Wednesday, October 6, 2010

More mice at play

Welcome Everyone

I'm a little physically challenged right now. I fell off the curb while walking. Of course I had an audience, embarrassed myself totally, and also hurt my right hand (right handed of course) and knee.

I wanted to make a Christmas card and needed something simple. I decided to make an accordion card. Two folds were made--the first was a mountain fold and the second is a valley fold. Attached my image and a saying and the card is finished. The second image below is on the open finished card.

Thanks for letting me share my story and stopping by. Until next time...


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Mice at Play

Hi everyone

Oh...I hate to say this but Christmas will soon be upon us. Now is the time to start making your Christmas cards. Below is a card I made a couple of days ago. The background stamp was a goof I had done previously. I just cut off the bad spot and worked around the color. The saying is under the circle which says "From our home to yours". There is a little gold string to pull the circle. The dots on the scallop circle are stickles glue. As shown below the mouse stamp was originally a To and From tag. I masked off the words and just used the mouse.

I also made a couple of tags that came with the House Mouse set. If you like these little critters, why not stop on by at StampingPalace and check out our other mice stamps. All are on sale right now.

So until next time better start on those Christmas cards. It's just around the corner. Thanks for stopping by.


For more little critter mouse cards stop by Fun With Ink and see what Netta has done.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Toilet Paper Molding Technique

Hi Everyone

Just wanted to let you know that I have added a new technique to Stamping Palace. It's actually an old technique that has been around forever but I never knew about it. My sister, Manetta, (you can find her at Fun With Ink) was talking about it and thought it would be a great tutorial--old being renewed. Did some research and on the right is my finished project. If you never heard of the Toilet Paper Molding Technique or if you knew about it and forgot the directions, why not stop on by and give it a try.

Another card added to my Christmas Card collection. Out of all the cards I make, my favorite is Christmas. It's a good thing because I have way too many to make. Every year I say I am going to cut down on my list, but I never seem to do.

So until next time...Keep on crafting.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Cover-a-Card Dots & Flourishes

Here's two Christmas cards I made to add to my growing collection. It's the same style card but used two different cover-a-card stamps.

The first card is our Cover-a-Card
Small Dot stamp. I used one of our Christmas House Mouse Collection stamps. Happy Holidays comes from our Clear Stamp Set Greeting Galore. Added a little glitter from Clear Gel Pen.

The second card came from our Cover -a -Card Flourishes stamp. Embossed it with red embossing powder. Happy Holidays was generated on my computer. Black ribbon. All was placed on a black cardstock. Very Pretty card with not much time involved.

I hope this collection of cards this weekend inspires you a little. I really had fun making these cards. As always remember to check out Fun with Ink Blog and Stamping Palace Blog for more inspiring ideas.

Last day for Labor Day Sale at Stamping Palace. Why not stop on by....and thanks for stopping by and visiting me today.


Cover-a-Card Branches

Just wanted to show a couple of cards I made using our Cover-a-card Branches.

This first card I used the entire stamp, embossed it then colored the background. I'm leaving as it and will stamp the inside later when an appropriate occasion occurs. The other card I stamped part of the stamp and added a winter look to it. Great Christmas card to add to my growing collection. The third card I stamped with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink. Using our Eagle stamp I colored and cut out the image. Three different looks with the same background stamp.

For more inspirations why not check out the following blogs.

Thanks for stopping by


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Cover-a-Card Small Dots

Do you realize that Christmas is really just around the corner? Usually I have a good percentage of my cards made but I am solely lacking right now. I am starting to make some cards but have to work double time to get caught up. Between working and babysitting my grandchildren (If it sounds like I am complaining, I'm really not because I love being with my grandchildren. I am complaining about work though.) I find I don't seem to have much time for anything else. I'm thinking this year of making a very simple elegant card and mass produce.

This card is what I'm talking about. It is so easy to make. To start off with I made a gatefold card. Used our cover-a-card small dots and inked in Memento Bahama Blue. I love this ink because I can color and it doesn't bleed and washes off the stamps with just a baby wipe. Using our SNOW stamp, I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored with blue Blick Marker, covered the snow areas of the stamp with Stickles Frosted Lace. Let dry. I then used clear gel glitter pen to highlight snowflakes and dots and then added a bow. If you don't have a Bow-Easy, you should get one. You can make 7 different size bows with ease and how I ever made bows without one I'll never know.
For more great ideas why not stop by at these blogs

Until next time start making those cards. Holidays are coming faster than you think. Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, September 3, 2010

Cover-a-Card Lace

Have you ever needed a background and just didn't have the right paper? Maybe you had the paper but it wasn't in the right color. This is why I like the cover-a-card stamps. All you need is ink and in the case of the card below--some embossing powder.

I first stamped the image with VersaMark Ink then with Memento Desert Sand ink. I then embossed with clear embossing powder. Cut out ovals with my Spellbinders Nestibilities. The flower image is called Silhouette 11 and the "Thinking of You" is from our Anytime Sentiment Clear Stamp Set. The butterfly I found in my collection of stamps. Three pearls were added to the left corner of card. Great card for just about any occasion.

Don't forget to check out funwithink blog and stampingpalace blog for more card making idea. If you're interested in any of the cover-a-card stamps... great Labor Day Sale on all cover-a-card stamps at Stamping Palace.

Till next time... Have a great day stamping.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Favorite Fishing Spot

The men in my family love to fish and love to spend time in the bathroom. What better way is there but to combine both activities into one. We have this great stamp called Ye Ole Fishin' Hole where a man is fishing from an outhouse.

I used our Cover-a-Card Wood Grain Stamp and applied Memento Summer Sky blue ink. On a separate white cardstock I stamped image with Memento Texedo Black Ink, colored with Blick Markers, cut and glued image to right side of card. Tied a ribbon to left side and the card is complete.

Stop on by at Stamping Palace and check out other cover-a-card stamps. Great 3-day Labor Day sale on all cover-a-card stamps. Also check out Stamping Palace Blog and Fun With Ink for more ideas.

Have a great crafting day

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Hello Crafters

How is everyone doing? I'm a little late getting this on as it's almost time for another technique to be posted on Stamping Palace. I always have good intentions but time just seems to fly by. I can't promise (I hate to make promises that I might not keep) but I will try to do better.

I was searching my magazines for a card with Father's Day or graduation in mind. I came across a wallet card and thought what a perfect card if money, check or gift card was going to be given as a gift. I followed the directions, made a few minor changes to suit my needs and this is my final results. If you would like to make this card, go to Stamping Palace for directions.

Then I'm thinking to myself, my grandson will soon have a birthday. I never know what to get him and he is now getting into the age where he likes to have money in his wallet. I made a few minor adjustments such as the color the card stock and embossing with swiss dots. I didn't ink up the inside panel of the card either. Of course I stamped cupcakes and Happy Birthday both can be found on Stamping Palace. I did make one mistake while making this card. The eagle is a little off centered when the flap is closed. I didn't take this into consideration when I stamped the eagle on the front panel. This is what is nice about cards made with love. The mistakes go with it.

I decided to make a wedding card--just because. I was lucky I found this great card stock with a paisley print on the card. I used the same technique, stamped some champagne glasses and the words Best Wishes and added some bling to the front of the card.

This wallet card can be used for any occasion. Use your imagination and see what you can come up with. Until next time Happy Crafting.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Hello Crafters

How is everyone? Last week we had to shovel snow and this week we are in the 70's. It's amazing how fast our weather changes from week to week. Hopefully we have seen the last of the snow for this season and can start to enjoy the summer.

I posted a new technique on Stamping Palace called Faux Mother of Pearl. I love how it looks on a background for a card. Unfortunately when I took the photo, it just doesn't show the beauty and shimmer. It's very easy and quick to accomplish and you're just going to have to give it a try and see for yourself.

Here's a card I made for my niece and her husband. They just adopted a sweet, beautiful little girl and I thought this was the perfect card for them. I used the Faux Mother of Pearl for the background (of course in pink). I also did the same technique on the inside of the card as well.

I haven't perfected cloud making so I thought I would try this technique and see how it came out. Not bad. Actually it came out better than if I tried to make the clouds by hand. Cloud making is one of the projects I have planned for the future. This stamp comes from our Garden Fence Set. I popped up the birds and butterfly. I added the sign on the fence and the bunnies which are included with the set. Sparkled up the flowers and the butterfly. There you have it.

I made the card below for my son who just loves to fish. This time I used light blue for the background. It's a perfect card for a man.

So if you would like to give this technique a try, click here to go to Stamping Palace for the instructions. Until next time....Happy Crafting


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Hello Crafters

WOW ... it has been some time since I last posted. Time sure does fly by. I would like to say I have been happily making cards this past winter but I have to be honest and say I have been in a bit of a slump lately. My New Year's Resolution (I'm a little late since it's March already) is to update my blog on a regular basis.

On my online store Stamping Palace, I do a technique page. I usually do a couple of extra cards using this technique so I thought I would share them with you. If you like sparkles and glitter on your card why not click here and give Glitter Windows a try.

The flower stamp on the below card comes from our Clingable Daisy Today Stamp. This is such a great stamp and can be used for so many occasions.

This cake stamp comes from our Clingable Life of Happiness Stamp. Great wedding and anniversary stamp. I love using Glitter Windows technique with this wedding cake stamp. It makes the cake come alive with all the glitter.

Since I make Christmas cards all season long, this is my first Christmas card of the season. One of many that I have to make this year.

Don't forget and check out our online store Stamping Palace and also Fun with Ink. Manetta does beautiful stop by and check out what she has done. Until next time.....HAPPY CRAFTING