Sunday, October 30, 2011

Beware of what goes bump in the night!

Hallow's Eve is closer then you think.   I had so much fun making one Halloween Card for                The Stampsmith Challenge that I decided to to it again.

I used a stamp from the  Those Were the Days 1950"s . There are so many great stamps on this sheet of rubber.  You can make all sorts of cards with them,  believe me I have.  Need ideas e-mail me and I will share some with you.

I also used Spellbinders Dies, Heartfelt Creations Dies, I Am Roses, Tattered Angels Black Chalkboard,  Tim Holtz Distress Inks ( Peeled Paint and Orange Marmalade). This is a 6 x 6 inch card.

Play along in the Challenge it is never too much fun.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Here is a card I made for  The Stampsmith Challenge.  This is my first challenge. I thought it would be nothing but fun since I just simply love the photo stamps  from The Stampsmith.
I do not know what scares me more Lucy's expression or the big spider.
Stamps - Lucy The Stampsmith
Paper - SU
Dies -  HeartfeltCreations and Spellbinders
Glitter and Embossing Powder - SparkleN Sprinkle
Bow - Made with my EZBowZ
Mica Paint - LindysStamp Gang

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Do you have The Blues Brewin'? (click for song)

I have always liked listening to the blues. Billie Holiday nicknamed Lady Day is one of my favorites.  Estelle at  The Stampsmith has a wonderful Bille Holiday stamp along with other late great artists. All of the movie star photostamps can be found here,  there will be a prompt for Username and Password both are  "movies" with no quotations. It is well worth the click.

It was such a beautiful Sunday here in Michigan  I wanted to sing out.....rejoice. Here is what I came up with.  I was also playing with  free photo editing software Picasa and Picnik.  Enjoy your time here no one is in a rush.

The flowers are from my garden, I picked them on 10/9/2011 around 1:00PM
Stamps: The Stampsmith -  Billie Holiday, SU - Graceful Words (retired)
Paper : CTMH - Amethyst, SU -  Black, Marcos Paper - Amethyst Stardream, ScrapAce Deal of the Day -  Gold, Gina K - Ivory
Inks- Brillance Gold Galaxy, Memento Black Tuxedo, Krylon Gold Leaf Pen
Prisma Colored Pencils
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Black Detail EP and Mauvelous Glitter
Lindys Stamp Gang - Mica Paints - Burnished Golden Leaf, French Lilac, Morning Magenta
Flowers - I am Roses - I buy White Mulberry Paper Flowers and die to the colors I want
Cherry Lynne - Fanciful Flourish Die
Spellbinders - Lace Doily Accents, Lace Doily Motifs and Petite Ovals
Fiskars Punch
Cuttlebug Folder - Rebecca
EZ BowZ to make my bow

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Close To My Heart has picked up the colors and ambience of Sonoma

I  fell in love with this paper the first time I saw it.  I loved it  even more when I touched it.  I could not stop thinking about it.   I spent the afternoon with it and oh did I enjoy my time.

Embossing Folder
Sand Paper
Dimensional Tape
Grand Calibur

Monday, October 3, 2011

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle World Animal Day Blog Hop

It's  World Animal Day and Sparkle N Sprinkle is celebrating with a "mini blog hop".  The Sparklettes have used all kinds of images to represent the critters with whom we share Planet Earth. As you hop along keep in mind that  through the end of October 2011 all SNS Animals, Dogs & Cats, and Insects stamps are on special - 15% off! To view all our specials, including stamps, glitters, EPs, and other fine SNS products, just click here.

If you hopped here by way of the wonderful card creater  Shona then you are on the path if not you might want to start here at the beginning  the SNS  Blog to become eligible for  the Grand Prize and three other mystery prizes .  Remember to leave a little puppy love on each persons blog.

If you started at the beginning then you know that I am the last stop on the blog and  It's Party Time! Click on the picture for a close up view. Who is your party animal?

Check out this bear on Stamp Set 366 Bears Too. I stamped him with Mememto Tuxedo Black ink then colored with copics,stamped the sentiment in the banner with  Memento Bahama Blue a perfect fit , cut with my Grand Calibur and Spellbinders Dies, highlighted with  Starfire Glitter G0117. I made my curtain by coating a piece of  white card stock with VersaMark then Orange Sparkle Embossing Powder EP338, cut with Spellbinders Edgabilities.  I blinged my brads with the Orange Sparkle.  You can bling your brads too look here to see how it is done. The detailed instructions for this card can be found at the Sparkle N Sprinkle card gallery shortly.

The next card is a beautiful breathtaking bear...... with flowers for you, her Sunshine.

This lovely image is called  Flower Bear from Stamp Set 359 Bears on Parade the sentiment is  My Sunshine. I stamped her with Tuxedo Black Memento and colored with copics, highlighted with Starfire Glitter and her hair is Sparkling Sands Sparkle Soft SS118. I used Yellow Spark Embossing Powder EP165 for the flower center, flower pot dots and sentiment. I used my Grand Calibur and Spellbinders Oval, Big Scalloped Ovals and  Ribbon Tag Trio dies. The added flowers and  leaves were made with punches. The complete  directions for this card will be forthcoming at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Gallery.

I want to thank you for bearing with me.  If you are reading this then I know that the rest of your day will not be unbearable.

Your final destination is the SNS Blog!  To become eligible for the two Grand Prizes, please leave a comment on my blog below and return to the SNS blog and answer one or both of the following questions.  This is not a test there are no right or wrong answers.

Well, the first item is not really a question. Tell us something special about a pet or animal experience you have had sometime in your life. AND when considering Mother Nature’s Wonders, what one critter always brings a smile to your face? Answering these 2 questions back on the SNS Home Blog makes you eligible for the Grand Prize and 3 other secondary prizes! Good Luck!

Your blog hostesses are:
                                                                       Patti White
Linda Loew ( me you are -----> here)