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, July 31, 2010

SU Bike Card

All supplies are SU. We made this at 10 Club.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Hot Air Balloon

Stamps from Practicing Creativity and frame stamp by Papertrey. Cloud die is Papertrey. Embossing folders by SU and Cuttlebug.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Vintage Chair

Chair from Starving Artist Stamps, sentiment is Papertrey. DP source unknown.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Pink Dress

Stamp by Karen Lockhart. Border punch is SU and butterfly punch is Martha S.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Waltzing Mouse Card Today

Waltzing Mouse card today. Click on the title of this link.

Monday, July 26, 2010


I think I may have CASED this from somewhere. Stamps are Hero Arts and Waltzingmouse.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Ice Cream Cone on a Hot Day

Ice cream scoops are done with Papertrey Cloud Dies. Texturing is Cuttlebug and SU folders. Martha S. border punch below.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Butterfly Trio

Embossing folder by Sizzex. Butterflies done with SU die and Cosmo Cricket Delovely DP. Sentiment by Impress.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Pattern Card

All stamps by Hero Arts. DP is Cosmo Cricket Material Girl. Embossing folder is SU and button punch is Martha S. Rick rack die is Papertrey.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Loving PTI Sets!

This card is made totally with PTI stamps and also used 3 of their new dies. I am in love with these new sets!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Waltzing Mouse Card Today

Click the title of this post to go to today's card.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Exciting News in the Stamping World

Click the title of this post and find out the news. I love 4 of the 8 and am excited about this!

Sewing Ladies

Stamps are Hero Arts. Not sure where I got the background stamp. DP is Basic Grey and button punch is Martha S.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

8 Questions from Allison--a reader of this blog

1. If you look around your craft room and your recent cards, what would you say are 3 things that stand out as a pattern or theme?

Interesting question. Last month I would have said hot air balloons, rick rack, and felt. This month it is sewing themes, owls (I recently got the SU owl punch and love it so much), bicycles, and tea cups.

2. What about your current favorite colors?

I am still using Kraft cardstock a lot. Also blues, purples, and reds, with some summery yellowy-orange colors.

3. I noticed you have lots of Mary Englebreit decorations in your craft room and yet I don't think I have seen you use any of her stamps.

Very observant, Allison. I find most her stamps very tiny, with lots of detail, and requiring lots of coloring. I wish she would come out with some more basic images, borders, and backgrounds.

4. Are your favorite brands still Papertrey and Waltzing Mouse?

Yes, along with some of the recent Hero Arts and SU. I used to buy Hero Arts all the time and then got bored with them, but lately their images are wonderful. Also, now that SU is doing the cling mount stamps I am moving back that direction. I also love those owl and bird punches.

5. What do you see as current trends?

I think the lined papers, ledgers, tickets, bingo cards, and the like are really hot right now. I happen to love them and this last Papertrey release just blew me away. I also am still enjoying the tea sets, sewing theme (even though I don't sew) and birds. Also felt, die cutting, covering buttons, border punches, etc. are seen a lot.

6. Do you submit for publication?

I used to and have had 5 cards published in 3 magazines, but I found it so much work, such a long timeline to see if you got published, etc. that I got bored with it. My blog is where I show off my work now. Also, I quit subscribing to magazines once stamping blogs got so popular. I literally follow hundreds of them and really enjoy the ideas found there that are free.

7. So there can be no way you actually use all the cards you make. What do you do with them?

I have several idea notebooks with my very favorites and often duplicate those for sending. I keep lots on hand for actual use. Also, I donate cards to several causes. The front office at my work uses my cards to send from our facility and I have several local "fans" who I supply with cards because it just makes me happy to do so. And last but not least, my students use boxes of my cards. They are my very biggest fans and love to earn cards for reading and other things. Some have collected dozens.

8. What is one thing you can never have enough of?

Cuttlebug (and other brands) of embossing folders. I am just obsessed with them!!


I saw a similar card somewhere on a blog and then later tried to remember how it was done. This is my result. Flourish stamps and bird punch are SU. Small text is Papertrey, and I think sentiment is Pink Poison.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Bike on Blue

Stamps are Inkadinkado Amsterdam Delivery and a Hero Arts background.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Wash Day

Stamp is SU. Cloud dies are Papertrey and fence border is Martha S.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Black Felt Butterfly

Felt butterfly from Impress.
Embossing Folder by Sizzex.
Flower border is EK Success punch.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Argyle Owl

Sentiment and argyle background are Papertrey. All other stamps unknown.
Embossing folder is SU. I stamped the owl on the page of an old book and then added a bit of Adirondack Butterscotch ink to it.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Waltzing Mouse Card Today

Click the title of this post to go to today's card.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Little Owl

Sunday, July 11, 2010


All stamps by Papertrey.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Pretty Pencils

Main Image by Karen Lockhart
Background stamp is Impress
Papertrey Rick Rack die

Friday, July 9, 2010


Stamps from Verve and Practicing Creativity. Border punches are EK.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sitting Here


SU Embossing Folder
Impress Background Stamp
Nesties Label and Tag Die
EK Success border flower punch
All other stamps are Papertrey

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Pink Butterflies

Kind of obsessed with butterflies, if you haven't noticed!


Martha S. Butterfly punch
Sizzex Embossing Folder
EK border punches
Stephanie Hunt DP

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

One of a Kind

Starving Artist Stamp
Sentiment Unknown

Monday, July 5, 2010

White Wedding

I have seen several of these border punch cards on blogs and decided to give it a try. Sentiment is Papertrey and butterflies are SU die. Punches are all Martha S. and EK Success.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

July 4 Stamping Tip

I was doing a July 4 card and did not have the right size fire cracker stamp. Then it dawned on me that I have several birthday candle stamps that will work well. In fact, I like them better because they are decorated!

Waltzing Mouse Card Today for July 4

Click the title of this post to see my July 4 card on the Waltzing Mouse Makers blog.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Urban Prairie Bird


SU Punches
Basic Grey DP

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sew Clever

Stamps by Gina K
Cosmo Cricket Material Girl DP
Martha S. Button Punch