Sunday, August 31, 2008


This is another one of my new stamps I will be launching soon. She will be in the Sweet Peas set.

Sorry the brads made the scan skew a little.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

I am so excited

Well, I got exciting news the other day and my new stamp line is ready to go. I have signed off the last proof sets. It will be three weeks to go through manufacturing. These stamps have been designed using many of the images I have collected. There is so much involved in transforming them into stamps and of course I wanted them perfect. The first three sets will be 6x8 photo polymer clear stamps. I decided that there was a real need for collage/artist type stamps in this medium. I have found a wonderful manufacturer in the United States who has been working very closely with me. Now I have to work on all the details. Where to sell them? How to sell them? Packaging? Naming them? I have previewed a few of the stamps on this blog over the last month. They are listed as Paper Flowers stamps in the label box. I will probably change the name at release time.

Saturday Image Bonus 52

For my 52 Saturday Image Bonus I have picked Victorian Trade Cards from France. They advertise Mme Meunier modes and lingerie. These are from France. The drawings are quiet beautiful and have lots of detail. I be posting more of these next Saturday so please check back.

As always feel free to use any image for your personal use and artwork only. Do not post or sell the original images anywhere else on the net, but feel free to link anyone here. I ask that if you use one in your artwork that you link it back to this message so we can all enjoy it.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Recycle/Repurpose

This is a recycled tin that I made into holder for some refrigerator magnets. The stamps are Inkadinkado, Oxford Impressions and OI. The glass dots are from the vase section at Target.

Time for Reading

The theme at TMTA this week is watches. The stamps I used in this ATC are Invoke and Paper Flowers. I made this card to encourage my daughter in her reading.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Saturday Image Bonus 51

The images today are Victorian Trade cards. These five cards are from the Niagara Starch company. Usually these cards were given away to customers by the grocer or sent for in the mail. These cards are from the 1880's. The brand Niagara Starch still exists today.

As always feel free to use any image for your personal use and artwork only. Do not post or sell the original images anywhere else on the net, but feel free to link anyone here. I ask that if you use one in your artwork that you link it back to this message so we can all enjoy it.

Blog Candy Winner

The winner of the blog candy is Iring (Cindi). Congratulations!!!!! Cindi. I hope you enjoy your stash.

Thank you to all who participated. The name was drawn randomly so that you would all have a fair chance. Check back as I will be having other giveaways when my new stamp line is ready.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Love this Tag

So I got a new book Paper Bouquets by Susan Tierney Cockburn on making Paper Flowers. It was great inspiration. This is a tag I made for Tag Your It using my new Cuttlebug embossing folders and then a whole bunch of hand punches to make the Begonia flower. The trick to these flowers is The Ultimate Glue. This stuff is wonderful and gives your flowers dimension. I colored the edges of the flower with Copic markers. The paper is Prisma for the petals and DCWV for everything else. The image is one of my Saturday Image Bonuses. It can be found here.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Jewish New Year Card

So between friends,family and clients I make at least 60 Jewish New Year's cards each year. Here is my first one. I will probably make at least ten of this design. The photo is looking a little tilted as it is a 3d design. The red is mounted on pop dots. The letters on the red card stock are the Hebrew alphabet. The stamp is from Stampsmith. The apples are from Lockheart. I embossed the card base with my Cuttlebug embossing folder Textile. I thought it gave it a middle eastern feeling.

Birthday Dream

The challenge this week at Created by Hand is Dream. This Birthday card is my interpretation of the theme.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Number Girl

So this is another set of pages in my house book. I made these for the Mixed Media Monday challenge numbers. The background is painted with Tim Holtz distress paints. They dry quickly and make little cracks. The stamps are Cloud 9, Character Constructions, Memory Box and Sugar Lumps. The images are from my Saturday Image Bonus.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Dans Ma Maison Stars

So I got this book to alter shaped like a house about a year ago from Sky Blue Pink and I have finally started it in honor of Dans Ma Maison. The theme this week is stars. The stamps are Memory Box, Stamper's Anonymous, Gelatins and Cloud9. I used some punchinella(sequin waste) to made the dots. I painted the page with three colors of Ranger Dabber paint. The stickers are 7 Gypsies and the paper is Daisy D.

Funniest Blog Ever

This is the funniest blog I have ever seen. I am still crying from the post about the fireman cake.
Check it out. It is called Cake Wrecks.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Saturday Image Bonus 50 - Celebration Giveaway

So to celebrate my 50th Saturday Image Bonus post I am having a give away the items below. I have some major Blog Candy for all you collage artists.

1. four Paper Flowers Collage Sheets

2. five 1yd pieces of antique lace

3. one piece of antique net lace

4. one Harper's Bazar magazine from September 22,1900

5. six trade cards and bits

6. tags in 3 sizes

7. Metallic Rub Ons

8. Paisley Square wood stamp by Invoke

9. small bag of old buttons

10. metal tags by EK

All the paper ephemera are items collected by me from Flea Markets and EBAY. I hope you will love these items as much as I have and scan them instead of cutting the originals.
In order to enter you must post a comment in the comments section of this post. Please make sure to leave your name and if your account is not linked to your email a way to get in touch with you. If you make a card or project with any of my images and post it in the comments section you will be entered for two chances. This contest runs through midnight of 8/22/08 EST.

Saturday Image Bonus 50

Yeah, 50 posts. It is hard to believe that I have enough to post 50 but I do. My collection has grown so large. I love to post my images and share them with all of you. So, I am constantly looking for new images. Thank you all for coming back week after week.
This week the images are from a Rimmel's almanac. I love these ladies. Each one is so unique. This must have been a giveaway with their makeup. It is from 1884.

As always feel free to use any image for your personal use and artwork only. Do not post the original images anywhere else on the net, but feel free to link anyone here. I ask that if you use one in your artwork that you link it back to this message so we can all enjoy it. Don't forget to enter for the blog candy in the 50th Saturday Image Bonus Celebration post.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Christmas Tag for Tag Your It

This is a tag for Tag Your It. A little early for Christmas. The image is from a Victorian Trade Card. The tree stamp is PSX. The words are Inkadinkadoo.

Birthday Card

The stamps are Obsession Impression and Kodomo stamps. I used Distress inks by Ranger to color.


OK, so like a dummy I fell down the steps in our house yesterday. I broke my fall with my hands so I just twisted my ankle really badly. Boy, does it hurt. I am not able to get around very well. I will try to get everything ready for tomorrow's 50th Saturday Image Bonus blog candy giveaway this evening. Hopefully with a little Advil I will be able to walk on it then. I wanted to gather the stuff and take some photos. There will be some great collage stuff.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Lots of new Stuff

I think I am addicted to gadgets. I just got new embossing folders and then today I picked up the cutest new Halloween border punches from Martha Stewart. The border punches are of slime and a picket fence. Of course I have to think of different ways to use them. This is a card I made using a new winter Cuttlebug embossing folder and I used the slime border to simulate melting snow.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Argyle Girl

I couldn't resist using my new argyle embossing folder with my cute flower girl stamp.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Playing with Alcohol Inks

Here are three different surfaces treated with Ranger Alcohol Inks. The first is a domino, second a clear glass pebble and the third is a white glass pebble. It is interesting to see them side by side. I love the faux marble look. The domino works great for the domino challenge at Saturday's Workout.

Card for Baby

We have a few friends who are having babies this year. Here is a card I did for one of them.

Bird Song

I made this for the song challenge at Dans Ma Maison. The stamps are Inkadinkadoo, Justrite Stamper, Plaid, Anna Griffin and Memory Box. I painted the background with 3 colors of Ranger paint dabbers. I picked up 9 of these at my local scrapbook store sale for a buck a piece. They dry quickly, so they were perfect for this project.

Saturday Image Bonus 49

OK. so I am getting close to fifty posts. You all have to check back next week for my exciting giveaway in honor of my 50th Saturday Image Bonus. There will be vintage magazines, lace, a stamp and whatever else I can find at the flea market this week. I will let you know all the details next week.

As promised here are more of the Jello images. The image are so much fun and many are quite funny. I was hesitant about a few of them. The advertising of this era would be considered a bit stereotypical in this day. I hope I do not offend anyone. What is sad, is how mainstream this thinking was, that it is part of a Jello ad. I left out part of one image that I thought was in poor taste.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Cuttlebug Combo Card

This is a card I made using four different embossing folders. The red is one of the new border embossing folders. For the green part of the card I used a new border embossing folder at the top and the bottom, then I embossed the middle. I was able to emboss only the middle by using a smaller acrylic plate for the top plate in the sandwich. This is the plate for the Sidekick. I believe you get two for $2.99 or less if there is a sale. Anyway these plates are great if you just want to emboss a small area. The cardstock is DCWV. I sanded the embossing to make the white core paper appear. I cut out the bottom of the green card following the design of the folder. The stamped image is from Outlines.