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, November 30, 2009

Cherries for the Holidays

Stamps by Flourishes. Background stamp is CHF. Spellbinders tag die.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Christmas Houses

Click the title of this post to see Kittie's Papertrey Christmas Houses. I know I would be tearing my hair out with the templates, but I am tempted to try.

Saturday, November 28, 2009


Background by CHF and main stamp is Flourishes. Colored with Copics. Ribbon by Papertrey.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

A Waltzingmouse Thanksgiving

All stamps by Waltzingmouse, ribbon by Papertrey.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I have been "Elfabetized"!

I just found out I get to be an elf for the costume shop here in town in the Christmas Parade on Dec. 5. I am so excited!

Cherries 50's Style

Stamps: Flourishes

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Happy Harvest

All stamps by Papertrey.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Pretty Girl

Main image: Paper Pretties
Sentiment: MFT
Other stamps: unknown

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Stamps by MFT.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


All stamps by Papertrey.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Childhood Portrait

All stamps by CTMH.

Rumor has it that SU is----

-----going to make unmounted stamps on cling! Finally!

My "Little Black Book"

After this many years of stamping, I have run into many online companies that are wonderful to work with and others that are a nightmare. I have decided to keep a list of companies I do not want to deal with as well as my top picks as it is getting confusing. This morning I received an email in response to an inquiry. I wanted to order a bare rubber unmounted stamp (in US) that was around $6. Because the company listed shipping at $5 I did what I always do--emailed and asked if they would adjust for actual shipping. I have never, ever been refused after being encouraged by other stampers to do this when purchasing a single non-wood mounted stamp. I got quite a snippy email back incensed that I would even ask. Another company off the list.

On the other hand, I am happy to report that all other companies with the exception with one who never answered and another that seemed confused by my request have all been willing to send a bare rubber stamp for $2 shipping or less.

I find shipping to be one of my annoyances. When ordering one 4 x 6 clear set, not in a CD and having the shipping come up as $7.50 will almost instantly make me lose my desire for that set or to deal with that company. I wonder if I am alone or if others find shipping to be what seals or undoes the deal for them sometimes.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Stamps by MFT.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Welcome Baby Boy

Main image is CTMH, background text is Papertrey.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Happy Fall

All stamps except sentiment (unknown) are SU. colored with Copics. Background stamp is CHF.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Sympathy Card

Main Images: SU
Label Stamp: Papertrey
Background: SU

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Double Dry Embossing!!!!!

I have wanted a simple way to do this with my Cuttlebug for a long time and have tried several methods. This is so exciting! Click the title of this post to go to the video of how to do this technique simply without buying anything extra.

Papertrey Posies

Stamps by Papertrey. I left the sentiment blank to decide later.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

MFT Librarian Card

Stamps by MFT. Background is SU roller.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Polar Bear Welcomes Winter

Stamp: unknown but I got it at Craft Warehouse
Papers: October Afternoon
Punch: Martha Stewart