Showing posts from March, 2014

A Lovely Black & White Card by Liane

Hi Blog Friends!

I'm starting off this week with a lovely card I received from my friend, Liane.  Don't you just love black and white?  So elegant and classy.  I think she said the chair and chandelier are from a Sizzix die and stamp set.  Soooo pretty!  There's a black ribbon in the center of the two pieces of scrapbook paper that is just the right touch, and a tiny red gemstone at the top of the chandelier.  I like the two different patterned scrapbook paper pieces.  Thank you, Liane!  ;o)

Here's a close-up of the red gemstone on chandelier. 

Thanks for visiting today.  Until next time.....

Shoebox Exchange Card -- by Chanda Nelson

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I belong to a stamp group in Santa Fe called Stamperpalz.  Last week, one of the girls suggested we do a "Shoebox Project Exchange."  Each person makes a sample card, and five kits.  You put all the supplies. kits and sample card in your shoebox (or whatever type of box you chose).  Each person takes a turn with each box and makes a card.  It was fun, and we all learned something new.  I'll be posting all the cards we made.  Today's card is one by Chanda Nelson.  Oh.....and the cards were supposed to be quick, like the cards in the Take Ten Stampington magazine.  Here's Chanda's card.  We stamped two flowers on scrapbook paper, and then stamped words on the flowers.  Ink used was Brilliance Coral, on the flower, and we used a marker for the stems.  Then Chanda showed us how to tie a very pretty ribbon along the side of the card and glue it down with glue dots.  We also taped a fold piece of the scrapbook paper inside the card for ease of writing a…

An Anniversary Card from MaryAnn

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Today I'm sharing an anniversary card we recived fom MaryAnn Somers.  Love the the little birds who are almost kissing!  Pretty choice of papers and color combinations too.  I'm not sure who makes the lacy trim MaryAnn used, but it's just the right touch on the card.  I've seen the "Love" before, but don't have that stamp, so I'm sorry, not sure who makes the stamp.  Maybe MaryAnn will post the info for everyone when she sees her card on the blog.  The top burgundy background piece is embossed with hearts.  Such a neat card for an anniversary.  Thanks, MaryAnn!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Until next time...

One of Stampland's Pretty Women

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Happy weekend!  Today's post is one of the pretty faces from Stampland.  They were at the Albuquerque convention, and the Stampland folks are really nice.  I fell in love with the big hat and the lace covering her face.  Fun to color too.  I added a little bling to the base of her feather, and used a Spellbinders die for the image.  The bottom flower punch is Martha Stewart.  She makes some great punches.  Colored image with Copics.  I used Ranger distress ink inside the die cut to add some shading.  The dark blue background is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.

You can see the Stickles at the base of the feather here.

Added a pearl here.
Thanks for visiting today.  Have a wonderful weekend.  Until next time...

A birthday card for my Grandson - Desmond

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Trying to decide what kind of card to make for my grandson this year was easy.  I didn't make the usual Asian card this year....I went in a different direction.  I sometimes make him cards that are Japanese related since he's in his 5th year of taking Japanese at school.  He's an amazing young man.  He reads, writes and speaks Japanese fluently.  When mom was at one of the assisted living facilities, there was a little Japanese resident at the home, and she used to get so excited when Desmond would visit his grandma because he'd always make time to talk to Kimmy,  (the Japanese resident, 96 years young!).  The caregivers were shocked that Desmond spoke Japanese.  They'd ask him to translate whenever he was there.  I wish you could have seen the smile on Kimmy's face when Desmond would walk in.  So sweet.  Des got to visit Japan last summer with his school class.  He spent two weeks there and lived with a host family for a week.  An experience of…

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Paddy's Day Blog Friends!

I dug deep into my card box and found this card that I made awhile ago.  Ran out of time to try and make something today as I was working on an Asian swap that is due on Thursday.  These little guys are pretty cute and one of them just happens to be Irish!  Or so he's telling his little blue sweetie he is.

Corned beef is ready for the crock pot in the morning, cabbage too.  Wishing you all a great day, and don't forget to wear some green or you might get pinched.  ;o)   If you're having a hard time reading the words, click on the picture to make it bigger.

Thanks for visiting today.  Until next time....

Tick Tock ATC made into a greeting Card

Happy Weekend Bloggers!

I'm finally getting back to normal after a whirlwind weekend of stamp convention in Albuquerque.  Oh my gosh, I haven't worked that hard in a long time.  It was a lot of work, and DH (dear hubby) worked the three days as well.  We helped set up, two days of the show and demoing, DH helping customers and re-stocking, and then taking it all down and packing it up the last day.  I was happy to come home and take a couple of much needed Epson salts baths!  My old muscles were so sore.  Lol  

Anyway, today's card is an ATC that I made into a greeting card.  Our stamp group made the Tick Tock themed ATC's in January.  I embossed the green card stock and brushed gold ink over the top.  I also embossed the ATC background with the same embossing folder and colored it with distress inks.  Die cut the black clock numerals and cut the die cut into quarters, using only on the top right-hand corner.  The black paper with the gold clocks on it is from Graphic 45…

A Thank You card by Liane

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Toay's post is a lovely card I received from my friend Liane who is a wonderful card and book artist.  Liane makes the most wonderful Star Books, and I've been fortunate enough to have taken two of her books classes in Albuquerque.  I'm ready for another one.....anything on the horizon, Liane?  ;o)

This stamp is by Impression Obsession.  Don't they make some beautiful scene stamps?  The cardinals are colored in a deep red, and 3 rhinestones were added to the torn card stock bottom.  The grey background base is embossed.  Liane die cut the "thanks" piece.  A really pretty card.  Thanks, Liane!

Thanks for stopping by today.  It was great seeing you all who made it to stamp convention.  It was a whirlwind of setting up, two days of the show, and then taking it all down and packing it up again.  I was so sore yesterday I took a long bath with Epson salt.  Maybe I'm getting too old to do this!  Had fun tho and really enjoyed seeing friends and me…

Southwest Indian Pot

Happy Weekend Blog Friends!

Today's post is my last SW image for this week.  Stamp is from Stamp A Mania (SAM).  They'll be at stamp convenion this weekend, so come on by.  SAM will also be introducing their new line of Taylor Art stamps......I've gotten a peek, and they're beautiful!  Lots of detail.  I'll keep this short today.  Have a wonderful weekend and I hope to see many of you at convention!   ;o)

Close-up of the Crystal White Embossing Powder and Chalks used on pot
Thanks for stopping by.  See you next week!  

A Little Seascape

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Quick post today.  Stamp A Mania came out with a seascape set.  I made a quick card yesterday with three of the stamps, although there are many more stamps in the set.  I tore blue and kraft colored card stock, stamped images in dark brown chalk inks, and added an organza blue ribbon the side.  I stamped "Thank You" in the same dark brown ink, cut it in a circle, and added a little blue bling the the T and Y.  Distressed the edges of the circle with Vintage Photo distress ink.

Here's a closeup of the bling on the T and Y   ;o)

That's all for today.  I'll post my last Stamp A Mania card for this week tomorrow night that will show up on Friday.  Thanks for dropping by today.  Until next time...

All stamps by Stamp A Mania

The Beautiful Stamp A Mania Peacock Feather

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Today I'm happy to post my favorite Peacock Feather, and it's from Stamp A Mania (SAM).  Don't you just love this one?  They have some of the best feather stamps out there.  It's fun to color and makes a quick card for almost any occasion.  Copics used for coloring.  I used the SAM "Happy Birthday Script" on this card.  I really love their line of script elegant.  Base is a metallic green card stock, then I added an embossed turquoise panel, then the main image.  A little bling on the "i" in Birthday....and all done.  Supplies at bottom of post.  SAM will be at convention this weekend, and also have an online store at 

Close-up of peacock eye......

Bling on "i" bling.  ;o)

Thanks so much for dropping by today.  I'll be back with another card soon.  Until next time....
Supplies SAM Peacock Feather, MH7146-F SAM Happy Birthday Script, SF 6598-H Card stock:  green metallic, turquoise, black…

Mimbres Angel

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This stamp from Stamp A Mania (SAM) is Mimbres Angel.  I stamped her on black card stock, cut her out, and used Pebbles  chalks on her lovely little wings.  By the way, Stamp A Mania is bringing brand new soft chalks to convention next weekend in Albuquerque.  Gorgeous palettes of soft chalks called "Pebbles."  Love that name.  Plus, included in all sets is an alligator clip on a slender wood handle.  Also in the kit are 3 different sizes of little pompoms for each palette color.  There are different color palettes to chose from, or get them all.  You'll really like the way these chalk palettes are encased in a metal case with clear window lid.  You can also use blender pens with the chalks.  So versatile.  Supplies listed at the bottom of post.  Making this quick....Oscar's on TV!  Have a great week, and I hope to see you local stampers at convention.   ;o)   You've probably figured out I'll be showcasing Stamp A Mania stamps for the next few pos…