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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Summer Swing

Scrap & Stamp Arts
October 2015
Simple Stampin'
Page 34

Stampin' Up! Summer Afternoon
Stampin' Up! Whimsical Words
Copic markers
Spellbinders Rectangles
Memento Tuxedo Black ink


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Spirited - Fabulous Feathers


Scrap & Stamp Arts
October 2015
Fabulous Feathers
Page 20

Stamps from Stammpworkz.  Cardstock and embossing folder from Stampin' Up!  Die templates from Spellbinders.




Saturday, August 15, 2015

Cigar Box 38 - Fairy Floral

A little smaller and a little taller than Cigar Box 36 - this box also features papers from the Fairy Collection by Best Creations, Inc.



Friday, August 14, 2015

Cigar Box 37 - Blue & Gold

Definitely prettier in person.  The papers featured on this altered cigar box are from Betsy's Couture Collection by KaiserCraft.



Thursday, August 13, 2015

Cigar Box 36 - Fairy

After well over a year, I finally got back to making some altered cigar boxes...I made 4 of them, including the Tea Party box in my previous blog post.

The paper featured on this box is from the Fairy Collection by Best Creations, Inc. 



Friday, August 7, 2015

Cigar Box 35 - Tea Party

I made this altered cigar box for my friend from England - she loves her tea :)

The paper used is from the DCWV's Garden Tea Party 12 x 12 paper stack.

Enjoy!


Thursday, August 6, 2015

Watercolor Blue Crabs

Being from Maryland, the blue crab is all the rage, so I had fun making this set of cards (even though the crab image isn't the Maryland Blue Crab).  
The seaweed is stamped first in Stampin' Up! Old Olive ink.  Then the crabs are stamped in Jet Black StazOn ink and colored with Stampin' Up! Indigo Island ink using an Aqua Painter.  The verses are stamped with VersaMark, then add Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat.  The string is just some old string I had saved from something or other, but any twine would work.

Stampin' Up! stamp sets used : Seaweed is from "By the Tide and Crab is from "By the Seashore."

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Thank You

Operation Write Home needed 2 more cards to reach their goal of at least 50 for their July "Our Daily Bread Designs challenge."  The challenge for July is to make Thank You cards.

Here is my submission.  I'm number 49! 

For this card, I used a sketch from My Favorite Things, and the Stampin' Up! hostess set "Best Thoughts" colored with Copic Markers and edged with Encore Gold ink. The little white strips are also edged with Encore Gold.  The patterned papers are from Lost and Found Two "Rosy" 6x6 Paper Pad and American Crafts "Haunted Hollow" 6x6 Paper Pad.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Published: Scraps Galore = Scraps No More!

Scrap & Stamp Arts
Aug/Sept 2015
Pages 23-25
Page 34
Page 46

Wow!  I was featured with a 3-page spread with some cards I submitted a couple of years ago!   I knew they were doing something when they asked me for a short bio, but I wasn't sure what.  I'm still chasing the cover....

A couple of single cards made it into the "Simple Stampin'" and "Who Let the Dogs Out?!" sections.

Enjoy.






Sunday, June 28, 2015

Miss You

Operation Write Home needed 2 more cards to reach their goal of at least 50 for their June "Our Daily Bread Designs challenge."  The challenge for June is to make Missing You cards.

Here is my submission.  I'm number 50!  Goal reached!  Whooohoooo!

For this card, I used one of the Faux Tile techniques.  I used a 3 x 3 piece of white card stock, scored at every 1/2 inched in both directions, stamp your image, brayer Versamark over the entire square, then add clear embossing powder over the entire square and heat it up - and it looks like ceramic tiles when you are done :)