Do you know what it takes to be a total girl?  Well, somewhere in the unwritten rules, there must be a love for…..handbags and shoes!!    Ummm, I’ve got that covered.   This was such a fun card to make and it was practically fool proof.  Did you notice that the stamps match the design paper?   These are DeNami stamps and I was thrilled that they released a line of design paper to match.  Now I’ve had these for several years but they came to mind today when I knew I wanted to make a girlie card.

I used Copics to color the stamped images.  For consistency I  tried to pick out the same colors used in the design paper to color in the 3 stamped images.  The remaining details are below:  I so hope you all had an amazing Easter!

Supplies:  Stamps: Denami, Stamp It, CTMH; Ink: SU Pixie Pink, Black Brilliance, Versamark; Paper: Bazzill, Denami; Accessories:  Copics, Brads, Michaels Ribbon, Nestabilities

  • BeckyMarch 24, 2008 - 12:17 pm

    Very pretty …..You are so talented!!ReplyCancel

  • MeredithMarch 24, 2008 - 2:08 pm

    I love this!!!! Such a girl card….

    I wanted to thank you for continuing to inspire me. I have given you an award!!! To find out more about it please head on over to my blog for more information :)



Isn’t this stamp inspiring?  I love the sentiment and decided I wanted to use it today to make a quick card.  I’ll be brief today – I know, hard to believe – but will hopefully have some more stuff to share through the weekend. 

Supplies:  Stamps: Penny Black, Uptown Designs;  Paper: Bazzill, K & Co.; Inks:  Colorbox Chalks – Rouge, Versamark, Ranger Distressed Ink – Vintage Photo; Accessories: White embossing power, white brads, Michaels Ribbon

  • HilmaMarch 22, 2008 - 10:24 am

    I love this card… I love the layout and I think I will just have to case it for a card of my own.ReplyCancel

  • BeckyMarch 22, 2008 - 11:45 am

    I love pink!!!

    Very pretty card!! TFSReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMarch 22, 2008 - 5:07 pm

    i agree with Hilma I love this card and just may have to case it too.

  • nancy bMarch 23, 2008 - 6:50 am

    just beautiful and a beautiful sentiment as well. happy EasterReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsonMarch 24, 2008 - 8:39 am

    Becca, I don’t think I’ve ever been to your blog before, but I have to tell you that you are my *most beautiful* new blog find in a while! This piece is superb–beautifully designed and accessorized. And as I scrolled down to see your previous posts, they were all amazing too. I’ll be back! Thanks for sharing such loveliness!ReplyCancel

 A quick post today to share a little tool that saves me time every day.  I use so many mediums to color and for each medium, when I get ready to use it, I scribble a sample so that I can see the actual color.  Well, scribbling samples every time I sat down to color something seemed like such a waste of time.  So I purchased an easel scrapbook that was top bound.  At one setting, I scribbled samples of all my colors and slipped the sample sheet into a sleeve of my easel scrapbook.

This saves me time and I love it that it is propped right in front of me.  I can match colors and see the difference in shades as well as match colors across mediums.  Plus, I’ve been known to carry my swatch book to the store when I need to match something or so that I don’t duplicate colors that I purchase.


I’ve also scribbled samples of my often used Prismacolors and since they look different when they are blended with Gamsol or odorless mineral spirits, I went ahead and scribbled samples of the Gamsol blended results.  Here is one of sample Prismacolor  pages.

I did it with my glitter glues as well.  There are too many pages to show here, but I’ve also done the same with some of my inkpads, chalks, watercolors and some other mediums. 

Have a blessed day!


  • nancy bMarch 21, 2008 - 6:15 am

    Great idea…..your new name is going to be Ms. Organized!!
    have a blessed weekend as we celebrate our Saviors death and resurrection!ReplyCancel

  • Pattie's passionMarch 21, 2008 - 11:56 am

    I love your idea…. Such a great way to keep track of all you colors…. Thanks for the idea….

    Pattie’s passionReplyCancel

  • Sharon CanterMarch 21, 2008 - 11:57 am

    Becca……I just discovered your blog today and I have been blessed reading through all of your posts. Thank you for your inspiration not only in our shared love of paper crafting, collecting craft stuff, organization of that stuff, but more importantly in your spiritual inspiration.
    God bless you and your family!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie W.March 21, 2008 - 2:17 pm

    Oh my, what a wonderful idea. I hear you on scribbling on scratch paper everytime I color something. I’ve been thinking of doing a swatch book, but now that I see how good yours looks, I think I better get to it!

    Thanks for another great idea!ReplyCancel

  • Val SMarch 22, 2008 - 7:38 am

    Awesome idea. I have a lot of little pieces of cardstock that I save because it has my “scribbles” on it. Yours is a much more practical and easier solution. Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • RobinMarch 22, 2008 - 8:29 pm

    What a great idea! TFSReplyCancel

  • KathleenNovember 18, 2008 - 8:55 pm

    What a great idea – will add this to my ‘to do’ list for the New Year!
    My suggestion to you is that you find some small stickers and a small dot stamp and stamp up your colours onto the stickers and attach them to the underside of your stamp pads. This will show you immediately what colour the inks stamp out as (at least on white!)

  • Diana CrickApril 28, 2010 - 4:21 pm

    Hi Becca, I would love you to come and visit and help me organize . Your swatch book is a brilliant idea.
    hugs, DianaReplyCancel