Thursday, September 5, 2013

Lovely Ladies Dreaming of European Travel

My favorite day of the month is 1st Thursday because I get to spend 3 hours stamping and creating with a wonderful group of women who love paper crafting as much as I. This month it was my turn to do the "demo" (that means I design the card, bring the supplies and everyone follows my recipe). So... I kept with my love of the Stampin Up Dress Up Framelit theme and created 4 sample cards, brought all my travel stamps and a handful of sayings. We used Glossy white photo paper and my favorite black ink: Versafine Black (82 Onyx Black) for the stamping and a handful of old Stampin Up designer paper for the dresses. Happy face feeling!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Summer Stampin w Makani

I've caught the stampin bug again (yay). Here are some of the goodies from last few months...
(PS I even signed up (finally) as a Stampin Up demonstrator... so if you want SU goodies, let me know)
I love these butterflies... With the stamp, pens,
and the punch, it's so easy to bust out a bunch.

This card is dedicated to Colleen,
my most patient, sweet, intelligent, and
creative friend...
(PS I think I am in love with the
Stampin Up Dress Up Framelit)

CaSEd the colors and layout. They just
pop so perfectly. Happy card.
I stamped the meadow flowers inside the card.
Very nice.

I love this card. CaSEd from the web...
used Not Quite Navy
(a color I will miss)

CaSEd card- love it's simplicity

The coloring was kind of hard... but the card
is so pretty. :)

Kitty wanted to make two seahorses face each other
(tails intertwined) for her anniv card for Michael...
She did it by stamping a mirror image on the a clear block)
Awww , sweet.

I love my new Lacy & Lovely stamp.
Goes great with Hello Doily.

I made this for Rory- this JT quote is from one of our favorite songs. 

This one was designed by Lynda.
The minion is me and how I feel about her (I like her better that bananas!)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

It's really Owl Fun!

Lynda has me convinced that the SU owl punch can be converted into or dressed up into anything!

Colleen and I came up with the Christmas owls.

Batty owls are thanks to Ms. Owl Genius herself, Lynda.

And I had a blast creating little owls getting dressed for Halloween, imagining their moms and dads shoving their heads into masks and little wings into capes. Tell me what you think!

PS. I posted the how to's and some other cards on my SCS gallery. Check it out:

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Flowers for Elizabeth

I lost a friend and a co-worker 10 days ago. She was one of the main recipients of my creative projects. Her smile and sense of humor were the gratitude I loved to get from her when I brought her what-ever-holiday card it was for the month. Her bulletin board was covered by old and new cards made by me. I will miss her.

So, this weekend, I made a goal to construct 3D flowers. My favorite is the heirloom rose that looked just like the one I cut from my garden. (Stampin Up Punches used: Fancy Flower, an old snowflake style, Boho Flowers and I corrugated a trimmed oval for the leaves)For the rose color: I sponged Orchid Opulence ink on a dusty rose cardstock from Creative Memories. I thank my friend Terri-Lynn for the idea to make the little rose buds and to use the snowflake for the green part. Although, we thought it might work better on a strawberry. That will be another day.

PS. And please, everyone, always wear a safety belt. And NEVER take it off when the car is moving.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

More Wonderful stamps to choose from!

I joined The Angel Company Stamping Company!
Yes, It's true. I just had to have access to these incredibly cute stamps. Check it all out at It's a amazing time right now: It's called Stamp-Pa-Palooza. But this year they are offering Triple Benefits~ you can get triple the hostess and gift with purchase gifts! Look at the deals at

To celebrate the event- here are some Cow Cards.... (TAC An Udder Birthday? )

Monday, September 20, 2010

CTMH party with Becky

I had fun playing with some Close to My Heart (CTMH) stamps at Becky's last week.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

SCS challenges made me do it

I realize I need some structure... So thank goodness to the challenges. Here are a few I did for the SC297 (a given layout) and IC249 (Cost Plus Market pillow inspired).

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Orange and Purple is my fav color combo

I needed guidance, so I went to the SCS challenge of the week and had a blast. Here are two cards to show for my 5 hours (blush) of playing. If you don't know what SCS is, here is my gallery there It's a sort of papercrafting, stamping heaven of sorts.

Note, Curves has been one of the best things ever for me this past year, so of course I had to edit
Riley-girl moose to have her own Curves shirt. You go girl! PS. Today was the second day off my walking boot cast and my foot feels good!!! YAY! I even worked out yesterday at Curves and on the stationary bike today! Double YAY!!

Also, I've been playing at Lynda's in the past few weeks. She's been posting all sorts of my works that came about in our pow-wow.

Go to these links to read more about the adventures and to see Lynda's
great feats.

And lastly, the other card that took all day was a Tilda. Need to work on it some more, but here's what I have so far.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Finally back in the stamp saddle again

Finally back in the stamp saddle again- I even got a teeny little stamp in the past year (!?) that says that. Here are some of my current cards. The first theme was to use the little critters stamps. The wishing well is one of my fav stamps and way too underused. And the lotus flower is a heat embossed and copics marker colored. The lotus stamp is a G-Studio (Michael's $1) clear stamp. I have troubles getting a good image with pens or ink on the clear G-studio stamps and am glad that the embossing worked.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Seashell Clock and Happy Birthday Colleen (early)

My friend Colleen's bathroom has the nicest seashell wall paper. She and I made, a long time ago, a little dish of shells using a large scallop shell as the dish and all sorts of shells she had collected on various beach trips. Then I sort of got the seashell bug and have been contemplating other homemade seashell fun for her bathroom. Here is a clock I stamped and decorated for her birthday coming up soon. I think it turned out mighty fine, don't you?

Motto for the day: Live Laugh Love

Sunday, February 15, 2009

My First Stampscapes Experience!

I went to a class at Stampers Warehouse in Danville, CA a couple of weekends ago with a stamping buddy, Carol. We made 4 really amazing pieces with Stampscapes stamps. The instructor, Brian Miner, was great and I learned so much!

I'm excited because I have two friends who have a handful of these types of stamps and I plan on making a bunch of scenes. More to come on that one... So for the ingredients: For the three cards, we used Marvy Uchida Dye Ink and Qtips or those oval sponge daubers that have purple handles (name??). The Old Mill up River scene was made with 7 different stamps. The Wolf spirit in the sky was made with 3 stamps. The Lighthouse was made with 3 stamps. And the little one with the moon peeking out from behind the clouds was made on Stampboard (ceramic covered board), stazon ink, and using 3 stamps.
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Kicking Back at the Old Number 9

Here Edwin and Tilda are enjoying their little house and cat under the Wisteria. The stone wall was made by me. I just love their overalls, don't you? TFL!