Saturday, July 31, 2010

New Nesties introduced at Summer CHA

Oh my goodness...think of the possibilities!!  I think I need them!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Angels Deco Pages

I finished the Deco pages for Nora today.  Her theme is Angels.  I did the background with Memories Mist from Stewart Superior.  They are  pigment mist sprays that dry quickly with a matte finish.  I used Lavender Tea, Blue Hawaiian, Merlot and Blueberry Shake.   Pink Ink Glimmer Mist  added a bit of Sparkle.  The angels are from a retired Stampin Up set called Angelic.  They'll be on their way to England as soon as I get them packaged up and to the post office!  

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Penguin with sign

Another photo of a card I took at CHA Orlando.  The penguin is from Shirley's 2 Girls.  Kristine, one of the "Girls" gave me permission to post this card.  I really like the humor in their images and their gallery is a great place to go for inspiration!  

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Hero Arts Christmas

I'm still thinking about Christmas.  If I was smart, I'd be working on my Christmas cards instead of blogging...LOL!  Looking for inspiration, I came across a photo I took at CHA Orlando of this simple card made with Hero Arts stamps.  Maybe it will help you get into the Christmas mood!

While I was looking for the link for this post I found out that Hero Arts has their entire catalog on line for you to look at!  It's really amazing.  It feels like you are thumbing through a real catalog.  And there are lots of great card ideas.  You can check it out here!!  Just click on the bottom right corner of the catalog to turn the page.  Love it!!

The link above is for the regular catalog.  If you want to see the holiday catalog that has the Holiday Dolls stamps in it, click here.  AND if you have time...they have and Artists Proofs Catalog, too!!  It's gorgeous!!

Last two pages

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Gift Card holder cover

My friend Nadine reminded me that it's time to start thinking about Christmas.  I made gift card holders for gifts last year.  Here's the one I made for Cathy.  It will take me a couple of days to post all of the pictures.  It is basically decorated chip board covers and dividers with plastic sleeves (name badge can get them at Walmart!) in between.  There are 3 sleeves behind each divider so there's plenty of room to store gift cards.  My gift included one card in each category.  

GCH 1st divider

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Mosaic is one of my favorite techniques.  It works real well with this bowl of apples from Lockhart Stamp Company.

She owls

I was wondering what the new Stampin' Up owl would look like with eyelashes...pretty cute, huh?!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Art Impressions Window

I made this card a while ago but it is a favorite.  I used Art Impressions window and watercolor stamps and added some Delphinium Blue Flower Soft.  They work really well together!

Monday, July 19, 2010

More Side Step Cards

Side step cards offer the opportunity for a lot of creativity.  Karen Gebauer and Judy Stevenson, from Sheri's swap group,  were kind enough to approve me posting their wonderful side step cards for you to see!  Aren't they great??!!  This one is Karen's...ahhhh, the beach!

Another one!

Judy made this card.  Her jungle theme is perfect!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

More Deco Book pages

I made these pages for Vix a while ago.  The theme for her book is "Wings".  

Friday, July 16, 2010


I need your help...which pictures look better to you?  Are the closer up ones good enough...or should I post them super sized like the Alice ones?

Closer Deco pictures

I'm not happy with the deco book pictures I've posted.  Here are some closer.  Hopefully they will be better.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I love color

It never ceases to amaze me.  You do exactly the same thing except you change the colors and have a new card!!  I love the fish in this set from Stampin' Up.  The set is called "It's Beachy"!!

Deco Book 2

Here's a set of pages that I made for Dot.  Her theme is "Alice in Wonderland".  I used clip art, hand drawn mushrooms and more stamps from Sweet Pea Stamps.  Told you...I love their stamps!! 

Deco Book 1

I've been working on some Deco Book pages for a group that I belong to.  Everyone picked a theme and a page size.  I made these pages for a book titled "Me and My Imaginary Friend".  The theme was quite a challenge for me until I found a perfect stamp at Sweet Pea Stamps.  I have to be careful not to go to their website too often because whenever I do, I want more stamps!  Their designs are delightful and SOOO much fun to color!

Getting back to normal

My son's med school graduation and the related celebrating is done and he has started work so now I can get back STAMPING!!  Here is a card that I just finished for my friend, Sheri's swap.  We had to make a Side Step Card.  I used an adorable set from There She Goes called Loads of Fun.  It was perfect because it had so many related pieces that I could use.