Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Mercies Past and Present

By “mercies”, I mean Mercy Kerin of “Lord Have Mercy”.

Here are two cards using Mercy’s Tuesday Sketch Challenge.

The first one is from last week—just could not get “quality” stamping time together to get it done before she posted the new one. 

Here is the Sketch:


Spring Birds and Tree

  • Stamps: Into the Woods by DoodleFactory from Starving Artistamps;
  • Ink: Memento-Pear Tart; Fluid Chalk Ink-Dark Brown; SU! Craft Ink-Regal Rose;
  • Paper: dp-3 Bugs in a Rug; Cardstock-Prism;
  • Other Items: plastic flower (American Crafts); felt flower; brad; foam tape; chalks (for coloring);

and here is this weeks sketch (then my card):


Spring flowers

  • Stamps: Into the Woods by DoodleFactory from Starving Artistamps;
  • Paper: We R Memory Keepers; Prism; watercolor paper;
  • Ink: VersaMark; Tim Holtz Distress Ink Reinkers for watercoloring;
  • Other Items: Foam Tape; Flower punch, circle punch, Martha Stewart border punch; ribbon; white embossing powder;

Yeah, Both are a bit spring-y.  A bit strange considering that Autumn is my favorite season.  But hey, why fight it.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Rubbernecker Blog Stroll…


If you came here from Joan’s blog, you are on the right path!! (if not, go back to the Rubbernecker Stamp Company Blog and start from there so as not to miss a THING!)

Here is my card (featuring 3 of the 4 newest backgrounds):

Sugar and Cream

Stamps: Victorian Floral, Fall Floral, and Floral Bouquet backgrounds; Teatime Set all from Rubbernecker Stamps;

Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Faded Jeans; Copic marker; Adirondack Pigment Ink-Snow Cap;

Paper: All Prism Cardstock;

button detailOther Items: Martha Stewart Border punch; Embroidery floss; faux button made using the technique HERE;

Stroll Details: Rubbernecker is giving away your choice of one of the three new Halloween stamp sets! How do you qualify for a chance to win? Just leave a comment at each blog along the stroll. The winner will be randomly chosen from all comments left on the stroll. Our stroll is open until noon on Monday, September 28. The winner will be announced on the Rubbernecker Blog later that day.

So now you need to continue on to Kittie’s Blog to continue the stroll!

Here is the whole line up if you need it:

Rubbernecker Blog; Kittie; Broni; Candy; Joan; Juliana (me) ; Bev and Welcome to our Guest Designer, Tammy Hershberger!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Apple Tree

This card is a double challenge card.  It uses the theme from Stampin’ Sisters in Christ (challenge #5) and the layout from Clean & Simple Stamping (FTL #60).

The SSC challenge was to use Fall colors.  I chose the colors of the apple tree: red, brown and green.  Apples are one of my favorite things about fall—especially apple cider.   I also like the term “apple of my eye” (see Deut 32:10; Ps 17:8; and Pr 7:2)

The Fall-to Layout #60 is:


Apple of My Eye

  • Stamps: DoodleFactory Into the Woods and sentiment;
  • Ink: Memento: Pear Tart and Rich Cocoa; SU! Classic: Real Red;
  • Paper: Prism Super Smooth White; SU!: Kraft, Kiwi Kiss and Real Red; Bazzill Green (?);
  • Other items: Judikins Diamond glaze; felt flower; felted brad; paper piercer;

I am truly enjoying these DoodleFactory Into the Woods stamps.  I really like how they can go “fancy” or plain.

Thanks for stopping by here, today!!

(and don’t forget you can get these stamps {as well as other DoodleFactory and Starving Artistamps stamps} for 10% off by using the discount code: savetenJS)

Sunday, September 20, 2009


I don't know about anyone else's kids, but my kids are often ready to go Trick or Treating by the first day of October. My youngest has laid out about 5 or 6 different costume options (from our dress-ups collection). She understands the calendar, and knows in her head that it is weeks away...but... Let's just say that she is REALLY looking forward to it.

We live in a small and friendly neighborhood, and I have to say, it is rather fun to go out and chat with all the neighbors.

So my little girl is not the only one ready...so is this little ghost:
  • Stamps: DoodleFactory Costume Party and Plaque Set from Starving Artistamps;
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Prismacolor and Copic markers;
  • Paper: Cardstock from Prism, Bazzill and SU!;
  • Other Items: Foam Tape; foam arrow; Martha Stewart glitter;
I have a feeling that this little guy will cover some SERIOUS ground on Trick or Treat night!!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Spring, Halloween, and somewhere in between

A couple of you have noticed that I haven’t posted in a while.  The truth is –I haven’t stamped in a while.  This back to school season took me a bit off guard.  Though we were not new to the schools (as we were last year), all of the little details had me a bit overwhelmed.  I think I have found my footing, now…so it is time to get inky!

This first card uses the brand new Halloween sets from the DoodleFactory!

Trick or Treat-cat

For this next one, you might think I am seasonally confused…Yes, I may be, BUT, these papers were laying on my desk, begging to play together—and they are just so SPRING-Y!!

welcome spring 2

  • Stamps: DoodleFactory Into the Woods from Starving Artistamps;
  • Ink: Fluid Chalk Ink-Dark Brown;
  • Paper: Dp from ki memories, HOTP, We R Memory Keepers, and 3 Bugs in a Rug; Cardstock from SU! and Bazzill;
  • Other Items: tag die (Spellbinders); alpha dies (Sizzix); foam tape, ribbon, crocheted flower;

Thanks for stopping by, and being patient while I get it all together!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

A Breath of Fresh Air

Probably by now you are thinking, "Girl, just put down the squirrel stamp!"
I really wish I could.  My son is a big squirrel fan, and he is lovin' these "Into the Woods" stamps.  
And with a little creative coloring...
  • Stamps: "Into the Woods" DoodleFactory Stamps from Starving Artistamps;
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black;
  • Paper: colored white core cardstock: DCWV; Patterned Paper: Chatterbox; 
  • Other: Pearls; flowers, Nestabilities, Deco scissors, foam tape; Prismacolor pencils; Copic Markers;

Thanks for stopping by--especially with this "stinky" card.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Wacky Wednesday #27 “Cut it OUT!”


Happy Wednesday!! It is Wacky Wednesday and this week Bev Gerard has challenged us to “Cut it OUT!”. Be sure to use your scissors to cut something out for your project! Cut out your image, or items for paper-piecing, etc. Our popular die cuts will not count as the 'cut out' element, but you can still use them along with your cut out requisite. Come along, grab your scissors, and 'cut something out'!

PLEASE check out the Rubbernecker Blog for all of the details and how you can be this week’s winner!

Here is my card:

Soccer is my game

I use my scissors to cut out this cute soccer girl and three soccer balls!

Stamps: Soccer Girls (or Kids) and Soccer Sentiments USA from Rubbernecker Stamps;

Ink: StazOn Jet Black; Memento Pear Tart; Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade;

Paper: Prism Cardstock; DP-ki Memories and 3 Bugs in a Rug;

Other: Colored Pencils; Nestabilities; ribbon; punches; foam tape;

Want more inspiration:

Now it is your turn to “CUT IT OUT!!” Then return to the Rubbernecker blog and link us up to your creation!! I sure hope you can play along! Don’t forget to post a link to your project on the Rubbernecker Stamps Blog! I am looking forward to see what you create!!

Tuesday, September 01, 2009


Have you ever been to Rubber Stamp Chat??

It is a online stamping community, and for the month of September, Starving Artistamps is sponsoring a Sketch Challenge.  Read all about it HERE (and check out Tracey’s WONDERFUL sketch).

Here is my take:

Hope your day is tree-mendous

  • Stamps: Into the Woods by DoodleFactory from Starving Artisamps;
  • Ink: Memento-Tuxedo Black and Rich cocoa; Fluid Chalk Ink-Dark Brown;
  • Paper: DP- 3 Bugs in a Rug (two sided) & Anna Griffin; Prism Cardstock;
  • Other: Buttons, Prismacolor pencils; Copic and Prismacolor markers; Border punch; leaf brads; corner rounder; foam tape;

Once again, I have combined the use of alcohol markers with colored pencils.  I really like how it extends the colors of both items.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, today!!!!


I am having more fun with the “Into the Woods” stamps set by DoodleFactory from Starving Artistamps.


Stamps: Into the Woods set from Starving Artistamps

Paper: Prism Cardstock, 3 Bugs in a Rug dp;

Ink: Memento-Rich Cocoa and Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Copic and Prismacolor markers; Prismacolor pencils, Nestabilities, Label holder die (Sizzix); brads; foam tape

The frame around the main image is made using the technique for the Technique Lover’s Challenge #236.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, today!!!!