Saturday, December 26, 2009

FS151: SmilynStef

This week's featured stamper is SmilynStef. I decided to use the Plum Snowflakes card to case this week. I changed the color (to Navy) and the stamp set (I used my Winter Swirls/Papertrey Ink Stamp set). I also added a button with some silver cord.

I started with a navy base and then stamped random snowflakes from the Winter Swirls stamp set on white cardstock with white craft ink. I covered the white ink with clear embossing powder and heat embossed. I sponged the background with navy ink, then spritzed it with denim glimmer mist. I used some silver/navy ribbon in a big bow on the top, then mounted the white paper to the navy base. I found a navy button in my PTI stash and tied some silver cord in a bow. I stamped the sentiment in white ink on navy paper and punched the end with a scalloped square punch to give it a little fun edge.

stamp: Winter Swirls/Papertrey Ink
paper: Navy, white
ink: white craft, navy (SU!)
misc: clear embossing powder, silver cord, ribbon, glimmer mist (denim), punch

Saturday, December 19, 2009

FS150: Benzi

Here is the card which I created based on Brenda's {Fa La La} card. I thought her snowman card was so adorable! I changed:

  • the color from red & white to green & white
  • the main image to a sentiment
  • the main image to an oval from a rectangle
  • the sentiment to a snowflake
I loved the snowflake background, so I kept that the same! I used sheer white ribbon (American Crafts) and created the main image with the sentiment from Merry Wishes (OCL). The snowflake and button (papertrey ink) replace the fa la la sentiment on Brenda's card.

It's hard to see, but I sprinkled some glitter on the wet ink to make it sparkle!

It was a fun card to case! Thanks to Brenda for the inspiration!

stamps: Merry Wishes (Our Craft Lounge)
paper: white, hunter
ink: white (PTI)
misc: punches, ribbon, button, glitter

Sunday, December 13, 2009

FS149 Pam124

Quick post -- this week's featured stamper is Pam124.

I loved the simplicity of her Holiday Cheer card, and decided to give it a whirl with a few changes:

  • changed to Kraft/white/green
  • used snowflakes as the main image
  • changed stamp set
  • used buttons/ribbon in the center of the flakes
  • removed pearls
I enjoyed the embossing on the main part of the card and thought the snowflake embossing powder would make for a great addition to the card. I punched the snowflakes and also embossed those with the same them some texture! Sentiment from Our Craft Lounge set {Reindeer Kisses}. Sentiment punched with oval punch.

stamps: Our Craft Lounge {Reindeer Kisses}
paper: Kraft, white, garden green
ink: garden green
misc: PTI buttons, snowflake punches, oval punches, snowflake cuttlebug folder, ribbon (mayarts)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


I have gone through all my stamp sets and decided to place a select amount for sale:
Prices do not include shipping. I will ship them in a flat rate box to include as many stamps as possible. All items ship from NY (12148).

If you would like to purchase any of these sets, I will take PAYPAL. Please email me at


Making a difference

Once a man was walking along a beach. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day. Off in the distance he could see a person going back and forth between the surf's edge and and the beach. Back and forth this person went. As the man approached he could see that there were hundreds of starfish stranded on the sand as the result of the natural action of the tide. The man was stuck by the the apparent futility of the task. There were far too many starfish. Many of them were sure to perish. As he approached the person continued the task of picking up starfish one by one and throwing them into the surf.

As he came up to the person he said, "You must be crazy. There are thousands of miles of beach covered with starfish. You can't possibly make a difference." The person looked at the man. He then stooped down and pick up one more starfish and threw it back into the ocean. He turned back to the man and said, "It sure made a difference to that one!"

I love that are you making a difference this year? Have you thought about your resolutions yet or how you can make a difference this holiday season?

Saturday, December 5, 2009

FS148: mitchygitchygoomy

This week's Featured Stamper is Michele aka mitchygitchygoomy.

This card is for Todd's Aunt & Uncle. It is their 50th Anniversary! Happy Anniversary Uncle Richie and Aunt Norma!

I created the design based on {this} card

changes: Colors, stamp set - removed ribbon, added a strip of cuttlebugged paper instead.

Used Papertrey Ink supplies and stamp set {Wedding Day}

This card is for Katie's 22nd Birthday. Katie lives with us and goes to St. Rose for her bachelors in Speech! Happy Day Katie! I created this design based on Michele's card {here}. I don't know if it counts because it is a color challenge card -- I checked the keywords - she used another card as her inspiration, and I think it is a sketch card.....but, regardless, it's my version based on her lovely card!
changes: colors, stamp set - removed pearls, added some snowflakes instead

All stamps Our Craft Lounge. Paper: Abbey Road and stamping up!

Card 1: stamps {Papertrey Ink: Wedding Day}, ink: {PTI spring moss}, Paper {PTI everday blessings and polkadots, spring moss and white}, misc: punches, cuttlebug folder

Card 2: stamps: {Our Craft Lounge: Penguin Parka}, Ink {black, copics}, Paper: {white, Abbey Road, textured pomegranate, blue bayou, green mulberry}, cuttlebug (snowflakes), punches, stickles

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

FS147: Mrs. Boz

Better late than NEVER! This is the FS147 card which I created last weekend. It was such a busy, late night that I didn't get a blog post up! Then with the holiday decorating which Todd and I worked on -- I completely forgot to put the card on my blog! Here it is!

Here is CarollAnn's {CARD}

A kraft base with some blue core'dinations cardstock (navy) which has a nice texture, then a piece of glossy white cardstock, run through the cuttlebug snowflakes folder. I spritzed the cuttlebugged layer with denim and snowflake glimmer mist! I used the same core'dinations cardstock for the oval and the snowflake. I embossed the punched snowflake with the same cuttlebug folder. A simple gem in the center of the snowflake. The sentiment is from Merry Wishes (Our Craft Lounge). Oval punched navy (core'dinations) and glossy white for the sentiment.

Changes from the original card:
colors, flipped design on its side and changed the stamp set!

stamps: Merry Wishes {Our Craft Lounge}
paper: kraft, core'dinations navy textured, glossy white
ink: night of navy
misc: punches (snowflake, ovals), cuttlebug (snowflake), glimmer mist (denim, snowflake), gem


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