Monday, April 22, 2013

Blog Hoppin'!

Welcome to the collaboration hop of

If you came here from Lizzie's blog, you're on the right track!
Welcome to the Spring Fling Hop-Hop-Hop with Doodle Dragon Crew and Design to Color.  We are so happy you could join us for this special occasion. It is also Dustin Pikes 4 year Blogaversary.  You won't want to miss out on the deals he is offering.  Some of the crew used images from the new set, so hop around and get inspired.  Don't forget to check out the blogaversary sets on his blog and in the store HERE 
If not, you can start at the beginning at Designed to Color.
Have fun hopping!
Copics markers were used to color this truly "Delightful" little gal!
and the Colorless Blender to give texture to what I wanted to look like velour fabric.
I always use Hammermill paper to color with my markers!
For the pattern papers, I used the new "Delightful" paper stack from DCWV.

Here is the complete list for the hop, just in case you get lost!



         Jan (ME!)


 Leaving a comment and some love will get you a chance of winning some cool stuff.   Both Designed to Color and Dustin Pike have some goodies to give away.  Hopping is open until the 25th and winners will be announced by the 29th.  
Now, hop on off to Rhea's blog! She always puts a fantastic twist on her projects!
 Have a great week!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

A CRINKLE in my weekend!

I thought it would be fun to make a simple card using the new
"Corrugate Stack"
It's a great little 6 x 6 paper stack that has so many cool colors!
Look for it at your local JoAnn's!
The honeycomb background paper and the quote are from the
"My Sunshine Stack"
and the pretty gold accent strips are
"Everlasting Love".
I absolutely LOVE my DCWV papers!
Such wonderful, quality paper at a really reaonable price,
especially with those sales and coupons, Ladies!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Dream BIG!

Here's a fun little card I made with the
"Sunday Afternoon"
I love these papers so much and can't resist using them
for everything!
These cheerful colors help me through even the dreariest of times.
(The adorable ferris wheel is a stamp I picked up a long time ago from the
dollar stamp bin at Michael's!
Same great look and feel as those "name brand" stamps, but for only $1!)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Old Memories...

Going through some old photos and just felt like sharing...
My son and his wife. So young!
My Dad... we lost him this past October.
Best Dad ever!
Me and my cousin
My aunt and my Mom.
Hayden, who's now 8 years old!
Great Grandma and Grandpa Garber with the only great grandchild
in the family!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Sunday Afternoon with Dustin Pike!

I love that the new springtime release,
DCWV paper stack
"Sunday Afternoon"
is so perfect for all of our spring and summer cards!
The DCWV April Card Challenge sketch
came in so handy for this project!
This post covers both of my product challenges for the first of April!
Over at
there's a new challenge!
It's Anything Goes!
So, if you have some Doodle Dragon images,
or want to use one of the freebies that have been offered many times over the years,  join in!

This particular image comes already colored and is part of the
February 2011 Members collection.
If you have never looked into Dustin's artwork,
you should!
Whether you get out your markers and color your own,
or do as I did this month and use a ready-to-go image,
you'll find tons of adorable critters there!
This card will come in handy for that missed birthday down the road...
Thanks for joining me today!
Greetings from
 Die Cuts With a View
Doodle Dragons!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Another terrific Sunday Afternoon!

This new stack from
has so many elements that you'll want to use every single page!
"Sunday Afternoon"
captures all the playfullness and color of Spring and Summer.
Here I've made three totally different feeling cards, all in a matter of a few minutes!
The images and patterns leave all sorts of room for your
creative imagination!
Sweet and subtle...
There is an entire page of heart shaped patterns just begging to be fussy cut and made into so many designs.
(I just happened to choose to make a butterfly)
This one is simple, yet more graphically appealling.
So easy!
And my absolute favorite... the bright and sparkly foiled red dotted paper with the tickets and Bingo card cut out from the same stack!
The versatility of this stack is what draws me to it over and over again! 
You can get yours at your local JoAnn's today!