Monday, February 25, 2008

Paper Piecing

Here's another version of the Hero Arts lily stamp I've been using for my Easter cards. This time I used paper piecing for the bloom, with a coordinating envelope. The image is mounted on metallic green paper with matching brads. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

A Bear Visit

Another bear came by for a snack in our yard, right outside our window. Check out the video on my Fox Mountain blog (see list on right.)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Hero Arts for Easter Cards

I'm just lovin' these beautiful new stamps, especially the Flourish Lily! The petals were water colored to coordinate with background papers, with Stickles for the centers. Enjoy!

Hero Arts Stamps Have Arrived!

Butterflies and balloons--perfect together! More scraps utilized for the butterflies and balloon image, as well as the plaid dp. For the envelope, a 4" square makes the matching liner. (Bottom butterfly looks pale because it's stamped in yellow to match color in plaid.)

One More Scrap Card

Here's a birthday cupcake card done with metallic silver scraps for the border, cupcake cup and punched flower. What fun to use up the scraps that keep filling up my scrap drawer!

The cupcake is a Hero Arts wood mounted stamp. The flower on top is from the Hero Arts clear stamp set for birthdays, dusted with crystal glitter. Inside will say "Seize the Cupcake" from the same clear set.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Scrap Paper Card

While Joan and Evelyn were here today, I decided to make a card using some scraps and Evelyn's Fiskars Border Punch. The embossed square was done with a Cuttlebug small folder and mounted on scrap cardstock that just happened to match one of the colors in the rose dp beneath. The rope border punch lets another strip of the rose paper show through. This would have made a nice Valentine card, but instead will be used for a Summer birthday.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Party's Over...

...and my house is so clean, I won't have to do a thing for weeks! (LOL)

Since Monday is a holiday, Evelyn and Joan will be here to stamp instead of on Wednesday. Meanwhile, check out the post of the Fox Mountain blog and I'll see you back here on Monday night with our latest Cuttlebug creations!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Time Out for a Party

Every February, I host a February Blues Bash to chase away the winter doldrums. This year will be the tenth one! I had to postpone it a day because of all the ice and frozen slush in our driveway, but 18 of my friends will be here. Instead of stamping, there will be a hot luncheon, games to play and lots of laughs.

Check out the Fox Mountain blog (at right) for further details tomorrow night!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Since you asked...

...The Enveloper is a neat little tool that makes envelope-making quick and easy. It consists of a plastic board with ridges at the right places and a plastic embossing tool. The instructions that come with it are easy to follow. Frantic Stamper has it for $24.99 and mine arrived within a few days of ordering. Hint: I attached the embossing tool to the base with a piece of velcro so it wouldn't get lost.

Can't wait to see all those fancy envies on your blogs!

Monday, February 11, 2008


Now that I have the Cuttlebug and the Enveloper, I'm making fast use of both! The yellow card was done by punching out and repositioning 2 of the circles from the CB embossed piece. The ribbon I had on hand matches perfectly, and the small stamp fit the hole just right. Things don't always work out that well.

The blue card was done with a brass embossing template. I tried putting it through the CB, but couldn't get a clear image with it, even though I used the "sandwich" recommended on SCS; so I wound up doing it with my light box. (If anyone knows a better way to do this on the CB, please leave a comment!) For the cloud, I used the same template, moving it up to make a narrower cloud shape. The blue CB swirls are suggestive of the wind, I think. "A sunny hello" was stamped on white, mounted on yellow cs and edged with yellow Stickles.

What fun to be able to play with new toys!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Sour Cream Containers

No sour cream here--just chocolates inside, along with a proverb from a container of "Proverbs to Go" from Target! It was fun making these, and it didn't take long to make a variety of 20 for my February Blues Bash coming up on Friday. These will make nice favors! (For more on the Blues Bash, click link on right for Fox Mountain.)

Monday, February 4, 2008


They won the Super Bowl! What an unbelievable game! I have to admit, though--I cheated: I was praying for them...