Quick Cards

Hello Friends, This will be a quick post today. I have to get some work done before CHA and my sweet daughter is sick with the flu!! So I know that all you moms out there know what that's like.

Love You

I just had to take a break to share this card. Recently I taught a class to a group of wonderful, talented and delightful women from my favorite stamp store!. The class was called "instant cards" and each person went away with six of them. This card is one of my "instant" cards. All I had to do was add it to a card base and jazz it, bling it, or doily it up. 

Here is the post that shows all six cards that were created with one sheet of SRM stickers and one Penny Black flower stamp. It's so fun to design your own paper.

Love You

I used  watercolor paper to punch out a heart and colored it with Barn Door by laying it right on top of the stamp pad.(I like some area's to not be completely covered) Worn Lipstick is what was used around the edges of the card. Each flower was outlined with a Copic marker and this really makes the flower pop. You must try this. I also traced the flowers again with a glittery marker for some subtle sparkle. When finished add your sentiment from SRM stickers. Don't you LOVE this "doily" it's actually called a "Napperon" and they are square and so delicious plus a great value. I was delighted to find them at my local five & dime type store.

One more thing.... the NEW Penny Black stamps they are AMAZING!

Did you see the announcement? Penny Black has some exciting news..... check it out here.
Thanks for stopping !! Hugs, Kathy


Spellbinder Paper Flowers

Hello Friends, I hope you had a wonderful weekend with lots of time to get creative. Today I have a card to share with a big and fluffy flower that was created with the "blossom" Spellbinder die.
I used all of my favorite things to design this card. Can you guess? A Penny Black stamp, Spellbinders and an SRM Sticker. I cut three Spellbinder blossom flowers in three different sizes out of white paper. Then I stamped the flowers with Penny Black's letter background and proceeded to distress them all.
Take your favorite scissors and begin to cut each petal on each flower many times, slightly bend your new thin petals up. Layer the flower and glue. So simple but, the flower really packs a punch on any card.
Kathy Racoosin round one inside take 2
See the Spellbinder die in the inside? it's the same one on the outside of the card but, I cut the shape in half and turned it around to make a nice backdrop for the flower. I love the large sticker sentiment from SRM stickers.
Please email me with any questions. The count down for CHA is around the corner and I'm so excited. Have a great week! Hugs, Kathy


A little bird told me ...

Hello Friends, Before I get started I have a winner to announce for the stamp "A Thorney Affair". Congrats to Joey!!

If you are curious what in the world am I talking about here is the post.


I just love this sweet stamp. You might remember that a few weeks ago I created some mini cards with this stamp but, I choose to use only parts of the image instead creating some oval trees. Click here to see the mini cards. The versatility of this stamp is one of the things I love besides the fact that it's easy to "color". All you have to do is basically outline the image with markers, add some pearls and a little distressing. I scored the pink background paper and some stitching adds that little extra.


What projects do you have that you want to accomplish in your craft room this year? I dream of creating  another color chart like I did here  but, with paper instead. Let's see if this challenge is to big for me or if I can really finish a task like this. I would love to hear your goals. Have a great day!
P.S. Don't go far I will be having more giveaways in addition to my big one here.



Cards for Black Leaf Studios

Hello Friends,
I have some digikits for you today from Black Leaf Studios.
Awhile back I was asked by a sweet lady if I could guest design for Black Leaf Studios. She was so patient and kind to wait for me to finish some of my commitments.  I have to tell you that I really enjoyed working with these fun, colorful, affordable and whimsical designs.

I just love looking at this sweet chef and you might notice some of my additional touches on her. You can see the digikit here and purchase it too.

Lanterns and lamps really "light" me up. In my home you will find several lamps in ONE room so I gravitate to stamps or digi with any lighting.


On this lantern there were some black dots so I decided to punch them out for more dimension and wrapped thread around it to replicate some iron detail that you usually see on lanterns. You can find the lantern here.

Happy Birthday
A friend turned 45 years ago and I decorated the table with lots of clocks and quotes about time all around the table. I used vintage watches as napkin rings and I have to admit that it looked fantastic.  This digi clock would have made the perfect invitation. Check out this digi clock here.

Happy Birthday

Well that's it for time is Please remember that  I always am grateful for your
 continued support that you show me on my blog. In case you missed it scroll down for my newest
BLOG CANDY. Have a great day! Hugs, Kathy


Be Mine !

Be Mine Blog CANDY.... YUM :)

I hope you think this candy is as yummy as I do! It's been a while since I have had some great blog candy. Every one of these stamps is from Penny Black's newest release! 
Here is a close up on the card that I colored with Copic markers. You can find this stamp here.

If you would like a chance to win this blog candy here is what you need to do:
Option 1.   ADD the photo TO  YOUR blog sidebar linking it back to my blog....right here.  (All you have to do is right click to copy the photo.)

Once posted on your blog or in Flickr or Facebook about this giveaway just put your name on the Inlinkz list with your blog address  or email.       

OR Option 2:  You can omit option 1. and sign up to follow me if you don't already but, YOU MUST PUT YOUR NAME ON THE LIST BELOW THIS POST :)


One stamp four ways

Hello Friends, I hope you had a wonderful weekend and that  your "Life is Good!"


This is one of four cards that I created with this particular stamp. Today I am sharing two of them & later this week I will share two more. All of the sentiments are from SRM stickers.

For this card I stamped the image in Barn Door then distressed the background. Here is a great explanation of how I layer my distress inks for some depth. To finish this card off I used some Walnut  Stain distress ink on the edges. The letter background is stamped with Aged Mahogany.

love - laugh - live

This card was fun to ink up with several distress ink and splatter with water. I placed a panel of vellum behind the center panel and the sentiment.


Please email me if you have any questions. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Kathy
P.S. Did you know that SRM has brown, white and black lettering in their sticker sentiments?
P.S.S. I will be back tomorrow with a some BIG BLOG CANDY. 

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