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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.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Glittered Split Embossing

Good morning!

Today I want to post a card I made using 2 embossing folders and lots of glitter.

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I ran the top of the cardstock through a small dotted embossing folder.  Remove from the embossing folder and leave an area to stamp the image, then put the other end in a different embossing folder (I used a larger dotted folder) and run through the machine (I used a Cuttlebug) again.

I stamped and colored the image (from My Paper Moon stamps), then I put glitter on all the dots on the bottom of the cardstock and selected dots on the top of the card stock.
I used a green marker to draw a line to differentiate the areas.

Hope you give this technique a's fun!

Have a stamp happy day...

Monday, May 12, 2014

Double Embossed Technique

Good morning!

Today I want to share the double embossed technique with you.

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The card front is made on a single piece of cardstock. I put the top piece of cardstock in an embossing folder and ran through the Cuttlebug.  I turned the cardstock around and ran the bottom part through a different embossing folder (leaving some space in the middle to stamp).

I stamped the image 3 times on the cardstock and colored with markers.  Then I stamped the image 2 more times on a scrap of white cardstock, colored the centers and cut out. I adhered to the card using pop dots.

It's a very dimensional card, and you can use contrasting embossing folders and make it even more so.

Hope you have enjoyed.

Have a stamp happy day!