Thursday, August 18, 2011

Trying a new technique...Dry Brushing!

Tried out a new technique, dry brushed background! I was inspired by Lisa Johnson's beautiful card and tutorial at
I like how it turned out, though it's not nearly as nicely done as Lisa's card. She has some amazing talent!

What I used to make this card:
Stamps:  Inkadinkado-Patterned Bugs, PTI-Turning a New Leaf, Little Paper Shop-Sentiment, Glitz Design- Distressed
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Inks:  same, rose red
Accessories:  Brads, acrylic paint, paint brush, ribbon, (died to match), liquid pearls, boho blossoms punch, itty bitty shapes punch. paper piercer
Techniques Used:  Dry brush, distressing

Lookie! I made top 3 on Try Stampin' on Tuesday!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Try Stampin' On Tuesday-Challenge #27

This is for a Sketch Challenge #27 over at "Try Stampin' On Tuesday"s" Blog. I like this sketch, and the samples made by the Stamping Friends.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Stamp Sets For Sale!

Items for Sale
I have the following Stampin’ Up stamp sets for sale over  at Splitcoast Stampers .com
To see the prices go to Splitcoast Stampers .com
The following sets have never been used and are in the original case, unmounted:

(4) Alphabet soup                          set of 4
(1) Ageless Adornments                set of 7
(3) Best Blossoms                         set of 6
(1) Collage Numbers                     set of 12
(1) Delight in Life                           set of 6
(3) Gently Falling                           set of 4
(1) God's Way                              set of 6 
(2) Happy Harmony                      set of 6
(1) Merci                                      set of 6
(3) Note Worthy                           set of 9
(1) Painted Posies                         set of 8
(1) Side Kick Sayings                   set of 3
(2) Too Terrific Tags                    set of 6
(1) Very Punny                             set of 8

The following sets are mounted and are in excellent shape:

A Little Somethin'                         set of 6
Aged to Perfection                       set of 7
All About You                             set of 12
Artifacts                                      set of 7
Along the Shore                          set of 4
Alphabet Soup                            set of 4
Baby Boutique (1999)                 set of 13
Be Happy                                   set of 6
Big Blossom                                set of 1
Blooming with Happiness             set of 6
Both Way Blossoms                    set of 4
Business Boosters                       set of 9
Cowboy kid                               set of 6
Collage Alphabet                        set of 28
Doodle That                               set of 4
Doodle This                               set of 5
Espress Yourself                        set of 9
Faith and Hope                          set of 4
Fun with Shapes                        set of 12
Gently Falling                            set of 4
Holiday Collection                     set of 5 (one missing)
Holiday Blocks                          set of 8
In Full Bloom                             set of 9
Love it                                       set of 6
Loving Hearts                            set of 6 (One missing)
Made from Scratch                    set of 4
Make it Count                           set of 10
Merry Minis                              set of 28
Monogram Alphabet M             set of 1
Monogram Alphabet H              set of 1
Monogram Alphabet L              set of 1
On the Spot (Background)        set of 1
Parlez-Vous Francais?              set of 6
Painted Posies                          set of 8
Pick a Petal                              set of 11
Polka Dot Punches                   set of 4 $4.00
Shapes and Shadows               set of 12
Simple Shapes                         set of 10
Stitched Exotics                       set of 9
Wee Watercolors                    set of 6
Wishing You                           set of 6
Word by Word (Background) set of 1
Year Round Fun                     set of 26 (2 missing)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Just for you.

This was a card I made for my card basket. I have a basket that I keep stocked with cards that I've made.
I like to have a card ready when I need it, rather than having to make a new one when I might be short of time. Although, sometimes I really want to make someone a special card, and I have the time for it, I'll make it that day
I really have a hard time making "quick" cards.  It seems to take me forever to design a card! Oh well, maybe if I continue to blog, I'll get more practice and will learn how to create more quickly!

For this card I used:
Stamps: French Script -SU!, Sweet Treats -Verve
Ink:  Boardering  Blue- SU! 
Paper: Designer Series Paper -SU!, Boardering Blue-SU!
Other:  Ribbon -SU!,  Mat Pack- SU!, antique brad- SU!,  Embossed Oval die and Classy Lable die- Verve, Sizzlets Flower dies.

Hope ya like it!

Hey Y'all!

Well, I'm totally new to this blogging thing, so I' just gonna' jump right in a see what I can do! Please have patience with me folks, I'll try to post regularly (probably twice a week) until I get used to this.
I hope you will enjoy my paper crafts, cards, and other assorted "stuff"!