Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Saint Nicholas

I am not a vintage type person, but I absolutely fell in love with the Vintage Christmas set from Crafty Secrets!! I had the pleasure of watching Lisa Zappa whip out her creations!! That girl is sooooo fast!! I was so in awe of what she was doing. Her use of patterned paper and ability to use what is given, and make ANYTHING look shabby, completely amazes me!! I stamped a few images from this set before we left the retreat. I am now *patiently* waiting for my order from eP!!!

This layout is largely inspired by LZ. She was using Martha Stewart glitter to the edges of her image. I have yet to get on the Martha craze, but I thought the Micro beads would work as well. This is also my first attempt at the Cracked Glass technique. Had I realized it was so easy, I would have tried sooner!!

Thanks LZ for your constant inspiration!!! Love Ya!

I'm getting awful close to 10,000 hits...Blog Candy may be in order!!!

Stamps: Crafty Secrets and SU!
Ink: Palette Noir, Old Olive, Cranberry Crisp, Close to Cocoa, Blush Blossom, Whisper white
Paper: Old Olive, Cool Caribbean, Whisper white Basic Grey Fruitcake
Accessories: Cindy Ribbon, Brads

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The BEST thing in the world!!!

OK know when you are digging around in your purse or wallet, and you find an unexpected treasure...aka MONEY$$$$ Isn't that one of the best things in the world!!!!! That's what I did!!! I found money from a stamp club member that I forgot I had!! Woo Hoo!! The order had already been placed, packaged and delivered, so in my eyes...this was FREE CASH!!! (at least I could put it in my account and not have to figure what percentage was staying! LOL) Anyway...I digress.

I went shopping at eP!!! Copics are on their way!!! Not the mass quantity that was available at the retreat, but, I am so excited!!!!

This little guy is so cute!! Whipper Snapper has some very cute images. I stole this from Lana!! That girl can color!! She had a box of stamped images that she just picks from to color!! Amazing idea!! I am sooooooo copying that!! Remember you can click on the picture to see the image larger!! Have a great day all!!!

Stamps: Whipper Snapper, Stamps by Judith, Paper Trey
CS: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Lovely Lilac, Whisper White
Accessories: Copics, ribbon, scallop punch

Friday, September 7, 2007


Over the next several days I'll be posting cards I made as I was

"practicing" with the copic markers. All images were colored with the fabulous choice of colors in the post below!!

This little hedgehog has become one of my favorites. Since we live on a golf course, I am always looking for "golf" stamps. HB used this little guy for her image swap at the retreat. I have since *begged* Joy and Daisy over at eP to add this little guy...I think I begged enough!! LOL!! Don't you all go and snatch them up until after I get my order placed!!!

Stamps: Penny Black and SU!
Paper: Brocade Blue (SU!) MME Pattern paper
Accessories: Ribbon, button, Sewing Thread
and machine, Copic Markers and Circle

Tuesday, September 4, 2007


This is what I had the opportunity to play with at the retreat in Chippewa Falls!!! Could you imagine. Definitely sold me!! If you didn't already know that Joy and Daisy from eP rock....THEY DO!!!