I can hardly believe that it is nearing the end of the day of the last day of February.  Where oh where has the time gone . . . . Oh I KNOW, I’ve slept most of it away! Smiley from millan.net You guys have to check out Linda Duke’s blog.  She called me yesterday so excited and laughing hysterically.  She has uploaded a video and will be doing so on a continual basis.  I was so impressed with the quality of video that I had to buy the same camcorder Linda has.  Linda thinks that you guys should see and hear me so that you actually hear my humor and wit . . . I don’t know about that.  Maybe on the days that I actually get dressed and don’t stay in my flannel pants all day.  Oh wait, in that case you guys will never see a video of me! Smiley from millan.net

Today’s card is one I’ve been wanting to make for a long time.  I got this image from Rubbernecker just about a year ago, and today is the first day it has seen ink.  Gee I hope it’s up on the site . . . better go check!  Well crap it’s not there.  I’ve already sent Mr. Rubbernecker an email asking him to load it up because I know you’re gonna love it.  Especially if you like to garden.

RN Garden Angel

I actually picked my paper this time before I started coloring. I can’t say that I did a very good job of matching the colors, but hey . . . I tried.  The angel is colored with Copic Markers and then the image background is very lightly airbrushed with blue.  I used the Spellbinders Petite 5 ½” Daisy Borderabilities to cut, emboss and stencil the blue strip.  The flower was cut, embossed and stenciled with the Spellbinders Daisy Heads Edgeabilities.

  • Stamps: Rubbernecker Garden CollectionGarden Angel small SKU:04-17 and Welcome to my garden SKU:04-18  from Rubbernecker Stamp Company
  • Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; Prism Sunflowers Medium and Spring Willow Medium; BasicGrey Urban Prairie
  • Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Archival Jet Black and Antique Linen Distress
  • Accessories: Spellbinders Petite 5 ½” Daisy Borderabilities and Daisy Heads Edgeabilities; Copic and Spica Markers; Copic Airbrush System; Sewing Machine; Tsukineko Sponge Dauber; Venture Foam Tape; Ribbon; BasicGrey Button

I hope you have had a fabulous day, and thanks for stopping by!

Edited to Add the stamp information now that it is on the Rubbernecker site!


This sale is for all Rubbernecker, Stamp Oasis and KK Original stamps and sets.

Starts 12pm noon PST Today 2/27, ends 9pm PST Sunday March 1st.

BUY 2 stamps GET 1 stamp FREE

Free stamps will be of equal or lesser value.  We will refund the purchase amount on the 3rd highest priced stamp and the 6th and so on.  Shipping is based on the original purchase price and so is the Shoppers Reward Program which will apply during the Sale.

I’ve actually made two cards today . . .  WOO HOO!  I so wanted to do the SCS Sketch Challenge today, so after my nap I jumped on it.  Hehe – yep got that afternoon nap in.  But sssshhhh, don’t tell anyone!  Since I’m watching American Idol while I’m writing this post, I gonna get right to it.

I loved the sketch today because it is perfect to incorporate inchies with.  You know I do love to make inchies.   When I saw the Home Tweet Home set from Flourishes, the first thing that went through my mind was what I could make inchies with from the set.  I’ve been wanting to work with the birdhouses in this set and today I got to do it.


The inchies were colored with Copic Markers, punched out using a 1″ square punch and then mounted on 1″ illustration board.  While I was at Hobby Lobby one day, I found in the artists section a package of ATC cards made from illustration board.  Today I cut one of the ATCs up into 1″ squares so that I could glue the paper inchies on them for more stability.  The background paper is made with that “inky thing I do” by swiping distress pads on a craft sheet and misting with water.   Even though it is hard to see in the photo, I misted the paper with Broken China/Gold Distressed Pearlized Mist and then stamped the branch from the stamp set in Antique Linen.

  • Stamps: Home Tweet Home from Flourishes
  • Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; SU Kraft and Kiwi Kiss
  • Ink: Ranger Archival Coffee, Adirondack Espresso and Antique Linen, Faded Jeans, Broken China, and Vintage Photo Distress
  • Accessories: Copic Markers; Ranger Mini Mister, Gold Perfect Pearls, Ink Blending Tool and Non-Stick Craft Sheet; Clover Craft Iron; Tsukineko Sponge Dauber; Square Punches; Illustration Board; Ribbon; Button

I hope you had a great day today and thanks for stopping by!

Good morning and Smiley from millan.net!  What a day I had yesterday . . . dentist appointment, sleep appointment with more testing and sorority last night.  Good times for sure!

The other night I sat here in the studio water coloring images and watching television.  Surprisingly enough when I checked in on the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge yesterday one of the images would work perfectly with the colors.

I started putting the card together last night when I came in, but had to wait to finish it this morning.  Of course, I did go with one of my standby layouts . . . I hadn’t checked in on the today’s Sketch Challenge yet.  I’ll be back with that one later.  I already have an idea!  Anyhoo, here’s my card for the Color Challenge.


The image was colored with various colors of Ranger Distress Reinkers.  The image and bottom layers were then die cut and embossed using Spellbinders Nestabilities.  I am out of SU Pumpkin Pie paper (I only had a small little scrap left), so I substituted Prism papers for the card and used BasicGrey Mellow for the background.

  • Stamps: Stamp Oasis Fantasy Collection – Laughter SKU:35 SO JB from Rubbernecker Stamp Company
  • Paper: Canson Watercolor; Prism Intense Yellow, Intense Orange and Spring Willow Medium; BasicGrey Mellow
  • Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black and Broken China, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Old Paper, Mustard Yellow, Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick Distress Inks
  • Accessories: Spellbinders Classic, Scalloped and Classic Scalloped Inverted Circle Nestabilities; Sewing Machine; Royal Aqualon Paint Brushes; Button; Ribbon, Venture Foam Tape

Well the dogs are running down wanting their walk.  I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

I hope everyone had a terrific Monday.  I truly didn’t do much of anything and finally ventured into the studio around 4’ish or so.  My morning got away from me, then it was time for the soaps and I have to admit that I fell asleep on the couch for a short nap.

I thought it would be fun today to finish up the all occasion guy cards.  Of course these cards have a theme . . . . automobiles.  We’ve already had the Mustang and the Corvette.  The final in the series is a Ford Thunderbird.  Now here is my dream car!  One I would love to find in an old barn, long forgotten.  Mine would be a ‘55, painted turquoise with a white hardtop.  Oh yeah baby!!

RN Thunderbird

The T-Bird was colored with Copic Markers and Ranger Glossy Accents was used on the headlights and windshield.  I’ve once again used Spellbinders Labels One and Petite Oval Nestabilities to keep with the same sketch I’ve been using.  I think this is my favorite out of the three.

Just for fun, below are the first two in the series.  I’ve called them a series because I’ve used the same sketch for each, only changed the image and paper.

The Mustang

Mustand fastback RN

The Corvette

RN Corvette

These cards could cover just about any occasion, can be serious or funny and have so many possibilities!

I guess that’s about all for today, since I’m now drawing a blank. Oh these memory lapses  . . . will they never end?  Just say yes, because I won’t remember tomorrow anyway!  Thanks for stopping by.

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