Sunday, November 24, 2013


Hi Stampers,

Sorry I haven't posted for a while, we've had a string of bad news here, but things seem to be settling down so...back to stamping!  Stamping is good for the soul and it has been an outlet for me during these unsettled days.

What's better than stamping?  How about a sale on the stamping supplies you've been needing!!!
Here it is:
There are some great things on this list right?!?  Make a wish list and pass it on to your loved ones.  Most husbands appreciate knowing exactly what you want!  Just make sure if you're ordering a stamp set that comes in different languages that you use the correct item number.  Don't ask me why I'm making that recommendation!
The sale ends December 2nd, make sure you don't miss the deadline!
Go stamp something for someone you love!


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Wedding Weekend

Hi Stampers!

This weekend my husband and I had two weddings to celebrate, so out came the whisper white card stock:

I chose the stamp set Apothecary Art for these occasions, I think it has a formal feel to it which is perfect for weddings.  For the focal point I coloured the image with Night of Navy and Pear Pizzaz Stampin' Write markers, then cut it out with the Labels Collection Framelits. 

Lots of layers, some texture with the Big Shot, some shine from the organza ribbon and pearls.  A classic wedding look. 

What special events are coming up in your life?  Show someone how much you care with a hand stamped card to mark the occasion. 

Go stamp something!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Stamping 101

Hi Stampers!

Tonight was Stamping 101!  We started with one sketch two ways, and no tools other than a paper cutter:

Yikes that's an off centre picture!  Sorry about that, but the card is still cute.  It uses Crisp Cantaloupe and Strawberry Slush card stock , the Happy Day stamp set and a little Daffodil Delight ribbon.  The Medallion image is stamped repeatedly in Crisp Cantaloupe to create the look of designer paper, then the greeting, happy day, is stamped in Strawberry Slush.  This stamp set comes with three other sentiments and any of them would look great on this card.
Simple sketch take two:

Same layout with a single bold image, Christmas Star stamped in Smoky Slate and the sentiment in Night of Navy.   A large Rhinestone is added to the centre for sparkle.

Our last project is not quite as simple, this one used a few tools and is totally worth the extra effort:

Love it!  It's a Chapstick or lipstick box!  Super cute right?  Everyone needs one of these in their stocking this Christmas!  It's made with a small pool party box (click here for dimensions) and two dresses cut from the Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack using a dress from the Dress Up Framelits and the Big Shot.  We decorated with a small length of Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon and a large Rhinestone.  Scoring the card stock for the box takes a few minutes, but once that's done it's a snap.  This project just makes me happy!
Go stamp something!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Christmas Stamp-a-Stack Card One

Hi Stampers!

My annual Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack is fast approaching on November 16th!  Here is one of the cards we'll be making:

The idea of a stamp-a-stack is that the cards are quick enough that you can complete a stack of them in one sitting, but still nice looking cards you'll be proud to hand out to your friends and family. A single layer card is about as simple as you can get!  Using the gorgeous Joyful Christmas stamp set and three rich colours of ink: Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green are the trick to making this card work, along with a few rhinestones for some sparkle. 

I have a few ladies who stamp with me who like a bit more to their cards.  They can step their cards up a little by adding the second, hand cut layer to the poinsettia image which is popped up on a dimensional.  E-mail  me if you're interested in joining us at the Stamp-a-Stack.

Have you started working on your Christmas cards yet?  
Go stamp something!