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.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tea Time

All stamps Papertrey.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sew Clever

All stamps Hero Arts. Button punch is Martha Stewart.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Waltzing Mouse Card Today

Waltzing Mouse card today. Click the title of this post and it will take you there.

Monday, September 27, 2010

This Goes Against What I Was Told About Clear Stamps, but--

I trust this company. Who knew you could un-yellow stamps! Click the title of this post to go to the information.

One Happiness

Background stamp by Impress, all other stamps Cornish Heritage.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

If You Love Retro--

--children's things in the Dick and Jane style, you will love this site. I got some of the downloads! Click the title to go to the site.

Pink Bird

Stamps: Waltzing Mouse and Just Rite

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Looking for---

Anyone have a set of these Cuttlebug flower dies they want to sell? If so contact me at rubyslippers@neofast.net

Bingo Bike

Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz
Stamps: Hero Arts

Friday, September 24, 2010

Pink Hoot

Owl Punch-SU
Frame Die-Papertrey
Background Stamp-Impress

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Happy Fall

Punches: SU
Background Stamp: Impress
Embossing Folder-Sizzex

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Owl Duo

All stamps, punches, folders: SU
Background Papers: Cosmo Cricket DeLovely
Owls are punched from thin cork sheets.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Waltzing Mouse Card Today

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

Monday, September 20, 2010

All Booked Up

All stamps and dies are Papertrey. Embossing Folder is SU.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Updated Nestie/Cuttlebug Storage Photos

Alicia, a regular reader asked if I was still storing my Nesties on my cupboard doors and so I decided to take pictures. In my stamp room we had a closet. When our sons moved out into their own home I had room downstairs to store off-season clothing, giving me this closet for stamping things. The second photo is my Cuttlebug folders stored in Martha Stewart recipe holders. The first photo shows a cork bulletin board where I stapled magnetic sheets (magnetic vent covers from Bed, Bath, and Beyond--sturdy and very strong magnet). As you can see I will need to add another board at some point. It is really nice because I can leave a big mess in that area and just close the doors on it, making my stamp room look clean.

Love of Learning

Book is made with Nestabilities. Letter background is Cornish Heritage. Apple stamps from Mint Motif and the apple punch is Martha Stewart. I cannot remember the source for the sentiment.

Back to School

Stamps: SU and the frame is made with Impress Woodgrain background
Owl: SU Punch
Apple: Martha Stewart Punch

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Birthday Ticket

All stamps and dies are Papertrey, background embossing folder is Tim Holtz.

Friday, September 17, 2010


Background stamp is Cornish Heritage, all other stamps SU. Inspired by a card made by Nichole Heady.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Cool Calendar to Download

Click on the title of this post!

Chirp Acetate Card

I used an SU leaf stamp and White Staz-On Ink on an acetate card. Rest of stamps are from dollar bin at Michaels.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Just Because

All stamps: Kitchen Sink

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Waltzing Mouse Card Today

Click the title of this post for today's card.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Stamp Surgery

Click on the title of this post to go to a blog that demonstrates one of my favorite things to do with stamps.

Hibiscus for the Soul

Stamps: Kitchen Sink

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Punch: SU
Sentiment: Memory Box
Ribbon: Papertrey

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Have You Seen the Frames Companies are Releasing Soon?

I saw this concept, probably at Papertrey, several months ago, so I made myself a set of templates to make frames. I cut out squares and rectangles using thin chipboard and my paper cutter. I made an entire set and they are easy to just trace around.

The basket was made with the SU Lattice folder and then brayered with brown ink.

This card uses My Favorite Things stamps and Michael's ribbon.

Simply Handmade

Sentiment, tape measure, and main image: Hero Arts
Button Punch: Martha Stewart
Rick Rack Die: Papertrey
Sew Sweet Tag: SU

Friday, September 10, 2010

Whootin' Hi

Owl Punch and Embossing Folder: SU
Background Stamp: Hero Arts
Sentiment: Papertrey

Thursday, September 9, 2010

One of a Kind

Punch: SU
Ticket Die and stamp: Papertrey
Sentiment: Unknown
Background Woodgrain stamp: Impress

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Friend Blend

Stamps and Die: Papertrey
Paper: Basic Grey

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Vinyl Sayings on My Craft Room Cupboards

Click the title to go to the site where I bought these. If you don't see them on the site, just contact her and she will make them for you in any size you want.

Waltzing Mouse Card Today

Click the title of this post to take you to today's post.

Monday, September 6, 2010



Background leaves and owl punch are SU.
Die and stamp that fits in die done in red are Papertrey. I think the sentiment is also Papertrey.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Dry Emboss Your Paper Napkins!!

Click the title of this post for the source of this idea.

Friends in Cool Carribean

Stamps: SU
Punch: EK Success
Vellum Flowers: Papertrey Dies

Saturday, September 4, 2010


Thanks to so many of you who voted in the Kohl's Cares for Schools contest. Mt. Ellis Academy came in number 10 and will get their half million and use it to replace their sewer system. Thank you so much, readers, for helping this dream come true!


All supplies are SU.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Tea Time


Background Stamp--Cornish Heritage
Label- Papertrey
Main image- Hero Arts, I think
Border Punch-EK Success

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Special Friend Blend

Stamps: Papertrey, leaf background stamp is SU.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


A favor to ask of my readers--- I am really begging here. This private school needs a sewer system so badly. PLEASE click on the title of this post (if you have Facebook) and give this school 5 votes. This little school struggles so financially, but they have been around for years educating kids not only academically but with focus on character. I would appreciate it so much.

Tim Holtz Card


Bird Cage Die: Tim Holtz
Bird- SU Punch
Stamps-Impress Rubber Stamps