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Hi All!

Is this stamp set just so adorable? I originally bought it to make cards for my teen daughter, but I ended up making this card for one of my Camp Gladiator trainers. She’s one of the happiest, most positive people I’ve ever met. Like, always smiling happy. I often wonder how she does it.

I used My Favorite Things Mod Borders again. I used it just a couple of weeks ago on THIS CARD.

Not sure you can tell from the photos of the card, but the screen part of the phone is made of acetate (Stampin’ Up! calls them “window sheets”). I tried to get a shiny picture of it in the close-up. Oh, and you see how I alternated the blue and green arrows? Well, as I was coloring the blue, I kept saying, “skip the next one”, “skip the next one”, all along knowing that I just wouldn’t at some point. I was right. Can you tell? I decided to just leave it rather than try to fix it and mess it up! Oh well, it’s handmade, right?

Be sure to pop back over on Monday. There’s a special video blog hop I am participating in, which includes a really awesome giveaway. 🙂

Have a great week!



To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.
Copic colors used: B000 (you rock); YG09, B05 (arrows); C1 (Amy)

Hero Arts LOL
Hero Arts LOL
Stampin' Up! Window Sheets
Window Sheets
My Favorite Things Mod Borders
MFT Mod Borders
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Black Ink
Stampin' Up! Clear Embossing Powder
Clear Embossing Powder
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Marker
Black Marker
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool


  1. wrote on March 19th, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Michelle Quinno

    This is fantastic! No, I never would have noticed the blue if you hadn’t pointed it out!

  2. wrote on March 19th, 2014 at 9:51 am


    This is cute! I absolutely love your attention to the littlest details, like making the text gray but leaving the thumb white. I thought your arrows looked awesome with those colors and I wouldn’t have noticed it if you hadn’t told on yourself either. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!

  3. wrote on March 19th, 2014 at 10:44 am


    Another home run!! Thanks for inspiring 🙂

  4. wrote on March 19th, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Maria A. Rodriguez

    Darlene, I always read your explanation about the card you made for the day first, then I scroll down to see the picture and I’m always amazed at your work. I didn’t see the “mess up” you mention until you pointed it out at the end of the video. Well, I wouldn’t have found that “mistake” on my own, this card is so fabulous that it even with that little “oops” it still great.
    You are right, this stamp set is super cute and this phone stamp in particular would look incredible heat embossed in any color. I know my granddaughters would love to receive a card like this from their grammy.
    Thank you for another fantastic video.

  5. wrote on March 19th, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Renee VanEpps

    What a sweet & brave daughter to do that for her mom! She DOES rock!!!!!!!!!! I had to literally go up and down saying green, blue, green, blue, green… etc before I found the mistake! So yeah, not noticeable! Great card Darlene!!!

  6. wrote on March 19th, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Sonya van Stee

    Awesome!!!! It’s the crafty version of a text message! 😉

  7. wrote on March 19th, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Jean Strachan

    Hi Darlene,

    Try as I might I could not figure out how to email you privately to ask this question. I’m starting a blog of my own and I just completed my Inspiration Page which talks about my mother and her battle with breast cancer. She lost her fight with breast cancer but on my blog Inspiration Page I link people to the Susan G. Komen Foundation to give donations. After reading your blog today I would love to add a link to your friends fundraising efforts for her mother but I did not want to do so without permission. I can get the link address from the donation page I think. I just thought the more people (blogs) asking for donations for her the better. As I say Breast Cancer Awareness is near and dear to my heart because of my mother. Please email me and let me know. My website is not ready for the world to see yet but I hope to have everything set for my first post by the week’s end. Thanks.

  8. wrote on March 19th, 2014 at 3:49 pm


    Very cute card Darlene 🙂 Sending prayers for Amy’s Mom<3

  9. wrote on March 19th, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Susan W

    What a cute card! I bought that set a few weeks ago but haven’t played with it yet.

  10. wrote on March 20th, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Gloria Taylor

    What a great idea Darlene. I love how you used Copic markers and stamps together. I am so glad I have started using these supplies for my projects and learning new techniques and ideas from you as well! Anxious to see what you will show us next. Have a wonderful rest of the week and week end.

  11. wrote on March 20th, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Carol B

    Great card, love all the little details that make your cards so special. Your oops just adds to the special part of your card.

  12. wrote on March 20th, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Robin in WA

    Fun card!!! Instead of saying you made a mistake, you could just point out that you decided to be a little random. It is my opinion that random is very, very, difficult. I really can’t do random. I don’t even know how to practice to be better at random!

  13. wrote on March 23rd, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Mary-Anne V.

    Fun card Darlene…your friend will love it!

  14. wrote on March 26th, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Suzanne Watanabe

    Hi Darlene!
    I just ADORE this card! You are so creative with your card designs! I purchased this stamp set when I saw your card…its a cool set to make cards for teenagers (I have two teenage sons). Thank you for the inspiration…take care! 🙂

  15. wrote on April 2nd, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Diana W.

    Darlene, such a fun design. So clever (as always). I always look forward to your Wednesday art. Thank you.

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