Saturday, December 26, 2009

Listen Closely

Here is a very profound card I made using Distress inks. The stamps are by several companies in my stash.

Monday, December 21, 2009

A Stamp in Hand Card

This is a card I made using a few stamps from A Stamp in Hand and OI. The cardstock is glossy except for the red accent strip which is matte. I used Marvy Markers directly on the rubber stamp to ink.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Two Cards More

Two quick cards using Cuttlebug embossing folders and Martha Stewart around the page punches. On thefirst card the image was stamped on glossy paper and colored with Copic markers.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Two Cards for Christmas

Here are two cards that use the same Cuttlebug embossing folder and Martha Stewart branch punch. I just added some Stickles to the branches to look like snow.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Some Cards for Hanukkah

Well Happy Hanukkah to those of you that celebrate it. We had a party on Saturday night. There were tons of latkes. I premade them in the morning because I hate to fry with a house full of people. Boy were they good. Here are a few Hanukkah cards I made this week. I will just have to get them out the door before the end of the holiday. I also made some cookies to give out at work.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Letterpress Update.

So I called Quickutz and they have agreed to send me replacement plate for the ones I used in the Letterpress. Hopefully these will not crack. They told me to try the others sets I purchased and if they crack they will replace them. I have lots of testing to do. Anyway Kudos to Quickutz for standing behind their product.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Letterpress, try try again

So I took a chance and opened another set of plates. This is the holiday one with a beautiful tree. Yes it is cracking too. With some adjustments the actual printing is amazing. It seems like the cracks are mostly from the areas where the plates were attached during the manufacturing process. Now I am torn. Do I take all this back today and fight with the store because I had to use and open several different packages to figure out that the plates crack, including paper, wipes and plates or do I wait and call Quickutz on Monday to replace the plates. I bought 6 sets of the plates at AC Moore with my holiday money. So I have a lot to return. I am glad I did not wait until the holiday to test it. Here is my first very simple card. I wish you could see the debossed surface in the scan. The best thing is no ink or debossing shows through to the other side. It looks very close to a professional print. Well, I have to say I have been inspired. I spent all day yesterday looking at real Letter presses for sale online. They are huge and quite expensive but a girl can dream.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Letterpress Fun?

I bought the Lifestyles Letterpress yesterday and I am so disappointed. The printing plates are cracking after one use. I am using it in an Epic 6. The plates and Letterpress came in a set. I'm really not sure what to do. I don't know if it is just the set that came with the machine that is faulty or they all are faulty. I bought a few more extra designs but I am afraid to use them as then I will not be able to return them. You can easily clean everything up with a little bit of vegetable oil on a paper towel. Then wash off.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

2 More Holiday Cards

So I got a few more cards done this weekend. The stamps are by Hero Arts and Penny Black. I added lots of Stickles to make them shine.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Holiday Cards

So I finally had a chance to work on a few Holiday cards. In my area, people are so many different nationalities and religions, so I usually send a holiday card. I would hate to offend anyone, especially my business acquaintances.
The first card uses several punches by Martha Stewart and Marvy. The lace is an antique piece from my collection. I used Stickles for the glitter accents. The stamps in the second card are Studio 490 and Memory Box. I used Distress Ink to color and stamp.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Digital Two for Tueday

Here is my card for Digital Two for Tuesday. I sure had fun decorating this one. I probably should have stopped before the flowers but I was having so much fun.

Modern ATC

This is an ATC I made using the Clearly Vintage stamp set Modern Woman. I used bits of the stamp to create the umbrella border. Don't forget that all the stamp sets are 40% through the end of the month if you order directly from me. There is more information here.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Hanukkah is fast approaching

So Hanukkah is approaching fast. The first night is Dec 11. I have got to make a few more Hanukkah cards before then. This card uses Stampin Up stamps and versafine ink.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Paper Punches and Glitter Oh My

Well here is another around the page punch set I picked up with a 50% of coupon at Michaels. I am still working on my precision with this one but I kind of like the off look on this card. The snowflake is also a punch from Martha Stewart and the glitter is some of her tinsel glitter. This glitter is so amazing. Though you can't see the sparkle in the photo. I put it on the snowflakes in a hotel in New Jersey. I was on a business trip and did this at night. So if you come across a room with little sparkles here and there you know I was there. The red background of the card is a 5x7 snowflake Cuttlebug folder I ordered from HSN.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Cooking - More MS Punches

I know it is a sickness. I just love these edge punches. This is a card I made using an image from my other blog Clearly Vintage. My printer is running out of ink, but sometimes it creates the most amazing effects. So this image printed pink. It happened to work great with the paper I chose. The punches on this card are all from Martha Stewart.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Another around the page border punch set

Here is another Martha Stewart Around the Page border bunch set. This one is called Deco Shells. Ok, it is an addiction. I just love punches. The image is a digital image from my challenge site Digital Two For Tuesday. The black background is a combination of two cuttlebug embossing folders.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Lots of MS Punches

So I am addicted to punches and Martha Stewart has come out with some great ones this year. This is a card I made using several of the punches. The stamp is by Darcies. I rubbed some clear stickles on the tree that unfortunately just shows up as a shadow in the photo. The background is another one of my vices a new 5x7 christmas Cuttlebug embossing folder. The red is some stickles I rubbed on the background.

Monday, October 12, 2009

My Favorite Holiday Card from Last Year

This was my favorite holiday card from last year. It was so simple. It was accented with Stickles on the wings. Each card only took a few minutes to assemble. I usually make over 200 hundred cards for friends and family. I probably design several dozen cards. I often get bored making the same one over and over but this one was so cute I made 50. Oh, to think of another easy but great idea for this year.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Steve's Birthday Card

Next week is my one of my big brother's birthday. I made this card for him using this week's Digital Two for Tuesday images as I won't see him. I copied the ethyl image multiple times and printed it on blue paper to create the background. The key charm and inks are by Tim Holtz. The dots are a stamp by Studio 490.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Tag and Card for Christmas

I finally got a sunny day to photograph my projects from last week. A few weeks ago I went to this awesome stamp show in Rhinebeck, NY and picked up lots of Studio 490 and Darcies stamps. Here are a Christmas tag and card I made with my new stamps.

Sunday, September 27, 2009


So last weekend I went to a stamp festival. I was like a kid in a candy store. I bought a ton of stamps from Darcie's, Starving Artists and Stamper's Anonomous/ Studion490. This is a card I made for my big brother. He is turning 50 next month. Where does the time go? I used another of my new cuttlebug embossing folders on this one. The background stamps are Studio 490.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fall Treats

So fall is definitely in the air. It was quite nippy last night. I can use my down comforter again. Yeah!! This is a gift bag I made using a pattern and stamps from Darcies. Some more of the goodies from last weeks stamp show. I stamped the tissue paper sticking out of the top and the homemade bag with stamps from Studio 490.

Play Ball

Here is a birthday card I made for my nephew using one of the images from Digital Two for Tuesday this week. The background stamp is a Studio 490 by Stamper's Anonymous and the embossed background was done with 2 cuttlebug folders on Black Magic paper.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Adore Album

This is a hanging album I made from a kit. I love all the little buttons and the patterned paper.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Playing in the Sand

Here is my entry for the Digital Two for Tuesday challenge this week. I just love this little girl in the sand. I colored her with Copic markers. I am fortunate that I have not had any issues with my ink running from the Copics. My printer/scanner is a Canon. The background embossing was done with two different Cuttlebug embossing folders. The charm is by Junkitz. I made the sand by using 2 colors of Distress Stickles;Distress Straw and Antique Linen. The two seashells my daughter found at the beach in Ocean City, MD last week.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Owl and Bird Card

Here is my entry for the Digital Two for Tuesday challenge this week. I used Copic markers to color the image. I also used antique buttons and lace as accents. The greeting is from my Clearly Vintage stamps bonus set.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A birthday card

Here is a quick card I made for one of my daughter's friends.
Inkadinkadoo stamps, copic markers, cuttlebug embossing folders

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Sunny Day

Well it isn't very sunny here today. So I thought I would post this card, The stamps are Paula Best. I colored them with Adirondack Ink markers.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Loyal ATC

I used one of the Saturday Image Bonus Images for the woman. The other stamps are Fancy Pants. Inks are Distress.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

2 Thin Skinny's

Here are two skinny's using stamps by Invoke. the inks are Distress.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Guest Designers Wanted

If you are interested in being a guest designer for Two for Tuesday please contact me at All are welcome. That is what Two for Tuesday is all about to try new things. I have the following dates open. September 1, 8, 15, and 22 . Your duties will include making a project with one or both of the images from the challenge, a short description of your project and a short bio. I will give you the images one week before. Please email me for more information.

Two For Tuesday Bathing Beauty of Summer

Here is my project for Digital Two for Tuesday this week. I painted a masonite panel with Golden's acrylic paint, distressed and stamped with Ranger Distress ink and then added an old book page to the bottom of the piece. I them covered it all with Golden's Gel Medium. The scrapbook pieces are by EK Success. The bullseye bottle cap is from a beer bottle. I colored the Two Tuesday image with Copics and punched it with the swiss cheese border punch from EK.