Sunday, August 30, 2009


Here is a little different twist on an old technique. The leaf (from the angel company) is stamped with versamark or a clear ink pad and embossed with clear embossing powder on a piece of newsprint. Then using a brayer and ink, in this case a Kaleidoscope ink pad and cover the image with the ink. The paper is from basic grey. The little leaf is something from a small kit from Target's see spot save section. The paper floss is colored by rubbing it over the reddish color in the Kaleidoscope ink pad.

Saturday, August 29, 2009


Here is another Stamps Happen stamp. They are so beautiful. This is colored in copics and prisma color pencils along with some oms. The snow was done with a white pen and liquid applique. Diamond glaze is on the berries. And what is a card without some glitter so there is stickles on the star. I printed the verse by hand. I can't believe Christmas will be here before you know it. It will be good to have some cards done already.

Friday, August 28, 2009

French Horn

These Stamp Happen Stamps are just gorgeous and so detailed. For this card the stamp was first stamped in burnt senna ink on a yellow basic grey paper and then in black. Ever other square on the brown ink was colored with copics and then the colorless blender pen was used to take away a little color from corner to corner. The french horn, bow and candle were colored on the black inked image and then colored with copics and some prisma color pencils. It was cut out and glued over the image on the brown inked image. The french horn had diamond glaze applied and then just a little bit of glitter added. The berries are done with red stickles which were also added to a few corners. The yellow bazzill card was edged with gingerbread chalk ink. What an elegant card.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Miracle 2

I thought I would try this stamp from Stamps Happen again only in a different color scheme. I stamped it three times, once on the card, once on the light blue and once on white. I cut out the light blue around the outside edge of the picture and the white around the inside of the image and the shells. It is colored with prisma color pencils and the setting sun is done free hand with some stickles applied. The outside edge is done with a silver marker. Pearls are added on two corners. Silver Pearl ex is dotted on both sides of the bottom words and used to paint the birds.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


This card is done with a Stamps Happen stamp from Janlynn. First it was stamped on a card then the inside is cut out. Then the inner portion was stamped on a cream colored cardstock plus the one nautilus shell. Everything is colored with colored pencils. Portions of the see and sand are painted with a mixture of pearl ex and gum arabic. The nautilus shell is mounted with foam tape. Little dots of the pearl ex mixture are applied over the card. A organza ribbon is place around the bottom of the card. This is for a color challenge using only muted colors.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Eiffel Tower revisted

Today's challenge was to do a split negative. The Eiffel Tower is from the angel company. The pink cord is from making memories. DP is basic grey and the flower is from prima flowers. Pretty simple but the technique is so neat.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

adriondack chairs

This is a pretty simple card. Just stamped and colored with pencils and a touch of souffle pen for the middle of the purple flowers. The stamp is from Stubby Stamps. They have lots and lots of neat stamps. Check out their site at I tied a yellow organza ribbon around and tied a swirly clip to it. The decorative paper is from basic grey.

Butterfly Case

On Danni's blog today is CASE (copy and steal everything) for flutterby Wednesday. I cased this from a stampin' up stamp that was on the cover of The Rubber Stamper several years ago. It is one of my favorite cards. This original stamp was just one but I didn't have anything like that so I used at least five stamps to create this card.

Monday, August 17, 2009


These three projects are all things I did for rubber road adventures. All three are projects that are stamped on fabric. Go to
under tutorials to find the instructions for these projects and more wonderful fabric creations by the elite professionals on rubber road. I wouldn't have thought of all the great projects that are listed there. Great eye candy.

This little cutie is a doll I made a few years ago when I did craft shows. Isn't she a sweetie. I just thought I would share her. I had to put her and the other dolls away because now that I have two cats they won't leave the girls alone.

Flutter by

This is a technique fashioned after something Tim Holtz has on his blog. The only problem was - I didn't have any of his supplies. Here is what I did. I put some Marvy ink on a craft sheet and then spritz it with water. I then layed a piece of white paper over the ink and swirled it around a bit to catch all the ink. After it dried I stamped some vines from the simply divine stamp set by the angel company using pink coral brilliance. Then I "painted" the vines with mixture of pearl ex and gum arabic. I brushed the extra off and then heat set it. Next comes the stamping of the butterfly with Memento black. I added just a touch of a couple of purple copic markers to the butterfly. I edged the paper with the coral ink pad and eggplant versacolor. The patterned paper is basic grey. I added some metallic dew drops and some ribbon. Here is the link to Tim Holtz's blog to see how he did it

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


These giraffes have long since been retired from the angel company but I like to come back to them especially for guy cards. These have been stamped on the wrong side of a paisley printed muslin and colored with prisma color pencils. I added some speckles to the grass and some glitter to the sun. Even guys need a little glitter in their lives, don't you think? After raveling the edges I stitched around them with floss. I have done counted cross stitch and smocking for years and now all I seem to use my floss for is cardmaking.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Basket of leaves

The orange frame is the cutout from the card below. The green frame is cut out from another project. I am really loving these nestabilities. They are so versatile. The basket is an old ann-ticipation stamp. It is colored with copics. The leaves are done with autumn flower soft on flower soft wires. The background paper in the frame is not pink like it is showing up here; it is a peach that really does to match the orange. I am really wondering if I should get an ott lamp. Maybe that would help get truer colors. The leaves behind the flower are gold metal gotten from where else - the see spot save section at Target. Maybe I should ask for a raise as I do so much advertising for them. Don't think it will work though. The dotted ribbon is from making memories. Unfortunatedly that is the last of it that I have.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Little cupcake

The challenge was to do a pink and orange card. I made the frame for this with my nestabilities. The cupcake is from the angel company. It is colored with copics. I added crystal stickles to the frosting and cotton candy pink stickles to the rose on top. The pink dotted ribbon is from the see spot save section at Target. You can tell I spend way too much time there. The other ribbon is from making memories. The flower is three different flowers layered on top of each other fastened with a brad and some stickles added. The orange dp is from bo bunny.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


The butterfly is colored with blue copics and then crystal stickles were put over top. I like the way some pink seems to have come out. Must have been some purple in one of the blues. The gold disc is done by stamping some versamark onto a piece of white paper and then applying layer after layer of gold embossing powder and heating. Then I stamped the into the warm embossing powder and cut it out. The dp is from basic grey.