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Friday, August 29, 2008

I Can Spell

This little cutie is now back in stock at My Paper Moon, for those of you who were wanting her. She was featured on one of Michelle Zindorf's blogs, which you can see here.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Celebration Card

Another pretty card by Shelly Hinkle using My Paper Moon stamps. The colors could be changed to reflect YOUR favorite color. :-) Here is another card made with the same flower bouquet...

Notice how it's backwards? That's because it was stamped on acetate, and the back side of the acetate was colored, then layered onto smooshed up aluminum foil.

I am thinking about getting in some COPIC Ciao marker sets for the holidays. Let me know if you would be interested. There are several sets of 12, and a set of 144, and several in between. You can email me at or just leave a comment. The prices would be discounted off MSRP, but I'm not exactly sure how much yet.

Hope you have a crafty day!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

My Overweight Condition...teeheehee

Here is another cute card made by my good friend, Shelly Hinkle. She makes a lot of sample cards for me, and I had to chuckle when I saw this one. I have been on a diet (since I stopped smoking and gained weight), but I'm hopeless, because I love all the foods she has listed here. So, how can I hope to lose weight when I'm a food-a-holic? I looked into Weight Watchers, and I can't afford Nutrasystem or Jenny Craig. So, I joined an online group called Spark People. It's a free site, and has a lot of cool, wonderful tools to help you on your weight loss journey. There are groups of people with like interests, and if you can't find a group you like, you can start your own. They have goals, and incentives, and a lot of low calorie high taste recipes. I have found a weight loss buddy (and even a few stamping friends), and I think I may succeed at last. So, if you have a few pounds to shed, check them out. If you join, tell them TheGlitterQueen sent you. :-)

I'm keeping my eye on Hurricane Gustav. I don't really want him coming here...we are still dealing with the water from T.S. Fay.

Talk to you again soon...

Monday, August 25, 2008


There is always hope.This ATC was made by Shelly Hinkle, who is an excellent artist. The stamps are from My Paper Moon. The awareness ribbon stamp comes in 2 sizes and has a sheet that tells what all the different colored ribbons mean. You can buy the stamps singly or in a set

I finally got to press some rubber on Sunday. My vulcanizer resides on my screened in back porch, but with all the water we got from Tropical Storm Fay, my porch was wet and I couldn't plug the vulcanizer in. It finally dried out enough yesterday to press the stamps I needed for some orders. So if you have an order in house, it's done and ready to ship.

Hope you have a wonderful day...

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Pearlized Gesso

Good evening. I hope you had a productive day today. Mine was so-so. I slept late, which I don't like to do, because then I can't go to sleep tonight, and it's just a vicious cycle, so that on Monday I don't want to get up for work. On a good note, though, it didn't rain today, so maybe everything can get dried out.

I got some new cuttlebug embossing folders today from an online store, and when I got my order I had purchased and paid for 2 of the same folder, the Holly one. So, if you would like to purchase it for what I paid for it, plus shipping to you, please email me at

This is a card I made using a technique called Pearlized Gesso from the Technique Junkie newsletter. You can't see from the scan, but it's very shimmery from Pearl Ex that was brushed on the gesso. It's very pretty in real life.

Hope you have a crafty weekend...

Friday, August 22, 2008


Woohoo! The sun is out for the first time since Tropical Storm Fay paid us a visit. It's wonderful! We got over 2 feet of rain in our area, and at one point I thought I was going to have to get a boat to get off my street. For a tropical storm, she sure dumped a lot of rain in our area.

This adorable card was made by Michelle Zindorf, using the baby image, I Can Spell, from My Paper Moon. Michelle is a wonderful artist, and I'm thrilled that she uses my stamps in her tutorials from time to time. Due to the overwhelming response I got to the image, it's currently out of stock, but if you email me at, I will put you on the list to be notified when they are restocked.

I'm going out to enjoy some of the sunshine. Hope you have a crafty weekend, and we'll talk again soon.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Yikes! It's WET here!

Wow! Have we been getting some rain from Tropical Storm Fay! It started night before last, when the wind started picking up and the rain started. It gusted and stormed and rained all day yesterday, all night last night, and it's still storming today. Fay is less than 50 miles from us as I write this, and she's really showing herself. The kids were out of school yesterday, and I'm thinking they should have been out of school today, too. It's blowing more now and more steadily than it did yesterday. Not a day to be out on the roads.

I'm glad I didn't name this lady Fay. This is Rachel, and she bids you hello. This is another of the cards I made with the Making Memories paper. The "hello" are stickers that came with the paper pack. The ribbon matches more closely in real life.

I'll be back hopefully tomorrow to share another card made with the same paper.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Good morning!

Good morning! I hope you had a wonderful, relaxing weekend. I went with my daughter to get school clothes for my granddaughters. That was fun. Expensive, but fun! While I was out, I got some new papers from Making Memories. The card below uses 2 of the designs.

You can't see from the scan, but the angel is colored with markers then glitter added to make her shine. The image is from My Paper Moon. The "wish" is a stamp from The Angel Company, and is outline in white dots. I made this card for a friend who has had some battles with illness. I hope it brightens her day.

It looks like we will be getting some rain for a few days as tropical storm Fay approaches the Florida coast. I live on the east coast, but you can rest assured that we will get lots of rain.

School started today. The oldest granddaughter is starting middle school/junior high. She's excited, although she hates being a small fish in a big pond. The littlest granddaughter starts kindergarten tomorrow. And boy, is she ready! She has wanted to go to school for 2 years. She will be in a multi-age class and have the same teacher for 2 years. And she loves her teacher, so this should be a good year.

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I hope you have a crafty day!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Website Facelift

I am sooooo excited. My website,, got a facelift. It's BEAUTIFUL! Check it out and let me know what you think! The designer and I have been working on it for a couple of days, but it's finally done!

This is something I have wanted to do for a while, and decided to just finally go ahead and do it. And I'm glad I did.

Talk to you soon!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Christmas Cards

Yeah, I know it's only August, but I figured if I worked on my Christmas cards, I would be cooler. So, here is one of the Christmas cards I will be sending out this year.

This is a Joy Fold card, and the dimensions and instructions can be found in the newsletter archives at Splitcoaststampers. The poinsettia was colored with copic markers, and there is gold glitter in the center. The background for the poinsettia is a polished stone technique and has gold running through it. I liked the fact that I could use 2 different Christmas patterned papers and it still looks good.

This is a fun technique, and I've already used it several times.

Hope you are having a crafty day!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Another Stencil Card

As promised, here is another version of my stencil card.

This one was made on a faux batik watercolored background, which allows the faux batik to show through the stencil. I really like it.

To make this card, I stamped a large background swirl stamp onto plain cardstock using versamark. I then embossed with clear embossing powder.

Tip: When you are using Versamark, remember to clean your stamps immediately.

Then I watercolored the background with soft pastel colors, which do not show up in this scan. I put the cardstock between some copy paper and ironed until the embossed design was gone. It doesn't take long. This is the faux batik technique.

Then I stenciled the flower onto the cardstock blending my dye ink colors. That allowed the faux batik part to show through my stencilled area. To finish the card I stamped the flourishes and the stitched part along the top, matted on yellow cardstock.

I think I might like this one better than the first stencil card. Especially if you could see it in real life. The colors are so soft and subtle as to almost not be there.

Let me know what you think about this card.

See you again soon....


Friday, August 8, 2008

Stencil Technique - kind of

Good morning! I hope this finds you well and crafting. I have been busy this week and unable to blog. It was my first week back to work from vacation, and I had a lot to catch up on.

One of the techniques from the Technique Junkies newsletter was a stencil technique. This is my take on that technique. The background was made from re-inkers smooshed between a page protector then smooshed onto glossy cardstock. The daisy was stenciled using white Brilliance ink, and the flourishes were stamped with Palette Noir ink. I ran a gold leafing pen around the outside of the cardstock and layered onto a deep red cardstock.

I have another one to post later. It's a variation on this technique, and I like the way it turned out, too.

Gotta run for now....hope you have a wonderful day!