July 25, 2010


     I love this set by WMS! With Claire’s release of 2 new sets this Tuesday, and all of her and the DT’s abhorrently amazing Halloween projects, I decided to make a Halloween card myself. WMSC #7 fit the bill! It appears that Ms. DerbyLea and I were channeling the same spiritual force for this challenge!
     For my card I used WMS Halloween Party stamp set. I used a technique Claire showcased in her release of this set. She embossed her images with white embossing powder and then colored them with Copics. My coloring didn’t turn out as even as hers so I decided to add some highlights and shadows. I really like how it turned out. I stamped the bats ad stars in Versamark ink. Wanda and the pot were stamped In Versamagic black ink and embossed with clear power. The bubbles and sparks were stamped with white Versamagic, embossed with white powder and colored with Copics.


Have a wickedly wonderful day. Thanks for flying by!

July 20, 2010

Koi Pond

     The stamp sets I used for this project are Flourishes’ Waterlilies and From the Garden (sentiment), and PTI’s Borders & Corners {Circle}. I stamped the small water lilies and lily pads on sticker paper, colored them with Copics, and then cut them out. I made an insert out of clear acetate to hold the vials upright. As you can see this project isn’t complete. I still need to make the homemade bath salts for the vials. I plan on making them aqua colored to matchy-matchy.I need to get the oil from our Renaissance Festival later this fall. Hopefully, I will have it completed in time for Christmas. I will post a picture of the finished project. The template I used is by My Time Made Easy.




Hope your day goes swimmingly!

July 19, 2010


     Here is my interpretation of Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge #5. I really like the softness of this card but I am disappointed with the way the Dark Chocolate ink stamped inconsistently on the vellum… at least it’s readable.
     I used WMS sets: Victorian Fripperie (currently my fav), Words of Wisdom, and Very Vintage Labels #5. The cardstock, ink, button and ribbon are by PTI.


Have a blessed day!

July 18, 2010

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #6

     I have felt a bit in a rut with my card layouts so I decided to give one of the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenges a try. I particularly like them because the sketches are simple enough that I can remember them in my head. Actually, this is pretty much the first sketch I have ever participated in. This is a layout I never would have thought of. 
     The stamps I used are all by WMS: Victorian Frippery, Victorian Alphabet (small dot), Earth Angel (small solid leaf), Faux Fun (dotted arc), and Rescue Remedy Additions. The paper, ribbon and ink are by PTI.


Have a rosy day and thanks for stopping by!

July 6, 2010

Asian Gardens with Grape Jelly

     Grape jelly? That would be the Memento ink I used, along with LuLu Lavendar. Weird thing is the ink kind of smells like grape jelly. Today’s cards feature WMS Asian Gardens. I also used WMS Pic-Nic Patterns and the smallest polka dot from PTI’s Polka Dot Basics. I’m not thrilled with the lighter colored card’s bow but this was the third one I tied and I spent the better part of an hour fiddling with them that I finally had enough… after all it is just a card, right?


Now I’m off to find the peanut butter scented ink. Have a fruitful day!

July 5, 2010

Didn’t I See Marsha Brady Wearing a Dress Like That?

     Elaborating on the funky theme, who dressed funkier than Marsha Brady? Here is card #2 in the Crazy Chrysanthemum series. All stamps are by Waltzingmouse Stamps. For more deets see my previous post here.


Have a super cool day!

July 1, 2010

Thank You Bouquet #2

     Today’s card is the same as Sunday’s except the coloring is different and I used glue instead of tape! :)  I have quite a collection of PSX stamps so I decided to see if the company was still in business but it’s not. I also found out that the botanical stamps I have are now selling from $30-$60! Crazzzzy!! Of course I will never sell mine because even after 10 years I still love them and hope to showcase them here on the ol’ blog sometime in the future.


     And to say farewell I share another picture from Ireland, this time it is from St. Kevin’s Monastery/Abbey. He wrote the Book of Kells and might have been perfecting the recipe for Smithwick's! Sheer genius!

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Top o’ the mornin’ to ye!


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