Friday, August 23, 2013


I thought it might be fun to start off a new year of Moms Club with a One Sheet Wonder project using some 12" x 12" double-sided autumn cardstock from my stash.  The first step will be cutting up the sheet according to the pattern I came up with for their projects.  Then we'll use the Cuttlebug to die cut some leaves and make a few cards there.  Should be fun!

I'll try to remember to take photos of their accomplishments when we start!  It probably won't be until the 11th or 18th of September.

Sunday, August 11, 2013


Don't you just love the dies that are coming out now?  This snowflake is so delicate, yet easily released from the Memory Box die.

I started out with a piece of white cs which I watercolored with 3 Distress Inks (Pumice Stone, Broken China and Tumbled Glass.)  I used the pine sprig stamp from the SU Autumn Days set and the sentiment from the ODBD Cardinal Ornament set.

With such a delicate snowflake, I kept the card as CAS as possible.  After assembling this one, I made a second card using the negative cutout and scrap of dsp.


Thursday, August 8, 2013

FALLing Is In??

One of my fellow Silver Stampers (a club for stampaholics over 50) also had a nasty fall, so I made this card to cheer her up.  Inside it will read, "...but not my favorite activity!"

The torn strip is from a pad of Core-dinations in Distress colors by Tim Holtz and Ranger.  The core is kraft, which shows up when you tear it.  I'm going to get a lot of use from this pad!

No more "fall" cards, though... I hope...

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Christmas Angel

Sometimes simple is best, which is what I thought for this card.  After clear embossing the angel on white textured cs, I sponged some Distress Inks over it and spritzed with water.  To keep it simple, I wound a silver cord around the panel twice with no bow or knot, then made the musical tag shown with a silver "pearl" on the end.  After adding three more tiny pearls on the right bottom, the card was done.

Inside will read "Hark the herald angels sing, Glory to the newborn King."

(Click to enlarge for a better view of the texture.)

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


The pain in my back has lessened enough for me to sit in my chair and stamp awhile--yay!  I'm so thankful that nothing is broken, although I'm still very sore.  Rick says I probably have an internal bruise.

Although I worked on a Christmas card today and cleaned up my table (again!) I thought I'd post this one which I finished last week just before my fall.  It will go with three others to my pastor.

The card is textured cs and is a pale green.  The dark layer under the white watercolor paper is a scrap of Soft Suede, which goes just perfectly with the tree trunk which I colored with a brown marker after stamping it.

Thursday, August 1, 2013


Thanks to a nasty fall in my bathroom, I'm too sore to be sitting up for very long and stamping. I slipped on the wet tile and hit my back on the tub as I crashed to the floor. Thankfully, nothing is broken; and once the swelling goes down in a few more days, I should be back online. Meanwhile, I managed to stamp a few images on white cs to color in for some Christmas cards. I used another new stamp I had purchased at the stamp show last Spring and have colored them in while recuperating on the couch. At least I'm getting something done! I still haven't come up with a design for the image, though. When I do, you'll be the first to know!