Thursday, March 29, 2012

More fun stamping!!!

Yesterday was a fun stamping day. My friend Lynn Haase found this wonderful window die (from, and we just had to have it.  She also got the flower box from them as well. They have a bunch of other things, i.e shutters, doors, etc....  so have fun with your creations.

So we decided to play yesterday and this is what I came up with.  Hers is pretty much the same, but she did different flowers and didn't put a roof on it.

Then at the Dundalk Moose, reminder, Monday Nights is bring your craft to work on night, I had seen this card.  OOOhhh I love black and white cards. I know you guys are probably tired of me saying that, but I think black and white is so elegant.    But daring to be slightly different, I decided to make it in basic grey and rose red.

My cards; (but when I put the ribbon on mine, it didn't look right... so we opted not to put it on);

Thank you for looking at my blog!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Linda's Cards made at IWIA Stampers

I have such a great time on Monday nights at the Dundalk Moose Lodge.  They allow us stampers, scrappers and all around crafters to come and have fun, have a safe place to play, good food and great drink.

I saw this card;

I absolutely LOVE black and white cards.  I mean, if all I could do was black and white cards, I would do it.  But, I have to branch out a bit and decided to use some colors I typically don't use.  Here is my re-creation or in the stamping world, CASE'd it (Copy and steal everything... hahahaha).  I prefer black and white... but here I used bashful blue and baja breeze;.  Birthday saying is from Close to my Heart.

And then... aaahhhh.... My friend Lynn Haase let me borrow her stamp saying. I've had the acrylic jars cut out and I did the little bugs with my Cricut, ohhhh... about a year ago!!!  Yes..... I've had these cut out and hadn't done anything with them.

Well... today on this gloomy, rainy day, I got to get in my stamp room and get movin' .  I decided if I got anything done, I had to get this card done to get Lynn her stamp back.

The embossing powder I found in my embossing drawer. (I don't go in that drawer very often). But the powder is called Fireflies. (go figure!). It's black with a hint of gold glitter in it. WOOHOO!!  I thought this was perfect.

April's Card Club

Another fabulous card club meeting with April Prachniak, one of my two demonstrators.  She is quite talented, and here are the cards we made.

Thank you April !! I had a great time!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Mug Organizer

Stampers and Scappers.... you have to check this out;

Her name is Amy. She makes these mug organizers and sells them for $10.95.  They are terrific!!! She can make them in lots of other fabric. She is making me one in ladybugs. YEAH!!!

She is also working on a card bag for me too, matching in the lady bugs.  It will be 6" wide by 5" tall by 3" deep with a flap/lid to go over it. Great to keep your cards in for the swaps.  

Check out her website.  Her email address and phone number is on there.  

For those of you in the Dundalk, MD area, let me know and when I get mine, I can pick yours up and bring it to the Dundalk Moose one Monday evening.

Don't forget to let her know Linda sent you.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

April's March Card Class

Another great evening at the Moose, but this time, April was having one of her card classes there. (Her house is being renovated).  So I took her class last night and here are the wonderful cards we made.

Thank you so much April !! I had a great time.  

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Another terrific stamp day

My friend April taught us this technique to watercolor the roses.  Let me see if I can explain this. I looked on Splitcoast, but couldn't find the technique. I'm sure it's on there.

You will need;
SU shimmer paper
white embossing powder
heat gun
versamark or embossing pad
Reinkers of your choice in colors, I used 3 or 4 colors. You just need 1 or 2 drops of each
Aquamarker filled with water
Mist bottle of water
Something to hold the reindeer drops

Step 1:  Emboss the image on your shimmer paper.
Step 2:  Using the mist bottle, mist the image so there is LOTS of water on it.
Step 3:  Taking your aqua marker, touch one of the reinker colors.  Then touch the image.  You will see the ink magically "fill in" the image.  Keep touching it in different places until you are satisfied.
(I started with the lightest color first, then moved to darker)

Set aside to dry, or you can use the heat gun.  But, the heat gun will "move" the water.  Just a precaution.
Cut it out as desired.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Another evening at the Moose

I forgot to post this striped friend.  I made 8 of these one evening at the Moose Lodge.  The following week I happened to be at JoAnn's and found zebra 12x12 paper!!!!  Can you believe it. So expect more of these little things.

St. Patrick's Day card

As many of you know, I absolutely love Dustin Pike's images.  (His blog is here ).  And as a yearly member, he gave us some St. Patrick's Day images.  I love this one of the little guy sitting on the clover.  I made 4 of these.  

Thanks Dustin for the terrific images!!

Yes, I put gold Stickles on his buttons. So cute!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Another night at the Moose

When I go to the Moose for our IWIA stampers night (which ALL crafters are welcome to come), I love making cards.  I typically make 8 cards that evening.  I have boxes for my cards, i.e. birthday, thank you, gt well, etc... so I have cards ready whenever I need to send one to a friend.  I made 4 of each of the cards below.  

I love inspiration from other stampers.  I found this card from Sage Kimble, her website is

I thought this was absolutely gorgeous.  My favorite color is brown and I decided to do this in browns.  (Also because my color printer was on the blitz, and when I printed it, it looked more brown).

Here is Sage's card;

Here are mine;

Thank you Sage for the inspiration!!!

April's stamp club

I had club last night with April. (April Prachniak It was great to see everyone, stamp, laugh. Crystal had some really terrific food, including brownies with Reese's cups in the brownies!!! But I just smelled them. I couldn't actually eat them. HAHHAHA!

Here are the cards we made.

Thank you so much April !!! I had a great time. (As I always do when I stamp with my friends!)