Saturday, June 29, 2013

New Shoes???

This was a quick card I made for a friend who loves frogs.  The two word stamps are from the Crackerbox Palace.  The Dancing frog is from Stampendous.  She is colored in Copics and the "spotlight" is from a Spellbinders nestie that I cut along time ago. It was laying on my desk waiting to be used..In fact everything was out on my desk, left overs from other cards.. Pulled together in about ten minutes... Another time, I would have not stamped the top words on the polka dots, as it is hard to read.   But like I said, it was a ten minute card pulled together before work, as I wanted to mail it that morning yet..No  time for perfections. . .LOL

Friday, June 28, 2013


I loved the "Play on Words" from a golf set from Raisen Boat.  The golfer is from Alias Smith and Rowe , but the rest of the stamps are from the same Raisenboat stamp set.   I believe the happy birthday is from Crackerbox palace.  The cloud folder is Stamping Up, and the card is colored with duster brushes and Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn , Peacock feathers, distress inks with a little sunshine yellow and watermelon from Ranger. Golfer is paper shaped and paper pieced and details colored with copics.

Thursday, June 27, 2013


Sometimes when we hear that someone is under the weather, we don't have time to spend along time making a card.

I like these words from the Crackerbox Palace Rubber stamp line as they fit for so many "get well" types.

Sometimes, a friend is just too pooped to function... be is depression or over worked..
This sentiment would work for any of those as well as an ordinary Get Well.

The bee , hive and words are all from the Crackerbox Palace, and the hexagon die is from Papertrey.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Swimming is dangerous.

Well, it has been a couple of years since I've tried to blog, much less post cards... So bear with me as i relearn the ropes.
This is a card i designed for my co-worker to give to her sister.  The Words were inspired by a cocktail napkin I had seen.. . Thus are computer generated. The stamps of the swimming lady and the shark are from the Crackerbox Palace‎ . The skyscape is a Memories Die and the water is an old cuttlebug trees embossing folder laying on it's side. The clouds folder is from Stampin up.
A little bit of sandpaper for the beach and some paper shaping on the stamped items round it out. It is an Easel format.card . .still one of my faves for cards that need to show the inside for the "joke" to be complete.

Well guys wish me luck to be able to get back in the saddle on blogging.  I've set a goal for at least once a week.... we will see if it gets any easier..LOL

Monday, July 5, 2010

House Mouse using copics

This is another request from my stamping friends.  I apologize for it being SO late. Hopefully this first day off in more than 6 months, will be the start of me getting back into the swing of blogging.

Everyone who knows me , knows that I love House Mouse Stamps.  Many stampers had a fear of them because of the coloring issues.

Although I tend to make the skin of the mice a bit different for each one.. the easier way  would beto use the same on all of them until you develop your own preferences.
I use either E000 or R00 all over the skin and then use E00 to shade it with just a bit of W1 for the darker shadows. Underside of the tail etc.
      TANNED look I use
            RV02 blended out with RV000
            RV23 blended with RV10
      Although any of the cheek colors would work, I like
             R22 blended with RV000 or a hightlight done with 0.
FUR (I will post one Mouse a day)
She has been discribed by her designer as having fawn colored fur.
I use;
Y21 all over
I blend in YR 23
Y26 for deeper shadows
W1 to tone out the brighter areas.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

I'm Back

Well it has taken me a long time.. But I finally have a day off! Thank God for the 4th, and the freedom it has given me today...

I promised many stamping friends that I would post my favorite sandwiches for the cuttlebug.
So better late than never!!

To Cut a Nestable: (In the Cuttlebug)
(From the bottom up)
Wizard's master white plate
Wizard's magnet
Nestable die cutting side up
card stock
Cuttlebug's B plate
Wizard's other white plate

I like this sandwich as I have never had to replace another plate...and that  is doing hundreds of cuts a week. Before, when I used what most of the people I read about use with the cuttlebug.. I had to replace a B plate about every third week.  With this sandwich I've been able to even straighten out the warping caused by using the nestable with the cuttlebug only sandwiches.

My "fave" embossing sandwich (in the cuttlebug with the nestable)
(From the bottom up)

Wizard's master white plate
Wizard's magnet

Nestable die cutting side up
        with card stock inside it
Wizard's Tan embossing mat

Wizard's white spacer plate
Wizard's other white plate

There you have it.. I have never been so happy with the way my spellbinders cut and emboss as when I discovered this sandwich.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Long time. . . I'm trying to come back!

So sorry that all of my best laid plans went astray.. and I was unable to squeeze in blogging with all of my other duties since my hubby had had surgery in November of last year. Once you take it out if your daily schedule, one is sunk to find a way to squeeze it back in.  i have MANY things to share, and I hope that it will start happening by this weekend. School is almost over.. so my early MORNING duty at school ended yesterday. (Why I have an extra 20 minutes this morning!)

My first order of business this weekend will be to get all of you MY fave sandwiches for the various other than cuttlebug dies in the cuttle bug.

So tune in, by Monday I will have the first installment of those ready to go!!! I'm Back!!
Thanks for your Patience!