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.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Label Stamp and Ribbon-Papertrey
Everything else is just scraps of things I had around.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Creepy Crawly

All stamps by SU, except for Waltzingmouse frame stamp. Ribbon by Papertrey.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Papertrey Picnic

All stamps by Papertrey.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sweet Life

Stamps by Papertrey. Coloring with Copics.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Tip for Sticky Nesties or Intricate Dies

I have several dies with really intricate designs. They are nearly impossible to separate from the paper without tearing off the tiny parts. Additionally some stick to the plate itself. Simply put one layer of waxed paper between the die and the cardstock before cutting and voila! you have solved the problem.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Diane is a GENIUS!

Click the title of this post and scroll down to her second entry to see the easiest way yet to do "out of the box nesties". It will have you saying, "why didn't I think of that"!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Work of Heart

Main image: MFT
Sentiment: unknown

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Fall Peaches

Stamps: Flourishes
Background Stamp: SU
Ribbon: Papertrey
Colored with Copics

Sunday, October 18, 2009


A card I forgot to post!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Vintage Cherry Card

Stamps: Flourishes
Paper: unknown
Other: Spellbinders tag, Martha Stewart border punch
Colored with Copics.

Friday, October 16, 2009

RAK from Joyce

Flourishes stamps used to make this card for me by Joyce "Across the Pond" (Gingerwood Chatboard Friend). She put clear effects on the berries. Just luscious!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

My Son is a Librarian

My son got a job recently as a school librarian so you will be seeing some reading theme cards now and then. He will have his master in Library and Information Sciences in June.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Hi, Ho!

Stamp: MFT
Sentiment: Paper Pretties

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Remembering Summer!

All stamps by My Favorite Things.

Japanese Masking Tape--WOW!

Click the title to see what Lisa did. I love it!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Peach on Grid

Background by CHF. Other stamps by Flourishes. Colored with Copics.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Trick or Treat with Copics

Stamp sources unknown. I did the left image embossed in clear and the right sentiment embossed in white. Then I colored the heated sentiment with Copics. I sponged some white around the witches to make a haze.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Welcome, Vintage Baby

Main image is by Peggy Loves Vintage (click title to go to her site). DP is Papertrey.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Happy Halloween Hat

Main image by SU. Circular border by Just Rite. Background text and customized ribbon (see earlier October post for directions) by Papertrey.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Praise for Waltzingmouse Stamps

Claire Brennan at Waltzingmouse is going to be getting lots of my stamping dollars. She is in N. Ireland. I ordered last Tuesday and the stamps are already here. They are perfect, sturdy, and fabulous designs. Click on the title of this post to see what I am talking about.

Oh, yes---her personal customer service and immediate answer to emails is impeccable.

Customize Your Ribbon

This card was made with Papertrey's Black Stitched Ribbon. The stitching was white and I just turned it orange with a marker! Works best to put lighter colors on the darker colors of ribbon. All stamps unknown except for the text which is Papertrey. The fence is a Martha Stewart punch.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Acetate in Pink

All supplies are Papertrey except the ink that I used to stamp on the acetate, which is white Stazon.

Happy Cardmaking Day!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Hoot! It is October Already!

Main image is a clear stamp I got at Craft Warehouse--brand unknown. Background is done with a Hero Arts stamp and the border is done with a white gel pen. Ribbon is Papertrey and border punch is Fiskars.