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.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Congratulations, Jacob!

Today my nephew graduated and this card is for him. The year was done with Just Rite Stamps and the vertical stamper. Sources of the rest is unknown.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Vintage Floral

Main vintage image is from Peggy Loves Vintage (click the title of this post to go to her shop). Background stamps are PTI.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Die Cut Card by Lana

All supplies are SU.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Teapot Trio

Sentiment and teapots by Papertrey and colored with Copics. Little cup stamp source is unknown. Background done on the Scorpal. Ribbon from Walmart.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cuttlebug Wedding Card

Ribbon by Papertrey.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Vendor Praise

I wanted to purchase a $3 unmounted stamp from Impression Obsession. I emailed and asked if the $5 shipping minimum fee could be excepted and I received an email within 10 minutes saying that she would send it for 44 cents postage. I am a very pleased customer!

Tea and Cherries

All stamps by Papertrey. Paper from unknown source. Acetate window stamped with Pallette Noir by Papertrey.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Kitchen Sink Tulips

Love this KS set! So springy!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

New SU In-Colors

Rumor has it that on p. 78 of the new Paper Crafts magazine you can see 4 of the new in-colors called crushed curry, dusty durango, merry moments, and razzleberry lemonade. I have not seen them but hear they are pretty.

Tea for Two

All stamps by Papertrey.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Eyelet Collection For Sale

I have decided to part with my eyelet collection. It includes eyelets in every color imaginable and it includes many "shaped" eyelets. I estimate 500-600 eyelets in the collection and will sell the whole batch for $10 plus $2.50 shipping. Email me at rubyslippers@neofast.net

May Flowers

Background stamp used is from Papertrey Background Retro set. Fence is a Martha Stewart border punch. The main image is from Peggy's Vintage images. Click title of this post to go to her site to see her collection of images on CDs.

Friday, May 22, 2009

For Sale Hero Arts WORLD DOLLS set

I have a brand new, unopened package of Hero Arts World Dolls clear set for sale. $14.50 plus $3 shipping. Insurance optional.
Email me at rubyslippers@neofast.net.

Click the title of this post to see a picture of the set.

I take PayPal only. Please wait to be invoiced once you let me know you want the set.

Take Time for Tea

Main image by Papertrey. Cups from unknown source. Colored with Copics.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Beautiful Bird

Stamp by Inkadinkado. Papers by Basic Grey Urban Prairie and Memory Box. Border punch by Martha Stewart.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Muse Stinks!

This is a RAK from Tracy Adams. All stamps by A Muse.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


All stamps by Papertrey.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Card by Heather

Cute cards designed by Heather that we did at stamp group.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

You Just Have to See This Card!

My friend, Renee, sent me this adorable card for my birthday. Click the title of this post and you can see it on her blog.

Nestie Bird Die Cut

Paper is Urban Prairie by Basic Grey. Sentiment from unknown source. Flower is coated with Shimmers Angel Wings.

Friday, May 15, 2009

A Dragonfly for Liz--Happy Birthday Twin!

I made this for Liz's birthday. We are "twins", both born on May 15, but a year apart. We have been friends since HS and dragonflies have a special meaning for her.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Lavender Tea

All stamps by Papertrey.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Steaming Cups

Cups and sentiment stamps by PTI. I did the stripes below with my Scorpal. The "steam" is a Kitchen Sink stamp with the sentiment masked.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I love using acetate packaging as a window in a card. Main cardstock by A Muse, inside DP is Basic Grey Porcelain. Sentiment by SU. Punch is MS. I coated the flower with Shimmers in Angel Wings. The ink used to stamp the sentiment on the acetate is Pallette Noir from Papertrey. I like it better than Stazon for black on shiny surfaces.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Beautiful Flowers

Sentiment by Kitchen Sink stamps. The background is from Peggy's Vintage images. Click title for link for the Spring CD.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Little Purse

All supplies are SU.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Your Responses to My Comment About the Seller

I got so much email and you all were pretty much on the same side with your opinions--unless the articles were one of a kind, artistic creations, or unless I had agreed to advertise for her, as Jeannie W said, no one is obligated to advertise for free for anyone and Jeannie suggested I offer to advertise for her for an advertising fee. Some of you sent such humorous emails that I laughed and laughed over them. Thanks for your opinions as I really enjoyed seeing the different views.

All Ears!

Bunny is from SU's New Little Someone set. The sentiment is Amuse. I did the sides with Cuttlebug Buttons Border. Ribbon is from Papertrey. Bunny was colored with Copics.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Special Friend Blend--PTI

This card was made using my new favorite Tea Set from Papertrey. The background is made with Guidelines, Everyday Classics, Boxes and Tags, and misc PTI stamps. The paper is PTI and the borders are made with the Martha S. border punch. Colored with copics.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Am I Obligated to Advertise for Sellers?

I am not talking about DT members or people who show products on their blogs in exchange for product, just to be clear here.

A few days ago, I got a scathing email from a person from whom I purchased some very small and inexpensive embellishments on ebay. To be honest I buy things and very shortly thereafter cannot even remember where I bought them.

Weeks ago, I posted a card using one of her embellishments on something I made. I made no mention of where I purchased the very tiny item worth a few cents and no link so others could buy from her. For my total of $4 purchase (for 60 mini items made of paper and not original in any way) she apparently assumed I would be forced to do free advertising on my blog whenever I used her product. She was horribly upset that I did not link her site on my blog.

Are people obligated to start blogs so that anything they buy and use can be advertised for the seller? She implied that every time I punch a flower, for example, and use it on a card, I am obligated to link to the seller of the punch and make a pitch for their product. Often I include a list of sources simply for ease for other cardmakers to see the source. I do not feel obligated to earn my use of the purchased product by advertising it for the seller.

I don't think it should be an obligation every time I purchase something to then use it and post it on my blog including a link. Should I really have to keep a notebook with the source of every button, piece of yarn, and such and advertise it for someone if I use it? What do you think? If you want, email me and I will combine the responses to let readers know what others think of this expectation.

Spring Has Sprung

Tree is from Hero Arts. I put flocking on for blossoms. To make the grass I ran the green into my paper shredder and then reversed it.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Card by Lana

This card was made by my friend Lana. All supplies are SU.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Nathaniel

Today is Nathaniel's birthday. I made this card for him using my CC Designs stamp, Just Rite Stamps and my Cuttlebug and clear Stickles for the background.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Custom Flower Soft

Best thing since sliced bread. You can now have flower soft in all the custom colors you want by making it at home. Click the title of this post to see how you can do this.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Free Downloads of Papertrey Gridlines 1 and 2

Click the title to go to the free downloads to make your own Gridlines papers!

Spring Butterflies and Roses

Background stamp on the green is Ornate Swirl from Impress. Source of roses is unknown. Designer papers is Basic Grey Urban Prairie. Border fence punch is Martha Stewart.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Wood Blocks FOR SALE

All the blocks are unused SU blocks that have never had labels on them. They are in the large flat rate priority boxes sealed and ready to go. Each box has a huge variety of blocks. I accept Paypal and will invoice you after we make the deal via email. They are $12.50 per box plus $10.50 shipping per box. I will ship them immediately when they are paid for on the next business day. My email is rubyslippers@neofast.net

CHF Piano Girl

Another version of the card I did a few days back. I have found black embossing this stamp gives the best results.