Saturday, August 21, 2010


Here is a picture on the left of the outside of the birthday card I did for my grandson Isaac and on the right the inside of his card.  This will be his 8th birthday next weekend. Here is a little closer picture for you to see.

Closeup of outside of card. The wild about you tag is put on with dimensional. I hand drew the grass in myself. I like using animals on cards for kids and somehow they seamed just right for this card for Isaac.

PAPER:  River Rock, Kiwi Kiss, Bashful Blue, Whisper White CS and Porcelain Print DSP
INK:  Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Kiwi Kiss
MARKERS:  Not Quite Navy, Handsome Hunter, Chocolate Chip
PUNCHES:  Large Oval, Scallop Oval, Wide Oval
STAMPS:  Prehistoric Pals, Fox & Friends, Wild About You, Messages For Mom
ACCESSORIES:  Jute Rope, small heart brads, snail adhesive, large dots embossing plate, big shot, sponge, needle piercer, push pad, dimensional, spray water bottle.

Close up of the inside of the card.  What little boy does not like dino's and wild animals?  Two of my favorite combos.

Now this is the pencil holder that I made to go with Isaac's gift.  I got the idea from a past Stampin Success but the directions were no longer available so I had to wing it.  Not too bad for my first try. I am sure with school starting just around the corner he can use the extra pencils.

PAPER:  Bordering Blue, So Saffron, Real Red, Brushed Silver, Whisper White CS, and Cutie Pie DSP
STAMPS:  Elementary Essentials, Say It With Scallops
INK:  Basic Black
ACCESSORIES:  Harlequin Embossing Plate, Big Shot, 7 #3 pencils, Spiral punch, Square Scallop punch, Tag Corner Punch, Black jute Rope, Dimentionals, Snail Adhesive

Well hope you give these a try they were fun to make and am sure they will bring lots of smiles to those who receive them. Have a great day.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Stampin Studio

Stamping Table
Well I redid my livingroom and changed things around and this is what I came up with.  How do you like it?  I guess you can no longer call it a livingroom because it is 100% stamping USA.  I only have a tiny apartment so something has to go and that was a couch.  But who needs one when all I want to do is stamp anyways right?  So here is my table where I stamp and can have classes and seat up to four people at a time.

My Stash
This is what you see as you look to the left as you are setting behind my table.  It is all of my supplies.

Across From Table
This is what you see as you are setting at my table.  Of course I had to have some type of normal livng space here and a TV is a must for me while stamping. I have to have the background noise to create and as you can see I am an avid movie buff.  So here is a little site into my life as a stamper and you can see how I keep myself busy each day and having loads of fun.  Have a great day.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Pam's Birthday Gift

Kathleen and Pam November 1955

Well I have been a little lazy lately about posting but guess I will try to catch up.  Here is the gift that I made for my sister Pam for her birthday July 19th (the orange one on the left).  I liked it so much that I made a purple one for me also.  I tried something different with the flowers.  The flowers are silk flowers but they have a liquid finish on them that is suppose to make them look like china flowers and turn them super hard.  Of course the paper, stamps and ribbon are stampinup.  Oh ya, this is when Pam and I were five and four years old, so you go figure out our ages, because Pam keeps telling her family she is 24.  I think she needs to retake some math classes!!!!

Outside Pam's Birthday Card
This is the birthday card that I made to match for Pam's birthday. It is from the Sweet Pea DSP pack and I used Serene Sunflower, Organic Grace, A Touch of Nature, Friendship Blooms and It's Your Birthday stamp sets. I tried something different with the flowers.  First I stamped them. Then I colored them using the aqua pen and ink. Next I put micro beads in the center, then covered the entire flower with crystal effects and let dry overnight. This gave a very nice 3-D visual to the card and I applied them with pop dots.

Inside Pam's Card
This is a view of the inside of Pam's card and the original picture of us together before I enlarged it. I am not parshal to orange but it is Pam's favorate color so I have to use it once in a while but I do like it in this grouping.  I really like doing the flowers this way. It was time consuming but different and great for a visual effect on your card.

My Colors Birthday Card
Now this is my version or the same card but in my favorate colors purple and pink.