Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Don't forget to count your blessings--we have so much to thank God for!

...not to mention an abundance of stamps and supplies...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Combining Stamps

The cat stamps make a great all-purpose card, but I wanted to use the "C" for a Christmas card. How this idea came to me, I don't know; but I do like the way it turned out!

First, I stamped the "C is for Cat" in blue on a white scrap. Then I stamped the last half of the Merry Christmas stamp (from a Hero Arts set) on another scrap. Using the word slot punch, I punched out the word "Christmas" and pasted it over the word "cat". Since the lettering is the same size on both stamps, it lined up perfectly.

After using the oval punch, which also fit perfectly over the image, I attached the new saying to the card with dimensionals.

Here are three other Christmas cards made with the same technique:


Saturday, November 21, 2009


(This one really needs to be "clicked" to be appreciated.)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Fuzzy Blue Jay

I recently ordered a set of embossing folders from HSN, and this is one of their exclusive images. After embossing on a piece of neutral cardstock, I colored it with chalks, added Stickles to the snowflakes and a gem for the eye.

Somehow, this photographed a little fuzzy... even after several attempts. The softness of the chalking and embossing was very hard to capture, but I'm sure you get the idea. (It looks better when you click on it.)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Christmas Workshop Today...

...and, of course, I forgot to take pictures while everyone was here! (as usual...)

Everyone made four of three different designs, but this one was my favorite. Unfortunately, the scanner doesn't do it justice. After punching out three of the snowflakes and attaching the ribbon, the cuttlebug design was attached to the white card front using dimensionals. We stamped the snowflake in blue, attached the Merry Christmas with glue dots and added some Frosted Lace Stickles to the snowflakes. Using one of the snowflake circles that was punched out, we added a blue gem and attached it below the ribbon with another glue dot.