Friday, December 28, 2007

Something New to Look At.........Finally!

Ribbon Tutorial: FYI---Since I'm not coordinated enough to hold ribbon with both hands, while holding the camera under my chin trying to take a photo, I'll have to recruit my DH to help with the rest of the tutorial. I'll finish it up this weekend, and get it uploaded here on Monday. I'd also like to ask you all to help me come up with a 'cute' name for the 'poof'. I'm just not good at that kind of stuff. I've been inspired by so many people's creations and ideas, that I'd like to contribute something too. Now, I just need a good name to associate with this 'poof'!
This is going to be a long post....four cards to show you today! I got a little behind on things during the Christmas rush...but things seem to be settling down a bit more now. The good part is, I've still got two more Christmas gatherings to go to yet! More time with family and more goodies---that's a double-bonus!!
I really love the bright, cheery colors in this designer paper. It was just what I needed when I'd hit burnout with Christmas creations! The flowers on the main image panel are double-layered with dimensionals to give it some depth. My ribbon 'poof' got a bit out of hand....I worked on it while I was watching a movie, and it grew to epic proportions! Oh well, good way to use up scraps!

Stamps: Priceless, True Friend.
Paper: Cutie Pie DP, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Purely Pomegranate, GP white CS (Wal-Mart).
Ink: Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Purely Pomegranate.
Accessories: Ticket corner punch, brads, ribbon, dimensionals, sponge daubers.

Vintage Violet is one of my all-time favorite colors from SU. I love pairing it with Old Olive and Certainly Celery---the colors together are just gorgeous, to me, at least! The main flower is made up of 4 layers, each separated with dimensionals to give it some depth. I also embossed each layer with clear embossing powder, which seems to make the color 'pop' even more.

Stamps: Fabulous Flowers, Tres Chic.
Paper: Vintage Violet, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, GP white CS (Wal-Mart), Chatterbox DP.
Ink: Vintage Violet, Certainly Celery, Old Olive.
Accessories: Ticket corner punch, brads, clear embossing powder & heat tool, ribbon (SU and May Arts), dimensionals, sponge daubers.

I finally ordered some of the Pomegranate satin ribbon---I love the look of this ribbon, but boy, is it hard to cut!! I used the sharpest scissors I have and the edges STILL kept looking frayed! I finally got it to look right, but boy, was I tearing my hair out for a while. I guess, as they say, beauty has its pains, huh? I embossed the 4 layers of this flower (each layer also separated by dimensionals) with clear embossing powder mixed with Dazzling Diamonds glitter-SO pretty & sparkly in real-life! I love all the shine and shimmer this card has.

Stamps: Fabulous Flowers, Priceless, Carte Postale.
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, River Rock DSP, GP white CS (Wal-Mart).
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, River Rock.
Accessories: Ticket corner punch, brads, ribbon (SU), gold cord (SU), dimensionals, clear EP & Dazzling Diamonds mixture, heat tool, sponge daubers.

Finally, this card was made using the Ginger Blossom DP by SU. When I first saw the colors in this DP, I did NOT like them---at all!! Then, after seeing several gorgeous creations on SCS, it started to 'grow' on me, and I ordered some. It is really, really pretty up-close. The large flowers on the main panel are made up of two layers, each separated by dimensionals. I also used the Poison Ivory shimmery cardstock. It's a nice, heavy weight, and really pretty in person.

Stamps: Embrace Life, Papertrey.
Paper: Poison Ivory, River Rock, Cameo Coral, Purely Pomegranate, Ginger Blossom DP.
Ink: Cameo Coral, Ruby Red, River Rock, Close to Cocoa.
Accessories: HPH, Ticket corner punch, brads, ribbon (SU, Michael's), aquapainter, dimensionals.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Ribbon Poof?? Do You Want A Tutorial???....

A few of you have either contacted me through Splitcoast, or mentioned something here on my blog, wondering about a tutorial for the 'ribbon poof' that I've mentioned in several of my posts and uploads at SCS. SO.....though I know I will be super-busy through the Holidays.. (who won't?!?!), I will try to work on doing some kind of tutorial for you. I don't have the capability to upload a it will be step-by-step photos with a written explanation. Heck, maybe it'll even be a good time to come up with some blog candy!! It'll be a great way to ring in the New Year!! Leave a comment on this post if you're interested in this 'ribbon poof' tutorial-thing, and I'll get working on it ASAP. Happy Holidays everyone!! Wishes for safe travel to all of you....and enjoy the time with family and friends!! Hugs-----Pam

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Fancy Florals and a New-Release Hanna Set!!

I just received my Fancy Florals set from Verve Visual----oh, how I love these flowers!! I cut each flower layer, sponged the edges with Close to Cocoa ink to give them a 'worn' look, then added lots of Copper Stickles to the edges to give them some sparkle. Each flower was popped up on dimensionals as well. I used seven different kinds of ribbon in my ribbon 'poof', and used only scraps of ribbon this time. I just cannot seem to make a card without my 'poof' of ribbon just feels empty and bare if it's not there! Oh well....each of us has our own special 'touch' that we like to add to our creations, and I guess the 'poof' is my 'special' touch that I feel just has to be there.

Stamps: Fancy Florals by Verve Visual.
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Naturals Ivory, Gretel DP by Cosmo Cricket.
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Sage Shadow, Close to Cocoa.
Accessories: Ticket corner punch, brads, Cuttlebug & embossing folder, ribbon, Stickles (Copper), dimensionals, sponge daubers, distressing tool.
Techniques: distressing, sponging, embossing.

This criss-cross card (my first!) is made with a new-release set from Hanna Stamps called 'Perfect Package'. This set has SO many cute little images....a total of 15 stamps in all. There are several different bow images, a little tape dispenser, scissors and spools of ribbon, Hanna herself and several other images. This set could be used for any type of occasion that requires a gift....not just for Christmas or birthdays. The criss-cross part of the card gave me fits....I cut it wrong the first time, and had to trim it several times to get it to work the second time. Now I remember why I didn't like Geometry in High School----yuck! (I was always more of a Science and Biology kind of girl.....guess that's why I'm now a nurse, huh?) The size of the finished card is 6 x 7, and the insert measures about 5x 6 1/2. It seems like I either make small 3x3 cards, or very large cards. I very rarely make the standard A2-sized card. I never know what size the card I'm making will turn out to be....I just start with my image, add from there, add a bunch of layers.....and end up stopping when I feel like it's complete. Most of my cards are so thick and heavy that I have to mail them in a padded envelope anyway, to keep them from being crushed. Because of their large & unusual sizes, I usually end up making my own custom envelope to go with each card. If you're interested in ordering this set of stamps, please see the link on my sidebar to the right. Kristi does a really good job of getting your orders mailed out quickly.....and if you're like me, waiting for new stamps is torture! (I want them NOW!)

Stamps: Perfect Package-Hanna Stamps.
Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Basic Grey-Figgy Pudding, Georgia Pacific white CS (Wal-Mart).
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Versafine Onyx Black.
Accessories: Copic markers, ticket corner punch, brads, SU Round-tab punch, ribbon (Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Jody's ribbon-share), sponge daubers, dimensionals.
Techniques: Criss-cross card, sponging.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Friday, December 7, 2007

Sparkly Pink Cakes.....Times Three

This card was also made with 'Icing on the Cake', from My Favorite Things. I added Diamond Stickles to each of the birthday cakes to give it just a little sparkle. The star images behind the cakes and on the large panel is also a stamp included in this set. (The set can be ordered at .)

I struggled with this card for a while. At first, I left the image panel (behind the cakes) plain white, but it just seemed too 'bare' to me. I thought about starting over, or possibly adding paper-piercing, using a template, but then my hubby (yes, he does critique my cards---if I ask him to!) suggested adding the 'stars' to that panel as well (I already had the large pink panel done). So, I peeled everything apart (carefully!) and added the stars in pink to the white panel. It added just enough interest without taking the focus away from the three cakes.

I hope everyone has enjoyed these peeks of the new-releases from My Favorite Things. Stop back tomorrow for another creation using an MFT set. Be sure to let me know what you think----I love reading your comments!

Stamps: Icing on the Cake-My Favorite Things.

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink, Papretrey-white.

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink.

Accessories: Ticket corner punch, brads, ribbon, ric-rac, scalloped oval punches, Stickles, sponge daubers, dimensionals.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

This cute little polka-dot number is made with one of the new-release sets from My Favorite Things....the set is called "Icing on the Cake". I adore this little cupcake....and there are a ton of other adorable images included in this set as well!!

Remember, tonight is the night for MFT's New Release Cocktail Party! Here are the deets--and we hope to see you there!! Kim has some really exciting and fun surprises for those who attend the party.

My Favorite Things will be hosting a New Release Cocktail Party on Wednesday night (December 5) from 9-11 p.m. EASTERN time. There will be give aways, coupon codes, sneak peeks and a chance to become MFT’s next Guest Designer. Head over to the MFT forum at Splitcoaststampers for more details.

Stamps: Icing on the Cake-My Favorite Things, Polka Dot backgrounder (Cornish Heritage Farms).

Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, White, Chocolate Chip.

Ink: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip.

Accessories: Ticket corner punch, brads, ribbon, oval punches (Marvy), Liquid Applique & Heat gun, pink jewel stickers, sponge daubers, dimensionals, Copic markers.

Monday, December 3, 2007

MFT Sneak Peek....Baby, It's Cold Outside!!

This is a sneak-peek of the new mini-set called 'Baby, It's Cold Outside', by My Favorite Things. This set is SO much fun to color and paper-piece, and the sentiments in this set are adorable!! Definitely a must-have for those winter-themed cards!
My Favorite Things will be hosting a New Release Cocktail Party on Wednesday night (December 5) from 9-11 p.m. EASTERN time. There will be give aways, coupon codes, sneak peeks and a chance to become MFT’s next Guest Designer. Head over to the MFT forum on Splitcoaststampers for more details. If you've ever wanted to be a Guest Designer for MFT, be sure to stop by during the Cocktail Party! We'd love to have one of you join us as Guest Designer!!
I used my Snowflake Cuttlebug folder--which I'd completely forgotten that I had! I added Liquid Applique to the snowman, though I wish I would have added some Dazzling Diamonds too, for more sparkle! (You can never have too much bling!) The polka-dotted DP is SU's Au Chocolat DP, I just colored in the white/ivory dots on the DP with my Bashful Blue marker, so it would match.
I'm definitely new to this whole blogging thing....and I have blogs that I love to visit daily....some have both gorgeous cards and wonderful stories, some talk about family happenings....some just post their card creations and a little bit about the products they used to create them. What would YOU be interested in seeing on my blog?? I would love to hear from you....any ideas or input that you want to give would be great! I want everyone to enjoy coming here to visit.....both by enjoying what they see here, as well as what they read. Feel free to let me know your thoughts & wishes!!
Stop back tomorrow for another creation with a December-release set from My Favorite Things....these sets are gorgeous!!

Stamps: Baby, It's Cold Outside-My Favorite Things
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue, Papertrey white, Au Chocolat DP
Ink: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Copic markers, SU markers, ticket corner punch, brads, oval punches (Marvy), Liquid Applique & heat gun, ribbon (from Michael's), sponge daubers, Cuttlebug & Snowflake embossing folder, dimensionals
Techniques: embossing, sponging, layering.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

My Favorite Things December Release Party

My Favorite Things ( is having a New Release Cocktail Party on Wednesday, December 5 from 9-11 p.m. Eastern time. Head over to the MFT forum on to find out all the details and join us there on Wednesday night. There will be give aways, coupon codes, a challenge and sneak peeks. Find out on Wednesday how you can become a MFT Guest Designer. Join us!
We will start posting sneak-peeks of the December-release sets starting Monday, December keep an eye out for the creations the DT members have to show you! Thanks for stopping by, and remember to join us at the MFT New Release Cocktail Party!!

Welcome to Two New Hanna Stamps DT Members!!

Hanna Stamps has added two phenomenal artists to its Design Team....names that you have surely heard MANY, many times in the stamping world!! Jeanne Streiff (blog-Inky Paws) and Sherry Cheever (blog-Walkin' on the Bad Side) are the two newest members of the Hanna Stamps DT!! I know that we're all going to enjoy the gorgeous creations they'll be showing us in the future!! WELCOME JEANNE AND SHERRY!!!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Lucky Winner of the new Hanna Stamps' set!!!

Thank you, everyone, for your lovely comments about your favorite Thanksgiving memories. I really enjoyed reading them! It's so nice to know that we all have so very, very many things to be thankful for, isn't it?? (And it was nice to know that there really are people out there checking in on my blog once in a while!! That makes me feel great!!)
Anyway...I've probably kept you in suspense long enough! I used to pick a number (and using only one post per person...), and the lucky winner is:

Michelle Woerner (sf9erfan on SCS)!!!

Here's what Michelle had to say:

First... great blog! Just found it. Congrats on being on multiple design teams!! My fav Thanksgiving memory has to be my first time at hosting. I ran around like a crazy person for almost 2 days cleaning and prepping for dinner, was up at the crack of dawn starting the turkey only to discover at dinner time I messed up the stuffing, burned the rolls and cooked the turkey UPSIDE DOWN! We had a great time anyway. Hugs, michelle.

Michelle, if you'll PM me over on SCS, and let me know your snail mail address, I'll get the information to Kristi (the owner of Hanna Stamps!), and she'll get the set mailed out to you right away! You are going to enjoy this set SO much!! CONGRATULATIONS!! Thanks again, everybody, for playing!
I'll be back tomorrow morning to post some creations that I'm currently working on. Have a great evening!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Rainy Day Hanna

This adorable scene is part of the Hanna Stamps set called 'Rain, Rain, Come This Way!'. It's an adorable set of 13 stamps....the main image of Hanna holding her umbrella, plus 12 smaller stamps, including a cute little duck, an adorable worm---(yes, this worm is adorable!), rockin' boots.... SO many ways to create any rainy-day scene you could possibly think of!
This card measures approximately 5.5 inches by 7 inches....the main image in the Hanna sets is nice and big, which makes them great for paper-piecing. I've just recently begun to try this technique, and it's so much fun to create different outfits this way. It's kind of like playing with paper dolls all over again...and we could all use an excuse to act like a kid again!
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving day with their families and friends, and had safe travel to wherever you were going.... The amount of traffic on the roads was unbelievable....and we met more police cars than I think we ever have in the past. One of my three brothers is a policeman, and I'm sure he kept busy with the holiday travelers yesterday. He's one of those nice-guy policeman though...just the kind of guy you'd like to have around if something bad happened. (Hi Mike, if you're reading this!) OK, I am a bit biased....but he is an amazing man.
Does anyone have any funny food mishaps to tell about from their Thanksgiving meal? (Like still-frozen turkey, or dropping the pie on the floor?) I'd love to hear about them! I ate way too much amazing food....I could exercise non-stop for the next few days and still not wear off all the calories! I'm not going to feel guilty though....that's what the holiday is all about!
Don't forget to enter for the Hanna Stamps giveaway in the previous post....all you have to do is leave an entry telling me about your favorite Thanksgiving memory. There's still a few days left to get your entry in for a chance to win this cute sentiment set.
Have a great day everybody...and thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Rain Rain Come This Way (Hanna Stamps).
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion, Salsa DP (Junkitz).
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Pink Passion, Versafine Onyx Black.
Accessories: Ticket corner punch, brads, Stickles, dimensionals, Copic markers, ribbon.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Hanna Stamps Blog Candy!!!

Hanna Stamps Sneak Peek---New Release Giveaway!!
A brand-new, soon-to-be-released set "Things Hanna Would Say" does that sound for blog candy?? This is a sentiment set, with 28 (twenty-eight!) phrases that are perfect for Hanna in every way! If you win, you will have this set before it's released!! How cool is that?!?!
Kristi Ferro, the owner of Hanna Stamps, will be launching her brand-spanking-new website in the next few days, and to celebrate, she is having each member of her Design Team give away a free set on their blog.
To be eligible to win this awesome set of stamps, be sure to leave a comment in this post telling me about your favorite Thanksgiving memory. It is the time of year when we all truly stop and count our blessings.....and we are lucky to have so many!
I will draw for the winner on Sunday, November 25th.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, everyone! Travel safely and enjoy your time with family and friends!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

It's Official......My Favorite Things Design Team!!

I have been doing the Happy Dance! I'm SO excited to be able to tell you that I am now a member of the Design Team for My Favorite Things!! I was SO floored when Kim contacted me, and I still have trouble believing it's true! Kim has always had the most amazingly talented designers on her team....and I am thrilled to now be a part of it all. Kim is such a dear, sweet person, and I am looking forward to seeing what the future holds as part of the MFT family! WooHoo!

I had this idea in my head as soon as I saw this MFT set 'It's a Jungle Out There'. I have had this leopard-print paper for a while now, and knew that I would find the perfect way to use it.....someday. When I finally got this set, this paper came to mind immediately.
I wanted to make up a gift set that would be appropriate for a young boy. I found this wooden picture frame in the clearance section at Michaels (I think I paid twenty-five cents for it). I also made a small 3x3 box to match---I'll probably use it to hold a small gift or gift card. (The directions for this super-easy box can be found on Nichole Heady's blog). This stamp set is SO much fun to color! SO many possibilities!
My Favorite Things is having a 'Celebrate MFT' day today (Nov. 20th) over at SCS. Upload your creations or projects using the code 'MFTNOV07' so we are all able to view the beautiful things you've made. This is a day to encourage you to get creative and play with your favorite MFT stamps. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!
Have a great day everybody---Happy Stamping!

Stamps: It's a Jungle Out There (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Naturals Ivory, DP-Paper Studio.
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Mellow Moss, Wild Wasabi.
Accessories: Copic markers, Cuttlebug & embossing folders, twill ribbon, twine, gold brads, ticket corner punch, photo corner punch, scalloped & plain circle punches (Marvy), small & large oval punches (SU), dimensionals, sponge daubers.

Friday, November 16, 2007

A Second Post for Today...Sleigh Bells

I CASE's one of my all-time favorite cards from Tosh (stamps4funinCA on SCS) for this creation. You can see her fabulous beauty, Stylin' Snowman, here:;perpage=48 (Hope I added the link correctly!) Tosh has such an amazing gift for adding just the right touch to every inch of her creations....I guarantee that you'll add a bunch of beauties to your favorites album too! I did add some swirls from Bronc Buster to several just seemed to need something. I also ended up stamping several images & cutting apart the leaves of the holly image in Sleigh Bells Ring, and combing the leaf that I liked best to make it fit the space I had. I have several more creations to post, but need to run errands now, so I'll try to stop back a little later. Have a wonderful day everyone!

Stamps: Sleigh Bells Ring, Bronc Buster
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Really Ruse, Sage Shadow, Naturals Ivory, Outlaw DP
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: SU markers, ticket corner punch, brads, dimensionals, ribbon, distressing tool.

A Bouquet of Poinsettias....

This set Build a Bouquet (by My Favorite Things) is SO much fun to work with! SO many endless possibilities... I decided to make some poinsettias, and pulled my colors for the card from the colors in SU's Dashing designer paper. I separated each layer of the flower with dimensionals, to give it some depth, and also raised most of my other layers on dimensionals as well. (The color of the ribbon appears a bit off in the photo, but it really does match IRL.) This card ended up pretty thick and heavy--I think it may need to be hand-delivered! Thanks for looking, I hope you like it! Have a wonderful day!

Stamps: MFT Build a Bouquet
Paper: Old Olive, Rose Red, River Rock, Vanilla, Dshing DP
Ink: Old Olive, River Rock, Rose Red
Accessories: Brads, ticket corner punch (SU), Cuttlebug & Swirls embossing folder, ribbon, gold cord, dimensionals, sponge daubers.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Wedding Card by request....

I created this card as a specific request of my Mom, who needs a wedding card. I really struggle with 'fancy' cards.... I always think of Sharon's (notimetostamp) amazing creations. She has such a gift! Her gallery is filled with stunning, fancy & elegant cards. If Sharon sees this, I hope she likes it---and I hope you all like it too!! Thanks for looking, and have a good evening everyone!!

Stamps: Fabulous Flowers, En Francais, Wonderful Words
Paper: Papertrey white, SU brushed silver
Ink: Going Grey
Accessories: Silver embossing powder, brads, ticket corner punch, dazzling diamonds, glue pen, ribbon, silver cord .

A Holly Jolly Reindeer and a Sketch Challenge

Love this little guy....though I think he's been feeling neglected!! I almost started playing Christmas music while making this---but thought I'd better not tempt fate---I don't want the snow to start flying quite so soon. (Especially since we're taking care of snow removal for our elderly neighbor this winter.) Ugh...don't want to think about that kind of stuff just yet. I want to enjoy Fall weather a bit longer....say 'til Christmas Eve???

Stamps: MFT-Hare for the Holidays
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Papertrey white, Old Olive, Bravo Burgundy, Basic Grey-Fruitcake
Ink: Old Olive, Bravo Burgundy, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Distressing Tool, Ticket Corner & Word Window punches, ribbon, Copic & SU markers, dimensionals, brads, hardware.

This was created for this week's sketch challenge on SCS....a great forum for trying new layouts & finding inspiration!! SCS is such a fabulous site---SO much talent, willingness to share and encouragement from others! One of my favorite parts of SCS is the 'Dirty Dozen' gallery---with new designs by the current design team members unveiled on the 15th of every month! For a small fee, you are able to view some unbelievable creations made by super-talented artists AND help support the greatest stamping site on the web! I tried paper-piecing and used a scrap of Basic Grey DP to make Santa's outfit for this card.

Stamps: Naughty or Nice, MFT-Sassy Sayings
Paper: Ruby Red, Old Olive, white, Basic GreyFruitcake
Ink: Old Olive, Ruby Red
Accessories: Copic markers, Stickles, ribon, brads, ticket corner punch, Cuttlebug & die, dimensionals, distressing tool.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look at what I've made today. Be sure to introduce yourselves and say 'Hi'!! Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

A Creative Weekend......

I wanted to make this card look a little bit like a Christmas package, and since I found some fabulous ribbon this weekend, I thought I'd use some of it to pull it all together. I added lots of sparkle with Stickles...after all, what's Christmas without sparkle and bright colors? It looks like Hanna is decorating her tree outside while it's snowing, but in 'stamp-land', anything is possible, right? I used a pretty basic layout for this card so Hanna could 'shine' in her gorgeous holiday outfit! On each layer, I used the ticket corner punch and sponged the edges----it seems bare to me if I don't complete those steps. When I create, it feels like a square corner or plain edge looks like it needs 'dressing up' and I just can't leave them alone. Now that Hanna has placed her gifts under the tree, she's off to do more shopping!

Stamps: Hanna Stamps 'But I Need It'
Paper: American Crafts DP, Old Olive, Real Red, White
Ink: Old Olive, Real Red
Accessories: Ticket corner punch, brads, ribbon, dimensionals, Liquid Applique, heat tool, Stickles, sponge daubers.

I just love the cheery, bright colors in the Dashing DP (SU). I added a LOT of Stickles for makes me think of the tinsel my parents put on the Christmas tree when I was a little girl. I always loved looking at the colors of the strings of lights reflecting in the shiny strands of tinsel, and the bright colored ornaments hanging from each branch. Such wonderful memories....memories that I am lucky to have, and will always treasure.

Stamps: Naughty or Nice, Warm Words
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Old Olive, Real Red, white (Papertrey), Dashing DP
Ink: Old Olive, Real Red, River Rock
Accessories: Copic markers, Ticket Corner & Photo Corner punches (SU), small & large oval punches (SU), brads, Old Olive ribbon, silver cord, Liquid Applique, heat tool, Stickles, sponge daubers.

I think I fiddled with the ribbon on this card for at least an hour---I just couldn't seem to figure out where to put it. I finally added a square-spiral clip, and some small ribbon 'tabs', and 'poof!', that's what it needed! Funny how the creative process moves along, huh? I also used my 'Tres Chic' background stamp for the first time---at first I wasn't sure that I liked it, but now I am SO glad that I ordered it! I love the look it gives and the way it enhances the main image without overpowering it.

Stamps: Penny Black ('Blush' is the name on the stamp), Much Appreciated, Tres Chic BG (SU)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Naturals Ivory, Basic Grey-Infuse DP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Accessories: Ticket corner punch, brads, ribbon, HPH, SU markers, dimensionals, sponge daubers.
Thanks for stopping by to visit---I'll have more to post tomorrow! Have a wonderful day everyone!!

Monday, October 29, 2007

A Very Special Thank You!!!

I wanted to make this a separate entry, to make it stand apart from the previous post, because I want to say a very special thank you--a HUGE thank-you to Kendra Giles (scrapstampindiva on SCS). Kendra and I were in a card-swap together and she liked the card that I created, so she contacted Kristi (the owner of Hannah Stamps)....and the rest is history! Kendra has a heart of gold, and is THE sweetest, kindest, funniest person!! So.....Kendra, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!
To see Kendra's gorgeous creations, visit her blog....'Inkin' It Up!'... listed on my sidebar. You will be amazed by her beautiful creations!!
Have a good afternoon!

Hannah Stamps & Some Exciting News!!!

Surprise, surprise, dreams do come true--most of the time, when you least expect it!! Several days ago, Kristi, the owner of Hannah Stamps, contacted me and asked me to become a member of the Hannah Stamps' Design Team-----of course, I said YES!!! I think I've read Kristi's message 20 or 30 times just to make sure it's real! This is my very first DT position, and I am SO excited about working with Kristi, such amazingly talented Design Team members, and these fabulous stamps!

I received my stamps Saturday morning, and I have been creating like a mad woman!! They are so much fun to use---so many images are included in each set---the possibilities really are endless! I used some bright-colored My Mind's Eye papers for this creation---my Copic markers got a real workout this weekend, that's for sure! I hope you like it! Thank you so much for stopping by to visit & share in my excitement!

Stamps: Hannah Stamps
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Papertray white, MME-DP
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Copic markers, brads, ticket corner punch, circle punches, eyelets, Crop-a-dile, silver cord, ribbon, dimensionals, sponge daubers
Techniques: matting, sponging, layering, coloring

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Gingerbread Treats

I ordered this set a long time ago....and finally got it mounted and inky!! I collect Wizard of Oz items and thanks to my Mom, collect Gingerbread items too, so I was a shoe-in when I saw this set!! The 'snow' on the house and the feet & hands of the gingerbread boys have Liquid Applique added to them. I also used a clear Sakura stardust pen on the little 'candies' and other parts of the house. Coloring this made me want bake cookies!!
I felt like the lower left corner just needed 'something' so I added a gingerbread boy charm. I cut out a gingerbread boy image, leaving a small paper tab at the top of his head, punched a hole with my Crop-a-dile, added an eyelet and some silver cord. I love my Crop-a-dile---setting eyelets is SO much easier now. I used to ruin so many eyelets and images when I used a hammer & eyelet setter. Now, setting an eyelet takes me about two seconds. Hope you like this creation---and thanks for looking!!

Stamps: Sweet Holidays
Paper: Rose Red, Old Olive, Naturals Ivory, Dashing DP (SU)
Ink: Old Olive, Rose Red
Accessories: SU markers, Liquid Applique, brads, eyelet, Crop-a-dile, ticket corner punch, ribbon, clear Sakura stardust pen, sponge daubers, dimensionals, glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter (SU), heat gun, silver cord.

First Day!!

Hi everyone!!! I've finally decided to enter into the adventure of blogging! I hope you'll enjoy the stamping creations that I post here. I'd love to get to know my readers (I know there won't be many in the beginning!), so please tell me about yourselves when you stop by. This will definitely be a learning process for me, (I'm NOT a computer genius!!), so please be patient while I learn.
Welcome! I'm glad you're here!!