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Monday, September 29, 2014



It's time to dig out all my Halloween stamps. I love making Halloween cards.  This year I bought an embossing folder that I really like, but I don't like the fact that it's all one color when you are through running it through your machine.  So....

I chose white cardstock, and ran it though the Cuttlebug with the embossing folder.  Then the fun began.

I colored the stockings with bright purple and yellow Spectrum Noir markers.  The shoes I colored with black, and gold for the buckle.  Then I put glitter on everything!  When it was all dry, I cut them out and put them on background patterned paper.  

Here are two more examples.  I changed the colors of the shoes and the stockings. Still has the Halloween feel though. You can click the images for a larger view.

I was happy when finished. 

Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Autumn #3


I bought a fall embossing folder, but didn't really like the fact that it was all one color when you embossed your paper.  So, I dug out my sprays and my twinkling H2O's and went to work on it.

First I sprayed the white cardstock with Tsukineko Walnut Ink Sprays.  I let it dry, then ran it through the Cuttlebug using the embossing folder.

Using autumn colors, I painted all the embossed parts with the Twinkling H2O's.  Then I stamped the "Autumn" on a piece of coordinating cardstock and used a Spellbinders die to cut it out.  I attached it with pop dots.  It's so shiny and sparkly and I didn't even have to use glitter on it.  :-)

I love the way this card turned out.

Have a happy day!

Inky hugs,

Friday, September 19, 2014

Another Autumn Card


I recently bought some of those little $1.00 clear stamps. I usually don't like them, because they are usually pretty crappy to stamp with, but I found a set I like, so I thought I'd share the card I made with them.

This is a very simple card. I colored the image using Spectrum Noir markers. The little "Autumn" saying I stamped, cut out with Spellbinders dies, then attached with pop dots. 

Hope you enjoy your day.

Inky hugs,

Monday, September 15, 2014



I see Facebook posts from people who live up north that it is finally starting to cool down and some of the leaves are starting to fall.  Well, here in Florida, I'm seeing some of the leaves fall off my trees, but it's still in the high 80's and low 90's temperature wise.  It should start to get a little cooler now, I hope.  I do love the cooler temperatures of fall, and only wish it would get here earlier.  I love to open the windows and let the cool air through the house, and I love sleeping with the windows open at night.

To get myself in the mood for autumn I have started stamping a few autumn cards.  Today I will share with you "fall is best of all".

I love the simplicity of this card.  One stamp and a little masking and you have a gorgeous card.  The leaf stamp and the saying is from The Angel Company, and are some of my favorite stamps. I loved their stamps and was sorry to see them go out of business.  

Anyway, I stamped the leaf multiple times on a piece of 4 x 5-1/4 white cardstock, using a mask so they stayed connected. I colored them using Spectrum Noir markers, then cut them out, leaving the connected parts together.  I could have stamped another to the left of the bottom leaf, but chose not to. Then I adhered them to the layering paper, which was then layered onto kraft cardstock.  Another option is to pop the leaves up with pop dots.  

This card would also look good using flowers as the border.

I hope you are enjoying the weather where you live.

Thursday, June 12, 2014



I bought some new thread, so I decided to make a couple of spirelli ATC's.

The sunflower stamp is from My Paper Moon and is item #180H-05. The colors of the sunflower are wonky, so I don't know if it was the scan, or what, but it is really more subtle in real life.  The oval the sunflower sits on is made from glossy cardstock colored with reinkers.

On this ATC, the sunflower sits on a round cut-out made from the same cardstock as the background.  It's a bronze shimmery cardstock and is quite heavy.

I like the way they turned out, and can either use them as is (as Artist Trading Cards), or I can mat them and put them on a card.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Embellished Embossing Folder


Today I want to share a card I made using only an embossing folder and a punch and some markers.

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I smeared some blue ink on glossy cardstock to simulate the sky.  Then I ran the cardstock through the Cuttlebug using tree embossing folder.  Then I colored the image using Bic markers.  I liked how it turned out, but I really wanted it to have a little more oomph to it, so I punched out some little flowers using some yellow scrap cardstock, then added orange glitter to the centers. I adhered these to the tree randomly, then added some green glitter to the leaves.  That was just what it needed.

I hope you have enjoyed.

Hope you have a stamp happy day!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Another Birthday Card

Good morning!  I think I've mentioned this before, but May is the month for birthdays in our family.  I didn't bore you with my hubby's birthday card, nor some of the others, but today I want to share my youngest granddaughter's birthday card. Her birthday is today.

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Emilie is growing up and this is her last year in elementary school. Next year she will be attending the middle school.  It's hard to imagine that the girls are growing up.  Em was born on my birthday, and what a birthday gift she was.  Over 10 lbs. and a beauty.

Emilie likes to sing, so I used a music note for a background.

I used a digital image for the main image, and colored her with Copics and other markers.  There is a lot of subtle glitter and some shimmer on the wings, and glitter on the dress and flowers.  About the only thing not glittered is the skin and hair. :-)

I made some paper with the same colors using my gelli plate, and die cut that, then some polka dotted paper with the same colors, then I cut out my fairy image and pop dotted her so she would stand out.  I used the same paper on the inside of the card and stamped Happy Birthday.

Emilie also got a kitten, so she got pretty much the same cat paraphernalia that Rachel got, and I'm also sticking some money in her card so she can go shopping.  She likes to shop.  :-)

Have a stamp happy day.