Thursday, January 31, 2008

Just a Note Cards

I sent a note to my daughter's teacher the other day and thought I sure wish I had a nice little card. So here are some cards I worked on this evening. They went very quickly with the new Memory Box stamps. I just love these images. I used Brilliance, Stazon and Colorbox inks. I accented the flowers with Stickles.

I adore you :Gothic Arch Challenge Dogs

The theme at Gothic Arch this week is dogs. I thought this would make a great valentine's card. I made this arch using an image from Nancy Dooren and Studio G stamps. The buttons are SEI.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Wednesday Stamper - Charms

The theme this week at WS is charms. Here are some charms I made using stamps and alcohol inks. These are so much fun to wear.

TMTA Geometry

This is my first attempt at packing tape transfer method. Of course I didn't notice until the end that it is for laser printed photos but here are my results with an inkjet. I kind of like the faint image. A very erie feeling.
Here is a link to Lori Roberts website where she explains the process. The stamps are Studio G and paper is Basic Grey.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Saturday Image Bonus 22

Here is my Saturday Image Bonus for this week. I am still on a Valentine's theme. The first two are postcards from the early 1900's. The third is a cutout from a card from the same period. The last item is an add for The President Suspenders from 1903. This image was quite damaged but I touched it up. As always feel free to copy any of these images by clicking on the individual image and saving the large photo. I just ask that when you post it you put a link to my site and post a link in the comments section of this post so we can all enjoy your artwork.

Friday, January 25, 2008

TMTA Winter

The theme this week at TMTA is winter. I have been looking forward to spring. I already have lots of plants started in the basement. Once they get growing I will post so photos of my nursery.

So here is my ATC of Winter. The picture is from Nancy Dooren. The stamps are Gelatins.

WS Button Dollz

The theme this week at Wednesday Stamper is Button Dollz. This is my entry. The stamps are Memory Box and Oxford Expressions. The image is one of my collection named George. This is his Baptism gown I believe.

I have included it here. If you would like please make a copy to use in your artwork.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Valentines for M

This is an idea for Valentine's for my daughter's classmates. The stamps are Studio G and Memory Box.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Music & Lyrics

The theme this week is Music & Lyrics at Gothic Arch this week. I was inspired to make two arches. The first is about how a song can keep us thinking good thoughts about someone who is far away. The image is from Gillian Hamilton. The stamps in both arches are Anna Griffin, Heidi Grace and Oxford Impressions. Inks are Adirondack and Versafine.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Saturday Image Bonus 21

So for the next few weeks the theme will be valentine's. Here are some postcards and a card I have been collecting. They are all from the early 1900's except the ballerina card who looks like mid 1900's. The most interesting thing is the messages on these cards. Many are to relatives of the same sex.
I tried to clean of as much of the postmarks and blemishes as I could. These were in very bad shape.
As always please feel free to use these in your artwork. Please post a comment in the comments section if you use one so we can all enjoy it and of course link it back to me so other people can enjoy the images.

The winner is........

The winner of the image bonus giveaway is Katey. Congratulations Katey! You have won ten pieces of antique lace trim. Contact me with your details so I can send it out to you.

Friday, January 18, 2008

WS King

This week's theme at Wednesday Stamper is King. Here is my entry. The stamps are Stamper's Anonymous and Studio G. The inks are Adirondack.

Gothic Arch - Gypsy

The theme at Gothic Arch this week is Gypsy. The stamps are from Invoke, Queens Ink and Gelatins. This was stamped on glossy paper using Distress, Stazon and Adirondack inks.

Monday, January 14, 2008

TMTA Photograph Stamp

This week at TMTA the challenge is to use a photo stamp. I combined two stamps here on glossy paper. The lighter ink is Versafine and the darker is Stazon. It created almost an irridescent effect on the finish ATC.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Saturday Image Bonus 20 - Big Bonus Giveaway

In honor of my 20th posting of Saturday Image Bonus I will be having a drawing to give away a bag of 10 pieces of antique lace trim. Just leave a comment in the comments section of this post to qualify. If you use one of the images in a card or project you will be entered twice. Remember to leave your email address so I can notify you if you win.

This weeks them is lovers. There are four wonderful images from Victorian Trade Cards. The lighter ones were advertisements for Jersey Coffee. As always please feel free to use any of these images in your artwork. I just ask that you post a link in the comments of this post so we can all enjoy your work.

Mixed Media Monday - Time

The theme this week at Mixed Media Monday is Time. This is a card I made about how time flies.

The stamps are Invoke.

Theme Thursday Valentines

The theme this week at Theme Thursday is Valentine. Here are a few Valentine's I have made using vintage images I have found on the web.

Friday, January 11, 2008

WS Key

This is my entry for Wednesday Stamper this week. The theme is to add a key to your artwork. This collage has stamps from Studio G, Invoke, OI, Stampers Anonymous and Oxford Impressions. The embellishments are a homemade shrink charm and grungeboard.

Monday, January 7, 2008

TMTA Postage

Here are my entries for TMTA this week. The theme is postage. The images are from Go Make Something . The stamps are Stamp Camp and Studio G.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Saturday Image Bonus 19

Happy New Year to all. Here are the Saturday Images for this week. The theme is children. As always please feel free to copy any of these images for your personal artwork. I have downloaded them in a large size. If you use one, please attach it to the comments section so we can all enjoy.

Friday, January 4, 2008


I made this foil background for one of my classes. It is made by painting Matisse Derivan Inks on aluminum foil. Wait for them to dry and then crinkle the foil. Stamps are Stamp Camp, Stampers Anonymous. The image is one of mine and of course I had to add some grungeboard. Click on the photo to see the many details.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Sweet Dreams

This week at Wednesday Stamper the theme is Gothic Arch. Here is an arch I made with this adorable image of a little girl sleeping. The stamps are Fancy Pants, Invoke, MSE and Studio G.