Gnome – Thanks!!

Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs – Chillin’ At Home Gnome from the new March release. This gnome is just sitting back and relaxing enjoying the beautiful day outside. This stamp comes with 2 more sentiments as well as the one shown here on my card. “Keep smiling, life is to short”, which is soooo true and also, “Miss You”.

To make the card, I first imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word. I sized both the image and sentiment to fit 5.5″ x 4.25″ and printed everything out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. The image was coloured in with Copic markers. I fussy cut around the image as I had accidentally splattered some of the red Copic marker onto the original background. Grrrr! Which turned out to be OK anyways, as I cut Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper to the size of 5.5″ x 4.25″ and created my background directly onto it using some templates that I created from cloud dies and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean for the sky. I just used Copic markers to colour in the sky on the image I fussy cut for between the fence posts. This way I didn’t have to fussy cut between each one. For the grass, I started out with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn for my base and then used the Copic markers listed below to add more texture.

Once the image and back ground were both complete, I ran the main image through my Xyron Creative Station as I wanted it to lay completely flat onto the background. Finally, I applied some 2-side tape to the base card and attached the finished background and image.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Chillin’ At Home Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn

Die Cuts: Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie, Whimsy Stamps – Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb.

Miscellaneous: Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Beard: E49, E47, E45, E42

Shirt: YG97, YG95, YG93

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Hat: C3, R29, R27, R24

Boots: E35, E33, E30, E27, E25, E23

Fence: E59, E27, E25, E23, E21

Sky: B00, B000, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at KLM Designs, KLM Digital Design Team and KLM Digital Designs on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.

Thank Ewe!!

Hi Everyone! On December 11, 2020, I went in to have Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Surgery. The surgery went really well with no complications and I was home on the same day. I had a lot of rest over the past month, recovering, sleeping long hours and sleeping peacefully knowing that I no longer had to worry. I started back to work remotely last week. It was a long awaited surgery and I was extremely happy to have been lucky enough to have it during these Covid times, as many surgery’s were being cancelled. I had been dealing with Pre-Cancer off and on for the past 12 years beginning in my late 40’s, having multiple smaller operations and taking medication. My aunt had died in her 50’s because she didn’t seek help from a doctor until it was too late and my mother was also diagnosed with Uterine Cancer in her early 50’s as well. Thankfully, my mom was just in the early stages and had the operation in time and has had no issues since. It’s amazing how far technology and science have come. Not long ago, you would have spent a minimum of 2 weeks in the hospital and then another 5 – 6 weeks to recover at home.

As a thank you to the surgeons and nurses that took such good care of me before, during and after my surgery, I made them all cards to express my thanks. I thought I would share them with you and hope you like them too.

All of the cards used Hammermill 5.5″ x 4.25″ for the base. For the front of my cards, I made them all the same using Wooly Lambs (Craftin Desert Divas) retired stamp for the sentiment and main image. I coloured it in with Copic markers and then stamped the image again onto Post-It note to used as a mask. I layered the mask over top of the lamb and used my cloud stencil that I made from Avery Elle – PiercedCloudsDie and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean to create the clouds. The embossed front was made using Cuttlebug – Thank You Embossing Folder.

To make the inside of the nurses card, I used Proud Nurse Set – 4899 (Art Impressions) for the main image and top sentiment and Craftin Desert Divas – Tissue Time for the bottom sentiment. I coloured in the image with Copic markers.

For the inside of the cards for the surgeons, I printed out the stamps from MFT_BB090_SuperHeroinScrubs_Printable (My Favourite Things) and MFT_BB091_DoctorsOrders_Printable (My Favourite Things) for the images and sentiments using High Quality Grayscale. Then coloured them in with Copic Markers.



Card Recipe:

Stamps: Wooly Lambs (Craftin Desert Divas), Proud Nurse Set – 4899 (Art Impressions), MFT_BB091_DoctorsOrders_Printable (My Favourite Things), MFT_BB090_SuperHeroinScrubs_Printable (My Favourite Things)

Sentiments: Proud Nurse Set – 4899 (Art Impressions), Wooly Lambs (Craftin Desert Divas), Craftin Desert Divas – Tissue Time, MFT_BB090_SuperHeroinScrubs_Printable (My Favourite Things)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Versa Fine – Onyx Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb.

Die Cut: Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Die Layers – MCT-D274, MFT_BB091_DoctorsOrders_Printable (My Favourite Things)

Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug – Thank You

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Lamb: B60, C5, C3, C1, B05, B04, B00, T7, T5, T3, R22, R20, Colorless Blender, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Bell: YR24, YR23, Y15, Y11

Bow: R89, R85, R83, R81

Fence: E25, E23, E21, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen

Greenery: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Flowers: V04, BV01, Y17, Y15, Y13, B02

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E22, R22, R20

Hair: E18, E08, YR18, YR14, E47, E44, E43

Hat and Outfits: B29, B26, B24, B23, BG49, BG15, BG13, BG11

Shoes: B41, B21, B14, B12

Table and Chairs: E42, E41, E40, C5, C3, C1

Coffee Mugs and Coffee: B06, B05, B04, B02, E25, E23, E21

Stethescopes: R39, R37, R24, 100 – Black, C3, C1

Shadow: T3, T2, T1


Hair: E49, E47, E44, E43, 100, C7, C5

Scrubs: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11

Coat: B60, C1, C00, Colorless Blender

Stethascope and Shoes: T5, C7, C5, C3, C1

Pen: B28, B26, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen

Clipboard: C5, C3, C1, E34, E33, YR30, B0000, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Just A Note!

Welcome KLM Digital Design Fans!

Today, I’m sharing a new stamp set from KLM Digital Designs called Mailbox Greetings. These little country birds decided to make their home in someone’s mailbox and are enjoying the nice sunny weather. A lot of snow here still where I live, so it will be a while before we get to see some flowers blooming and some nice clear skies. LOL!

This stamp set would make a wonderful addition to your collection if you would just like to send a little thank-you to someone or just to write them a short note.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Mailbox Greetings (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Gray Scale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Dusty Concord

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Petite Floral – Double Sided 12 x 12 in (30.4 x 30.4 cm), Recollections – Purple Passions 8.5″ x 11″

Die Cuts: Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214), Craftin Desert Diva’s Fancy Frames

Coloured with Copic Markers:

Birds: E27, E25, E23, YR12, Sakura Glaze – Black

Sky: B91, B34, B28, B26, B24, B23, B12, B01, B00, BG70, Colorless Blender, Prismacolor Premier Pencil – White

Post: E47, E43, E35

Mailbox and Handle: C6, C4, C2, R39, R29, R27, R24

Nest Under Bird: Y23, Y11, E33, E30, E84

Grass and Leaves: G14, G09, G07, YG17, YG13, YG07

Flowers: V12, V09, V06, V04

Thank you and have a great week!

Thank You Sew Much Card

Hi There!

My parents recently celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary! Such an accomplishment and we are all so proud of them! We had a wonderful celebration with close friends and family.

I wanted to make my parents something special and unique for their special anniversary and I knew a friend who did quilting. I’ve always wanted to learn how to hand quilt and so I approached her and asked her if she would teach me. She agreed and I was super excited, I was going to learn how to do quilting.

First thing!!!!! I have a lot more respect for all of you quilting ladies and gentlemen out there!!! I had no idea how much work went into it! LOL! However, I loved the final result and so did my parents and family and that made it all worth it!

As a thank you to my friend Marilyn who graciously put up with all my questions and who assisted me on how to cut the fabric and line it up as well as doing the 3 layer sandwich and then sewing the border, I made her this little thank you card.

Inside of card:

All of the stamps are from My Creative Time. The 2 stamps sets are called “My Creative Time – You’re Sew Special – MCT-317 and My Creative Time – Thanks Sew Much – MCT-318

Used MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool and stamped images and sentiments with Versa Fine – Onyx Black and Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Dusty Concord. Embossed with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder.

Inked around Edges of Die Cuts – Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough.

Paper- Recollections – Petite Floral (12 x 12 in – 30.4 x 30.4 cm), Stamperi Lilac Flowers Scrapbooking – (12 x 12 in – 30.5 x 30.5 cm)

Die Cuts – My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out

Vet Thank You Card

Recently our little girl (cat) Boo was very sick. The amazing staff at Robinson’s Pet Hospital managed to help save her life and make her healthy enough to come back home to us. Since then, she has been doing amazingly well. “Boo” means so much to us and we’re glad that she is back to her old self.

Here is a card that I made to thank the Vet (Dr. Emmanuel Aziz) and his terrific staff.

Vet Thank you card_300dpi

Used Cricut Design Studio and Cricut Explore to cut out the doctor and nurse are from Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut Cartridge. Stamped their faces with Peachy Keen PK-490 Everyday Character Face Assortment. Used Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen for their eyes and some pink chalk on the cheeks.

The little cat is from Local King Rubber Stamps “Kitty Love (4)” and the matching die Kitty Love (S). Coloured the kitty in with a mixture of Copics and Spectrum Noir markers.

The sentiment is from Craftin Desert Diva’s “Tissue Time”. I re-arranged the sentiment so that it would fit on the card.

The tag is from MFT – Die-namics Pierced Fishtail Flags.

Background paper is from DCWV – The Pets Stack 6.5″ x 4.5″ printed cardstock.

Hope you like it!

Thank You Card

Hi There,

Like to share a Thank You card I made for my neighbour for coming to my rescue the other day. Needed to go in for some minor day surgery and my husband just started a new job and therefore couldn’t take me. My neighbour was so good, she took me to the hospital and stayed the whole time with me. 7 hours in total if you include the drive time. I’ll be eternally grateful. It’s so nice to have great neighbours that you can depend on.

Here is the shaker card that I made for her.

Super Star ThankYou fr1 300 dpi

Here is the little girl before I put her

behind the shaker for a closer look.

Super Star fr1 300 dpi

This is the inside of the card.

Super Star ThankYou in 300 dpi

I put my neighbours initials on the belt for both images.

Stamps and Sentiments are from:

Craftin Desert Divas – Little Super Star, Starstruck Sequins for shaker.

Used Memento Ink – Tuxedo Black for images.

Used StazOn Ink – Jet Black for sentiments.

Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers were used for colouring images.

Markers used:

Hair: GB2, GB6, GB7, GB10
Skin: FS2, FS5, TN2, CR3
Dress, Bow, Hair Ribbon: DR1, DR3, DR5, DR7
Cape: CR6, CR8, CR10, Blender
Boots: TB4, TB5, TB6
Belt Buckle, Stars: Atayou Spica – Lemon 05, CT4
Cape: Atayou Spica – Red 03

Eyes Highlights: GellyRoll 08 Sakura

Cricut Explore used to cut –

Scallopped Square – Accent Essentials – Cricut – #M45624

Circle Card Seal Base – #M468A9 – Picturesque – Cricut

Stars – Recollections