Friday, February 27, 2009

Diamond Girl in Distress

Here is a tag for the Tag Your It challenge diamonds. This tag was an experiment in masking. First I stamped the girl on my tag and then I stamped another on a spare sheet of paper. I cut out the mask of the girl and place it on top of my stamped image. I then stamped the diamond pattern. I inked the blue accents by putting Distress Ink on Cut and Dry foam and dabbing it where I wanted it. The last step was to used the ink stain stamp from Invoke to make it look more distressed.. I store my masks in the same binder as the unmounted stamp so I can use is again.

Paisley Box

For Art Adventure this week here is a cardboard box I altered. I painted the whole box with black gesso. The paper on the top and sides is DCDW. I added stamping to the side papers and the lip of the box. I added large wooden balls from the craft store as feet. They are painted with black gesso. The handle on the top is 7 Gypsies. I sprayed the whole box with clear lacquer.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Swimming by the Sea

This is a Moo card using Oxford Impressions stamps for the Theme Thursday challenge this week. I colored it with Copic markers.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

About Faces

I have two face cards for the Crazy Amigo challenge. I made them almost identical. The stamp ink and the background Distress Ink is different in each one. The stamps are Beeswax and Stamp Camp.

Butterfly fly

The theme at Arty Girlz this week is butterfly. This is a butterfly pin I made. I stamped the image from Lost Coast with Stazon on the green stone. The wings are a Paula Best stamp printed with Stazon on Metal. The beads and stones are from Sugar Beads.
There is a wonderful project called The Butterfly Project for the Houston Holocaust Musuem. They are trying to collect 1,500,000 butterflies for an exhibit in 2012. 1,500,000 is how many children died in the Holocaust. You may want to contribute your own little butterfly to this project.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Hero - Clara Barton

My daughter did a report on Clara Barton the founder of the American Red Cross last year and ever since I have been in awe of her. She was quite a woman in a time when woman had very few rights. This is a mixed media collage on canvas. I have used antique buttons and lace.

TMTA Letter E

For TMTA this week I made this ATC with Elegant for the letter E. The stamps are Clearly Vintage. The lace is antique and the edge was made with an EK Success border punch.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

New Stamp Sets Have Arrived

My six new sets are in stock now. They look marvelous. I am so excited to finally have them in my hands. First and foremost I am a stamper. I can't wait until I have time to make some more samples. I will be spending the weekend packaging them and sending out preorders. You can order them through my Etsy shop or directly through me at Just send me an email with the sets you would like to order and I will send you a Paypal invoice for the total. For a limited time only if you order directly from me at and your total is $45.00 or more you will receive a small 2x3 sample set of Greetings and free shipping on US orders. All international orders will receive a 4.95 credit towards shipping. If you have a different shipping preference besides Priority Mail please let me know. If you order this weekend they will go out first thing Monday morning.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Here is a colorful card for the Crazy Amigo challenge this week. I used Distress Inks to color image. I made the dots onn her dress with a pencil eraser.

Wire Mobile

This a mobile I made using an old mobile my dad made me as a child for a guide. I used almost an entire roll of wire. The challenge at Arty Girlz this week is Wire. I punched the circles with my Nestabilities. The stamps are from Clearly Vintage and the beads are Darice. I used Versafine ink to stamp the images.

Friday, February 13, 2009

So What's Up With Me

So I am usually a little better at updating my blog. What is up with Cora you may be saying. Those who follow my blog know I have been out of work. Well, I got a job offer this week. It is for a wonderful company that manufactures lighting. I will be selling their products to architects and designers around the country. Exciting news anyday to get a job but in this economy I am thrilled. Perhaps my pick me painting from a few weeks ago worked.

My other good news is that my stamp sets are in manufacturing as we speak. They should be ready for purchase by March 1, 2009. I have been so busy making samples and posting them over at Clearly Vintage. I will be selling the new sets in my Etsy shop. To see all the sneak peeks click here. The set pictured in this post is Native American. Please be sure to leave me a message if you would like to pre order any of the sets as the supplies are limited this first order.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sitting Pretty -Sunday Postcard

The theme at Sunday Postcard Art this week is Chair. This is my interpretation of the theme.

The stamps are OI and EK Success.

Don't forget that there is a vintage valentine posting every day this week at Clearly Vintage.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Love Canvas

This is a small canvas I made of my daughter. I colored the background with distress ink and water. I used UTEE to cover the swirls, make the flower charm and fill the bottle cap. This is for Saturday's Workout.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Kiss Card - Valentine Countdown Image

This is a Kiss card I made for the Wednesday Stamper challenge this week. I used an image from my Vintage Valentine Day 2 on Clearly Vintage. The stamps are Stamp Camp and Invoke. The ink is Distress Ink.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Glamour Girls Magnets

Here is a set of magnets I made using my new set of stamps called Glamour Girls. It is due out at the end of the month. They are wonderful images from the 1920's. This is a 4x6 inch stamp set. Go to Clearly Vintage for more details.