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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A friend came over today and brought some Flower Soft.  I stamped and colored the bench scene TRY-FOLD card and thought I would add a bit of fluff to the flowers for added dimension. I put some green Meadow in the flower pot, some blue in the hanging basket and a little bit of pink in the flower pot.  I love it.  I had already stamped and colored this TRY-FOLD autumn card from ART IMPRESSIONS but it needed just a little something.  I used the SPRING(yes spring not fall) colors of Flower Soft and put some on the two trees in the background.  Then I added just a tiny bit under the wheels on the wagon and some near the bottom of the pumpkins.  It really finished the card off. 

Monday, September 10, 2012

StampScrapArtTour in Westminster, MD

        A friend and I traveled over 2 hours to a stamp show in Westminster, MD on Saturday.  It was a great show!  If you ever get a chance to go to it, do it. One of the stamps I bought was from TOO MUCH FUN RUBBER STAMPS.  It is a HOODIE.  It ends up being a gate fold card.  I was thinking it would make a great card for guys or teenagers.  A gift card will fit nicely inside, too. 
         I stamped onto decorative paper, cut out and folded it.  I cut away the zipper and stamped just the zipper part onto a plain decorative paper.  Then I cut out the zipper leaving a bit on the left side to glue under the left side of the hoodie.  It makes it look a bit more realistic that way.  I am going to buy some camouflage decorative paper to make some for the guys that hunt.  The finished size is about 4" x 4 1/2".  The stamp is quite large and since I didn't buy the acrylic block to mount it to, I inked the stamp, laid it down on the decorative paper and ran a jar candle over it.  That worked quite well.  I got that tip from THE FUGAL STAMPER.  She has all kinds of great ideas. 

Monday, August 13, 2012

My Cat Book cut with Cricut Expressions

This was designed in Design Studio and then cut out with my Cricut Expressions.

Some stamping while he slept....

This shows how I put the book together

I still have more photos to add to it.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Digital Scrapbooking Have you tried it yet?

It isn't just for scrapping though.  I like to use it for card making also.  I am just starting using a new to me product - My Memories.  If you would like to purchase the software and get a $10 coupon, just use STMMMS19845  at the below link.

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Wonderful new Art Impressions stamps! CHA released!

The angels are 9.50 each.  The sayings are 5.00 each.

How about 17.00 for each set Feathers or Furries!  These will make nice additions to your Try Fold cards.

How about a card holder or to tuck a bill or two into.  19.50 for each set.  The bra saying is BRA-VO!

 The old lady's saying is Thought you could use some retail therapy! The Cupcake saying is A special treat for someone so sweet.  Thank-you!  I bet these give you all kinds of ideas!
Just 10.50 each set. 

Santa and penguins - 10.50  Santa and sack - 9.50  Snowman and penguins - 9.50 and Joy Penguins is 9.00

Sets to make trifold cards just 19.50 each set.

Each set comes with complete instruction on how to make the trifold cards with these stamps.

I can't wait to get mine!

Each set is 12.50.  I know I want a few of these for cards for friends! 

Sailboats and water coloring Cards.

I borrowed this stamp from a friend and water colored with with INKTENSE watercolor pencils.  I just bought them and love them for their bright colors.  It gave me an excuse to use of some of my scrap papers, too.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

3 Tips

1. Over the years I have saved lots of clear plastic boxes, such as the ones from SU.  Doing my yearly January organizing I decided to use some of these boxes to organize.  When the phone rings I like to keep my hands busy.  That is what SPEAKER phone is for, isn't it?  My favorite card to make is a Stair Step or a Side Step card.  These take lots of images that have to be cut out.  So I am sorting thru my images that I have cut and putting "like ones" into these boxes.  I stamp a lot of these images but also cut them out from decorative paper stacks. 
2. My favorite scissors to use to cut these are my Fiskar's 6" spring loaded ones.  They are sharp and get into corners easily.  One trick that I learned a long time ago is to turn your paper instead of your scissors.  It just takes a little practice and you will be very happy with the results. 
3.  It you want a little dimension to your layers think about using a dot or line of hot glue.  It also creates less bulk when mailing  a layered card.