Category Archives: Quick and Easy

I prefer the phrase “Deal with it” BUT…

…it’s a REALLY cute stamp set!   I don’t often say “Suck it Up.”  And to be honest, if I’m in a bad mood and someone tells me to “Suck it up,” I get really annoyed.  But every once in a while, and if delivered in a good-humored kind of way, it can be funny.  I thought this set was super cute and I just had to have it. 

Suck it Up


This is Domestic Love by Cornish Heritage Farms.  Lots of fun/quirky sayings along with vintage images.  (Would you consider “Suck it Up” quirky?  I’m calling it quirky.) 

Isn’t that a cute vacuum with the little flowery bag?  Would a cute flowery vacuum entice me to vacuum more often?  Nah.  But I like it.  🙂

I’m off to get my daughter to gymnastics.  I’ve had a rather (mentally) stressful day and I need that hour to chill (plus I’m still not feeling 100%).  Hopefully it’ll be quiet in the “observation area.”

Have a good day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Cornish Heritage Farms “Domestic Love” (All Things Considered)   Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black   Cardstock: Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream   Patterned Paper:  October Afternoon Farm Fresh   Accessories:  Copic markers (B0000, B000, W00, W1, W3), Webster’s Pages trim, buttons, cream jute string, dimensional boosters.  Finished size 4 ¼” x 5 ½”.

A Sweet P.I. Girl

Hi everyone.  I have a sweet little Pure Innocence girl to share today.   🙂

You Warm My Heart


I kept this one fairly simple with an easy layout, nothing raised or glossed.  But I did add a strip of lace and a few glitter dots for a little something extra.

MFTSDOCUI just love coloring these gals.   They are just so sweet!  I hope you aren’t getting sick of them. I have (at least) two more to post soon. 

I understand that quite a few of the P.I. images are currently out of stock.  But have no fear, they will be back soon!  🙂

We spent a good bit of time yesterday getting a head start on our Christmas shopping.  Apparently everyone else had the same idea.  Holy cow.  I couldn’t believe how many people were out and about.  And the Lego store…By the looks of the line, you would have thought they were giving things away.  (But alas, they were not.) 

Anyway, I haven’t spoken at length with my other half yet this morning, but I’m hoping to have a lazy day.  I still say internet shopping is the way to go.  No people, no lines and no racing for parking spaces.  😉

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Stamps:  MFT “Snow Day” (Pure Innocence)   Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black  Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink White (base), MFT Perfect Paper Panel  Patterned PaperMy Mind’s Eye Colorful Christmas   Accessories:  Copic markers, Making Memories lace, white glitter dots.  Finished size 5” x 5”.

Pink Elephant

Hi everyone!

My post today might be the shortest ever.  I’m feeling better, but have to get the kids ready for picture day.  (I anticipate lots of arguments with one of them…I may have to pay her to wear what I want her to wear.)

Let’s Celebrate


This is Huckabee, one of Whipper Snapper’s newer images.  She was fun (and quick) to color.  I added some simple layers, a bit of stitching and a button.  Done.  🙂  (I like when things come together quickly. That doesn’t happen often for me.)

Ok…off to primp and hopefully not battle.  Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Stamps:  Whipper Snapper Designs “Huckabee” and “Happy Birthday” cling set (Anna Wight)  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamagic Pixie Dust   Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink Stampers Select (white)   Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey Lemonade 6×6 paper pad   Accessories:  Copic markers (R59, R81, R83, R85, YG03), Basic Grey button, white string, sewing machine, sponge.  Finished size 5 ½” x 4 ¼”.

What are YOU doing Saturday?

Hi everyone!  TGIM!  🙂

As I’m sure you already know, this Saturday is World Card Making Day, a holiday created four years ago by the Paper Crafts team to bring people together through card making and to help kick off the busy card making season.  It’s a great day to get together with friends, make cards, (eat junk) and just have fun!  

Looking for some paper crafting inspiration?  Check out the Paper Crafts/CK Online Store where you’ll find the new Holiday Cards & More, Paper Crafting for Kids and much more creative goodness.  How about a coupon to save 25% off your order?  Simply use code ENVN-6FNC-HPYG at checkout.  The coupon is valid through October 12th.  

Would you like to participate in Paper Crafts’ World Card Making Day Blog Tour?  Add a link to your blog here.  (You may need to register to participate, but don’t worry.  It’s quick and easy.)

I have a super-quick card to share today.

Welcome Baby


My cards usually take hours…sometimes even days (sadly, I’m not kidding) but this one came together very quickly.  And I think it’s really cute (if I may say so).  I added a tiny dot to the elephant’s eye using a black 3-d glaze pen.  It adds just a touch more interest to the card, I think.


I hope you’re able to enjoy some crafting time on Saturday…or today…or tomorrow.  🙂 

For even more inspiration, paper crafting news, celebrating and just plain ol’ fun, check out the World Card Making Day website, Cath’s Moxie Fab World and Paper Crafts Connection.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Stamps:  Cornish Heritage Farms “Zooper Fun” and “Baby Love” (Kim Hughes CollectionInk: Memento Tuxedo Black   Cardstock:  Prism Crabapple Dark   Patterned PaperBasic Grey Lemonade paper pad   AccessoriesZva Creative felt flower, button, jute string, black Sakura 3-d glaze pen.  Finished size 5 ½” x 4 ¼”.

Wish You Were Here

Hi everyone!  TGIF!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted some Whipper Snapper, so I have a cute little critter to share today.

Wish You Were Here


This is Swiss Miss.  (I think I colored her more like “Mr. Swiss” but I suppose it could go either way.)  She’s one of the many images from Whipper’s last Fall/Winter release.  

I’ll be posting more cards using Whipper Snapper very soon.   I promise.  🙂

And speaking of “Wish You Were Here,” here’s a little something about me that you probably don’t know.  My absolute favorite song …Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd.  I could listen to this all day long.  🙂

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Ahhhh…… it!  🙂  Unfortunately, this recording is not of the song in its entirety (and yes, it is a very long song but sooo great).   I wish I were THERE.  🙂

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!  And let’s take a moment to remember…

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Stamps:  WSD “Swiss Miss” and “Wish You Were Here”  Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black  Cardstock:  Prism Rose Medium, Super Smooth White; Stamin’ Up Pumpkin Pie   Patterned Paper:  Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday   Accessories:  Copic markers (E31, E33, Y38, R35, R37, YG95, C1), twill, hemp, Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Finished size 5” x 5”.

Weekly Spotlight 7/15-7/21


 Hello!  I’m a little late with my post today.  I have a sick one here and I’ve been rather crazy (more so than usual).

This week’s spotlight with My Favorite Things is on our My Favorite Copic Collection.  This is the perfect mix of colors for all of your MFT sets,  including matches to all of our current exclusive color collections in Spring, Summer and Chocolate Kiss.  Several skin tones are included in this set as well.

If you are looking for a ONE-SET Copic Collection to take care of your coloring needs in a thrifty fashion, this set is for you!

Tooty Fruity You’re a Cutie


This is a rather simple card using Feelin’ Fruity, one of MFT’s newest releases just available last night.  I love it and have a few ideas for future “projects.” 

MFTTFCUI used Copics to color my slice of cuteness.  And after seeing what my friend, Carole, did with a glitter pen on her fruit (here), I just had to “borrow” the idea.  🙂  I also used a 3-d black gel pen on the eyes.

If you’d like some tips on advanced blending techniques using Copic markers, Candice has a fabulous tutorial here in our HTDT thread in the MFT member forum.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Stamps: MFT “Feelin’ Fruity”   Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black   Cardstock:  Prism Vibrant Pink, Candleglow Light; MFT Perfect Panels   Patterned Paper:  Doodlebug Strawberry Blossoms and Pink Lemonade Plaid   Accessories:  Copic markers, Martha Stewart punch, May Arts ribbon, Melon and Pink Spica glitter pens, Sakura 3-d black gel pen, pop dots.  Finished size 5 ½” x 4 ¼”.

Lean on Me

Hi everyone!  Just a quick post today of a rather quick and easy card.

Lean on Me


This is another Whipper Snapper image my daughter chose when I placed my last order.  (I like when the sentiment is already on the stamp.  I don’t have to worry about where to put it.  🙂 ) 

And…um…I just clicked into the Whipper Snapper website.  They’ve posted a small preview of their next release!  WARNING! WARNING!  😉

Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Stamps:  Whipper Snapper Designs “Lean on Me”   Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black   Cardstock:  Stampin’ Up Bravo Burgundy; Prism Super Smooth White   Patterned Paper:  Three Bugs in a Rug “Happy Bird-day” Plaid   Accessories:  Copic markers (C1, C3, E31, E33, E35, R00, RV95, R59), Prima flowers, brads.


Hi everyone!  I’m frantically packing for our trip so this is REALLY short!



And this is REALLY how I’m feeling about packing.  Yahoo. (Ugh.)  I love the expression on this Whipper Snapper owl’s face.  It’s just like mine. lol.

Gotta go!  I’ll be back soon!  Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Stamps:  Whipper Snapper Designs “Otto the Owl” and “Happy Birthday” cling set  (Anna Wight)    Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black    Cardstock:  Prism Suede Brown Dark, Sunflowers Dark, Super Smooth White   Patterned Paper:  Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy “Skipping Stones” and “Flannel”    Accessories:  Copic markers (E37, E31, E71, YR23, YG63, E0000, W1 ), American Crafts brads, pop dots.

Whipper Toddlers

Time for some more Whipper babies! 🙂  Aside from the stitching on the second card, these went together pretty quickly.

Wanna Snuggle?


This is Jackson.  Isn’t he cute?  The sentiment is from Anna’s Winter Schminter set.

You’re So Sweet


And this is Chloe.  I had (have) just a few scraps of this paper left and I thought it was a perfect match to her pj’s.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Wanna Snuggle     StampsWhipper Snapper Designs “Jackson” and Winter Schminter   Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black   Cardstock:  Stampin’ Up Night of Navy; Paper Trey Ink white   Patterned PaperOctober Afternoon Nightlight “Jack” and Hometown “Main Street”   Accessories:  Copic markers, Basic Grey button, white string, pop dots.

You’re So Sweet      StampsWhipper Snapper Designs “Chloe” and “You’re So Sweet”   Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black   Cardstock:  Prism Desert Coral Dark, Super Smooth White   Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye Bloom & Grow “Little Blossom”   Accessories:  Copic markers, Basic Grey buttons, sewing machine.

Cute Baby x 2

It’s been several days since I’ve shared Whipper Snapper children (you know how much I love them), so how about two babies?

Welcome Bundles of Joy


I just love their fat little cheeks!  🙂 

I kept this one pretty simple.  These little babies are very quick to color with Copic markers.  I added some stitching, tied some ribbon and used a sentiment from Anna’s Bundle of Joy set, adding an ‘s’ to the end of “bundle. ” 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!

Stamps:  Whipper Snapper Designs “Bella” and “Bundle of Joy”   Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black    Cardstock:  Prism Papaya Puree Dark, Super Smooth White   Patterned Paper:  My Mind’s Eye Wild Asparagus Birthday Girl Plaid and Dots/Aqua   Accessories: Copic markers, ribbon, safety pin, sewing machine.