Sunday, August 29, 2010

I Couldn't Resist

I know you all want to see stamping and stuff, but I just couldn't resist. George and I had to buy new chairs for the backyard and the beach this summer. The other two- oops I mean one when in the trash. We could not throw one chair away as our cat Winkie has made it his special spot. I had to make sure everyone knew it was his chair and didn't try and sit on it. That would have been a sight! 

Winkie loves to hang on his chair when George and I are reading in the backyard. I have to say I never saw a cat do this. He only sits in his chair too. he knows which one is his. Animals are amazing!

Now Miss Pinkie wants her picture in the blog too. She is such a scaredy cat but likes to think she is tough. Here she is surveying her backyard kingdom.

Come back again this week and I will have some cards for all of you.

Friday, August 27, 2010

The Perfect White Ink

Is there a perfect white ink? One that will stamp snow white on black paper and keep the detail?

This has been a constant search for me. As I just bought yet another white ink- this time Fresh Snow, a hybrid ink from Papertreyink, I decided to do a bit of a white ink challenge and see how they all stack up.

As you can see I selected what I consider the better inks on the market today. Here are the results.

Let me know what you all think?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I scream... you scream.....

we all scream for ice cream. I'm talkin' about ice cream cards. Ice cream note cards to be exact..

The adorable ice cream cone stamp is from the "sweets and treats" set by Lizzie Anne. I love the paper pieced scoops on top of the cone.

Come back tomorrow for another set of note cards.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Note Card Fever

At Little Spark where I teach, I have taken many classes where we made 3 1/2 X 5 inch cards.  Note card size. I have been wanting to make some but didn't have any envis to go with them. While I was at Expedex I found they had the A1 size just perfect for my note cards.  

These are the perfect size for just a small element.  In this case the A Muse hippie vw bus. I also get to use up my scrap papers. Over the next few days I will share more samples. 

See you tomorrow!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Simply Savvy Silhouette Class at One Little Spark

I am teaching how to use the new line of silhouette stamps by Hero Arts at One Little Spark this weekend.

See the sidebar for all the details. This is one of those classes that I really look forward to teaching.

Let me know what you think. Have many of you worked with these "reverse stamps"?

Hope to see you at One Little Spark next Saturday!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Score Buddy Card

Hey All-

Boy do I love ya all. I just got home from work-yes it is 8:30 at night and all I really want to do is take a bath and go to bed. But first I wanted to share a thank you card I sent to Bevy B for buying me the new score buddy! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!. It fits right on my desk and I can score to my hearts content. Bevy B told me my cards have to have multiple folds from now on. So here ya go- a trifold card.

Good night everyone!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Real Men Like Butterflies!

Here is a card I made for a friend who got himself an awesome new job. I took a some what girly butterfly and gave it some testosterone!!


Hey what about the sewing! It sure isn't my strong point! The big butterflies are die cuts from Cuttlebug and the wee ones are from Martha Stewart. They are stamped with the grid stamp from Hero Arts and sponged with distress inks.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


I got these 2 punches from Stampin'Up at my party that I had a few weeks ago. Needless to say they are my two favorite images, birds and owls. I have spent he last  day just punching out pieces using tons of scrap paper.

The best part was putting all the pieces together!

I have lots of embellishments to just add to a card!!

I promise not to be a stranger! Exciting news to come!