Monday, July 29, 2013


Hi there,

You haven't heard from me in Blogland for a while, for two reasons.  My computer in my stamping room died two weeks ago, which means, I've got to come down to the kitchen in order to use the computer - until hubby gets a chance to get me back up and running again.

The last week I was up at the church taking pictures of the VBS Sports Camp, which I then made a slide show to show at church on Sunday.  I did get some stamping done before last week, just didn't get round to showing anything.

So, since I was surrounded by sports last week, here are three cards using stamps from the new Basketball Set 503S.  Isn't this a cool set?

Stamp Set 503S - Basketball [00-503P5]$8.99
Stamp Set 503S - Basketball

For my first card I tried to create a city look:

For my second, I got inside the gymnasium!

For the third, I was on the court!

That's all from me for today. 

See you next time!


Thursday, July 11, 2013


Hi, and welcome to the July Blog Hop over at Sparkle N Sprinkle.  This time around we are celebrating girls and guys, with our Girly Girls and Macho Mania theme!

I hope you arrived here from Julie's fabulous blog, if not, you might want to return to the start of the blog at Sparkle N Sprinkle, so that you can be eligible for all the fantastic prizes.  Remember to comment on each designer's blog, as there will be hidden prizes along the way too!

I had recently purchased the Flip-It Sizzix dies, and was eager to try them out and so I did one for a girl and one for a guy.

I needed a birthday card for our next door neighbor, who has seven motor bikes!  Yes, seven!  So, I made the base with the square Flip-Its die from silver metallic cardstock.  I wanted to give it some texture and almost thought to add the texture on top, but was able to run the sections through an embossing folder which made me very happy!!  These bases are so fun ... and the fact that they can be run through the embossing folder, means that the possibilities are endless. Here is my finished card:

and then you flip it and this is what you get:

 Full directions can be found here.

So then, for the girl one, I was thinking floral, romantic, lace and a little bling?  But I didn't have any double-sided cardstock to start with.  So I thought I'll try making my own.  I used a flowered pattern and a script pattern and glued them together with brushable glue.  It worked!

I ran the new cardstock through the Fancy Frame Flip-Its this time, and used the Fancy Frames dies.  I used Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter and a little Rose stamp to add to the floral aspect.  A little lace and some bling flourishes. Here is the end result:

Here are another couple of angles:

Full directions can be found here.

Well that's it from me for today, remember to leave a little love in the form of a comment - maybe I'll have one of the hidden prizes.  Now it's time for you to jump on over to fellow-designer Jackie's blog, she's sure to have something fun to show.

'Till next time,


Wednesday, July 3, 2013


Although I don't usually make fourth of July cards, I'm sharing one that became one by accident! Huh? Well here's the story!

I was playing with Pigment Pearls last month, for projects to submit to Vamp Stamp News. I stamped the American Flag on glossy white in Versamark and then applied red and blue pigment powders.  I brushed off the excess powder and it left a hazy residue on the cardstock.  I didn't know what to do with it at that point so put it aside. 

Last week, I was playing with the new Horse Set 498.  I stamped a few of the horse images on top of different colored flockings, then used my Copics to color them further.  You can find a tutorial here on how to accomplish this technique. I made a Palomino, and several others, but my favorite was the American Paint Horse!  Now where did I put that flag???

Now let's see how many Sparkle N Sprinkle products we can use on one card! How about 19!  Had I realized I was that close to 20, I would have added another star!  But it's already on route to Florida! Oh well!

So here is my Fourth of July card:

Here is the recipe:

Horse image from Set 498: Horses
July 4 Set (3513-433A)
Flag (3520-434V)
Freedom (3521-434E)
America (3522-434C)
Versamark Ink #99702
Detail Black Embossing Powder (EP171)
Blue Ribbon Embossing Powder (EP279)
Firecracker Red Embossing Powder (EP291)
Memento Tuxedo Black #99604
Snow White Flocking (FL101)
Copic Marker E57
2 ½” Tear-ific Tape (SAT11)
Cobalt Glaze Velvet Glitter (GM2015)
Gypsy Red (GM2005)
½” Tear-ific Tape (SAT04)
Swan Wing Glitter Tinsel (GT3002)
Red Tomato Glitter Tinsel (GT3007)
Deep Royal Glitter Tinsel (GT3001)
Sizzix Stars Die
Pigment Pearls: Red and Blue
Glossy White Cardstock
1. Stamp flag in Versamark on White Glossy and brush on blue and red pigment pearls to replicate flag.
2. Stamp Freedom and America in Versamark on top of flag and heat emboss with Blue Ribbon and Firecracker Red.
3. Apply ½” Tape around edge of card base and center flag background. Apply Swan Wing, Red Tomato and Deep Royal Glitter Tinsels to exposed tape.
4.  Apply 2 ½” Tape to white glossy card and run through the Sizzix star die, remove protective backing and apply Cobalt Glaze and Gypsy Red. Attach to background.
5. Apply 2 ½ inch Tape to white glossy card and remove backing.  Apply Snow White Flocking, stamp horse image in Memento black and color patches with brown Copic marker. Cut out and attach to card with dimensionals.
6. Stamp saying in Versamark and heat emboss with Black Detail. Cut out and adhere to top of one of the stars with dimensionals.

Have a safe and happy fourth!

'Till next time,