Monday, August 31, 2009



I just love Estelle’s stamps.  You should really take a look at all the wonderful stamps offered at Stampsmith.

I stamped Serena on glossy cardstock using Ancient Page ink and added just a hint of color with my Tombow markers.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Flower Soft

Scrapbook Ta Vie 1

Scrapbook Ta Vie 2


These two cards I made for a contest at my local scrapbooking store.  Somewhere on your card you had to use Flower Soft.  I couldn’t decide which card to enter, so I entered both.  Not sure which one they loved, or hated, but I did win the card for the month. 

First card uses a Stamping Bella stamp colored with Prismacolor pencil crayons and Taltine (OMS).

The second card is a Penny Black stamp that is just too cute!!!  The background paper I made using various acrylic paints.

Of course, there’s Flower Soft on both cards and some Dew Drops! (Thanks Kim).  

My prize was $15. worth of stamps!  Gotta love free stuff!!!!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Alcohol Ink Backgrounds



I’m probably the last person in the stamping world to try this technique (Tim Holtz).   Canned air was just not something that I remembered to buy.  Lo and behold, I found a can in the basement.  Visit Tim’s blog to get the complete details, but in a nutshell, drops of alcohol inks are dropped on to glossy cardstock.  The canned air is then sprayed to move the inks around. 

This really was a lot of fun and I’ll definitely do it again.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Too Cute Fairies


This is such a cute image (Stamposaurus Stamps)!! I’ve colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and Taltine (odorless solvent). The background paper is from Magenta and the dies I’ve used are Spellbinders.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Bar aux Cartes




I have 3 cards to share with you today.  I attended my first Bar Aux Cartes at my local scrapbooking store.  It was such fun!  Basically, we pay $10.00 and get to make 3 cards.  We get to choose from approx. 8 designs.  All the papers are cut and the images are stamped for us.  We just color and assemble and walk away with our creations.  They are great designs to refer back to. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Princess ATC

Doesn’t she just look like a princess?  I love this Stampsmith stamp and had the perfect opportunity to ink her up.  The ATC was made for a “Here Kitty” mingle I recently participated in.  I colored the image in with a damp paintbrush and Tombow markers.  And, I managed to get my Dymo label maker working again!  Yippee!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Faux Postage

Postage ATC

This is an ATC I made for a mingle.  The theme was postage.  It gave me the opportunity to use many small stamps that seldom see ink.  The coloring was done with Prismacolor pencil crayons. (My favorite coloring medium).

Thanks for looking & have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Some Shimmer

Persnickety Shimmer

I made this card for a mingle I recently participated in on one of my Yahoo groups.  It had to be a card that shimmers.  Of course, my scanner doesn’t show up the shimmery Bazzill cardstock, or the blue shimmery cardstock.  The stamp, is from Stamp Barn and I stamped and heat embossed using gold embossing powder.  I painted the image with Twinkling H2Os.  In real life, this card shimmers like crazy, man.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Canadian Wildlife Stamps




One of my favorite techniques to do is watercoloring and these stamps are just perfect.  Bonnidee offers two sets of these clear stamps and of course I just had to buy them both.   Did I feel guilty?  Nope, as a percentage of the purchase price actually goes to the Canadian Wildlife Society.  Good enough excuse for me to buy. 

I stamped the images with a permanent ink and then used my Tombow markers to add the color.  More guy cards for my stash!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Ladybug Hello

Persnickety Ladybug

Hey everyone, I’m back and I sincerely apologize for abandoning everyone.  Those of you who visit blog regularly, I can only say a huge thank you and please don’t give up on me!  

This card was created using stamps from Maryse Carrier and I used alcohol markers to color them in.

Thanks for stopping by and hopefully I can get this blogging thing done more regularly!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Another guy card

scan0025Here’s another card I made using stamps from the Canadian Wildlife stamps I recently bought at Bonnidee.

Again, this was stamped with permanent ink and colored with Tombow markers.

The Happy Birthday stamp is from Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping in!