April 30, 2012

PB&J Video Tutorial

Hi everyone! Hope you had a nice weekend.  It's Monday so that means it's time for another PB&J video tutorial on the Penny Black blog.  This week I had fun playing with a new Penny Black background stamp and Spellbinder's Nestabilities to create three cards with unique "frames."

Here's a look at each card-- click HERE to visit the Penny Black blog to watch the video.

See you soon with another inspiration card from Stephanie!

April 27, 2012

Inspired by...Stephanie, *Day 2*

TGIF! Here's our next inspiration card by the loaded-with-talent Stephanie:
And here's my take:
All stamps by Penny Black: 40-111 Breezy, 40-113 Inspiring, 40-132, 2585E Butterfly.

Wishing you an awesome weekend- see you next week with more incredible inspiration by Stephanie.

April 26, 2012

Another peek...

I'm sharing another card using new Penny Black stamps on the Penny Black blog today.  Here's a little peek:
Click HERE to visit the Penny Black blog for the full reveal.

See ya tomorrow with another beautiful inspiration card by Stephanie!

April 25, 2012

Inspired by...Stephanie

I'm honored to announce that our featured artist this week is Stephanie!  She is super talented and creates awesome cards, ranging from bold clean and simple designs to beautiful layered elegant work.  Here's a look at Stephanie's inspiration card for today:
I just love the orange and red color scheme and the beautiful layered stamping.  The ledger background contrasts beautifully with the natural floral stamping.  Oh, and I LUV that heart cut from the center of the butterfly!
Here's my take:

I began by inking Penny Black 40-107 Posies with Distress Stains (Fired Brick, Wild Honey, and Peeled Paint) and stamping onto patterned paper. The sentiment is by Penny Black 40-132 and was stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink.  The large butterfly was cut using Spellbinders Butterflies Two die, stamped with Penny Black 30-114 Puzzle Parts using VersaMark ink, embossed in white, and then I applied Distress Ink (Peeled Paint, Pine Needles) to the die.  The embossed background is Penny Black paper, EP402 Lattice White.

Thanks again for popping by! See ya tomorrow with another peek at a card using NEW release Penny Black stamps.

April 24, 2012

A little peek...

Just sharing a little peek at a card I created with a *new* Mimi stamp from Penny Black...
Click HERE to visit the Penny Black blog for the full reveal.

See ya tomorrow with our new featured artist... I can't wait to share her gorgeous work!

April 23, 2012


I'm sooo excited about this week's PB&J because it features a sneak peek at stamps from Penny Black's newest upcoming release! (And I must admit... I'm TOTALLY in love with these new stamps!!)
Click HERE to visit the Penny Black BLOG to watch the video.

Thanks for popping by! Your visits mean so much to me.  Oh, and be sure to come back tomorrow-- I've got a peek at another new stamp and we'll also have a new featured artist this week, too!

April 20, 2012


I have to admit that I am really enjoying the change of seasons now that I am back in South Dakota. I don't think I realized how much I missed SPRING! Here's a few photos from my Spring Pinterest Board which I hope will brighten your Friday and leave you inspired. :)

Source: ellinee.com via Jill on Pinterest

Source: bhg.com via Jill on Pinterest

And I couldn't leave you without a card; right?

All stamps by Penny Black: 4236K Sunburst, 30-104 Sweet Wishes


April 18, 2012

Have a Wonderful Day!

I've got another big project to finish up this week, so I thought I would share a couple more Penny Black catalog cards I haven't had a chance to share here on the ol' blog.  I sure hope you don't mind-- my plan is to have a new featured artist for next week if I can get all of the "to-do's" crossed of my list! :)
This card was created by stamping Penny Black 40-113 Inspiring using various colors of VersaFine Ink.  Once dry, I added shading using Copic Markers.  I also outlined the images with Copic marker C1- I love the depth this creates.  The background was inked with Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and then stamped using Penny Black 2025M Music Note Background in Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.  Sentiment by Penny Black, 30-105 Gratitude.

Thanks for popping by!!

April 16, 2012

PB&J Video Tutorial, Spring Fling Tags

Here's a look at the set of tags I created for this Monday's PB&J Video:
Click HERE to visit the Penny Black blog to watch the video.
Thanks for visiting!!

April 13, 2012

Big project...

Working on a big project--here's a peek:
And speaking of butterflies, here's card I created for the Penny Black catalog.  I can't remember if I've shared it here already... sorry if it's a repeat! :)
All stamps by Penny Black - 40-100 Fanciful, 30-095 Flower Festival, 30-105 Gratitude
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

April 11, 2012

Simple Stamping

Sometimes I'm just in the mood to color, so I decided to indulge myself this week and create these three tags:
They were colored and inked using all Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products.  Detailed instructions on how they were created are available on the Faber-Castell blog HEREAll stamps by Penny Black (4260K Tres Chic, 40-104 Spring Beauty, 40-106 Paisley)
Thanks for popping by! :)

April 9, 2012

PB&J Video Tutorial, Sticker Set

This week's PB&J video features a set of cards using this sticker set from Penny Black called Petals and Wings (10-214):
Click HERE to visit the Penny Black blog to watch the video.
Here's a look at each individual card:

Thanks for visiting--HUGS!

April 6, 2012

Cathy *Day 4*

Happy Friday, my friends! Today I have another fun inspiration card by Cathy Fong.  I was especially inspired by the unique color scheme on her card, including that lovely peachy pink sky:
And here's my take:
All Stamps by Penny Black: 30-105 Gratitude, 4241K Lace Flower, 2025M Music Note Background

Thanks soooo much for popping by this week. And a special thanks to Cathy, for allowing me to share her BEAUTIFUL and FRESH work!  I'll see you on Monday with a new PB&J video. 
Happy Easter!

April 4, 2012

Inspired by...Cathy *Day 3*

I love this colorful and cheery set of cards by Cathy Fong:
As always her coloring is full of life!
Here's my take:

The card bases were cut using Tim Holtz Alterations die Vintage Cabinet Card using Penny Black Mix and Match cardstock. I distressed this cardstock using Forest Moss, Seedless Preserves, and Faded Jeans Distress Ink.  I then stamped it using Penny Black 40-106 Paisley, stamping with the same colors as the distressing.  The floral panels were cut from Spellbinders Deckled Edge Ovals and stamped with Penny Black 3872H Astilbe and 40-111 Breezy.  I colored the stamps with a combination of Marvy markers and Stamper's Big Brush markers and then "huffed" on the stamps before stamping.  Next I lightly stamped these pieces using Penny Black 1999L Letter Background inked with Pumice Stone Distress Ink, removing some ink with a baby wipe before stamping.  Sentiment by Penny Black 30-104 Sweet Wishes.

Thanks so much for your visit and for your sweet comments! See you soon with another FAB card by Cathy Fong!

April 2, 2012

PB&J Video Tutorial- Coaster Set

This week's PB&J video on the Penny Black Blog features a fun technique for creating coasters with simple stamping and coloring with Copic markers.  Click HERE to check out the video.

Thanks for popping by-- see ya soon with a set of cards inspired by the amazing Cathy Fong!