Sunday, January 22, 2017


This is my first challenge for 2017.

The January 2017 challenge at Outlawz starts with a beautiful image from All Dress Up called "Butterfly Kisses".  It's perfect to bring a bit of change in the middle of winter.

I colored the image with Copics, embossed white cardstock with "Silhouette Grass" embossing folder by Sheena Douglas, and accented with butterflies using Martha Stewart "trio of butterfly".  I added some clear glitter embossing powder.  I also used my favorite tool "Perfect Layers" ruler to cut the mat around the white cardstock. I left it blank so I can use it for any occasion.

Happy Crafting!....

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


One of my coworkers asked me to make her a very simple card for a baby shower she will be attending on Friday. The sex of the baby is a kept secret.  So here's what I came up with.  I hope you like them just as much as I enjoyed making them.  I am going to let her choose.

Cards are both sized at 5" x 7"

Top card:  Paper from Recollections "All Seasons" cardstock
Spellbiders Majestic Label Twenty Five
Bottom card:  Paper from "The Blossoms Butterflies" 4.5x6.5 stack by DCWV
Spellbinders dies (can't remember which one....sorry )
Baby carriage die from ebay
Ribbon from my own Cotsco stash
Envelope and liners made using WRMK 1-2-3 Punch Board 

Thank you for looking!
Leave me some love :)

Monday, August 29, 2016


I know I have been MIA for quite a while, but with school and such, my free time was taken by essays, reports, discussions and rebuttals. But now I can come out and play. And play, I did with those wonderful new releases from Angela's Hearts and Memories.  I colored two of the four new releases for August and here I am to share the results.  Excuse the horrible lighting as I am still looking for my photo light box.  Click on the name of the digital stamps (above the images) for a direct link to where you can buy them :)

Toil and Trouble Tina

Close up of coloring

Right-sided step card (5 1/2" x 4 1/4")

I mounted 3 copies of the tree with dimensional dots

Another view of the image. I added "flame" for additional

Copics:  Skin: YR000, 00, E11, 35
Hair: B39, 29, 24, 23
Eyes: B29, 24, 23
Dress/Hat: R22, 27, 29, 59; YG03, 11, 23, 25

Broomstick Witchy Wendy

 Close up of colored image

 Finished project

Copic used:
Skin:  YR000, 00, E11, 23
Eyes:  E07, 31
Hair:  RV21, 23, 29, R46, 59
Dress/Hat: V09, 12, 15, 17; G40, 43, 46
Boots:  N7, 5, 3, 2, 0
Bow: Y11, 15, 17
Designer Paper from Authentic Paper, LLC, Collection "Spirited" two-sided paper.

Thanks for looking!!!....

Sunday, April 3, 2016


I made this card for a friendly "sketch" challenge on Card Making with Your Cricut facebook page.  I first started using bee stickers, then I saw those little bears that I had printed and cut on my silhouette Cameo (I can't remember where I got them as it was so long ago) and I decided to make something a bit "cutesy".  I love what I came up with.  Hope you will like it too.

Here's the sketch for the challenge:
and here's my card using the sketch above

Thank you for stopping by :)

Thursday, December 24, 2015


This is so awesome what Alyce Keegan is doing!....Continue reading for more info.

Kit and Clowder Online Colouring Clases is giving away a FREE Art Therapy class called Mindful Me to celebrate Christmas and reaching 8000 members! To claim your free class:

1 - Please make sure you are a member of Kit and Clowder Facebook Group Here
2 - Please read the instructions on this post to claim!

Wishing you all a very 
Happy Holiday Seasons

Sunday, November 22, 2015


The lovely Betty at Betty Simply Stamps was gracious enough to draw this poignant image, named Paris, and giving it to us FREE to show our support for the Parisians in their time of sorrow.  I am just getting to put this up on my blog.  With school I no longer have the same amount of free time and I color less and less.  I had to pass up participating in DT calls 'cause I knew that I would not be able to comply with the requirements.  But there is a light at the end of the tunnel and hopefully by the summer I should be finish with the program.
Once I colored the image, I started thinking of the background I needed to use to make it stand out.  I looked around in my craft room and my eyes fell upon my Craftwell ebrush system.  Dare I give it a try?  Well, why not?  It has been in my possession for over a year and I was yet to put it to good use. Since it comes with various attachements (copic, spectrum noir, sharpies, etc...) I thought I will use my copics.  I did not like the effect I was getting with copic so I tried my sharpies (the Noirs I own are the orginal markers and would not fit in the adapter).  Wow!..It worked marvelously with the sharpies.  You can see the result of using the red and blue sharpie on the card base.

Ooops..... I forgot to keep track of the colors I used.  My apologies
Hope you enjoy my coloring and the very simple card I made.
Thanks for stopping by :)

Sunday, October 25, 2015


Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition.

Simply B Stamps decided to bring back the fun by celebrating with an 
Halloween swap and a blog hop...Yeah!
Well this year, we were asked to do PUMPKIN-theme baskets, buckets or boxes 
filled with goodies and candies. We were also asked to make a card or paper craft 
using the Pumpkin Queen image. We had to keep the partner we were assigned 
a secret until today.....

You can find the image by going to the Simply B Stamps website or clicking here.  
I had a great time coloring the image and used a few techniques I have learned from 
my coloring class.

So here are the  goodies from my secret partner Betty QueenofHalloween Roberts 

Now let's continue on to the hop!..

You should have arrived here from visiting Teresa's page.  
For your convenience, I have listed all the blogs included in this swap in case 
you've missed one....

Stop by each and everyone and leave some love.


Carline:    <----------that's me 


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