Thursday, April 29, 2010

Festive Friday - Christmas Card #8

It's Festive Friday again.  Can you believe we already have 8 Christmas Cards done this year.  I am so excited.
Well here is my next card. 
Stamp:  Stampington & company
Brown Lace
Green and Red Ink

This is one stamp - but I ink the tree area in green first them the other area in red ink.  Added Lace to bottom - matted on Dark Green Cardstock.  We are done.
any question please feel free to contact me or leave me a comment.
Please check out my other fellow blogger who are also doing Christmas Cards.

Bronwyn:  Scrappinkitty
Debra - artsycrafty
Vicky - Miss Vicky

I hope you enjoy there cards also.  It's this fun! 

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Stampotique Challenge - Think Out of the Box

Stampotique's Designers Challenge is hosted by me this week.  I hope you all play with us this week.  My Challenge was to help you "Think out of the box" and "off the page".  Yes, try something completely new, have fun with your art.   Here is my creation.  I found these tiles with the hole already cut for me at the hardware store (one of my favorite place to find art supplies).  Had to come up with something for them.  And what a better time then this challenge.  
Tile is a 6" x 6" tile.  stamped Stampotique's Images onto the tile with Memories India Ink.  Heat Set the images - the ink will never completely dry - so you need to work carefully.  

After you have colored in all the images - heat set between color to help with the smearing of the inks.  
Spray tile with any paint finish spray.  I used Clear Polycrylic Protiective Finish. Colored in the images with "Faber-Castell" Pitt Artist Pens" these are also India Ink - you must use matching inks.  YOU CAN NOT USE COPIC Pen's they will not work and will remove your stamped image.  Sorry - tried it...  
Added Ribbon around the edge to finish the edges off.  Add wire and beads  to make a hanger.  Place white felt on the back to cover the wire and protect the wall.  If you have any questions on this one - e-mail me at  I hope I challenged you to think out of the box and off the page today.  Come back and make me your creative muse....  

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Monday Blog Hop for Queen Kat Designs

I loved this week challenge, I was inspired insteadly by the Photo. Love when that happens... :-)
This is just one stamp stamped in different colors of purple from Memories Metallic Purple to Memories Chalk Purple...  
I used Chrystal Lacquer Purple Pen to add at little extra touch to the butterfly wings...
I spray the white silk flower in the second card with Memories Mist Metallic Purple to change the color - great money saving tip....
The butterfly in a large brad in the first card - I think I got them on QVC years ago....

Well I hope you like what I did with the inspiration photo.  Now please leave me a comment and check out my next radio show on May 9th on Blog Talk Radio.  This will be my 2nd time on this show - I am talking about Stamps and Mix Media.  Very Excited.  Love the support.  Giving away a gift certificate that night also.  Please stop by and support me...  Thanks - Now hop on over to Erika Blog and see what she has made for us.....  I'm hopping........Over to the store.....  buy buy buy....
Let Me be your creative Muse.....

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Monday Blog Hop for Queen Kat Designs

This weeks challenge for Queen Kat Designs was a Color Challenge:
Yellow, Blue and Green

8 X 10 EcoArt Board from Rubberstamp concept
Ink:  India Ink, Memories Dye "Yellow" and "Sky"
Paint:  EcoGreen Crafts:  "lake"
Tissue Paper
Stamps:  all from Queen Kat  Stamps 
Glue Dots
Helmar Acid Free Glue
Stickers:  Crafty Secrets "Fairy Enchanting" 

1)  Using Direct to Paper (board in this case) techniuque add Memories "Yellow" to all of the EcoArt Board.
2)  Using Acrylic Paint "Lake" paint squares in different spots on the background

3)  Stamp image using India Ink and Memories "Sky".
4)  Stamp images onto tissue paper.  add piece of tissue paper to EcoArt Board using Helmar Acid Free Adhesive.  Paint Adhesive under tissue paper and over it...  let dry.
5)  Add stickers from Crafty Secrets.  and your master piece is done...
If you ever have a question please fell free to contact me at
Creation to inspire.....


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Hubby Birthday

I Made this card for my husband birthday today... 

Stamp:  "Happy Birthday" - Michael Strongs
Stamps:  "OOO LA LA", "Smile" and "Hearts on a block" all Stampotique
Ink:  Indian Ink, Memories "Ruby" and Memories "Pink"
colored Pencil:  Faber-Castell
Black Checked Ribbon
White and Dark Purple Cardstock (plum)
Glue Dots
Helmar Acid Free Adhesive
1)  Stamped "Smiles", "OOOLALA" and "Happy birthday" onto white cardstock using India Ink.  Color in the images with my Faber-Castell Color Pencils.
2)  Randomly stamp hearts in both Ruby and Pink around the three images and off the paper. 
3)  Matt onto Plum Card stock
4)  Add black checked ribbon
5)  Adhere to card base

Friday, April 16, 2010


Stamp:  Shoot for the Moon
Ink:  India Ink
Memories Mist: 
Moon Punch
Star Punch
Yellow rickrack
Silver Fiber
White Card stock
White card base
Glue Dots
Helmar Acid Free Adhesive

1)  Punch out Moon and lay on top of white card stock.  The Punched Moon Piece will act as a mask when you spray with your mists.  Stray all of card stock with Memories Mists "Blue Martine" and "Eau Del Pansy".
Remove Moon - the two different colors of Memories Mist gave the card a lot of dimension.  I also allow some of the white card stock to show also.   
2)  Stamp "Shoot for the Moon" using India Ink in center of card - see sample for placement.
3)  Spray White cardstock with Mango Lemonade Memories Mists and punch out 4 mini stars.  Lay silver fiber between two of the stars.  do the same for the other end of the Silver Fiber.  Tie Silver fiber with star on the ends to Yellow Rickrac and adhere to cardbase with Glue Dots or Helmar Acid Free Adhesive...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Unity Stamps

Unity Stamps sets.
here are two cards i made using Unity Stamps
these are simple cards - but great stamp make great cards...

i love both of the quotes on these stamps.
Go check out Bonnie's Blog to purchase these and more.  

Stampotique Challenge - Girly Girl

Well I am not much of a Girly Girl, but I am romantic so this is what I came up with.  This card was made with only one stamp - but in many different ways did I use it.
1)  I stamp in the back ground of both the red and pink cardstock with a water mark ink pad to created that great look.
2)  I am stamp and masked  the image with Memories Resist to create the main image for this card.

Memories Resist from Stewart Superior
Rub-on:  unknow sorry
Stamp:  Altered Heart from Stampotique
WaterMark Ink Pad
Two shades of Ink:  pink and red

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Monday Blog Hop for Queen Kat Designs

It's Monday blog Hop Time.  I really enjoy these hops I hope you do to...

This was a very simple card to make and I think it's a good one for the men in our lives.  I don't ever seem to have a man's card ready to go.
Stamp:  coffee Quotes from Queen Kat Designs
Ink:  Indian Ink and Memories Chalk Ink "Gingerbread"
Two Shades of Brown Card Stock
Card Base
 White Card Stock 
Oval Cutting Tool
Pop dots:  Helmar Scrapdot, Glue dots, foam tape


1)  Stamp "You are the Cream in my coffee" onto white Card Stock .  cut into a Oval shape and ink edges with "Gingerbread" Chalk Ink
2)  cut two shade of brown card stock at an angle to fix card base.  Adhere onto card base - see sample for placement.
3)  Using Helmar Scrapdots adhere Quote to center of card...

See how easy that one was.......
Now it's time to hop on over the Erika blog and see what she came up with   Then hop on over the the store and purchase your stamps.
Blog Candy Reminder to leave me a comment if I get 100 followers by the end of April I am give away a package of Scrapbook Papers and embellishments.  More you comment the better your chance to win - tell your friends to follow my blog we are close to that wonderful number... 

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Festive Friday - Christmas Card #7

Here is my new festive Friday Christmas Card. 
Season's Greeting Stamp
snowflake stamp:  Rubberstamp concepts
Lazar cut Christmas Tree
Snowflake pattern paper
Hand Made Plaid Ink Pad - see youtube video on how to make your own Plaid Ink pad...
Card stock:  White, Black 
 Memories Pigment Ink "Bluebird"
Memories Dye Ink:  "Turquoise"
Clear Embossing Ink

1)  Make Plain ink pad and make your own custom plaid paper.  cut to fit card
2)  add snowflake pattern paper to background
3)  adhere Custom plaid paper to center of background paper
4)  Add Die Cut tree
5)  stamp "Season Greeting" with BlueBird Pigment Ink and emboss with clear embossing ink.  Stamp Snowflakes using Memories Dye "Turquoise" matt onto Black card stock
6)  adhere to card as seen....

Now just take a look at what my other friends have done for "Festive Friday" here are link to there sites. 
Miss Vicky

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Monday Blog Hop for Queen Kat Designs

Cardstock: Green (light and dark) Pink (light and dark) Blue, White
Silver Brads
Embossing Powder: Plum Sable - Stewart Superior
Embossing Gun
Ink: India Ink
color Pencils: Faber-Castell - 36 set of Art Grip
Punches: large Flower, corner Punch - Both EK Success
Border Punch: Fiskars - Sunflower
Stamp: Queen Kat Stamps

1) Stamp Image onto white cardstock and color in with Fabic-Castell Pencils. Matt onto Dark Green Cardstock
2) Punch out Border using Faskars sunflower punch - blue cardstock
3) Punch out 4 flowers - punch each peddle using corner punch.
4) Changed my Silver brads to Plum Sable - see my youtube video on how to make a your brads any color you want.
5) Adhere all to cardbase.

Do you want some blog candy. I am giving away lots of 12 x 12 scrapbook paper, embellishments and Rubons' from Robin's Nest. All you need to do to enter this give away is leave me a comment and ask your friends to be one of my followers - we need100 followers by the end of April and you must comment to be entered. the more you comment the better your changes. So tell your friends to be my followers.
Now you need to hop on over to Erika Blog and see what she did with our Monday Challenge. It's this so much fun....