I have a birthday card to share with you.  I wanted to use my Copics so I hunted through my stash for something to color.

Isn’t this the cutest mouse?  I had the perfect whimisical DP so once I decided on that, all my other choices were pretty much made and I could sit down to color the mouse.  I masked him and the balloons then Copic Airbrushed in the sky and land.  Wow, I have a lot of practicing to do with that tool, but it was fun to add the background.  Once done, I used the oval and square Nestability popped up to frame the little guy.  My last step was to add a little texture with my new Martha Stewart ZigZag punch and added ribbon – of course (smiles).

Stamps:  The Angel Company – Mouse; Heidi Grace – Sentiment
Ink:  Black Brilliance; Versamark
Paper:  Bazzill, DP – from my stash
Accessories:  Brads, Nestabilities, Michaels Ribbon; Copics


  • nancy bMay 2, 2008 - 10:55 am

    OH MY GOODNESS!!! This card is just stinkin cute!!!! I love the Nestibilites…gotta get those. Explain about these copic you talk about all the time. that background looks airbrushed??? and what does DP stand for. You are just so fun….this is quite the whimsical card. thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenMay 3, 2008 - 4:37 pm

      Hi Nancy, don’tcha just love those acronymns? DP stands for Design Paper!
      Copics are alcohol based art markers. The beauty of them is they don’t streak like waterbased markers, they blend together beautifully, they are permanent, there are more than 300 colors and they don’t dry out, nor do you have to worry about standing them up. They are on the pricey side, but it’s just as easy to build a small set as it is to build a large set. Lastly, there is a gun-like attachment that you can seat the marker into that attaches to an air source which will allow you to use the markers like an airbrush.ReplyCancel

  • Janice N.May 2, 2008 - 12:37 pm

    I would also like to know the answers to nancy b.’s questions. I have been totally fascinated by all your cards. They are absolutely the most gorgeous. You can’t imagine how you inspire me. Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

  • cindyMay 2, 2008 - 12:39 pm

    Beautiful card! Totally love the whole lay out.ReplyCancel

  • Pat (Just4fun2 on SCS)May 3, 2008 - 7:55 am

    This is so cute! TFS


  • GiovanaMay 3, 2008 - 8:34 am

    This is really cute!!!
    God bless

  • Debbie OlsonMay 3, 2008 - 10:08 am

    So sweet, Becca! I love the double-layered Nesties (shape on different shape), and that zig-zag punch? Arrrgggghhh! I might need that. . .ReplyCancel

  • JanineMay 3, 2008 - 12:14 pm

    I love this!!! You are one talented woman!! Thanks for your great work.ReplyCancel

  • LaurieMay 3, 2008 - 1:10 pm

    Soooo Cute!! This mouse is adorable. Love the paper and the layout you chose. And as for your airbrushing, it looks great to me. Mine is still in the package. Why are we frightened when we get something we just had to have? Love your card.ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMay 5, 2008 - 8:22 am

    WELL I have been to a crop this weekend and was happy to open my computer and find new cards to look at. Love this bday card it is too cute!! love how the ms punch came out. i think u are getting pretty good with those copics.ReplyCancel

  • heather the mooseloverMay 5, 2008 - 8:22 pm

    Very sweet card. Your coloring is amazing- so smooth.ReplyCancel

  • JulieMay 21, 2008 - 8:53 am

    This is such a cute card! I really love all your cards (: Great job!ReplyCancel

I’m so glad to be back, and with a card!  My daughters graduation was so nice, and when I was looking through sentiments appropriate for a graduation card, I came across this one and set it aside in my "short stack"  (the pile of stamps I keep on my desk that whisper "use me first").

I am so very blessed.  During the weekend I was very busy but wouldn’t dream of missing the monthly stamping gathering I attend.  Every month I’m a secret sister and also have a secret sister that gives me "to die for stuff".  I did the happy dance when I received a stack of Webster Pages!!  As you can see, I didn’t waste a moment getting that DP into a card.  It’s a tall card, 9×4 that fits into business sized envelope, but the hinge for the card is at the top so I had to start with a piece of cardstock that was 18 inches.  I also wanted a skinny embossed rectangle and scalloped rectangle but don’t have the new tall rectangle nesties yet.  So, I whittled down the size of the rectangle and embossed one side of it and moved the image over to the other side of the nestie and ran it through a second time.  Then on the scallops, I cut down the center and overlapped. to make the rectangle skinny – at a cursory glance, you would never know.    I finished up with ribbon and dew drops and even decorated the inside since there was sooooooo much white space.  Thanks for you patience, and thanks for stopping by.

Stamps:  Wordsworth
Paper:  Webster’s Pages; Bazzill
Inks:  SU Close to Cocoa
Accessories:  Dew Drops, Nestabilities, Ribbon, Making Memories Brad

  • NancyApril 30, 2008 - 6:10 am

    Becca I am so glad your daughter’s graduation went well. What an accomplishment. I know you are so proud! I have missed your artwork but I know the importance of putting family first.

    This card is beautiful. I love the odd size and the color combo. You are so good about stepping outside of the box! Thank you for sharing and welcome back!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsonApril 30, 2008 - 11:18 am

    Becca, I love this stamp, this paper (just ordered some more last week!), the ribbon, and every detail on your card! A huge congratulations to your daughter!ReplyCancel

  • TravelingmamaApril 30, 2008 - 11:31 am

    I love what you did with Kristina’s challenge! The DP is so pretty! I wouldn’t have been able to wait either. Though I have at times been known to hoard it. What a waste, right?!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideApril 30, 2008 - 7:26 pm

    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I LOVE IT. I love the size, the use of paper ribbon dew drops, its a winner!! the ribbon looks like it was made for that paper. well im proud of your daughter and know u are. glad u are back, missed your pretty work. oh by the way, another stamp to die for.

  • JanineApril 30, 2008 - 9:07 pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous.!!!ReplyCancel

  • LindseyMay 1, 2008 - 10:46 am

    Love this card- just lovely & the sentiment is just perfect, great job!ReplyCancel

  • DeannaMay 1, 2008 - 5:36 pm

    Very nice card… love the shape of it and that ribbon is very kewl!ReplyCancel

  • Maxee OlsonFebruary 27, 2010 - 8:48 pm

    I am enjoying your old posts, what a talent!ReplyCancel

 My goodness this week is flying by, life could not be busier and I have company coming this weekend.  I’m having a proud mother moment….my oldest is graduating from college this weekend.  In retrospect her growing up has flown by just like my perception of this week – in the blink of an eye.  I know I will be scarce while I try to focus on the events at hand and our company.  Thanks so much for all the wonderful comments and email you’ve been sending…they bless me and keep my spirits up. 

I’ll be back on Monday, thanks for hanging in there with me.


  • debApril 28, 2008 - 3:48 pm

    You must be so very very proud !!! What an accomplishment your daughter has achieved. I’m of the belief that women absolutely need an education to get ahead. It’s a very hard world. Hope you had a wonderful time with family and friends. I know you and your husband are very proud.
    hugs, debReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideApril 29, 2008 - 1:04 pm

    its monday and im looking forward to having u back. hope u had a good weekend. congratulations to your daughter are in order.