July 29, 2012

One hundred twenty....

I was honored to create sample boards for Penny Black retailers for CHA. 
I'm happy to report I've crossed the following off of my to-do list:
Create 120 cards
scrub ten VERY inky fingers

I can't wait to share some cards using stamps from the new Penny Black Christmas catalog! (Oh, and the new Halloween stamps are to-die-for cute!) In the meantime, here's a look at a set of cards I created for retailer boards last year:

Hope your week is off to a great start. See ya soon! :)

July 26, 2012

Crafting Fun!

Last week I had a fun little crafting party with my nieces, sister-in-law, and mom...
Visit the Faber-Castell blog for more details!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend, my friends. :)

July 23, 2012

Card set continued....

Last week I shared a two cards from a set of four.  Today I have the entire set for you-- 

All stamps by Penny Black
Thanks for popping by!

July 18, 2012

Card Set

Hi everyone! I recently created a set of four coordinating cards using stamps from Penny Black's most recent releases.  Here are two of those cards:
All stamps by Penny Black: 30-113 Petal Party, 30-116 Social Butterfly, 30-114 Puzzle Parts, 40-134 Wallpaper Print

I'll be back soon to share the rest of the set... until then, happy stamping!

July 16, 2012

New video is up....

I hope you can stop by the Penny Black blog today to check out a new PB&J video tutorial--

July 12, 2012

Inspired by...Heather Telford's Happy Bday Butterfly

When I saw Heather Telford's Happy Birthday Butterfly card on the Penny Black blog today I just had to try her technique myself. You can read about the specific technique on her blog HERE.  In creating this set of three mini cards, I used Tsukineko Memento inks for my backgrounds and stamping.
Memento Inks: Nautical Blue, Teal Zeal, Gray Flannel
Penny Black Stamps: 30-112 Round and Round, 30-113 Petal Party
Memento Inks: Morocco, Love Letter, Peanut Brittle
Penny Black Stamps: 30-113 Petal Party, 3367H Lace Flower Trio
Memento Inks: Northern Pine, Olive Grove, Pistachio
Penny Black Stamps: 3872 H Astilbe, 30-104 Sweet Wishes

Thanks for visiting! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.  See you on Monday with a new PB&J Video Tutorial. :)

July 9, 2012

PB&J Video Tutorial

A new PB&J Video tutorial is up on the Penny Black blog
I'm having fun with Distress Markers and Inks....
Click HERE to check out the video.
Have a great day!

July 5, 2012


Hi, my friends! I hope all of you who celebrate the 4th of July had a awesome day yesterday.  Mine was filled with wonderful time spent with family (and some delicious picnic/barbeque food, too!).
I created this set a while back and hadn't shared here yet because it was definitely one of those projects that took me forever and I wasn't ever totally happy with the final result.  Don't you hate that when you you keep fiddling and fiddling and pretty soon you're ready to throw the whole thing in the trash?! LOL  Maybe I'm the only one who feels this way sometimes....  Anywho, the small triangular piece was created by rolling up a square piece of Penny Black textured paper and taping it along the seem.  The top flips open and it can be filled with small candies or treats as a party favor or small gift.  I hope these directions make sense... feel free to email me if you have any questions. All stamps by Penny Black.

Thanks for visiting!

July 3, 2012

For fun...

Just popping in to share a card I made several weeks ago just for fun!
The flower (Penny Black Mum's the Word) was colored with Copics and the backgrounds underwent lots of distressing. :)

Thanks for poppin' by!