Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Best wishes for all good things in 2015!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


This card was made with last year's Greenhouse Society stamp for January, one of my favorite winter stamps.  It's so simple--all I did was stamp it on white with Versafine Smokey Gray ink, color the berries with an orange marker, and sponge the edges.  After mounting it on the card, I added some Stickles Diamond for the snow on the branches.

The greeting is from a new Verve Stamps set that has 9 additional sayings to finish the wish.  This one has "a very happy birthday" on the inside.

Sunday, December 28, 2014


I hope you all had as wonderful a Christmas as I did!   It was great having the whole family here to exchange gifts and sit around the extended table for a ham dinner--13 of us, including my 96-year-old Dad and our 4 grandchildren.  Everything got done in plenty of time:  the shopping, cleaning, gift wrapping, decorating, cooking and mailing out of the 100+ cards I made!

Now that my stamping break is over, here's the card I made today for the first birthday of the year on January 2.  The dsp and glitter star were on my table (so why not use them) along with Cornflower Blue Archival Ink which matches the dsp perfectly.  To keep the silver twine in place, I first made a tiny notch at the top and bottom of the card front, something I plan to continue from now on.

Have you seen the Sale-a-bration catalog from SU! yet?  It's fabulous!  I'm looking forward to spending the gift certificate I got for Christmas at my upcoming SU! party!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014


 I've enjoyed using this color scheme, especially for a snowy image.  I white-embossed it on navy cs, then cut it to size.  The squares used here are 2" each, mounted on a navy panel        2 1/4" x 4 1/2", then a larger gray rectangle and a creamy textured base.  The white and navy embroidery floss finishes the look while keeping it simple.

The stamp is a large Penny Black scenery stamp (Heaven on Earth) which I've used many times before, but not for an inchie card.  (Click on the photo for a closer look.)