Saturday, June 27, 2009


was playing around with some scraps and came up with this. the stamps are all ctmh. Stamped the numbers the added some strip paper. words and pop dotted the clock. Then added the little hinge thingy. Thinking of doing a swap with it but not sure will have to look at it a bit more to decide.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

drinks anyone?

Did this for a lime green color swap. Stamps are by Penguin Pants rubber stamps. Stamped the background with the lime. Stamped the glass and added liquid glass to make it look like liquid and then added some micro beads to the top of the glass for salt. See below for a close up

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

scotty atc

Did this for a scotty dog swap. the background is done with a the cuttlebug. A trick I learned from my stampin up demo was to ink up one side of the embossing folder then put down paper and run through big shot or cuttlebug. gives the dimension some color. the scotty dog is a quickkuts die cut. and stamped a paw I think PSX and the words are Penguin Pants Rubber stamps. Not sure where to get the little bone paperclip it was a gift from hubby.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


love love love this paper by ctmh. the flower is stamped and cut out. added the paper background.

Friday, June 19, 2009

friendsship rocks and rolls

Another quick card done at my ctmh demo's workshop. The bottom flower part was done using the rock and roll technique. great way to use some scraps too with the paper along the side

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Did this at a quick card class with my CTMH Demo. waxy flax is kinda fun did you know that?? And did you hear ctmh is doing a deal of the day check it out.

Monday, June 15, 2009

pink butterflies

as most of you know my last few months have been crazy busy but I am still trying to get some crafting in. I made these atc's for two different swaps. Pink swap and a butterfly swap. maybe that's cheating maybe its just being smart no idea.

the background is cuttlebug. then on acetate I stamped with stayzon a ctmh butterfly. added glue with a glue pen and glitter then mounted with brads.

I wish the stray glitter I could get rid of I tried all kinds of things and still some remains. DRIVES me batty.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Did this for a swap. A manly swap something to give a guy that's very hard for me.

First brayed white in a light blue. then added the mask and brayed in a darker blue. stamped in black the ship then let dry. crumpled up the paper and distressed the edges. pop dotted on to white and called it good.

Friday, June 12, 2009

bi fold italian atc

made two of these and used for two different one on one swaps. one was Italian themed the other was bi fold. Basic stamping and some sponging in different colors.

couldn't resist using this little lockhart stamp.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

tim holtz tag

this was another project from Kate at absolutely everything in Massachusetts stop in and check out that store some time OMG its cool.

first we ran some distressed ink over the tag (forgot what color) then we added some masking (light sections on tag) and then we used one of those mini misters with a bit of alcohol ink and water in it misted the whole thing lightly. added some stamped images and some ribbon and embellishments and then done.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

gift card holder

Totally loved this idea to put a gift card in. Painted the outside card holder which basically has the image and then a little band that goes around a slightly larger gift card holder piece (below) used glitter pens, copics and dimensional magic.

This is the inside of the card. I used punches to create the cuts on the fold.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

acohol ink tag

Thanks to Kate at Absolutely Everything in Massachusetts we made this totally awesome tag. We used the Adirondack bright alcohol reinkers dropped them onto glossy card stock then used a can of air (like you use on your computers) and blew it around. then stamped on top. added some baubles that were also painted with alcohol inks. Add a flower that was painted with alcohol inks and a bit of stickles glitter glue. Put the whole thing on a tag and added some ribbon

Monday, June 8, 2009

flower pot

A quick and fun card we made at stamp camp. Used the cuttlebug to add texture to the pot.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

I can't stop making these sliders

using some scraps from our lunch boxes I made more slider cards. I just love this idea its so clever and really soooo very easy.

I even had a Chance to use my new $1.00 stamps (flip flops and ice cream) and my copic markers.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

slider friendship card

A card we did at our east coast mini stamp camp. LOVE this idea. you use the ribbon basically to carry the message under the stamped image area that has been raised up using pop dots.

so very very clever.

Friday, June 5, 2009

business envelope project

Another project we completed while back east. Using a standard size business envelope cut in half. we covered it with decorative paper including the inside flap. Then cut a bit off the corners so it makes a flap. added some flowers and you have a perfect card holder.

as you can see the inside has the security stuff on it. No need to cover the entire inside. each envelope now makes two envelops for use.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

post it note thanks

Did this at my get together back east a few weeks ago. Using chipboard covered with paper and distressed. some die cut letters and a pretty flower we used the bind it all to make this cute little gift.