Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Here is another card I made yesterday. I recently got this stamp from Stamp Oasis and I think it is so adorable. It is called Bears On A Fence.


This card was not made for a challenge, this was for my own enjoyment. The base of this card is Bazill textured cardstock, sorry, but I don't know the name of the color. Also, this is a 6"x6" card. The image is colored using the Gamsol Magic technique. www.splitcoaststampers.com has an excellent tutorial for you to check out. Once the coloring was finished the image was stamped all over with Versamark Ink, then heat embossed with SU clear embossing powder. The layers under the image are Creamy Caramel and Wasabi Green cardstock which is topped by a piece of handmade mulberry paper that has grass and seeds in it. The image was cut out and popped up on dimensionals. Added a strip of Bazzil edging cardstock which was sponged with Baja Breeze ink. The panel at the top is cut out from a piece of SU designer paper which I then stamped with the Pretty Petals background stamp in Baja Breeze. Add small blue butterfly brads and there you have the finished product. AWE, they are so cute!

Happy Stamping!

Hoppy Easter

What a messy day this has been! We live in a 62 year old house and have slowly been renovating it. Today was the day to start on the last room to be done, the main bathroom. My DH has been gutting it all day and I am sure there is dirt everywhere. I better get used to it cause it will be that way for a while. He is having to do some changes to the plumbing, tear out some of the walls, tile around the tub, build a new cabinet, put in a new sink and toilet, tile the floor and paint. I can hardly wait to see what it is going to look like when finished.

While DH has been destroying the bathroom I made this card for the Color Challenge on SCS today. The colors are SU Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red and Chocolate Chip. I made an Easter card cause chocolate and Easter just go together. :)


I recently got this adorable set from Our Craft Lounge so just had to use it. It is called Pea-Nut Bunny. The base is Riding Hood Red with a strip of SU dp 2"x4"running vertically. The image is stamped on whisper white cardstock with Stazon black ink. I used the Gamsol Magic technique to color it. This technique involves using Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits. There is an excellent tutorial on www.splitcoaststampers.com for you to refer to. Once I had everything colored I cut out the basket, little rabbit, border and eggs. Added the eggs on dimensionals to the main image panel. Used SU scalloped circle punch for the red and the SU circle punch for the pink and stamped Hoppy Easter in chocolate chip on the pink circle. This was popped up on dimensionals and then added the basket and little bunny on the sentiment. I love stickles so to give a little touch of bling I used diamond stickles in a few spots. This is a great color combination.

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Jewelled Pears

Happy Sunday! What a glorious day it is. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and God is pouring out His blessings.
Yesterday I tried, notice I said tried, to post 2 cards at the same time and for the life of me could not get those pictures to move where I wanted them, so I finally gave up and just posted the one. Today is a new day so this time I will get it right.


It turns out that one of our Canadian stampers, Glenda Mosher, known as RobinRingTail on SCS, not only makes beautiful cards but also is a very gifted artist. The Inspiration Challenge was to check out her blog http://glendamosher.blogspot.com/ and use one of her paintings to inspire a card. I chose "Jewelled Pears" and am very happy with the results.

Once again, this is a very simple card to make. The size is not your normal 4.25"x5.5"; it is 3.5"x6". I needed a long card in order to fit 3 pears on the panel. The base is from Basic Grey's Stella Ruby. Love, love that paper! The center panel is SU Pumpkin Pie and Kiwi Kiss that has been distressed. Each pear was stamped twice so I could cut out one to pop up on dimensionals. The ink colors are Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron and More Mustard. The popped up pears have been painted with Ranger Cracked Glass which gives them a bit of a glow. Added some dewdrops and the sentiment to complete the picture.

Here is the recipe: Basic Grey - Stella Ruby; SU pumpkin pie, so saffron, more mustard, whisper white cardstock; SU Ageless Adornment stamp set; Robins Nest dewdrops; Ranger Crackle Accents.

Have a wonderful day, hug your loved ones and cherish your friends.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Black & White

Hello everybody, hope you all are well and enjoying the nicer weather. Of course here in Alberta you never know how long that will last. We tend to have very changeable weather.

Today I have managed to make two cards! I know, for some of you that is a drop in the bucket, but for me that is fantastic. I had great fun making these cards and am happy with how they turned out.

The first one "Black & White" was made for the Limited Supplies Challenge on SCS yesterday.
We could only use black and white, no color at all, which was fine with me cause I love black and white cards. They are so clean and crisp and can be very elegant.


The base is basic black cut to 4.25"x5.5". The white is 4"x5.25" and has been run through the Cuttlebug using the folder that has grass and a bird on it (I can never remember the names of the folders). I colored the bird with a black Copics marker. The image is from SU Nature Silhouette and was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with black embossing powder. The image is layered on basic black and popped up with dimensionals. Added black eyelets with my Crop-a-dile, a photo corner punched out with SU photo corner punch, attached a bow with a glue dot and Voila!, it is finished. Nice and simple but quite effective.

I will post the second card tomorrow as it is getting late and I am getting frustrated with my pictures. They won't do what I want them to do. Talk to you tomorrow.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

Well, here we are again. Hoping to get some response soon. But, you know what? even if I don't hear from anyone this is a great way to keep a record of my cards.

We had a huge dump of snow here on Sunday but it is much nicer now, so hopefully, Spring is just around the corner. I need to see green grass and flowers!!

If you haven't checked out splitcoaststampers.com yet, you really need to. Roxie posted a great challenge yesterday and this is the card I posted for it today.

This card also is for the CC211. Love the colors, they are very Spring-like. The card base is 4.25"x5.5". Baja Breeze cardstock has been stamped in the same color ink using the SU Paisley background stamp. The long panel is a layer of Kiwi Kiss and Pretty In Pink cardstock topped with Basic Grey LilyKate designer paper. I am in love with Basic Grey paper. The square is a layer of SU Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze and Pretty In Pink. The Pink as been stamped with Pretty In Pink ink using the SU Tres Chic background stamp. The image panel is Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White that has been stamped with Kiwi Kiss. The two sweet birds were stamped using Baja Breeze for one and Pretty In Pink for the other, then cut out, put on dimensionals and mounted on the branches. I loved the fact that the colors were pink and blue so I could have a girl and a boy. Oh, I know, I am a little weird, but that's okay. lol. The sentiment is stamped in Baja Breeze on Whisper White and layered on Kiwi Kiss. There are little dots of diamond stickles all over the card for a little bling. The final touch is the pearl dewdrops. I love the softness of this card.

Check out Verve Stamps at http://www.vervestamps.com/ for a look-see. They have wonderful, versatile stamps.

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My First Post

Woohoo!! I have my own blog. Now what do I do??? This is going to be a real learning curve for me, but I invite you along for the ride. I will try to share some of my thoughts and my love of stamping. I do not profess to have great artistic abilities but, I do have a love of making cards. I recently retired so this new love has come at the perfect time in my life. Due to some disabilities I am somewhat restricted as to what I can do physically so stamping is a real answer to prayer. I have found that God always opens doors for us as needed. I love and serve Him with all my heart, mind and soul.

I have found the stamping community to be one of the most loving, caring and supportive groups you will ever find. You need encouragement, you will get encouragement. You need advice on anything of concern, you will receive that advice wrapped in love. Everyone wants to share the knowledge they have regarding stamping and are more than happy to do so. All you have to do is ask, and someone will have the answer.

Enough rambling! I am going to share the most recent card I made.


This was made for the SCS sketch challenge put out by Roxie every week. The base of the card

is SU barely banana followed by a layer of SU pretty in pink. Four panels of SU wasabi green were cut and four panels of SU designer paper were layered on top of each panel.
The image is from SU Ageless Adornment set and is stamped on whisper white cardstock with Stazon black ink. The butterfly was colored using re-inkers and an aqua painter. I sponged all over with wasabi green, added a touch of diamond Stickles. The image is layered on pretty in pink cardstock and popped up with dimensionals. Added Prima flowers and brads which I then brushed with diamond Stickles. I love bling! The final touch was to add some dewdrops from Robins Nest. Loved making this card and it makes me feel like spring is around the corner.
Hope you all have a wonderful day.