Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Sorry I have not posted in awhile.  I have not felt like stamping.  I was inspired to make this after seeing Mary Brown's project on her blog Stamper Camper's Corner.

I love Halloween and had so much fun making this!  I started with a frame I purchased from a major large box store.  Using the insert from the frame as my template, I cut out various pieces of DSP that I already had to use as background paper.  I used the Serif Essentials Alphabet and my Big Shot to cut out the letters from chipboard.  I covered each letter with Basic Black card stock, some of which I embossed using embossing folders.  I used various punches to decorate each letter and Voila! my latest Halloween project.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Always Thankful

School is going well and I like getting back into my routine.  It seems that summer was so long ago.  I come home tired and not too motivated to stamp, hence, not many postings!

As soon as I saw this stamp set in the new Holiday Mini Catalog (p. 19), I knew I had to have it.  I enjoyed coloring it in.  I have always had difficulty brayering the sky yet wanted the background to be sky like.  I used sponges!  It was so easy to do and I got the effect that I wanted.  I first sponged Tempting Turquoise then sponged Not Quite Navy part way down. I made sure my edges were a bit darker.

I also made a faux button.  I cut 5 buttons using the Buttons #5 Sizzlits Die.  I carefully glued them on top of each other lining up the button holes.  Next I used Crystal Effects over the top and let dry on a piece of wax paper.  When dry, I used linen thread.

Stamp Set:  Always Thankful
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Regal DSP
Ink: Stazon Black, Tempting Turquoise, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive
Accessories: Watercolor Pencils, Crystal Effects