Sunday, March 24, 2013


Hello there!  There has been a lot of time between now and my first post.  After much research and reading on how to set up a blog, change a header, apply a background, and all of the other stuff that goes along with it, I think I am ready try another post.  Whew!  It would be an understatement to say that I am not computer  Please bear with me as I learn this process as I go.  For now, I have a few cards to post.  I recently went to my not so local scrapbook store and brought home a few goodies to play with.  My first card is one I made for a challenge on JustRite Stampers' blog.  I have admired their stamps for a while and was finally able to make a card with one of the sets.  The stamp set I used was Grand Sentiments.  I also used a new die set from Spellbinders called Resplendent Rectangles.  I can already tell this is going to be a regular for it!  For my card, I simply die cut a few of the rectangles in  Flourishes' Classic White cardstock and one in the green polka dot print from a My Mind's Eye 6 x 6 pad.  I stamped my sentiment then stamped, colored with Copics, and fussy cut some flowers and added them to the sentinment and assembled the card.  I added a few rhinestones and some Stickles to finish it off.

My next card is one I made using the new Flourishes Tulips for Friends stamp set.  I cannot begin to tell you how much I love this stamp set.  Those tulips are gorgeous and it was so much fun to color them!  The card is a very basic layout using a few stitched layers of dp from My Mind's Eye, some Midnight Muse card stock from Stampin' Up!, and Flourishes Classic White card stock.  I used a Spellbinders square die for my image and a Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags die for the little tag.  I finished it off with a bit of Very Vanilla ribbon from Stampin' Up!, and button and twine from Papertrey Ink.  The edges of all panels were distressed with Papertrey Ink's Chamomile ink.  

My last card for tonight is another one using the Tulips for Friends stamp set.  I just couldn't help myself!!  I used another Spellbinders die set, Timeless Rectangles, for this card.  I have found that when I color with Copics,  I tend to go towards the softer color tones and I really wanted these tulips to be more vibrant soooo....HELLO tulips!  These definitely came out brighter and I really like them!  It is outside of my norm but I am going to try to color more images this way!  For the card I used some dp from a My Mind's Eye 6 x 6 paper pad and some rhinestones.  I fussy cut this vase of tulips and I don't mind sayin' it was a bear to cut out....probably because I don't do a lot of fussy cutting....another thing to try more often!  So, here is my final card:

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend and hopefully I will be back soon with another card to share.  



  1. Look at all these beauties! Blog land will be lots of fun now that you've joined up. Your coloring is beautiful.

  2. OMGosh, these cards are stunning! Your coloring is absolutely gorgeous! It was great to meet you today. Maybe we can have a few minutes to chat tomorrow. :)

  3. Katie, you did a lovely job with the tulips. Bold! Go for it!! And welcome to the Blogosphere. I've started following your blog this evening. My given name is Beverly Sue, but I go by my nickname, Susie. Didn't want you to be confused.

  4. Hello Katie! What a way to start a blog! You've splendidly created your first series of cards and photographed them like a pro! They are all very beautiful! Thank you for visiting my blog.