Friday, January 30, 2009

cuttlebug weave spring thoughts

Did this for one of the card of the month challenges I am in. The inside pink (yes I really did use pink) are done with two different embossing folders then cut into 1/2 inch strips. Used my coluzzle to cut out the circle to put over the weaves.

This really made me think of spring and I needed that today

The outside butterflies are by Penguin Pants Rubber stamps.
words by hero arts.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

scrapbooking wedding

The above page I did at a ctmh class long ago and I bought extra paper knowing just what I would do with this.
these are pictures from my husband's niece's wedding 2 years ago. She is gorgeous I tell you gorgeous.

Above I stitched the two together in photoshop. that took forever and likely will not be happening again. lol

These are two layouts I did on my own with the paper packet. I had a lot of pictures in this album and although I love this paper I was pretty sick of it by the end of it. lol check out the little girl stealing a finger of cake tooo cute.

well I think thats it for scrapbooking stuff onto stamping next hopefully

Monday, January 26, 2009

scrapbooking snow

This is my last kit I did and my favorite from my scrap booking retreat. the letters are stickers that were painted with liquid applique then heated and glitter dumped on them immediately. they are sooo cool looking.

I absolutely love this tree paper here it is cut up into squares as it comes in a 12 x 12 sheet in the Aspen package. I really wished they sold some of this stuff by the sheet instead of in packs I would love more of it

Sunday, January 25, 2009

scrapbooking disney

This is one of the retired kits close to my heart has. Its called giggles and grins. great paper for Disney stuff.

Which I can use since I went to Disney world twice last year. what a glutton I know but once with DH for our 20Th anniversary and then again with friends for my birthday. Yes i am spoiled

Saturday, January 24, 2009

scrapbooking layouts outdoors

Martin Luther king weekend was my scrap booking retreat. Along with the 94 pages I completed I did 3 kits from my ctmh demo. this is one of them. Will be cool for outdoors hiking, fishing and camping pictures.
The ribbons and brads really make the pages come alive. though they look a little dull in these photos still need to work on taking better pictures of them but 12 x 12 is hard
I hate to say it but I do like the stickers now. Not sure if its because the stickers don't really look like stickers or I just got lazy and don't stamp on my scrap book pages anymore.

so look for the next couple of days to be scrap booking stuff then back to stamping

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

snowman popup card

did this for a swap to honor a fellow swapper and friend that died of cancer a couple of years ago. its an annual thing for us and a great way to remember her.

this fits in a regular envelope and when you take it out it pops up
what it looks like when in the envelope
full view

this shows you the folds. 8 x 4 1/4 if I remember right.
fold in half
then in half on one side only.
then 2 1/8 inch from other side (not folded in half side) mark both down sides and in the middle. then cut from one to the other to form point
score an x in the middle section to be your pop up.

pretty simple once you do a dozen of them. lol

Monday, January 19, 2009

scrapbooking retreat

Had an awesome weekend scrap booking. We left Friday afternoon and returned Monday afternoon. 7 of us all together stayed in a huge retreat house for the Rainbow girls in Sprague, Washington. We scrapped, ate and drank margaritas till the wee hours in the morning and got up and started all over again. I got almost 100 pages completed. Yahooo I am now in 2001 in my books. yes WAY behind but I am getting there. And it didn't cost us a fortune either I really thank my CTMH demo Shannon for setting this up.
With the snow as our backdrop it was gorgeous.

Friday, January 16, 2009

scrapbooking weekend

I will be away for the weekend off to do some serious scrapbooking hopefully.

I started a project the beginning of january. A 365 project if you would like to check it out click here.

are you doing one?? if so leave me a comment with your web address

Monday, January 12, 2009

stamp night

just a quick post to show off the project we made at my stampin up demo sharon's house tonight

Sunday, January 11, 2009

atc lady

I did this atc for a swap with the theme of women in it. the stamp is pretty intricate and comes across a little blurry. but I love it.

After adding the words I thought it needed some sparkle so added a few little bitty gems. The background paper was a scrap of some blue glossy paper that I had and it really added to it.

lady stamp by eclectic omnibus R-117
glossy paper
Adirondack ink pad denim
words by hero arts
black stayzon
small jewels
glossy blue paper
gray paper unknown has a glittery affect to it

Saturday, January 10, 2009


what is an ATC. Its an Artist Trading Card. The most basic rule is size which is 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches. For more information Art in your Pocket site:

I have done a few of them. Well maybe more then a few. Many swaps some HUGE some one on one. Some of the swaps I have been the alphabet, the states, colors, and a triptych.

Most are kept in a 3 ring binder and then I use baseball card page protectors to show them off. The book is above and as you can see its full. and below is one of the pages. This happens to be part of the alphabet swap I did and these are some of my pages. I have other swappers atc's in there as well
I have a select few that I keep in a partially unfinished atc book that stampin up use to sell. Not sure if they still sell it or not. But it is a cardboard covered binder the size just slightly bigger then an atc but will hold a special 3 page protector. I keep the atc's from a group I am in called ATCsUSA-International as well as a few other individual ones that I have done. Its a yahoo group and we do one on one swaps. I can't get the link to work right but if you plug in that name at you will find it. We have a great group of people from all over the world and its a low stress swap. check us out

Here is a view of the pages when open. Some day I will finish the cover just haven't got around to it. partly not sure what I want to do yet.

Lastly another ATC from my alphabet swap. This is the O for owl (stampin up) and a ouija board stamp (unknown)

I don't have any pictures but another idea is you can use the ATC as a part of a card sort of the highlight of the card.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I am so blue

Not really but I created something really blue.

I like how this turned out too

I used penguin pants rubber stamps for the snowflakes. Stamped them in versa mark then on white paper. embossed with clear embossing powder

then brayered over top with stampin up bashful blue.

Sponged almost navy to give highlights.

Stamped a small snowflake with almost navy.

Used a word window punch to create my slider track.

pop dotted the pennies and the snowflake and the back to make it work.

Here is a close up of the track.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

playing with chalk

Used the grass from the cone set by stamping up for this. Embossed with craft brown. Then using chalks put layers of yellow, orange, green, light purple and eggplant. Used a punch circle as a mask. finished off with some black ink around the edges and layered. Lastly a small punch to make the cattail.

Not sure I like doing chalks as much as I like sponging with ink but it was a good challenge for myself.

Here is a close up so you can see the punch used. Clever indeed but the whole card was an idea my stampin up demonstrator gave me.

Monday, January 5, 2009

working on it

with all extra work from shoveling I have been just pooped. I am working on some sympathy cards for a swap and hope to have their pictures taken and up on the blog late tomorrow night.

thanks for your patience.

I did start a 365 project and have that rolling on a different blog here.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Organizing and unmounting of stamps

With January comes the organizing bug it seems. I have decided that I have no room left in the inn for anymore stamps. Solution?? well un-mount them of course. while this is a very scary task for me I have decided that to start with I will organize my unmounted acrylic and unmounted rubber stamps.

Above are my results so far about 30 cd cases full of my acrylics like penguin pants rubber stamps, my favorite stamps and some of my unmounted so far like Gina K.

For the rubber mounted I just squeeze them all in and tape an index to the inside but facing out front of the cd. For the acrylic I use the plastic sheet that is already stamped and I cut it around to fit the inside of the cd case. this sometimes takes some creativity but it works.

In some cases I have to put the clear stamps on both sides. this doesn't work with my the rubber mounted stamps that have ezmount on them. They will only fit on one side. If you were to put them in on both sides of the cd then it would not close.

I plan on labeling the edges of the Cd's with the name or category of the stamps.

The hardest part will be my stampin up stamps. I really need to go through them and determine if I really really want to keep each one. Because once I un-mount they are more difficult to sell. Not that selling them will not be easy I need to figure out where and how to do that. Not sure if Ebay is the way to go since I haven't seen them selling well on there.

Thursday, January 1, 2009


No stamping today still buried in snow. I have however been doing some organizing. Yep that time of year again. For starters I am putting all my acrylic and unmounted stamps in cd cases I am about 30 cases into it. I will have to take a few shots later to show you all. Next step the stampin up ones. gads kinda scary though because I think I need to sort them by what I want to keep and what I don't want to keep. then I have to figure out what the heck to do with the ones I don't want to keep. Any other ideas besides EBAY anyone???