Showing posts from February, 2014

Stamp A Mania Feathers & Happy Birthday

Hi there Blog Friends,

Here's a quick and easy card to make with a neat feather stamp from Stamp A Mania.  Like I always say, my card are pretty simple, not too extravagant.....and this is one of them.  Double stamped the feather onto kraft card stock, matted with black card stock and added the Happy Birthday words.  Easy peasy.  Three little copper brads on the left side of the words.  Matted words with terra cotta and black card stock.  I think this makes a really nice masculine card.  I know my DH is always picking up feathers when we are up in the mountains....either for his fly-tying, or he gives them to me for cards.  ;o)

Thank you all for dropping in today.  I hope you have a good weekend.  Until next time...
Supplies Feather:  Stamp A Mania, Michelle's Feather MR1506-H Happy Birthday: Stamp A Mania, Happy Birthday Script MH7146-F   Cardstock:  Kraft, terra cotta and black Ink:  Chalk and Archival Black Three copper brads

Winter Wonderland

Hi Blog Friends!

Our stamp group in Santa Fe, called Stamperpalz, has a full year of topics that we use for exchanging ATC's and/or now greeting cards.  I made a card for February.  The topic this month, was Winter Wonderland.  I had a little bit of a problem getting into the winter mood because our weather has been gorgeous.....warm.  Not good for our water supply, nor for the fires that may come soon.  Anyway, here's my card.  I used a Magenta stamp, a Memory Box deer, and what worked out perfectly is the Crystal White embossing powder from Stamp A that embossing powder.  I wish you could really see how beautifully it sparkles!  I embossed the background with a Cuttlebug folder and added an organza ribbon and bow.

Here's a closeup of the deer.  I love deer!  ;o)
Thanks for stopping by today.  I'll be back soon.  Until next time...
Stamp:  Magenta
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Black cardstock, deer is silver moire cardstock
Crystal White embossing powder: www.stam…

It's Always Chile in New Mexico!

Happy Weekend Blog Friends!

Today's card is a chile card from New Mexico.....really.  Stamp A Mania (SAM)  is a New Mexico stamp company, located in beautiful Ruidoso, NM.   For those of you who don't live in NM, chili is a staple.  In our house, we LOVE our chile.  We love both red and green chile, and if you're out at a restaurant ordering chile, don't be surprised if you hear "Christmas please"....which translates into a combination of both red and green chile.  Hubby is from North Dakota, and he has become a bonafide chile addict.  Whenever we're gone from home for awhile, he always says "I can't wait to get home (Santa Fe, NM) so we can have some real chile!"   ;o)    I embossed the chile and sentiment with Stamp A Mania embossing powder.  Backed the main image with silver card stock, altho it doesn't photograph well, then used turquoise card stock and more black.  I'll list supplies at the bottom of this post.  

SAM produces the …

We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.

Happy Weekend Bloggers!

The sentiment I used on today's card is one of my very favorites from Stamp A Mania (SAM)...    I was going thru my tray of SAM stamps and saw the little quail family and decided to pull it out and use it.  then I spotted the sentiment and thought it would be perfect with the they're trotting off and leaving their little tracks in the sand.   Just imagine all the images you could use with this wonderful sentiment!   I used a Spellbinders die cut for the blue background.  The embossing powder is one of my very favorites from SAM - Crystal White.  It's fabulous!!!!  SAM will have their embossing powders at the Albuquerque stamp convention on March 8-9....coming soon!

Here's a closeup of mama quail, you can see the sparkle of Crystal White.  Ha......I wondered what the speck of glitter was on the righthand side, then I realized it's a little beak of the middle baby quail!
Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a wonder…

Cosmo Treat Boxes

Hello Bloggers!

A bit late on this posting, but I really wanted to share some little treat boxes I made for the caregivers at the assisted living facility where mom is at.  The Cosmo treat boxes are by Martha Stewart.  I bought them last year, and happened to come across them while I was doing some sorting and thought they'd be so cute to give the caregivers (and two nurses) at the facility.  Let me tell you tho....they were the hardest things to fold that I've ever worked with.  In fact, I ended up going to the dr. because my right hand was so stiff and sore the following day (I know I have some arthritis in my hands..ugh).  Got an Rx, and happy to say, it's better.  My advice....don't do all folding in one day.  Spread it out.  Lol
I stamped various Valentine images around the bottom of the boxes with chalk ink.  Made the little tags with Stampin' Up Too Terrific Tags,  and punched them out with the coordinating punch.  Then I punched out little tiny hearts and glu…

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day Dear Blog Friends!

Today's card is a Valentine card I made for DH (dear hubby) at China Phoenix 2, in Albuquerque.  It's not my usual simple style, but a fun card for a special day.  The Happy Valentine's Day stamp is by PSX, it's been confirmed, so I'm updating the blog info now.  I kept thinking about this stamp, so I dug into my boxes of word stamps, and I have it!  There were about 20 women in the make and take class that day, so it was a very busy room with lots of buzzing around.  Punching different colored hearts, passing around ink pads and stamps, and trying to put it all together in an hour.  I'm slower than it was definitely a challenge for this slow poke!  When I got home, I decided to make one more heart for my tree.  I punched a kraft colored heart, distressed the tiny edges with Vintage Photo and put our initials on the heart.  

Happy Valentine's Day to you all!  xo

Here's a closeup of the initials on the…

Red Sun and Flowers

Hi Bloggers,

Things happening have kept me away from blogging lately.....sorry about that.  The cards in today's post are two cards I made awhile ago.  I'm sorry I don't remember who the stamp maker is, but I want to say maybe Hero made the flowers.   If anyone out there in blogland knows, let me know and I'll get it posted.  The red sun is a bold stamp.  These bold stamps used to be so popular at one time.  I love the look, so I should dig out my bold stamps and play. All images were colored with markers on to the rubber.  Remember when that was really popular and we were buying every color of marker?  On the first card I used darker markers on the flowers, and the bottom card, lighter markers.  Also the sun looks a little softer in the second card.  I like both a bit bolder, the other a little softer.  Sometimes the simple designs are just what turn out and make such nice cards.  It's hard to see, but the top card has three tiny lavender pearls on the…

Happy Birthday Patrick!

Hello Blog Friends!

It's our son's birthday today....Happy Birthday Pat!  I'm posting the card I made for him.  I got the idea for this card from a post I saw last week.  I really like the way the background turned out.  I started out with a piece of kraft card stock, Vintage Photo Distress ink, a Tim woodgrain embossing folder, and then used walnut stain on the top layer.  Stamped the image with Dark Brown Chalk ink.  I used Vintage Photo on the edges of the distressed image.  For the "rope" I braided three strands of dark brown twine and knotted the ends so that it wouldn't unravel.  You can "click" on any of the photos to make them bigger.  Then I used four tiny antique copper brads in corners.  Have there been times when you wished that your embossing folder was bigger?  This was one of those times.  To "stretch" it a bit, I added a strip of dark chocolate card stock to the bottom of the embossed piece.  Backed the woodgrain embossed pi…

A Sympathy Card

Hello Blog Friends,

We all need a sympathy card every once in a while, and I found this cross that I really like.  I stamped it twice on card stock with  burgundy colored ink.  I used a gold marker on the edges, and added some gold drops on top of the crosses.  A Cuttlebug embossing folder was used on the burgundy card stock background.  A simple sympathy verse at the bottom of the card is backed with black card stock.  

Here's a closeup of the gold splatter dots on the tops of the crosses and the gold marker used on the edges.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Weather is getting colder, so maybe I'll need to stay in and get some cards made.  Until next time.....