Sunday, May 14, 2006

Green Woman/Flower Woman Card

I just love this Green Woman stamp from Wild Frog Designs. I made this card today since it is still Mother's Day and we all really need to think about Mother Earth and ways we can help like recycling etc!

Mother's Day stamping

Well, I finally finsihed a mother's day card for my mom. I wasn't sure what type to do this year, but decided on the traditional flower theme. The 3 roses on here got a little twisted on my scanner, but they are quite pretty when they are standing up! haha I used the TAC background stamp...The Beauty Of A is quite touching for any woman I think! My grandmother is still in the hospital, so mom is with her today. I'll be going out there in just a bit to take her dinner.....Chinese...both of our favorites! happy Mother's Day to everyone!!!

Monday, May 8, 2006

Buying things I won't use....

Why do I continue to buy things I know I won't use. I went to Jo-Ann Fabric on Saturday and bought the Fiskars Scrapboss 12x12 Embossing System. I brought it home to play with, and tried it out. I bought a couple of extra theme sheets to go with it, and it was good, but I have already put it back inside of the box...probably to never be seen again! I'm not real big on dry embossing anyway. I hsould have learned after the last stamp convention and buying ten zillion of Dream Weavers and Heritage stencils that I used only a few of after I got home. I can't seem to resist...they seem to call my name whie I am there looking at samples. We also stopped by Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart has an entire new scrapbooking section from my visit a week ago. The albums and kits were actually very pretty, but they only seemed to have a few themes: babies, cats, dogs, and sports. It is a start though. Oh how I wish I had a REAL store here!!!! I did get a 12x12 pad of transparency printed sheets that I liked, and some pretty ribbon. On a brighter note I am proud of myself for getting a couple of scrapbook pages done this weekend. One heritage type page with pictures of my great grandma, and another of a short vacation to Tennessee. I also managed to do a couple of cards which I'll attach to this post. Both cards were done with what I call the Staz-On technique. Stamp your images in black ink, and cover them with yellow Staz-On ink, then use make-up sponges to add other colors of Staz-On until you like it.....very simple!

Saturday, May 6, 2006

New Stamping/Scrapping DVD's

I just finished watching 4 new DVD's I ordered. I loved the new Tim Holtz DVD. I'm really getting into distressing my art, so that was inspirational. The Dutch Paper Crafting DVD was really good too. It finally made me understand spirelli string art, and ornanre paper piercing. As soon as the video was over I went and ordered several spirelli punches and metallic thread as well as some switch embossing templates, and ornare frames. I can't wait to use those! The Ink It Up DVD combined scrapbooking as well as stamping on every single project they did which was way cool. The HOTP DVD was alright, but I expected more from it somehow. The pages are all nice, but somehow I just wasn't all that excited about it. I buy up almost ever stamping or scrapping video ever made because I am not that close to stamp stores now, so those are the next best things to taking live classes from someone. Some other new goodies arrived with this order. I got severl punches since I am just love using an assortment of punches these days. I have to sets of the clip punches that I can't wait to try, a large Marvy those easy to use handle, a heart frame punch, more alphabet stamps this time they look like typewriter keys, and a couple of colors of walnut ink spray! I only managed to do one card last night before watching some Lifetime movie that was on called Wishcraft. The card I did used my new grid, but in the picture here you can't see the lines very well.

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Let people know you stamp....

It is great to let poeple know you stamp. My boyfriend and I went to my little cousin's softball game this evening, and we ended up talking to another couple. I found out the wife loves to stencil, paint etc. After a while I mention I love to alter cigar boxes, and turn them into purses etc. The husband loves cigars and soon came back with like 10 really beautiful empty cigar boxes for me! Woo hoo.....those should keep me busy for quite a while. The pictures are just a couple of cards I have been working on this week.