Monday, January 9, 2012

A Fabulous Invitation!

I got a wonderful email last night. I was invited to be a guest designer on The Outlawz for the Copic/Promarker group for the month of March. OMG! I am so thrilled and excited! I cannot express how much this means to me; it's like a dream come true! :^)  One of those bucket-list items that is actually a reality now. How about that? Life is good.

My name was drawn last week for the Bookendz group to win a gift card to Amazon. How lucky, huh? But that also meant that I was asked to create a theme project for the next book selection. I created this card over the weekend after reading Julia's Chocolates by Cathy Lamb. Oh, my, if you get the chance to read this book, do so! It is a terrific read; loaded with humor, which caused me to cry from laughing so hard! And the story will also pull at your heartstrings, as well as scare you a bit. It has everything I love in a novel. And I thank Suzanne for selecting it. She is really good at picking out books I enjoy!

Anyway, I used a mini-stamp by Basic Grey that Angela gave me a few years ago. It does not have a name, and is no longer available as far as I know. It is a really cute stamp, though, and seemed to fit this particular card. I also used a Stampin' Up stamp from the Eat Chocolate set. I used Memento ink with Cryogen cardstock for the little girl, and SU cardstock with SU ink for the sentiment. For paper, I used My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Two "Rosy" designer paper, and SU cardstock. To create the doilies and frame, I used dies from Cheery Lynn: Italian Flourish, Nautical Wheeler, and Square Lace Frame. I also used Spellbinders' Nestabilities Circle dies. I accented the image with a Signo Uniball white gel ink pen and some Glossy Accents on her eyes

And, of course, I used Copics: G40, G82, E000, E00, E02, E08, E09, E11, E13, E29, E35, E37.

If you would like to join this great book club, you can see details here:

I am also entering this card into a challenge on the Outlawz:

My niece, Abby, is having a birthday this week, so I need to get busy and make her card. I will post again when I get it done.

Wishing everyone everywhere a great week!


  1. Hello penny love the card and my time spent with you in changing hands

  2. Thank you, Merrilyn! Glad you can comment now.

  3. Very cute card, Mom! Love how you used the frames and doilies. And congrats again on the guest design team spot. It's great that your talent is being recognized that way. :)

  4. Thank you, thank you, thank you! :^)

  5. This is very cute card!!! And congrats on the team spot!!! You really are amazing at what you do!

    1. Thank you, thank you! That is so sweet of you to say!
      Hugs again,


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