This blog is dedicated to stamping, tips, musings, and whatever I want to post. I want my cards to make you smile. You may copy, post, pin, anything you want. To me this is a sharing hobby.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Verve Visual Flowers

Love this set! I also used the SU photo corner punch and a Signo pen for the dots.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Kitchen Stamps Floral

Sentiment from Papertrey. All Flowers from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Little baby's breath background stamp--source unknown.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Masculine Sunset Card

All stamps by Papertrey. I used glossy card stock and brayered Barely Banana over it. Then I punched a circle in a post it note and stuck it up there for masking for the sun. Brayered again with apricot and pink inks. The rest is stamped in brown chalk ink.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Fancy Pants Floral

This card is colored with markers. The main image is Fancy Pants and the background is SU.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

MFT in Watercolor Crayon

Stamps are MFT. Ribbon is Papertrey. The background is Cuttlebugged on SU Apricot Appeal. Nestie die cut shape is SU Pomegrante cardstock.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Lots of Ribbon for Sale

I have several packages each containing over 100 yards of various ribbon. The are each approximately one yard or longer with some having up to 8 or 9 yards. Many are pieces of ribbon I purchased for $2-3 a yard planning to do something and never did. Others are leftover ends of rolls, etc. There is quite a variety. A couple of the packages contain some actual rolls of ribbon. I have decided to pare down my ribbon collection by 75%. I just have too much that does not get used. I am selling these packages for $16 plus $4 shipping each. Email me at rubyslippers@neofast.net if you are interested in them.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Verve Visual Flowers

I love blue and pin together. I used a little punch for the plaid flowers and the SU photo punch for the corners. I put glitter on each of the flowers.

Monday, June 23, 2008


This was made with Tricia Santry Clear Stamps. The set is called Hoppy Day and I got it at Craft Warehouse.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Pop Cans Sharpen Punches!

Check out Mel's discovery by clicking on the title of this post to go to the explanation at her blog! Good work, Mel!

Here's the Scoop...

Scalloped border is done with a Martha Stewart border punch (thanks Jacki!). Ribbon is Papertrey. All stamps are MFT. I used watercolor crayons on this.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Bubble Queen with Dew Drops

This SU set is one of my favorites. I used Papertrey ribbon and paper with it. I did the background bubbles with punches.

Diamond Fold Card

Click the title of this post to see a video on how to do a diamond fold card. I really love it!

Friday, June 20, 2008

PTI Bees in Pink Blossoms

Love this new Lavendar Moon ribbon, paper and ink. All of it, including the stamps are from PTI, except the leaves which are SU.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Be Happy Colorful Card!

I made this as a sample of a possiblity of a card to make with my students.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Card Made with New Owl Set!

Background is SU's Linograph. What fun stamps these are! Stamps are by Pink Cat Studio and the set can be seen in my last post.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Vendor Praise--Adorable Owls!

I got these owls from Pink Cat Studio online and paid only 85 cents shipping for the entired $14 set!! On top of that they were here in 2 business days. Aren't they cute?

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Most Adorable Little Flowers

Click the title of this post and it will take you to a blog showing how to make the most adorable little flowers you have ever seen. So easy, but so cute and 3-D!

Home Made Pearl Dew Drops

Thanks to the tutorial posted at Gingerwood, I was able to make Pearl Dew Drops for wedding cards. I did the glue dot on the tweezers and then Versamarked a clear Skittle. I used Ranger Silver Embossing Pearl EP and they look identical to the pricey Hero Arts Pearls I bought a Michaels. The sheen and color is identical (photo did not pick that up), and the size is just a little larger than the largest ones in the packet.

Click the title of the post to go to the original video with instruction on how to emboss skittles.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

10 Club Daisy

All stamps SU.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Owls for Sale

These owls are both on EZ mount and I am selling them for $4.50 for the pair plus $2 for shipping. I have so many owls that I am going to pare down. The big one is just over 2 inches tall. If you are interested, email me at rubyslippers@neofast.net

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Card by Lana

This card was designed by Lana. Not sure if it was for a 10 club or not. I love the glitter.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Cricut Butterfly

My students love butterflies and I made several of these cards that went like hotcakes (they can earn them for reading, passing book tests, book reports, etc.). I love the Stickles all over it.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Monday, June 9, 2008

Faux Dew Drops---another technique

In addition to dropping Crystal Effects on wax paper and then stirring in a tiny bit of reinker via a toothpick, here is another option. Punch holes with your 1/4" punch in colors you like. Put them on the wax paper and put a drop of CE on those and let them dry. Makes a nice embellishment.

Another All SU Card

From my friend, Lana.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Celebrate--10 Club Card

All stamps by SU.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Anyone Interested in Splitting PTI set?

I want about 5 sentiments from the Papertrey Everyday Blessings set, but I am not at all crazy about the crosses. Is there anyone out there dying to get the crosses who would like to split a set? Email me at rubyslippers@neofast.net if you are interested. We could split it at the next release and then I could ship it to you.

KS Hibiscus?

Yes, I do love them. No, I have not ordered them. They intimidate me. I can use the daisies and the roses and the hydrangea but these look one step up from those and I am scared of them, LOL!

Pastel Flower

All stamps are Hero Arts. Paper, ink, and ribbon are Papertrey (except for the SU greens).

Friday, June 6, 2008

Cricut Rose

My students love rose cards so we will be seeing lots of these.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Quite a Pair

Stamps and ribbon by Papertrey.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Best Tip I Have Seen in a Long Time

On the GW board, a regular posted this link. It shows you which shipping method is cheaper and which is faster! Invaluable! Click on the title and it will take you right there.

10 Club Card

We did these at 10 Club. I left the sentiment blank to stamp in the future.

Monday, June 2, 2008

If Anyone Knows Where I Can Find--

more of this American Craft ribbon with very, very tiny dots on it in this Pomegranate color, I would most appreciate it. I got it at Paper Zone in Seattle and got the last roll they had. All stamps are by Papertrey.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Mix Pearl Ex with Clear EP for a Stunning Look!

Click on the title of this post and Mel will walk you through this with photos. Gorgeous technique!