Thursday, December 30, 2010


Scrolls Work Stamps is celebrating their FIRST YEAR ANNIVERSARY with a very big blow out sale!  35% off on everything your little hearts desire.  Shipping and Handling is not included!  This sale starts 12/31/10 and ends 1/09/11.  Being on the Design Team has been so much fun and I do love their stamps, so take advantage of this fabulous sale!  The sale includes stamps and Memento inks and reinkers!  Now that is a sale!!!

To all my blogging crafting friends, I wish you a fabulous finish to 2010 and the best of everything in 2011!  It has been such a wonderful year to share with all of you!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Cuddly Bunny Strikes Again!

Today this sweet blogger friend, put a smile on my face via the mailman and I wanted to share!  Now I normally get a good laugh when I visit CB's blog and have even had the DH come over to read along, but today she gave me a heartwarming smile instead of the usual good laugh!  If you have not visited "Not A Moment To Spare," go over and read some of here blog posts and you will know exactly why I follow this lovely blogger with such a creative flair in more ways than one!!!  Oh and check out her "Rosette" Christmas tree blog post here.  Is that not brilliant and I know we will be seeing some of these babies hanging around next year!

Thank you Tracy!  Your kindness is so appreciated!  Love the  altered tin with matching notepad and adorable Christmas card!  You rock CB!  Happy New Year to you and all of you who take the time to visit!  Can't wait for 2011!

Monday, December 27, 2010

CCC 25 - SSSS Something from Yesteryear, City Crafter's CCCB37 and Vicki's Life in Times Past.

This is my first post since before Christmas and it seems like so long ago!  We are on week 25 of the Compendium of Curiosities and Linda has us scribbling!!  Over my scribbling, I used a gears Cuttlebug embossing folder and highlighted it using a technique from the Technique Junkies.  I also added a few gear pieces.  Now since this is from a time in the past, I believe it also works quite well for Simon Says Stamp and Show's, "Yesteryear."  City Crafter has a "Stamp it Out" challenge and no digi's allowed for this one, so I am happy to play there also. Vicki's Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge is "Life in Times Past" and she is having a Unity stamp prize, so come play along!

I used three fabulous stamps from Scrolls Work.  Jules Verne, the inventor dude, I stamped and then masked and then stamped with the newsprint word stamp.  I of course distressed this a bit for a more "yesteryear" feel.  I felt something from the past was so appropriate for bringing in the new year!

Hope you are all well and happy.  I am looking forward to 2011 and wish you all a fantastic end to 2010 and beginning of 2011.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

GC84 - Color Challenge

Imagine a challenge using Snow, Pine and Mahogany, then you will know that could only be the Gingers! When I first read this challenge, it took me by complete surprise as to what I was going to do! Even after I went into my craft room, I still was so clueless. I told my DH what the elements of the challenge were and he was home while I was sorting things out loud and on paper. I remembered this pine tree from Stampin Up and how I had never used it. Well there was my pine and I so loved the tree that I did not want anything else accept a snow and sky background. It killed me to not add a bunny or bird, but we wanted this to be about the pine tree. Then it was time for the Mahogany part of the challenge and so Tim Holtz texture fade came to mind and so did the Mahogany distress ink, which was shaded in a darker ink. We stamped the tree with old olive and while the ink was still wet on the stamp added the brown to the tree trunk to give it a more realistic feel. I used a deckled Spellbinders die to cut out the frame. So do you think I did OK with this one? I actually like it quite much and this is now my G-son's Christmas card! Although the DH really liked it and wondered how I come up with these things.
Just in case you missed yesterday's blog post about my incredible anniversary blog candy win from Jan at Paper Craft Pleasures, take a look!!!  Can you believe all of this??  Well as sweet as this blog candy is, the real treat is at Jan's blog.  Really go visit.
This will be my last post until after Christmas, because this person has company coming for Christmas dinner and I still have a ton of things to do. Wishing you all the best of this Holiday season and thank you for taking the time to visit!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Jan's Paper Craft Pleasures Anniversary Blog Candy has Landed!

Oh my goodness! Check this out! My sweet blogging friend, Jan and design team sister at Scrolls Work Stamps, had a blog anniversary and guess who won her birthday candy??? Now I was so excited about the Bind It All, because I was going to get one or put it on a list for the DH. Not only did Jan gift the BIA, but all these other incredible candies. Is she not out of this world fabulous or what? But if you really want some eye candy, stop by Jan's blog "Paper Craft Pleasures "and check out her gorgeous creations. Well I know Santa is alive and well and living in Iowa and he is a she!!! Thank you Jan for being the wonderful person that you are and of course for the BIA and all the goodies, but mostly for you! 
Jan even made this gorgeous card for me!  Love it!! 
Happy Holidays to all of you!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Cherub Collage Christmas Cards

Down to the last minute!!!  I am just finishing up with Christmas cards I need to get out today!!!  365 days in a year and I am down to just a few days and I am making Christmas dinner.  We laid flooring in our dinning room this week, but we still have the moldings to pick out and paint!  That will have to wait!  A little over a couple of years ago, we started doing some things around the house and then a tragic event took place and in all honesty, my life was put on hold and so many things took a back seat!  Why am I sharing this with you during the most happiest time of the year, because many of you don't know how this blogging and sharing of art has been major therapy and comfort for me.  When difficult times hit, I found myself in my craft room doing this thing we all love and then I started blogging! You incredible people have been wonderful and I feel as if so many friendships have developed and I wanted to thank you for all you have given without even knowing.  I have learned to never take anyone for granted, so always let the people (and pets) in your life know that you care and how important they are to you and that would include you!!  Now for these cards!

This gorgeous Cherub Collage is from Scrolls Work Stamps and is so perfect for a bulk Christmas/Holiday card mailing!  In an earlier post, I made a much more detailed card using this stamp.  During this very busy time of year, we don't always have the time to make totally detailed time consuming cards, but still want a card that lets someone know you are thinking of them.  These were stamped and embossed in either gold or silver.  I did one silver and decided I liked the gold better.  The background is foil paper and you can emboss them or not. The stamped and embossed images were then cut out to the shape and the last one, I torn and then peeled back some of the paper using a technique from the Technique Junkies and edges where shaded.

However you celebrate the Holiday season, I wish you the best and the happiest!  Thank you for being you and being a part of my life!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Oh The Weather Outside Is Frightful!

This weeks challenge at Gingersnap Creations GC83 is Polar Animals!  Well I was all excited, because I knew I had just the perfect Penguin stamps - NOT!  Apparently that was all in my imagination, because I looked at least three times and not a one!  Some how I did not think the GC DT would fall for a black and white owl!!  So my third project as a visiting artist is my very first attempt using graphics off the computer.  We are also entering this with the Artistic Stamper's Christmas challenge.

This adorable Penguin image is from Karen at The Graphics Fairy.  Thank you Karen!!!  I printed a second image, because I knew I would cut out the Penguin and put him on pop dots for added dimension.  I did a little icing in all the areas that the large and smaller Penguins stand and this was done with several layers of clear embossing powder and one layer of iridescent ice.  The only coloring I did on this one is the feet and beak!  The sentiment is from I Brake For Stamps.

During this especially busy time of the year, your taking the time to visit and comment is truly appreciated.  Wishing all of you the Happiest of Holidays!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Music To My Ears!

This adorable Cherub collage is from Scrolls Work Stamps! I think it works out perfectly for the Technique Junkies "clipped corners and we are entering this at the Artist Stamper Christmas challenge. This was stamped on an ivory cardstock with Stazon. I used water based markers to color the leaves, flowers, bow, horns and wings, oh and the little pinecones!! Then I added some Spica glitter and the leaves have an extra layer of metallic pencil. The little Cherubs were colored with chalk to achieve a softness. I then added the clipped and colored piece to a piece of black cardstock and trimmed to give it that pop! The red background was embossed and I thought about highlighting it, but honestly did not want to take away from the collage. I decided to use a green base to bring out the color of the leaves.

I hope you are all ready for the Holidays and enjoying your time with family and friend. There is still so much I need to do, but I decided I won't stress over what might not get done. Thank you so much for the visit and I am wishing you all the best and happiest of Holidays!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Rogue Redhead Designs

Just to let my UK and Northern blogger friends know, Rogue Redhead Designs is now shipping to you!  Some of you made reference on blog comments wishing you could pickup these beauties.  Now is your chance and they are still 20% off until December 15th!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

CCC#24, SSSS a Holiday Greeting, Vicki's Here Comes Santa!

CCC#24 is being hit with a Brick Wall out of the new issue of the Technique Junkies newsletter. Linda has us playing with Rock Candy Stickles and I think we are probably all loving it. It is not very easy to capture in a photo all of the subtle sparkle. I think I have mentioned before how amazing Linda is to devote so much of her time taking us on a new adventure every week! Ok, well every two weeks during the Holidays, which is just fine with me! Thanks again Linda, you rock there candy girl! Simon Says Stamp and Show wants a Holiday Greeting and that is sure easy enough! Vicki's challenge is Twas the Night Before ... & Here Comes Santa and there is a prize, so add your link for a chance to win!  We are also linking this up to the Artist Stamper for the Christmas challenge.
The Santa and snowflake images are Stampin Up. I used these free Christmas printable tickets from Miss CutiePie. Cut each one out and shaded around the edges and layered on cardstock, then cut with my new Tim Holtz Tag die. My grout lines are gold embossed. Added a few gems and goodies along the way.

Your visits and comments are always appreciated, especially this time of year when we are all so busy! Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Gingersnap Creations GC82 Supply Challenge: White Glitter

My entry as a "Visiting Artist" at Gingersnap Creations for GC82 Supply Challenge: White Glitter, is an ornament!

I painted a wood ornament using white paint on the bottom and three shades of blue on the top. This was then lightly splattered to give a snowing effect. I added several layers of white glitter to the bottom, because snow is just not flat! After that was finished, I gave a light spray of matte sealer, which did dull my white glitter a tad! Next time I will spray only the painted area!! We added stickles to the brad snowflakes and then sprinkled those with "white" glitter and added a red gem center. The little snowguy is from Scrolls Work Stamps and he was stamped on a ultra-fine white glittered piece of cardstock. After he was colored, he was cut out the top part of him is on little foam pieces for dimension.

I hope you like this ornament and will join us at Gingersnap Creations for some sparkling fun! Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for the visit!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Visiting Artist at Gingersnap Creations!

I am a little past the due date as with getting and setting up the new computer an e-mail went missing in action!  When I opened an e-mail from Ali asking me to be a "Visiting Artist" for Gingersnap Creations, I was both excited and nervous.  What an honor and I hope I live up to their expectations!  I love this group and all of the wonderful artists, so I was very happy to accept.

My first challenge piece as "visiting artist" is for the GC81 Chestnut Theme: Snowpeople!  I used alcohol foil and cuttlebug highlights from the Technique Junkies.  The embossing folder and snowman die are all Tim Holtz products.  The colors are more blue, but the snowman shows up as kind of silver.  Hope you all will join us in for the fun and a great group!

Thank you for looking and commenting!

Monday, November 29, 2010

CCC#23. GC80, Vicki's - Deck the Halls!

Three times a charm today, as we are visiting three challenges. Vicki at the Cheerful Stamp Pad has us "Decking the Halls" and I think the ribbon trim, the Gingerbread Boy and the hanging bells fall right into that category. At Gingersnap Creations, we are playing with vintage hues and I think we have used more or less vintage Christmas colors. Last and certainly not least is the weekly challenge at Studio L3 and we are "double distressing." Nothing is more fun than playing with distress inks and grunge paper! Linda has taken us on 23 weeks of adventure and fun! Hard to believe we are almost through the book!

The sentiment and Gingerbread Boy are from Scrolls Work Stamps. I colored grunge paper to give off a gingerbread color, then white embossed, cut him out and added some Holly stickles for trim. Merry Christmas was also embossed and cut with deckled scissors and shaded. The background is of course from Tim Holtz texture fades and was double distressed.

Well over the long Thanksgiving weekend, my DH insisted I get a new computer and I am working back and forth between the 10 year old bomb and the new headache. Most is ok with the new addition, but the font style and size are off. With time this shall be conquered - I hope! So what did all of you do in the states or not in the states? Hope whatever it was, it was wonderful!

Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. It is taking me a little longer to go through e-mails and blogs with the Thanksgiving weekend and the new toy, but I am trying to visit as quickly as possible. Have a great day!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

New Computer!

Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend.  I have a new computer, because the old bomb was very slow.  However, it is like a new learning session and everything takes its sweet time.  I will be back to checking out your blogs, as soon as I get this (well the DH) all figured out! 

Have a blast!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I made TOP THREE at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Well my list of things I am thankful for just keeps getting longer.  I found out this AM that I was selected as one of the "top three" and now I have a blinkie from Simon Says Stamp and Show!  No, I am not excited at all!  My entry for "Anything that makes you Happy" was created using alcohol inks and Scrolls Work Stamps, both of which make me happy!
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here and sometimes life throws you some punches you aren't expecting and are very difficult to handle.  I find myself trying to be more thankful for what I have, compared to what I don't.  All of you in many ways have added to my life and I am very thankful for the friendships that have developed. 

I am thankful for this honor and for all of you!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I am a Ginger Gem!!

What a happy morning to wake up and discover that I was selected as a Ginger Gem over at Gingersnap Creations.
Thank you so much for adding to my list of "all the things I am thankful for."  In this challenge GC76, we used the rich colors of pumpkin, eggplant and avocado and it was so fun to play with that color combination.  Please stop by and check out all the beautiful art.  It will be a feast for your eyes. 

If any of you wonderful bloggers reading this post are not members of Gingersnap Creations, come on and join us!!  It is free and it is truly a wonderful and fabulous group of incredible artists! Each week there is a challenge and so much to learn.

Thank you for stopping by and I wish all of you a wonderful week and Happy Thanksgiving for those who celebrate.  We all have so many things in our lives to be thankful for.   

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Blog Candy Win From Shelley's Wild Frog Creations!

Sweet Shelley had a blog candy giveaway and I obviously from the picture below, was the lucky recipient!  Now who of us does not salivate over the presence of new rubber???  Exactly!!  BTW, Shelley has her own stamp line and you can check that out here.
Right now Shelley has a Kimono Card tutorial and challenge that runs until December 2nd and the Kimono's she created are very unique!  Thank you so much Shelley for the wonderful blog candy!  I can't wait to play with your stamps and all the other wonderful goodies!  I wanted you to see the actual stamps!!  Lucky me!
Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend!

Friday, November 19, 2010

#2 CCC-22, PDCC #56 and Simon Says Stamp and Show!!

This is the first time I have made a second card for the Compendium of Curiosities challenges over at Studio L3 and I hope it is ok. I made different color backgrounds and this had already had the Scrolls Work tree (Batik) done along with the alcohol splatter. I needed some time to figure out the rest! The stamps I used are all from Scrolls Work and two of them I used shrink plastic on. This is the first time I ever played with that product and let me tell you, when those babies shriveled up to almost nothing and curled all in on its self, I thought it was doomed. Well here is the result of the mirrored Cardinals and Light Set. I used alcohol markers to color prior to the heat treatment. The lights and birds shrunk up to just the right size for the Christmas tree and still keep all of that beautiful Scrolls Work detail! This is also headed over to Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything That Makes You Happy challenge. Well what makes me happy is anything Scrolls Work and Alcohol! What a combination!  The Play Date Cafe Challenge #56 are using red, olive and turquoise and so we are playing there!

Check out the close up and detail in the shrink plastic!
Have a fabulous weekend and thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

CCC Week 22 Alcohol Splatter meets Rogue Redhead Designs!!

This has been said time and time again and not by only me, but Linda sure does give new meaning to reading!!! Each week our faithful instructor takes us on a new adventure. This week alcohol was involved and boy oh boy did we splatter and that was before consumption! Now sure if I did this correctly and I have another one I am working on, but like everything we do in life, practice makes perfect. Oh, but with anything Tim Holtz, we don't seek perfection and extra thinking just does not work!
Speaking of reading and learning, the stamps I used are from Rogue Redhead Designs. This is a new adventure and a first release from Sharon the Gingersnap Creations founder. The background stamp I thought was perfect for this and I did also throw in the "Batik" we learned with a previous lesson at Studio L3. These stamps are so detailed that even with embossing on that little tiny print, you can see the words. The sentiment and book are stamped on acetate. The booking toting young man was completed using the "Artwork Marker Water Coloring" technique from none other than the Technique Junkies. He was cut out and placed on pop dots!

As always, I do appreciate your taking the time to visit and comment.

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #55 and Rogue Redhead Designs First Release!

I was quite excited to receive this new stamp set by a brand new stamp company "Rogue Redhead Designs." Sharon was so quick to send this out and until December 15th, the entire sheet is discounted 20%. This is a huge stamp sheet with very detailed stamps, so go over and take a look!

We decided to enter this card using the current challenge at The Play Date Cafe, PDCC55. BTW, I use "we" often, because Molly (my Dalmatian) is almost always right under feet! She can be so relaxed on the couch, but if I go in the craft room, so does my loyal companion! Rescued dogs seem to be like that!

The "Whisped Frames" technique was used from the Technique Junkies on the Spellbinders die. I framed "Day Dream" to give the faux wall a faux picture. I added a little glass flower, because I felt something was needed in the corner and there was no little pet, puppy or kitty, in the stamp set. Oh, did I just drop a hint? The day dreamer was colored a few different ways, with a couple of different background and this is the one I decided on.

Thank you so much for visiting today and have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Cindy Adkins' Whimsical Musings

Cindy is having a most adorable "TAG" giveaway and I just had to share this with anyone who stops by here for a visit.  I am placing this on my sidebar, because someone so lucky is going to win this adorable tag!  Told you it is adorable!

A few days ago, I purchased one of Cindy's adorable little journals for my daughter and can't wait to hear what she has to say about her lovely gift.  When I saw this at Cindy's Etsy shop, I thought what a wonderful way to let someone know you are thinking about them.  Anyway, stop by Cindy's and check out her fabulous little Etsy store.  Each month she hosts the "Creative Spirit," which is so much fun to see the talents of various artists and different styles.  Oh and there is still time to enter for this month's challenge here.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Cindy Adkins' Creative Spirit November

This is always a fun and interesting challenge and Cindy is just as sweet as can be!  I love that you can go and visit the blogs of other talented crafters and see such an incredible forms of art! 

For this month, I decided to link something that I have painted in the past.  Since we are still looking at Thanksgiving, I believe my cat pumpkin is not out of season.  I also has a little Chipmunk candy jar lid to share.

Check out the blood-shot eyes!!
Hope you enjoy and I look forward to visiting your blogs!  Thanks Cindy for another fun month!

Monday, November 8, 2010

CCC Week 21 and Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Today our 21st lesson is "Perfect Distress" at Studio L3. I learned that the more detail a stamp is with finer lines, the more difficult this is to do. Can't go into the details, but those of you following the Compendium of Curiosities challenges, know what I mean! Too much, too little and it does matter. This is making the rounds over at Simon Says Stamp and Show for the "Your Favorite" Tim Stamps. Well like most others, I have not a favorite, but some I find a little more out there!

For fun I also played with an adorable Peacock and feather stamp from I Brake For Stamps. I picked this and the larger version up quite some time ago. Again you can't see all the different colors of shimmer.  These will be finished and given to my G-Daughter for bookmarks and hopefully she wears them out!!! The colors are prettier than on the camera and there is some pretty blue in there. I don't know if it is my camera or me, but I can't quite seem to capture the true colors. We also used a technique called "Antique Glimmers" from The Technique Junkies.
Thank you for visiting and have a wonderfully creative week!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Quad Play!!

This week at Tag Tuesday, Louise has us doing front and back and it was fun to add interest to both sides! Vicki of The Cheerful Stamp Pad has two challenges currently running and one is for "Leaves" and the other "Giving Thanks," so my tag is playing double duty there. There is also a challenge prize at Vicki's and it is a delightful package of paper from the Paper Temptress, so if you have anything leaf or thanks oriented, link it up. We are also joining the GC76 color challenge at Gingersnap Creations. The snappers are using Eggplant, Pumpkin and Avocado as their colors and I loved combining those! The background is also done using the Antique Glimmers technique from the Technique Junkies! The leaf stamps and sentiment are from Heartfelt Creations and the Giving Thanks are PSX stamps.

Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend and your visits are very much enjoyed and appreciated!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

It is certainly a grungy world!

This card is going to visit three of my favorite places today, Studio L3 week 20, Gingersnap Creations GC74 and The Technique Junkies! Our most fearless leader of the pack has us using elbow grease as we are doing industrial grunge. It seems to me that we should almost be paid a salary for all of our hard work, but I think once again, I am setting myself up for a smack! Never thought that Linda might now be thinking about sending "me" a bill for all of her hard work!! Ok, mouth is shut on that subject! I used four grunge paper pieces and did the thing. Now I had to use one my DH's tools and we are talking about a 6" wire brush! The background is one of Tim's new embossing folders and the background techniques is called "Al foil" from the Technique Junkies. I took my time and played with different colored background and this was pretty much all set to go on a Blue background. When the man came home from work, did I ask him how his day went, no, I asked him what he thought about the backgrounds. Of course, he liked the red!!! So we had to emboss and play around with different ideas. I colored in some of the words and added embossing ink and powder to the icicles, Christmas tree and the deer. Oh and I gave him a little collar and an eye and just realized he needs a red little nose. The grunge pieces are up on pop dots for a little more dimension! We added bling to make the industrial part of it just a little more festive!!

This was fun, fun and more fun! Hope you all are enjoying this week and doing something that makes you feel good! Thanks again so much for your visits and committing!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Snow Dreams meets Pearl Ex!

For this Christmas card, I used the Abalone technique from the current issue of the Technique Junkies. It gave me the opportunity to play with my lonely Pearl Ex containers. I have to say it was very interesting to see how the colors work together. I know this may not quite be what the Junkies had in mind, but I knew what I wanted to achieve with this stamp from Scrolls Work . And of course, this is the second card (First card is below)! The first one when all was said and done, I just looked at it and thought I did not like something. The navy background on the first was not embossed and let me tell you, what a huge difference it makes. I used a red glitter pen to the Poinsettia flowers, which you may not be able to see. There is a lot of shimmer to this card and six layers of paper! All papers are Stampin Up. I have to keep reminding myself to do layers. The camera really does not give the colors justice or show the glimmer, but it is there.

If you are not a member of the Technique Junkies, seriously consider it! There is just a ton of techniques, so much to learn and truly a wonderful group.

Thank you for the visit and I so love your comments!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

CCC 19 - Extremes and GC74 - Versamark

Linda is taking us to the "Extremes" during our 19th week of A Compendium of Curiosities challenge and so we open our books to page 61! It is hard to believe that we have surpassed the halfway point and I wonder when all is said and done, what will we do? Personally, I don't think Linda can just leave us with nothing to do. I sure hope she is not reading this and getting ready to smack me for starting something!

Mr. Snowman will also go visit the Technique Junkies as we did a "antique glimmer" technique and the wonderful Gingersnappers are having their GC74 - Versamark!

I used my new TH Sizzix snowman die for a mask and of course Distress Inks and I did give it a spray of Glimmer Mists after achieving the colors I wanted. The blues are actually prettier in person! I cut out an extra snowman, because I frankly wanted to give him a fancy hat which was heat embossed. The snowflakes, music sheet, sentiment and 25 stamp are all from Scrolls Work Stamps. After I embossed the snowflakes, I thought about giving them a stained glass look, so colored them with red and green markers. I actually love how they turned out and hope you can see the flakes ok. BTW there is a sale over at Scrolls Work, so go check it out. For every $25 you spend, you receive a $5 rebate and that equals a 20% discount.

Wishing all of you a fabulous week!  Thank you for visiting!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Carli and George visit Gingersnap Creations and Simon Says Stamp and Show

Carli and George are taking their love over to Gingersnap Creations GC74 Versamark and Simon Says Stamp and Show "Anything but a card." The flower was stamped using a word and sequence stamp,embossed and then shaded. I really liked how the two stamps worked with this flower. The Genie Lamp was embossed on tissue paper and then reversed. The frame was done using two colors of fine glitter and I used a Halloween lace piece to achieve the crackle appearance. A music stamp was used on mulberry paper and then torn. The sentiment is mine and printed on mulberry paper. The frame is a $1.00 find at Michael's. All stamps used in this altered frame are from Scrolls Work Stamps.

Hope you enjoy this little project of mine! Thank you so kindly for visiting and commenting! Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge Week 18 - The Play Date Cafe PDCC51 - SSSS

Today we are at The Play Date Cafe PDCC51 and just in time, I might add! Some of us, not you, lose track of time and think there are more days in a week! The colors we are playing with are Beige, Pale Blue and Pale Mint - ish green! My colors are more to the challenge colors in real life, but I think we all know what cameras do to color! BTW we are having some incredible storms here today and I mean thunder and lightning like I have not seen. It started last night and it scared our Molly, who decided to sleep right in the middle! That is ok, because I was not going to sleep with that noise anyway!
Now we have the new CCC18 challenge happening over at Studio L3. Again being queen idiot is a tough job and I obviously enjoy it. I cut out four piece of card stock and all four pieces failed this test miserably! Some of the resist showed up, but most was just happy to fade into the background. I used a more detailed stamp and then gave up. So we moved on to the tag, thinking maybe cardstock was the problem. We also moved onto a different stamp with a little less detail and surface area. This is what we now have! Oh the butterflies were cut and embossed with a Stampin Up die from the original mishaps and then highlighted! Now are they not worth the wasting of an entire sheet of cardstock, time and ink and very sore arms? Don't answer that one! The flourish is Impression Obsession. The "Whatever" and I think we know why I used that one, is from Hero Arts.

Simon Says Stamp and Show's challenge this week is anything but cards, so we are off to show there as well!
Have a most happy evening and many thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, October 16, 2010


All the names were typed on a list and then cut up in little pieces and folded so neatly.  Mixed up, placed in the hat, mixed up once more.  The DH then drew the lucky winner. The moment you all have been holding your breath for!!!

Are you ready for some rubber Gail of NY!  Please contact me with your e-mail address and your GC to Scrolls Work Stamps will be on the way to you!

Congratulations Gail!  Thank you all who played and left such sweet comments.  I appreciate all of you!

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