Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Shoes like Cinderella

I can't say that I have had shoes change my life like Cinderella's, but I do have a Prince Charming, so it is all good.

The stamps on this card were from Rubbenecker Stamp Company.  You can see all the stamps AND me up close and personal at the Heirloom Productions Stamp Show in Novi, MI, August 3rd and 4th!

Come and say "Hi!" to me, and meet Mr. Rubbernecker in person!

We have two fabulous demos to show you and HUNDREDS of stamps, plus TONS of beautiful samples!  So remember your camera/phone!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Wherever you may travel...

I haven't done a collage type card in a long time...

  • Stamp Sets: Paris 1908 Set, Railroad Receipt, Travel Frame, and Postal Set all from Rubbernecker Stamp Company;
  • Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Frayed Burlap, Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar, and walnut Stain.
  • Paper: Cardstock: Kraft, white, oatmeal, and light blue;
  • Accessories: Spellbinders Dies, baker's twine, ink blending tool;
Now I want to travel... my wallet disagrees with me, though.  I guess I will just keep on stampin'.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Pink Poppies of Grace

I have happy memories of my Grandma's poppies.  Their bright orange red petals and the leggy stems snaking up to the sky.  I love how the buds look so substantial, but the blossoms are so delicate.  My grandma was even able to incorporate poppies into her floral arrangements (with the help of floral wire).

I have to tell you that this stamp set is a JOY to work with!!  To ink these flowers I inked the blossoms with my pink ink (Tim Holtz's Faded Lipstick) and then took a cotton swab inked with the orange ink (Tim Holtz's Dried Marigold) and dabbed the center of some of the petals.  I then just touched the base of the flower with a cotton swab inked with the green ink (Tim Holtz's Shabby Shutters).  Since the Tim Holtz inks blend so nicely I didn't have to spritz the image with water prior to stamping.

Since the stems are a separate stamp there is no mixing where the stems cross the blossoms.

This set comes with some great sentiments, but I had a need for this one.


  • Stamps: Field of Poppies (set) and Amazing Grace (individual stamp) both by Rubbernecker Stamp Company;
  • Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Worn Lipstick, Dried Marigold, Shabby Shutters; Fluid Chalk Ink (Colorbox): Chestnut Roan and Dark Brown;
  • Paper: White, dk. pink, coral, and brown cardstock;
  • Accessories: Spellbinder dies: locking loops and oval; jewels, stickles;

As always, Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Celebrate With the Throwdown & Dance with the Hoedown

The Color Throwdown is celebrating FIVE YEARS!!!  I was honored to be one of their first guests designer back in July 2009.

The Color Throwdown remains one of my favorite challenge blogs to this day!  It is always a great starting place when I sit down to craft.

The folk at Color Throwdown are having a great celebration for their 5th birthday.  Head on over there to get some more inspiration and links to even MORE inspiration.

For this occasion the colors are like a summer party!!  So I hope you can play along!!

Also this is my second card as a guest designer for Hambo Stamps and the Hambo Hoedown!  Check out the Hambo Hoedown  This week we were challenged to use office supplies on our cards!  Fun, eh!  IF I can't go to a craft store... I love to wander the aisles of an office supply store!

Here is my card:

  • Image and sentiment:"Bad Connection" from Hambo Stamps Digital Image Store
  • Paper: Kraft; So Safforon (SU!) Melon Mambo-ish and Bermuda Bay-ish cardstock from Bazzill;
  • Accessories: Copic Markers, Spellbinders die, hole punch, heart punch, bakers twine, paper clips, foam tape;
I hope you found inspiration here for both challenges!
Check them out:

Thank you for stopping by!!

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Happy Independence Day, USA!!!

Happy 4th of July!

My youngest daughter is at camp this week, including the 4th of July.  So I made her a fun card.  The main image is from Whimsy Doodles.  The background is from Rubbernecker Stamp Company.  I inked it once with red ink, then turned the stamp around and inked it with the blue ink.


  • Stamps: "July 4 Day" from Whimsy Doodles; Star Flower Background from Rubbernecker Stamp Company
  • Paper: Red, white, and blue cardstock;
  • Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Faded Jeans and Barn Red; Copic Markers;
  • Accessories: Stickles, foam tape, photo corners;
I hope you have a safe and wonderful Independence Day!!
God Bless America!

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Hoedown Racecar!

I am so honored to be a guest designer for Hambo Stamps and the Hambo Hoedown!  Check out the Hambo Hoedown blog for challenge information.   We were challenged to use Red, White and Blue in our projects this week!
Today I have a card with one of their digital images for you.  Not only is it a racecar but also extra symbols for the car side and sentiments!


  • Images: Racecar digital image from Hambo Stamps;
  • Papers: Red, White, Blue and grey cardstock; patterned paper; Bristol paper;
  • Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Pumice Stone and Black Soot; Copic Markers;
  • Accessories: foam tape; stickles;
Make sure you check out the Hambo Hoedown Challenge blog for all the details to the challenge as well as other projects the Hambo team has put together for this week's project!

Thanks for stopping by!!