Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Copic Various Refills

Are your Copics getting a little dry after all those Christmas cards?
I just got in a shipment of the reinkers/refills. Loads of colors that I've not had in the store before!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Prickley Pear Monday Post


I  embossed the stamp "Ornaments with Flourish"  from Prickley Pear in white on kraft colored cardstock. I drew the lines and dots around the edge of the oval and  layered it on a white scalloped edge oval. The pattern paper is from BoBunny's Mistletoe paper pad. The little sentiment on the bottom is from Prickley Pear's "Christmas Trees 2 Clear Stamp Set", and that was embossed in white as well.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Prickley Pear Blue Bird

I know there is no such thing as a blue cardinal, but seeing how he has snowflakes on him, I had to go blue.
The stamp is from Cardinal 2 Clear Stamp Set by Prickley Pear. He is colored with Copics, layered on a Label Twenty Five die from Spellbinders. The snowflakes and swirls embellishments are chipboard from Make It Crafty. I also used the stamp Swirls & Snowflakes from Prickley Pear, first around the edges of the blue background, then on the white cardstock .
The blue background is a really cool technique I found in the "Craft Stamper" magazine from the UK.

1. You want to take 2 pieces of cardstock, same size, and gesso them. Make it about 1 to 2 mm thick.
2. Press the gessoed sides together.
3. Slowly pull them apart. You'll  have a nice pattern on both sides. Let the pieces dry overnight.
4. Now you can color your background.

 I choose to play with Distress Stains, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire and Pewter. Play around with your colors, blot where it's to dark, mist to make the colors run together etc. Liesbeth Fedder, who did the tutorial in Craft Stamper used water color crayons and a barrel water brush on hers. When you're satisfied, let the panel dry completely.
5. I then stamped and embossed around the edges.
Voila, your very own and unique background paper.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Miss Anya Scarves

CMC is looking for non traditional holiday colors in their current challenge. What do you think? Not your regular Christmas colors here!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Prickley Pear Monday Post

Winter Comfort
On this card I used the two stamps Lg. Cozy by Mantle (JJ0079) and Winter is the Time (GG0161) by Prickley Pear. I colored the image with my Copics, cut it out, layered it on a diecut (Labels Three by Spellbinders). Layered that in turn on pattern paper from the Mistletoe Collection by BoBunny, that went on solid green cardstock and then onto the red card. The little photo corners are punched from the same red cardstock as the card, and the punch is by EK Success.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Victorian Yuletide.

Isn't she loveley. This is the "Fairy Tale Romance" stamp by Loralie Designs, already on sale at 40% off. Use your ESpecial discount code for another 15% off, and she is a steal.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Starting early!

Let's start the "Cyber Monday" sale early, like, right now!!  15% off your entire purchase. Just use the discount code ESpecial when you check out.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Prickley Pear Cardinal Card

I used the Cardinal 2 Clear Stamp Set and Cardinal die from Prickley Pear Stamps. The cardinal was colored with Copics, R20 through R29 and G40, 43 and 46.
The Holly Leaves chipboard border is by Make It Crafty. I used Brilliance Ivy and a little Sage (on the leaf edges).
The saying and upper edge of patterned paper were puched with EK Success punches. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Not stamping related...

but very important!
If there are any ladies from the Ft. Myers, FL area stopping in, I want to share this info with you. I've taken the class myself, and highly recommend it.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Prickley Pear Monday Card

This week I used the Prickley Pear Christmas Tree Die, Christmas Tree 2 Clear Stamp Set and Swirls and Snowflakes stamp on my card "Snowfall".
The trees and saying were stamped with Tsukineko's purple Encore ink, the Swirls and Snowflakes were stamped with the Glue Pad, also from Tsukineko, and then I put microfine glitter on top. This is actually stamped on the white die cut background, close up shot is below.
The die I used for the background is a Tim Holtz die from Sizzix.
 Last, but not least, the chipboard snowflake border and snowflake are both from Make It Crafty.
 I covered the chipboard pieces first with Brilliance White ink, then used the Glue Pad again, and lots of glitter on top. Oh, and a very light spraying of Fireworks Grape Jelly spray on top of the snowflake border.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

New Stampendous!

Just released stamps from Stampendous have come in. They're already uploaded, along with a few new colors in the Frantage Embossing Enamel line.

50% off Halloween stamps!

There may be a die or two as well, but mainly stamps!
And, have a very Happy and safe Halloween!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

PaperArtsy is in the store!

Got a nice heavy box from Great Britain yesterday! Loaded with stamp sheets from PaperArtsy. I got a few dies to coordinate as well.
You'll find most of them under the stamp category "eclectic". It was difficult to categorize them, so they got their own. lol

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Prickley Pear Monday Blog Submission

This week I made a "Happy Fall" card for our Prickley Pear Design Team blog submission.
I used the Fall Scalloped Oval 2 stamp set and their Scalloped Oval Die. The sunflower I colored with Copics, and then the layering began. The colored papers are from a DCWV paper pad. To "notch" the corners I used a small circle punch.
The wavy bottom was done with an embossing and die combo from Stampin' Up. A little lace, a few well placed gold dots and it was time to get the Distress ink out, Pumice Stone, and everything was distressed except the gold dots.

Steampunk Top Hat

I found this project it in the British magazine Craft Stamper, the August 2012 issue. They have the template at this website: http://res.trapletpublications.com/trapletimages/TopHatTemplate.pdf  but no instructions.
It was more fun than I imagined. I had a blast! I decided to make it one of the projects I need to do for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.

  • Ranger Grungepaper
  • Ranger Distress Embossing Powder :Milled Lavender
  • Ranger Distress Stains: Peeled Paint, Milled Lavender, Dusty Concorde
  • Acrylic paint - I used a plum color.
  • Stamps: Swirls ATC Background and Steampunk Gear Stamp Set with coordinating die from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.
  • Strong liquid adhesive. Craft Stamper used Glossy Accents.
  • Embellishments: ribbon, eyelets, paper cord (or something similar) to lace through eyelets. Get creative and use embellishments that suit your style.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

11/4 Class Project

Finally settled on something!
We're doing gift card holders, using stamps from Art Impressions!  You can view the different stamps on my website.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Virtual Convention!

I received this email this morning. Thought I'd share.

You are invited to attend the Virtual Convention at RSC right from the comfort of your own home! The show officially starts today at 9am PT and runs through Monday. We have lots of companies offering HUGE discounts just for RSC members. Be sure to spread the word to all of your stamping friends because no one should miss out on these great sales.

Hope to see you there,

Placed some orders!!

I spent some money over the last few days! So we have new merchandise, stamps and coordinating dies primarily, coming in from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps, Stampendous and a nice big order from the British company Paper Artsy. (They were offering free international shipping this week!) They had so much to choose from, that I stayed within one catalog. "Hot Picks".
All these companies ship very quickly.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Rose Video Tutorial

Let's see if I can get this link right, it's from Heartfelt Creations. They are using the flower stamps and coordinating dies from the Vintage Floret Collecctions.
Vintage Floret Closeuphttp://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog.php?blogID=221

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Miss Anya

One of the little Anyas from "Miss Anya Scarves" from The Greeting Farm. She was colored with Copic Markers and the Oval Snowflake frame and the snowflake in the upper left corner is from Make It Crafty.

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Monday Prickley Pear Design Team Contribution

I used the Scalloped Oval 2 Clear Stamp Set from Prickley Pear, stamped the pumpkin oval stamp on their scalloped oval die, added the sentiment in the middle. The 3 little pumpkins on the ribbon are from the same set. I used my Copics to color, YR12 and YR15. Around the edges of the scalloped ovals and the cardstock I used my VersaMark pen and then embossed using the Frantage Aged Green Embossing Enamel from Stampendous. A little ribbon, a lot of pearls, and it's done.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Chipboard! Lots of chipboard!!

The chipboard from Make It Crafty in Australia came in today. Lots of great ones for Christmas! Holly, snowflakes, borders, oval frames......
I think my favorite one is the Oval Snowflake Frame.
But there are so many others. You just have to go look.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

And here's the 4th one!

As promised, I don't even know how many posts and weeks ago, here's the 4th little girl.
I colored her with Copics, used BoBunny Mistletoe paper to layer with and a Make It Crafty Chipboard frame
 up in the left corner to frame the sentiment.
Want to know the secret to coloring chipboard? Or did I tell you already?
 Well, it's colored pencils. WOW, does that ever work well.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Little Boo from Prickley Pear

On the card "Little Boo" I used the pumpkin, ghost, teeny-weeny spider and leaf from the Mini Owls Clears Stamp Set 2, and the little Boo saying from the Bats Clear Stamp Set, all from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.
 I used a crackle medium on the pumpkin and leaves, distress inked the purple Harlequin paper a little with Dusty Concord Distress Ink. The pattern papers are from K&Co. I love their little mat pads for card making.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

"Fly By Bats" Card

This was just a nice simple card to make. I used the Prickley Pear Scalloped Oval Die, stamped the little spider and web oval from Prickley Pear's Clear Stamp Set Scalloped Ovals 2, the tiny bats (all hand cut out), and both sayings are from their Bat Clear Stamp Set.
The spider web paper is from K&Co and EK Success makes the ticket punch I used for the saying.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Heartfelt Creations

They're not my style really, but I saw their booth at a convention here in Jacksonville. And I must say, some of their samples were absolutely stunning!
So, I have just placed my first order with Heartfelt Creations!!  I think I got their latest collection, Vintage Floret Collection another one called Delicate Aster Collection. And the tea cups of course. I'm excited. Hope I'm not the only one.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sunday 10/7 class card sample

Prickley Pear all the way! We'll be using the Clear Bat Stamp Set and Bat Die. 

One stamp - 3 cards. 4th on the way.

I pulled out the Kenya Ketto. stamp from Stamping Bella last week and started playing with it. She's really fun and cute. So here are summer, fall and Halloween Kenya Ketto. Christmas will be done in a day or so.

Big News!

Well, big news for me, I have just been chosen as one of the Design Team Members for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps for 2012-2013. I am very excited. Just ask Mary from PPRS who probably got her eardrum blown out when I shrieked in her ear on the phone.
You'll see some samples from them this week, since I just got a shipment in, and next weeks class we'll be using one of their new stamp and die sets.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

A few new things!

Got a couple of small boxes over the last few days. A few new stamps from The Greeting Farm - Miss Anya Scarves for instance.
From Stampers Anonymous I finally got Tim Holtz Classic Set#1 in.
And Prickley Pear should be here any day. Very nice stamp sets and I got all the coordinating dies. I've put them up on the website already.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Quickie Samples

2 quickie samples of Art Impression's "Gift Bag Card Keeper". On the Christmas one I used paper from Simple Stories 6x6 "Handmade Holiday" pad.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Bleach - Out Class

Thanks to everybody that came yesterday for the Bleach Out Class/Spray Class. I don't think I have ever seen you all so concentrated. You did a great job and it was fun!!
For those of you who didn't come, or aren't local, here is the card we made. I think it came out great!

We used Dylusions Sprays, orange and black for the background, stamped the leaves with black Archival ink and then used various other colors of the Dylusions Sprays to color in the leaves. Voila, a fall card. The leaves come from the "Further around the Edge" set by Dylusions/Dyan Reaveley. This is a link to her video of the technique. http://rangerink.com/?ranger_video=dylusions-bleach-out

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Tree Trim Kiddos

These are the stamps "Tree Trim Kiddos" and "Tinsel Tangle" by Stampendous.
I colored with Copics and aged it using Distress inks.
The green checkered paper is from the 6x6 pad that came in - "Handmade Holiday" by Simple Stories

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

New Month - New Sales

Hi All,
If you don't get/read my emails then here's another way for you to find out about the monthly sales.

First off, you really need to check out the CLEARANCE section. Lots of goodies in there at 50% off.

Then we get to this month's sale, we have 40% off all Distress ink pads and reinkers, all embellishments, Lawn Fawn Stamps, Spellbinders Dies and StazOn ink pads. I may have forgotten to write something in here, and there may be more added later. You just never know!

The Tim Holtz Blueprint Line of stamps got replenished, so Halloween and Fall Leaves are back in. FYI.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Lots of new paper pads!!

Got a shipment in with lots of 6x6 paper pads today. An accumulation of backorders that all shipped together. I'll try to get some pictures up here.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Time for school.

Tilda with Pencils from Magnolia.
A simple card, Tilda herself was colored with Copics, and then just a little layering.


A little Edgar Allen Poe anyone? 
This is the stamp "Nevermore" from Stampendous

Upcoming Class

Just in case I have any local (Jacksonville, FL) girls visiting my blog, I thought I'd let you know I have a class scheduled Sunday September 16 at 1pm. We'll be playing with the Dylusions Sprays.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Gift Card Keepers from Art Impressions

Art Impressions have come out with a line of gift card keepers. We only ordered a few different ones to try out. This is one of them.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

New Magnolia Stamps.

We just got some new Magnolia stamps in, fall and a few christmas.
I didn't get many of each though, so you better hurry!

Blueprint Acorn

I love this line, called Blueprint, from Stampers Anonymous by Tim Holtz.
Great for Copics and distressing! My two favorite things.

Uptown Girls

Girls on the town!!
This set is called "Uptown Girls" and comes from Art Impressions.

Flip Flop Tilda

Here we have "Flip Flop Tilda" from Magnolia. She was colored with Copics, and is sitting comfortably on a Floral Oval Die from Spellbinders. I added a little netting, a rose that I aged, some torn paper and a large and small seashell from Magnolia that I crackled.