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!!