Saturday, December 19, 2015

Love and Joy Come to You

Scrap & Stamp Arts
Nov/Dec 2015
Elves & Reindeer
Page 45

SSA put out a call for cards featuring elves and/or reindeer.

Image from Fun Stampers Journey.  Sentiment from Hampton Art-Studio.  Die templates from Spellbinders.  Punches from Stampin' Up!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

If The Broom Fits, Ride It.

This card was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest...or a blog...but I can't find it!  Will post a link if/when I do.

Supplies used:
If the Broom Fits (Stampin' Up!)
Happy Scenes (Stampin' Up!)
Black, white cardstock
Black, orange, purple inks
Stampin' Up! markers (for brooms)
Brayer (background colors)
2 1/4" circle punch
Post-it note - punched (for moon mask)

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Published: Broom In A Jar

Just Cards!
Volume 39, Fall 2015
Page 96

Images from Papertrey Ink Friendship Jar and Fall fillers colored with Copic Markers.

Friday, October 30, 2015


I made this card for the Maryland Stampers October Sketch Challenge.

Supplies used:

Black, Orange, Cream Cardstock
Haunted Hollow 6x6 Paper Pad (American Crafts)
Spider Web Doily (Stampin' Up!)
Mini Fanciful Flourish Die (Cheery Lynn Designs)
eek! stamp (unknown)
Circle punches (2", 1 3/4", 1 1/2", 1 1/4")
Scallop Edge Border Punch (Stampin' Up!)

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.


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.


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 :)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Groucho Punch Card

This is a follow up to my original Groucho cards posted here, only I switched it up just a bit and included a tutorial for you :)

It's as easy as 1-2-3.

1. Sponge nose parts (I used Stampin' Up! Blushing Bride ink).
2. Glue all parts together as pictured (there will be 2 pieces - eyes and nose).
3. Accent with white gel pen.

Supplies used:
2 - 1 1/2 inch circle punches (black)
1 - partial 1 1/2 inch circle punch for nose bridge (black)
2 - 1 3/4 scallop circle punch (black)
2 - 3/8 inch circle punches (black
1 - 3/4 inch circle punch (pink)
2 - 1/2 inch circle punch (pink)
2 - 1/2 inch circle punch (eye color of your choice)
2 - 1 1/4 inch circle punches (white)
2 - 3/8 inch circle punches (white)

Friday, June 19, 2015

Published: Just Popping By

Just Cards!, Summer 2015
Page 24
Just Because Cards!

These were fun cards to make using the Ray of Sunshine Cutting Plate from Taylored Expressions.  Cute stamp set is called "Popcorn" from Gourmet Rubber Stamps.  Also used were Spellbinders Wonky Squares and patterned paper by Die Cuts With a View.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Patriotic Cards

Scrap & Stamp Arts
July 2015
Pages 45-47

This month's issues has a section honoring our country with patriotic designs.  These are my submissions.

Two Flags in a Jar: Stamps from Papertrey Ink; Punches from Fiskars, Marvy, and Stampin' Up!
 Made in the USA: Sentiment stamp from Raisin Boat; Die template from Stampin' Up!; Patterned paper from Authentique.

 Glitter Stars July 4th: Sentiment from Papertey Ink; Die template and embossing folder from Stampin' Up!; Patterned paper from We R Memory Keepers.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Christmas Cards Stamp Camp

Our first Christmas Card Stamp Camp hosted by Sandi of Sandi Loves Stamping!

Love the lamp post technique!  Plus I seem to be into punch art lately :)

So, to make the top of the lamp post, you use the Stampin' Up! Petite Pennants Punch.  The outside is the larger pennant, and the inside light is the smaller pennant.  So, punch the smaller pennant in white card stock and sponge it with Crushed Curry.  Then you take a piece of velum (larger than the punch size);  cover it with VersaMark and heat emboss the entire piece with Iridescent Ice embossing powder; then punch it with the smaller pennant.  When you place the punched velum over the sponged card stock, it looks like the light is shining through.  The top of the lamp post is the Curly Label Punch cut in half.  Genius I tell you!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Nuts About You

I CASEd this great manly punch art card from this card I found on Pinterest.  I used the orange and black color scheme for my Harley Dude :)

Supplies used:
Hexagon Punch (Stampin' Up!)
1/2" Circle Punch (Stampin' Up!)
Diamond Plate Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)
Silver Card Stock
Orange Card Stock
Black Card Stock
White Card Stock
"Nuts About You" stamp set (Stampin' Up!)
Silver metal dimensional stickers
Black ink

 Then I made some more variations.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Groucho Punch Card

How fun is this card?!  It's totally CASEd from this card I found on Pinterest.  I am missing one of the circle punch sizes used on the original, so I improvised with a couple different sizes.


Update:  See tutorial posted here.