Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Today's card was made using papers from the KaiserCraft "English Rose" 6 x 6 paper pad.  A link to the card: Card for Mother's Day.

 The layers were cut using dies from the Quickutz Nesting Diamonds set.  You can find the die set here: Creating Everlasting Memories The sentiment is from Paper Inspirations and was stamped with VersaMark and then heat embossed using Egyptian Gold embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by...............hope you find something you can use and come back again soon.


With Mother's Day less than two weeks away, I wanted to get a few cards made and posted here.  Since the problem with BlogSpot has not yet been solved, I am putting a link here:  Mother

The designer papers for this card are from a KaiserCraft 6 x 6 pad "Utopia".  I love the colors in this pad.  I stamped the sentiment from Paper Inspirations on to white card stock and then cut and embossed it using one of the Spellbinders Labels 10 dies.  The butterfly from Flora Doodles was popped on to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by....................hope you will come back again soon.

Saturday, April 23, 2011


If you cannot see the picture, please click here:  HE IS RISEN!!!
(Apparently the problem with pictures is a Blogspot problem.  I see a lot of others are having the same problem.  I hope you will continue to check in.  I will keep posting a link for you to see my photos until this problem is resolved.)

Friday, April 22, 2011


It appears my picture may not show again, so here is a link:  Yellow and Orange Card Swap

The Yahoo group which I belong to had a color swap this month using orange and yellow.  I debated about joining the swap because I wasn't sure what I would make.  I had these flowers that I had made from a friend's die last summer when we met in Des Moines.  I added the orange glitter glue.  From there I decided to use the large Spellbinders Labels 17 die to cut the two layers.  A strip of orange dotted swiss ribbon was wrapped around the white layer before attaching it to the orange layer.  Then I arranged the flowers - popping the middle one with pop dots. 
I knew I wanted to add a butterfly but the yellow one by itself just didn't quite do it for me so I layered a smaller orange on top with orange glue dots on the body.  I love using punched butterflies along with the sentiment from My Sentiments Exactly. 

My friend, Joyce, was the group member who received this card and I was so pleased to hear she is going to use it to send to a neighbor who could use some cheer.

I imagine many of you will be busy tomorrow getting ready for Easter dinner.  May you have a very Blessed Easter Sunday!  Thank you for stopping by.


I am still having trouble getting any picture to show up on my blog page so I decided to give you a link to the picture instead:  BUTTERFLY SUITE PICTURE.  Hopefully this will work until things start working right again.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

PENNY BLACK Butterfly Suite

(NOTE:  When I posted this listing, the picture did not seem to show up on my page.  If you are not seeing the picture, click around under the "Y" of butterfly and it may bring the picture up for you.  I don't know why this is happening.)

Recently I purchased this new Penny Black stamp.  It was such a pretty design and I was hoping I could do it justice. 

The front of the card was embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots but only a single row of the dots show.  The first time I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink but it seemed to be too dark when I tried to color it.  Then I tried a Hero Arts Shadow Soft Brown ink......and it was too light.  On my third try I went back to Memento and used Rich Cocoa.......and it was just right.  (Is this starting to sound like the story of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears?)

The image was then colored with Copic CIAO markers, the layer trimmed and the corners punched.  It was then added to a layer of  SU Wild Wasabi card stock with the corners punched as well.  After I had the layers added to the front of the card, I decided it needed just a little sparkle so I dotted the centers of the flowers and parts of the butterflies with my Quickie Glue Pen and sprinkled with Clear Glitter from Hero Arts.

(Supplies I can get for you:  Penny Black, Copic CIAO and Sketch markers and Glue Pens.)

Thank you for stopping by.............I'm sorry my posts have been so irregular lately. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


I'm still pulling stamps for the stamp sale and have posted 14 more items on the "Clearance" page.  When you get to the bottom of the page, be sure to click "Older Posts" if you want to still see the items that were posted yesterday.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

DON'T FORGET..............

You still have the chance to enter for some great blog candy.  Just click on this link:  Creating Memories in Time.  The winner will be chosen April 26.


I'm sorry there won't be a new card posted today, but I did want to let everyone know that I am going to be adding new items to the Clearance Page.  You can find a link to the Clearance items on the right of this blog page under "My Store"

These items may not be available after April 27 because I will be taking them to a local stamp sale but I wanted to give all of you a chance at them first.  The price shown for each individual or combination of stamps does not include shipping.

If you have any questions about the stamps, please let me know by emailing me at vboddicker@aol.com

I will begin posting pictures now and will be adding more as I get the items labeled.  

Monday, April 11, 2011


Yesterday was the birthday of a friend, Andrea.  She did receive her card on time.  The stamps I used were PTI "Up, Up and Away" along with the die that is sold separately.  I also had some clouds that had been cut with a die from someone and not sure what company made that particular die. 

First I cut out the white pieces of card stock with the hot air balloon die.  They were each stamped with either Green Galore, Real Red or Yo Yo Yellow and Chocolate Chip ink.  Card stock was also from SU.

Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, April 10, 2011


This past Thursday my friend, Georgia, had a birthday and I'm afraid I was late getting the card to her.  Since I know she has seen it now, I wanted to share it here on the blog.  The idea was not original.  I saw a card very similar to this somewhere.  Mine is different in that I used four different butterflies and instead of adding a green layer, I edged the top layer with green ink.  I also added crystal glitter to the butterflies which doesn't show up very good in the photo.

Supplies used:  PTI stamps, SU Pretty in Pink and Green Galore inks, VersaFine Black Onyx ink for the sentiment and SU Pretty in Pink card stock.

I'm always happy to answer any questions about cards posted here.  so thank you  for stopping by.............hope you come again soon and tell me what you think of the projects.

Friday, April 8, 2011

PENNY BLACK - Flowers for Mimi

I've been pre-occupied with several different things lately - one of which is watching the Eagle Cam which is here in Northeastern Iowa.  If you have a minute or two (or more)it has been a lot of fun watching three baby American Eagles hatch and the adult eagles caring for them. 

OK.......it's time I get back in gear here.  Yesterday I received a new shipment of Penny Black stamps and this one just had to be the first one I used.  The birds aren't Eagles but with some pretty birds returning after the winter we have had, this stamp just made me happy.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored with Copic Makers. One thing I like about Penny Black stamps is that the picture on the top of the wood mounted stamps are often colored - making it so easy to get it colored unless you want to change the color combination.  After coloring the image, I cut it out an embossed it with the Spellbinders Labels 1 die. 

The paper I chose was pure luck for color and design.  When coloring with Copic Markers, I might have been smarter to pick out the paper and then choose the marker colors to go with the paper.......I lucked out on this one.

I used a Cuttlebug border embossing folder to make the dots at the top and bottom of the white cardstock, leaving a space for the Basic Grey turquoise paper that I had edged with a Martha Stewart punch.

It doesn't show very well, but I did make scored lines above and below each of the embossed areas.  And because the layer with the image is white, I took the Copic CIAO B00 marker that I had used on the birds and edged just the right side of the Label 1 layer.

If you are interested, I do sell the Penny Black Stamps, the Spellbinders dies, Memento inks and Copic markers.

Thanks for stopping by..............I hope to get items posted more often.  I always appreciate your comments!

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Monthly Blog Candy Giveaway
EK Success
‏K & CO Paper Pad (Amy Butler)
Martha Stewart Punch: Tulip
EK Success Punch: Deco Scallop
EK Success (3) Art Blanche Stationery Tins
EK Success Image Tree Alphabet Stamp Set
EK Success Cutterbee Cutterfly
EK Success (2) Sticko 1000 Tab Herma Adhesive
EK Success Cutterbee Biercing Bugs
EK Success (2) Permanent Mini Adhesive
EK Success Black Fastenator Mini Stapler
EK Success Miscellaneous Fastenators

I don't have a card to post today, but I can tell you about a chance to win all these wonderful gifts.  As some of you know I'm part of a design team for the Creating Memories in Time blog.  Mary Pfaff is this month's feature designer and you can read all about the challenge by clicking here:  Creating Memories in Time

Wouldn't you love to win this month's great prize?  Take a chance........make a card and post it according to the directions given.  Let's see how many entries we can get.  The winner will be announced April 26, 2011.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you'll come back again soon.

Saturday, April 2, 2011


My friend, Joanne, is celebrating her birthday today and this is the card I sent her.  She should be getting it in the mail today so I hope I'm not spoiling a surprise.

The card is very simple.  I used a new embossing folder from Crafts Too and then added a glittery rub-on butterfly to the card.  This is a really pretty embossing folder that you can get at CropStop.com.

Thank you for stopping by and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOANNE!

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