Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Mr & Mrs

Here's a quick card I made for the shop.  I love the colors used in the Annual Catalog for this set and decided to give it a go and make it my own.

Stamp sets: Mr & Mrs
Paper: Whisper White, Brights DSP, Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP
Ink: Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: 1/8" Taffeta Daffodil, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Big Shot Pin It Now!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Fallen Hues

CMB challenge time!  This weeks colors are spectacular for fall.


Here's what I came up with:

 The stamp sets used are Kindness Matters and the sentiment is from Delightful Dozen.  There is a layer of Raspberry Ripple ribbon, a strip of Crumb Cake that is embossed with the Fancy Fan EF, and then the banner is stamped in Chocolate Chip - and I definitely had to use the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to do that!

 Here is a close up of the butterflies.

Each butterfly was stamped on the color of paper that it is stamped in then layered on top with another butterfly stamped on white with the color.  The middle butterfly is stamped in Perfect Plum.  The wings are slightly titled outward for a three dimensional effect.

I thought a  button from the Naturals Designer buttons added that perfect finishing touch.  There is Espresso Bakers twine and Linen thread tied to the button. Both the layer behind the butterflies and the get well sentiment are cut out using the Labels framelits.

Thanks for looking!

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Monday, October 29, 2012

15% OFF


Here are the details: Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.
This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
  • Background stamps
  • Personalized name stamps
  • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
  • Cookie press stamps
  • Single-image stamps
This DOES NOT include
  • Hostess sets
  • Bundled stamp sets
  • Digital stamp brush sets
There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order. 
Look through our catalog and let me know which sets you need for Holiday projects, or any sets that have been on your wish list. Now is the time to order them!

2 Ways to Order

Online on Monday at

Email me at (you can do this anytime)

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

October Club

Last week was Stamp Club at my house and just wanted to show you what we did.  Anyone is welcome to attend...its $5.00 for anyone who is not in the club which is waived if you place an order.  Anyway, here are the projects.

This was a little matchbook post it note holder.  It used the International Bazaar DSP.  Too cute!

 Our fine feathered friend here was made using the owl punch and Hello Doily stamp set.  I think the googlie eyes add just the right touch!

Happy Thanksgiving - unless you are Mr. Tom!

And last but not least, a pretty fall leaf card using the Autumn Accents Bigz Die and the Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Winged Hues

I almost forgot to post my card for the Color Me Beautiful Challenge.  This weeks colors are called Winged Hues.

Aren't these pretty?!  But then again, all the color combos they select are :)    Here is my creation:

The base is River Rock with a layer of Soft Suede that has been run through the Chevron EF.   I made the pennants in Old Olive, Perfect Plum, and Baja Breeze.  The Doily is from the Delicate Doilies Sizzlet L and is popped up with dimensionals.  The Perfect Plum layer uses the Circles #2 Die and the center with the sentiment is punched out with the 1 3/4" circle punch.  I added a strip of Very Vanilla seam binding and tried to crinkle it but not sure if I like how it turned out.  You can't see it very well under the doily.  I used the Love & Sympathy stamp set.

I'm off to work on more Christmas Cards...look for ideas popping up on here soon!
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Happy Tuesday!  I made a quick card for one of my daughter's teachers who had a death in the family.  The paper and stamp set on this card is retired but you have to use it up sometime, right?!  I also added a stamp to the envelope for that extra touch.

Stamp set: Thanks for Caring
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Early Edition DSP, Beau Chateau DSP
Ink, Early Espresso, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Fancy Fan EF, Coluzzle, Big Shot
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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Boating Blues

Here's another card for the Color Me Beautiful Challenge.


I needed a Get Well card so here is my take on it...

Stamps: Praying Hands, Wellness Wishes (retired)
Ink: River Rock, Whisper White, Pacific Point
Paper: Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, River Rock, Brights DSP (Pacific Point)
Accessories: Big Shot, Paper Doily Sizzlet L, Square Punch

I tried a new to me technique called 3D Stamping for the hands.  It really does make them pop!

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Spring Petals & Snowmen?

Welcome to Thursday!  I know its been a while since I posted but I have been having a marvelous time with crafting and stamping ...I'll have lots to show you in the near future!  I did well at the craft fair that I participated in last week.  You'll be seeing some of the items I made for that soon as well.  Anyway, I love to do the Color Me Beautiful Challenges and this week's challenge was called Spring Petals.  I kinda questioned spring petals in the throws of autumn but since I'm also working on a lot of Christmas items I figured I was a touch out of season too!  Here is the color scheme:

Here is my take on it - fitting into the theme I've been working with :)

I know its not the best photo, but I was having trouble with my lighting today.  I used the Pink Pirouette card base and the gray and greens for some panels in the back.  Those were embossed with the retired Snowburst embossing folder (still love it). The snowmen are the Frosty Friends single stamp set in the Holiday catalog.  I stamped them on white and then used the Apothecary  Accents Framelits to cut it out. I then sponged the edge with Pink Pirouette. This was popped up with Dimensionals.  The circles that say Merry Christmas are from the Delightful Decorations stamp set in the main catalog.  They were stamped in Regal Rose paper with Regal Rose ink and then punched out with the 3/4" circle punch.  These also are popped up on Dimensionals.  There are two large rhinestones from the Basic Jewels and finally I spritzed the whole card with a mixture of rubbing alcohol and Frost White Shimmer Paint.  I may use this for one of my upcoming Stamp-A-Stack classes.  
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Monday, October 1, 2012

Lavender and Wheat

I feel like I am going "craft fair crazy"!  My first one is this Thursday and Friday.

I wanted to quickly post my submission for this week's CMB challenge.

Here is my take on it.

I used the Delicate Doilies set and stamped each doily in one of the colors.  The happy birthday sentiment is from the Family Reunion stamp set.  I popped the first layer up on Dimensionals just to give it some depth and added a strip of pearls from the Pearls Basic Jewels to class it up a bit.  Just a clean and simple design.  Thanks for looking!

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