Saturday, September 2, 2017

Happy Hello

Thanks to Ann R in our Sisters in Stamping group who shared this stamp with us and her "Antiquities" embossing powder from Stampendous and available at Sparkle and Sprinkle. After embossing the image, I used water based markers and a water brush to add a wash of color and then color to the individual cats. Lastly I used stardust gel pens to color the eyes and small areas of the cats. The sentiment is an old one from The Angel Company that is one of the many from my stash of stamps.
 This one will make a great card for a friend who loves cats.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

An Oldie but Goodie

I made this Christmas card today to share with my Sisters in Stamping group. The Train Collage stamp and paper behind the image are from The Angel Company, which is no longer in business. The inks used were Fun Stampers Journey Black Licorice, embossed with clear powder, and then sponged with Distress Inks( antique linen, tattered rose, and vintage photo). Lastly I used Copic markers(G19 and R27) to color the leaves and berries. The image was trimmed with deckle scissors before mounting on fun foam to add dimension. I stamped the sentiment(from the SU Joyful Christmas set) with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, punched it out with my Marvy scalloped oval, and sponged more of the victorian velvet around the edge.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Stamping with friends

Last month I designed 4 cards and invited some friends over to make them. I have so much paper and stuff, I need to do this more often to get it all used! So here are the cards I designed.

This card uses an old background stamp and a current set from Fun Stampers Journey.

These stamps are from old TAC sets.

This is a current FSJ stamp set, but the turtle paper is no longer available.

The doily die is available at FSJ, but the doily stamps are currently not available. It was in the May Bloom Box.
The paper is either from Stamping Up, Bazill, or Fun Stampers Journey. I added my initials to each photo to protect my designs from being "pirated".

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Easter Blessings

Happy Easter everyone! When I was at the stamping retreat, Sheila Alexander taught us how to make the teepee style card with 4 1/4 inch squares. Someone else suggested making one with 6 inch squares, so that is what I did for an Easter decoration to give my mother in law who is just getting out of the hospital/rehab after many weeks. Here are the pictures of the 3 outer sides.

When you want to put it in an envelope, you unfold it and it lays flat. This one will be hand delivered, so it is ok if one corner peeks out of the 6.5 x 8.5 inch envelope. The smaller ones we made at retreat fit a standard A2 envelope. If you want more ideas checkout my Pinterest board.

Friday, March 24, 2017

another alligator card

I instructed this Joy fold card at my Sisters in Stamping group this past Wednesday.  This is the first time I have made this Joy fold in a vertical fashion. I used velcro to help keep it closed. I just love these funny stamps from Fun Stampers Journey.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Punny Punny

I signed up for the Bloom Box program at Fun Stampers Journey. Each month an exclusive stamp set and the materials to make 4 cards are sent to your house for only $24.95, plus tax and shipping. You can see the stamp set for the month you are joining by opening the tab called "Bloom Box" on my page. (link above) You must agree to accept shipments for six months. The next five months will be a surprise. I love surprises and I really thought the March stamp set "Punny Punny" was really something to smile about. Here are the first two cards from the kit. If you know me, you know I have to change something even the first time. I decided to mask the answer to the question of the pun and stamp it not he inside of the card. If you gots to know, follow the links above to see this month's Bloom Box.Also the alligator card called for the same kind of sequins that are on the pepper card, but I chose to leave them off. The kit comes with a full color direction booklet. This month's had 11 pages, including two tips and techniques. The technique of embossing with plastic stencils was new to me.

Not only will this stamp set be a fun one to send to kids, I expect to use it for thinking of you, sending a smile to my adult friends and family, too. Come back in a day or two to check out the remaining two cards.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Fun Stampers Journey die Heart Strip

Here is a card I will be making with my Sisters in Stamping this week using my new Fun Stampers Journey die set Heart Strip (DI-0267). The sentiment stamp is an old TAC one from my stash.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Sisters in Stamping

Here is the card that my "seestahs" made today at our meeting. Thanks Ann Marie for designing the card and lining up the stamps perfectly on the MISTIs and thanks Sandy for bringing the extra set of stamps and MISTIs so the lines were not too long. The image is from a Tim Holtz Stampendous set called Flower Garden. I watercolored the flower with watercolor pencils. I am so lucky to have these ladies to play with every Wednesday afternoon!