Monday, June 20, 2011


This card is for sketch challenge #SC337 at SCS.

The sentiment is from a Cloud 9 Design Clear Stamp set called Simple Thoughts – Memories. Stamped with Onyx Black Versafine on a yellowish orange cardstock, cut and embossed with a Nesties rectangle die. I used a clear glitter pen around the embossed edges. The layer behind is dark red cut with a Nestie scalloped rectangle die.

The flower strip was punched with an MS border punch in a light blue, layered on top of the same yellowish orange and then the red again. I added some gemstones to the centers of the flowers.

The dp is from my scrap bin, and is most likely from a DCWV stack, layered onto the same yellowish orange with a dark red card base. Three light blue snaps are at the top right.

I almost forgot to post today, as I have signed up for a craft show in a couple of weeks, and have been throwing some things together for it.

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Happy Stamping!

Sunday, June 19, 2011


This card is for  Use It Tuesday challenge #9 to use unused dies punches or cutouts.

I almost laughed when I read what this challenge was. I have a lot of punches and dies and use them all of the time. Luckily I had just bought a new MS punch around the page set, and a new set of Sizzix Sizzlets dies that I haven’t used, and after this card I still haven’t used them. I got to thinking about what to do, and low and behold I did have an unused punch and an unused stamp set that had never seen ink, and they went together like peanut butter and jelly.

The top white square was punched around the edges with an EK Success Card Suits Edger punch, the corners trimmed off. The joker was then stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then layered this piece onto a piece of red cardstock cut to size. Using a pencil I marked where the spades and clubs were then took a black SU marker and colored circles on the red, so that they would appear to be black.

The bottom white piece was cut to size punched across the top and bottom with the same Card Suit Edger punch, then the width was trimmed. The card suits stamp was colored with SU markers and stamped above and below Jackpot, which was stamped with Peeled Paint Distress Ink, and I stamped it crooked. I punched some extra card suits in the corresponding colors and glued them in place along the left and right edge. Amazingly the punch and the card suit stamps were in the same order. The white piece then layered onto another piece of red cut to size and the corners punched with a corner rounder punch.

The main image, sentiment and the card suits stamped above and below Jackpot are from an Inkadinkado set I bought a while ago, called Games.

The two red layers were then placed on a piece of black cut to size with a white card base. I also added some extra red suits on the black, and black suits out on the edge of the bottom piece of red.

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Happy Stamping!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Polka Dot Bikini

Today’s card is for the Friday Mashup challenge to do a card with a summer theme or do a card with polka dots or mash it up and do a summer card with polka dots.

When I thought about the polka dots the first stamp I thought of was a Rubbernecker stamp Ethel in Bikini. She is wearing a polka dot bikini, and bikini’s are summertime to me.

Ethel was stamped on glossy paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored with a Alcohol Ink Fillable Pen, filled with Blending Solution and various Alcohol Inks, then cut out.

The Sun is from an old retired SU set called Sensational Scenery, stamped with Mustard Seed Distress Ink and also cut out.

The next layer was white cut with a Nestie Label Four die, I ran a blue Gelly Roll Stardust Pen around the inside of the die before removing, Stippled Tumbled Glass in the center, then added some sand at the bottom.

The next layer is the same blue as the base card, cut out with a Nestie Label Eight die, and a white gel pen run around the inside of the die before removing.

I chose a yellow ribbon with white polka dots, ran it across the same blue as the base card, and punched the top and bottom with a MS punch around the page border punch called Cherish. Stamped the sentiment from a MFT set called Twisted Sentiments with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. This is layered of a piece of white using the same border punch on top and bottom. Then I added two flip flop brads.

The next layer is blue with white polka dots from a DCWV stack that I have lost the cover for. I punched the corners with the MS punch around the page corner punch (Cherish). Layered onto white using the same corner punch, then layered onto the base card.

It has been a while since I have been able to play with my toys. This is my busy time, being outside cutting grass & weed eating. Since my Mother bought the house across the road in stamping land, we have two houses here to take care of, and three in non-stamping land (my Mothers, Mother-In-Law’s and mine), plus a garden. I also cut grass & weed eat at the farm that we hunt.

It’s a good thing I like cutting grass, I’m beginning to hate weed eating though. I spent five hours weed eating the other day, I had an hour for lunch, and didn’t get it finished, but let me tell you, I was about finished. I don’t think I could have pulled the cord to start the weed eater to many more times.

I was here in stamping land last week, but didn’t have time to do any stamping. My DH decided he wanted me to put a flowerbed in out back, so we hauled in two ton of topsoil. We can only carry one ton on our trailer at a time. By the time I shoveled it off of our trailer onto my cart, then shoveled it off again, I’m sure it turned into four ton. All two ton wasn’t put in the flowerbed, I spread some around in different places in the yard. The soil in the yard has been pretty sad since building the house, we still don’t have grass in some places, but it’s getting better. I also bought a bunch of flowers and planted them along with some we dug up in non-stamping land. Then I had him get me two scoops of mulch and I spread it. I ran out of mulch, money and time to get it finished.

This trip we brought down probably a ton of old sheep and steer manure, which I spread around yesterday. It looked like it was going to be a piece of cake to spread it, it was so old it mostly looked like dirt, but then it rained on it the night we got here, and made it a little difficult to shovel, but that is done. So finally I’m getting to play today.

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Monday, May 30, 2011

Owl Season

I hope you are enjoying your Memorial Day.

This is another card I slapped together before leaving for non-stamping land. Sadly for me it is the last card I have to show until I can return to my stamps.

The image was a pre-stamped  and colored piece I had done for another card and wound up not using. The image is from a MFT set called Owls of the Season by Stephanie Fizer. The owls, and limb stamped with Onyx Black Versafine, the leaves stamped with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. The owls were colored with Prismacolored pencils. The image was then cut out with a Nestie circle die, and before the die was removed sponged with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. The next layer of yellow was cut with a Nestie scalloped circle die, each scallop pierced.

The sentiment is from a CDS set called Thoughtful Notes, stamped with Onyx Black Versafine on a piece of yellow cut with a Quick Kutz Label die.

The background is using pieces of scrap paper, something I saw on a video by Gina K at Stamp TV.  I cut my scrap pieces to size, layered onto a piece of yellow cut to size. Cross-stitched between the two alternating dp papers, and a zig-zag stitch around the edge, all of it done by hand. I have given up on my sewing machine, it would have taken me two to three times longer to sew on this card using it. The base card is a light turquoise blue.

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Old Crow

This is another pre-stamped colored image, I had lying around, so I slapped it on a card. I just realized I can enter it in the challenge at Clearly I Stamp for CIC28.

The image is from a CDS set called Something to Crow About, stamped on white cardstock with Onyx Black Versafine, then watercolored using cheap metallic gel pens and a water brush. The metallic gel pens, give the image lots of shimmer. Cut out with a scalloped circle Nestie, then each scallop paper pierced. The next layer of orange was cut with a circle Nestie, and also paper pierced.

The sentiment from the same set, stamped with Soot Black Distress Ink, was set up just like the main image, but paper pierced a little more. The dp layer is from a DCWV Fall Stack, layered onto a piece of orange cut to size, with a dark brown base card. The ribbon is wrapped around and behind the dp/orange layer and a small button brad is holding the bow, made with a bow easy in place.

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Happy Stamping!