for tomorrow! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Merry Christmas!


Monday, December 19, 2011


I have several cards today!!! I finally found (made) some spare time to get some Christmas cards done! The first one is a Bad Santa...and I just love him!

He is so "bad" yet so adorable! You can get him from Make it Crafty along with some other great stamps! I colored him with copics and the sentiment comes along with the stamp.  All of the printed papers are from DCWV.

Copics Used:
Suit: R46,R29,R27, W3 (Shading)
Belt: 100,W7,W5, YR23, Y17, Y15,Y11
Boots: 100,W7,W5,W3,W2
Skin: E000,E00,E02,R02,YR000
Bell: YR23,Y17,Y15,Y11

The next card I did was with some very creative elves! The image is called Elf Delivery System and they are from Make it Crafty as well! I have to say that they are quite creative little guys when it comes to "delivering" a package!

I colored them with copics as well. The printed paper is from DCWV and all of the embellishments are things I had laying around in my stash!

Copics Used:
Skin: YR000, E000, E00
Clothes: G94,BG93,G21,G05,G02,G00,W3
Hats & Shoes: E49,E47, E73
Rocket: R46, R29, R27, YR07,YR04,YR02, E37,E35,E33,W3 (shading)

For my final card today I used one of those sexy little girls from KennyK! She is called Sexy Elf and I'm pretty sure she was caught in the act!

For this card I used a printed paper from an old American Crafts collection. I don't normally used printed paper for my backing but it seemed to just work this time! I punched a a snowflake in the corner and then lined the inside with red cardstock. I embossed the cardstock with Swiss Dots and attached her with pop dots. The embellishments are all from my stash!

Copics Used:

Skin: YR000, E000, E00, R20
Hair: E29, E37
Outfit: R37,R35,YG09,YG06,YG03,W3
Bells & Buckle: YR23,Y17,Y15,Y11
Hammer: W7,W5,W3,E43

Thanks so much for stopping by to check these out today!

Merry Christmas & Happy Crafting!


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Happy Birthday...Dukes Style!

Hello!!!! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day! Today is my brother-n-law's birthday and since he is a Dukes of Hazzard fan I tried my best to make something that resembled his love for the series. I wasn't able to find Daisy herself but I'm pretty sure the substitute I used will work! I hope he likes it!

So, how did I do? The car I found just by using Google and making some Photo Shop adjustments! And of course that very sexy lady, Jessi Jane, is from none other than KennyK! The cardstock and printed paper is from my stash. The checkered flag paper was created by hand. I simply just layered up the paper and then went back with a white gel pen to create the look of a checkered flag! I still need to put Happy Birthday on it somewhere but I'm still up in the air about how and where that will be placed! Here is a closer look at Jessi Jane....

I colored her and the car using copics and then attached it to the card using pop dots. Thanks so much for stopping by to check this out!

Happy Crafting & God Bless!!!


Copics Used:

Car: YR07, YR04, YR02, 100, W-3,W-5,W-7,C-3
Hair: YR23, Y17, Y15, Y11
Hat & Outfit: E37,E35,E33,E31, YR23
Bracelet & Band on Hat: YR04, YR02

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Birthday Sundaes Guest Designer

Hello All! Today I have the joy of being featured as a guest designer for Birthday Sundaes!  If you have never been to their challenge blog you should definitely check it out! The card they are featuring today is, of course, a birthday card!

Who doesn't love a bright and cheery card?! All of the papers and the ribbon are things I had lying around in my stash! The image is "Nose to Nose" from Whimsy Stamps. Isn't this just the cutest image? And of course it is colored with copics! Thanks so much to Birthday Sundaes for having myself as a guest designer today and thanks to everyone for stopping by today too!

Happy Crafting & God Bless!

Copics Used:

Hair: E31, E47, E49
Shirt, Ribbon, Flowers: Y11, Y15, Y17, Y23
Pants: B23, B24
Puppy: E33, E35, E37

Friday, November 4, 2011

I'm Back!!!!

Hello Everyone!!! First off, my deepest apologies for my sudden disappearance! Life started to get a bit crazy and I have been under the weather but things are starting to be normal again! So, now it's time to get back to crafting!  I can't wait to start posting some of my new creations soon! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and happy crafting!!!!!


Monday, July 18, 2011

With ALL my Heart

I have to say I LOVE this image! It is called Buds and it's from Mo's Digital Pencil, Isn't it just so very adorable! Mo's has some really great images...be sure to stop by there and check them out if you haven't already!

Adorable, right? :) Ok so again, 6x6 cardstock, the printed papers are both from DCWV "all about boys." The sentiment is another rub-on from my stash. I embossed the red cardstock using Houndstooth embossing folder. I was very hesitant to use the ribbon on this card but I think it turned out quite well. And the "stitching" I did using a white gel pen. Thanks so much for looking!


Challenges this qualifies for:
Charisma Cardz Challenge: It's in the Stars (which are on his socks...I know they are tiny!)
DYSU Challenge Blog: #28 Sew: Faux or Real
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes!
What's That Theme Throwdown: Challenge #11 Anything Goes

Skin: E000,E00,E21
Hair: YR000, Y11
Shirt: R27,R29,R59
Pants: C-1,B23,B24
Socks: R27,R29,B23,C-1,YR23
Collar: B23,C-3
Dog: E31, E33,E35,E37,E47,E49
Dog's Nose: E47,E71

...so thoughtful

Good Afternoon! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! I took some time and made some super simple cards that I will be sharing with you today! First, is "You're always so thoughtful." I just love this image! It is just so sweet. It reminds me of a big brother watching over his lil' sis!

So, there really isn't that much to this card as you can see! Basically just some "craft" colored cardstock cut to 6x6. The printed paper is DCWV "all about boys". You can't tell from the photo but the ribbon is a really dark navy and the sentiment is a rub-on that I had stashed away. That's it...just quick and simple but oh so sweet! I hope you like it! Thanks so much for stopping by and happy crafting!


Challenges this qualifies for:
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes!

Skin: E21
Yellow: Y11,Y15,Y17
Puddles: B23, C-1

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Marianne's Design Divas DT Call

Good evening! Today has been wonderful! I spent the day at Dollywood with the family and we had a great time! Anyway, back to the reason for this post! Marianne's Design Diva's is starting a brand new challenge blog and they are having a DT call! Everyone really needs to stop by there! They have some really great products! And what a wonderful opportunity for a new challenge blog along with the DT call! Please stop by and check them out! Thanks so much & Happy Crafting!


Friday, July 15, 2011

Tied UP!

I just love it when things happen by accident but seem to turn out fabulous don't you? That's exactly what happened with today's post! I know I've used KennyK's Devastatia recently but she is just so sassy and easy to work with! And as I said earlier this came about completely by accident!

So, what do you think? Basically I was working on creating the crossing of the ribbon for just a simple card and then it hit me! She seemed like such a perfect fit! I can't remember who the black polka dot paper is from but I embossed it with d'vine swirls. Then I measured out the distance between the eyelets, set them with my Crop-a-dile and laced the ribbon through the eyelets. After that I very carefully slid her underneath the ribbon and used pop dots to attach the top portion of her to the paper.

For the sentiment I used some glitter alphas that I picked up back at Christmas and for the first time in forever I cut the backing paper using some fiskars edging scissors. I have to say that I am very pleased with the way she turned out! Thanks so much for looking & happy crafting!


Skin: E000,E00,E11,E21,YR000
Hair: YR000,Y11,Y15,Y17,Y23
Eyes: B000,B23,B24
Reds: R27,R29,R46,R59

Challenges this qualifies for:
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Hot, Hot, Hot
The Pixie Cottage: Challenge #78 - Wrap it in Ribbon
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes!

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Good Morning!!! I am in such a good mood today! First I want to thank What's That Theme Throwdown for choosing me as the winner of their Teddy Bear Challenge! Be sure to check them out! Now, for today's post. A dear friend of mine is having a birthday soon so I thought this would be perfect for her!

Isn't she just the cutest little girl? You can get her and the sentiment over at Bugaboo! They have some very cute stamps & sentiments! The cardstock was some from my stash. The printed paper is from Daisy D's Maybe Baby collection. And that great big bow I reused from some flowers I received!  Thanks so much for looking & happy crafting!


Outfit: Y11,Y15,Y17
Hair: E43,E47,E49
Skin: E00,E21,R20
Flowers: RV23,RV29

Challenges this qualifies for:
What's That Theme Throwdown: #5 Bows
Catch The Bug Challenge Blog: CAS - Clean and Simple Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Coming Together...

Don't you just love it when you can picture something in your mind and it comes together without a hitch in your project? That's exactly what happened with this!

As I was coloring this adorable little guy from Pollycraft the other day I began to picture how I wanted the card to look and last night apparently was the perfect night to put it all together! I can't get over how cute he is! I used some stickles for the flower and the leaves. I did use a white pigment ink on the embossed swirls but it is really hard to see in the picture. I was trying to give it a sense of sky and clouds. Thanks so much for stopping by & Happy crafting!


Challenges this qualifies for:
Charisma Cardz Challenges: All About Flowers
Stampin for the Weekend: Wings and Things
Truly Scrumptious: Things With Wings
What's That Theme Throwdown: #6 (Tell a friend) Birds


Cardstock: DCWV
Printed Paper: from my stash
Ribbon: Ofray from Wal-Mart
Digi: Pollycraft - Blue's Branch
Copics: Y11,Y15,Y17,YR23, B000,B00,B02,E43,E47,E49,G00,G02,G05,G07

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Super Simple!

Today I am sharing a super simple card! No coloring, no digi, no tearing...just plain and simple! My only supplies were 12 x 12 cardstock cut to A2 size, white satin ribbon, beautiful pink and lime printed paper, a little bit of pink ink (for the sentiment) and of course a tad bit of bling with some stickles!

I believe it turned out just right! Every now and then my hands just need a break from trying to stay inside the lines! Thanks so much for stopping by & Happy crafting!


Challenges this qualifies for:
Colour Create Challenge Blog: Challenge 74: Fuchsia, Green, and White
What's That Theme Throwdown: Challenge #9: Everything Pink

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

U Rock

I have another one! I think this would be great for someone who needs to know that they did a great job or to just give them an ego boost! And of course I had to give it some bling!

I just love the purple and green together don't you? I added the little purple gems to the center of a few of the circles and put some silver stickles on the heart and purple button. I wanted to use only purple at first but that became overwhelming so I decided to add the green and I think it was just the right fit! The image is from KennyK...her name is Star and I colored her before my recent purchase of copics for skin tones (that's why she's a bit bland).

Thanks for looking & Happy Crafting!

Challenges this qualifies for:
Totally Paper Crafts: Let's Play Bingo (Gems, Glitter, & Ribbon)
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes
Digital Tuesdsay Challenge: Bling it Up!
Lollipop Crafts: Special Summer Challenge
Sentimental Sundays: Challenge #62 Anything Goes!
KB Cute Monday: Challenge 20 - Anything Goes

Cardstock and printed paper is from my stash.
Ribbon is Ofray from Wal-Mart
Image: KennyK - Star
Copics: E21, V04,V06,V09,C-1

Ink anyone?

Woooohooo! I'm back! Finally! It feels like it has been forever since my last post....now that I have gotten that out :) I don't really feel like I do well with distressing, inking, tearing and so on but I decided to give it a shot anyway and here is what I ended up with...

Not too bad right? Oh, and I used fibers for the first time too! Yay for me! Here is a close up of that sexy lady from KennyK...her name is Carmen Electrafying and I have to say I believe thus far this is the most skin I have ever colored!

I know that the pics are not the best quality...I was in a bit of a hurry! So thanks for stopping by and checking her out!

Challenges this project qualifies for:
Charisma Cardz Challenge: #26 Ice Cream Colours (Cherry & Chocolate)

Stamp Something: July Digi Day Challenge
Our Creative Corner: DT Call
Lollipop Crafts: Special Summer Challenge
Stampavie and more: Challenge #146 - More than 3 layers
Craft Your Passion Challenge: #65 Anything Goes
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz: Kenny K 1st Yr Anniversary Blog Hop - Anything Goes

Cardstock: Bazill
Image: KennyK's Carmen Electrafying
Printed Paper is from my stash
Copics: E000,YR000,E11, E47, E49, R27,R29,R46,R59,Y11,Y15,Y17,YR23,G94
Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Diamonds In The Rough
Letters are Heidi Grace

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

My Apology...

Good Morning All! I just wanted to write a quick note to say that I am sorry...so very sorry that I haven't posted anything recently but it seems that my computer has contracted a virus therefore I am having to use my computer at work! Which to say the least I am limited as to what I can do! But...I promise that I will posting soon! I am waiting on my computer guru to come fix this nasty little problem I am having. Thanks so much for stopping by and I will be posting some new work soon!

Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

the only thing that looks good on me is...

Good Morning everyone! I hope all of you are having a wonderful day! It is quite nasty outside my window right now! Oh well, that makes it a perfect day for crafting and maybe a good book! I wanted to share with you this morning a saucy little card I made last night...

So, isn't she just great? Her name is Devastatia and you can find here over at KennyKdownloads along with some other fabulous images! I colored her with copics and then used pop dots to raise her up along with the sentiment. I hope everyone likes it!

Challenges this project qualifies for:

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz - Challenge #50
Quirky Craft - Theme Box (using: 3 backing papers, ribbon, & a digi)
Southern Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Totally Paper Crafts -Challenge 71 - Die Cuts and Punches

Products used:

Cardstock is from my stash. (I have so much I can't remember who it's from!)
Purple check printed paper is from Daisy D's.
I used the Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edger Punch on the green cardstock and Fiskars Apron Lace on the purple.
The digistamp is from KennyK
And finally copics used were:
Skin: E00, E21, E51
Hair: Y11, Y15, Y12, YR23
Eyes: BG10, BG15
Outfit & Boots: V000, V04, V06, V09

Happy Crafting!

~Mary Beth

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Just a quick and bright card I made for my sister-n-laws birthday! I'm not usually big on a ton of embellishments but I tried with this one! I hope you like it!

Products used:

Cardstock & printed paper is from my stash.
Pink flower is Prima.
Small orange flowers are from Jolee's.
Stickles Orange Peel for the center of the small flowers.

I am entering this in the following challenges:


Super Hero Birthday

Yay! I'm now officially two for two today! So, today is my husband's birthday and of course, I had to make his card! A few weeks ago our son said: "Dad, do you know who is my favorite super hero? He replied: "No who?" Hayden said, "You!" Awww, how sweet right? So what more appropriate than a super hero birthday card! I got this very handsome super hero from KennyK, colored him with copics and the printed paper is DCVW "all about boys." I hope everyone likes it!

Products used:

Cardstock is from my stash.
Digi: KennyK 
Sentiment: Rubber stamp from my stash (sorry I can't remember where I got it)
Copics: C-1, B23,B24, R46

Thanks for looking & Happy Crafting!


The Duke

I'm so happy to finally be posting something new! This is the card I made for my father-n-law for his birthday & Father's Day! (They are only a day apart) His favorite actor is John Wayne and I found this fabulous sketch online! I hope he will love it! I colored the sketch with copics and some cheap colored pencils. I must say I am fairly pleased with the way it turned out!


Printed paper is DVWV "all about boys"
The "{ }" embellishment is from Jolee's.
Cardstock from my stash.
I did the stitching with my SewEasy using the zigzag head.
Copics used were:
Skin: E00, E21, E51
Eyes: B23, B24, 100
Hat & Vest: E31,E33,E35
Shirt: C-1,B23,B24
Ink for edges and the stitching was Ink it Up. The color is walnut.

Thanks so much for looking & Happy Crafting!


Friday, June 17, 2011

Such a Slacker!

I just wanted to let everyone know that I am very sorry that I haven't posted anything in what seems like forever! I have not been feeling very well lately but things are starting to look up! And, of course, I am feeling much better now! I will be posting some cards soon! I hope everyone has had a wonderful week and has a fabulous weekend!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Recent Copic Work

If you have been following along you know that I am new to the copic world...which I happen to love and I am completely addicted! So, today I decided to share a KennyK digi stamp that I have been working on. Right now my biggest challenge seems to be getting the skin tone right! Also, does anyone have any advice on how to photograph my work? It just seems like every photo I take makes the skin look orange :( I have a really great camera and tons of settings but it seems like no matter what I do it still has an orange tone. Anyway input is greatly appreicated!

Hair: 100, C-1, C-3
Skin: E51,E21
Everything Else: V000,BV00,BV02,BV04,V09

Thanks for looking & happy crafting!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Grandma's Wings

I made this card for my Grandmother's recent birthday. I titled it Grandma's Wings because I found this wonderful poem about how she is an angel.

Challenges this qualifies for:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Birthday Blog Hop
What's That Theme Throwdown - Teddy Bears

Halo: Y11,Y15
Bear: E31,E33,E35
Cloud: 0,BV00, B23

Digi Stamp
BugaBooStamps Jesse Angel

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Super Mom

First of all, I am very new to this whole "blog" thing so pelase be patient as I work my way around tyring to everything out!

So, last weekend was my Grandmother's 81st birthday and as usual my Mother asked that I make a card for my Grandmother from her. So, this is what I came up with...it is a partial lift from a card that I found just by searching images on the web with the name of the digi stamp from KennyK...which I absolutley love!

As you can see I still have a way to go with getting my copic work to look just right but considering that I have only had them about 3 weeks I think I am doing fairly well!

Skin: E21
Hair: Y11,Y15, YR23
Eyes: G94
Dress & Shoes: C-1, B23,B24
Apron: R46

Papers are various ones from my stash.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!