Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Acetate Card

I used my pirate stamps for this card. It was hard to photograph because of the glare but I think it shows the basic idea.

Fiskar's Clear Stamps

I found a cute set of Halloween stamps at JoAnne's Fabrics the other day. They are a nice addition to my collection.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Punch Ring

Marge keeps track of her punches using a couple of pieces of plastic. I knew I needed to do something similar to keep track of what I have but I didn't have the plastic to make my own punch template. I came up with my "Punch Ring". I had a small stash of badge holders I had bought for school but never used. I added 3x3 pieces of black card stock and you can see what I ended up with. I like it a lot because it is small enough to pop in my purse when I am heading to Michaels, Joanne's or AC Moore's.

SC124 Continued...

I think I'm calling it quits on the SC124. I have a little work to do with the Christmas card but I really like the snowflake border and will work on the velum and stamped image. Something isn't quite right but it's getting there.

Shrink Film

I bought some shrink film last Saturday in Pennsauken, NJ, at the SSAT ( show. Tonight was the first I've played with it and was pleased to see they have improved on the Shrinky Dinks of my youth. I was able to use my heat gun with this, which made it convenient. I'm thinking a couple of earring backs and I'll have a cute set of earrings. I'm going to try a few images from my printer to see how they turn out.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

You Tube

I think it is safe to say I have gone over the edge. I signed up for a You Tube account tonight because I wanted to be able to post a simple video clip of my waterfall card. Who knows what I'll post next.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

My Puppies

This is an older page I did of my dogs, Mulder and Scully. Russ, my six year old, calls Mulder, the Chihuahua, "Murder".

Monday, August 20, 2007

This is the last card of the night. I really like the colors I used on this one. It is yet another Sketch Challenge (SC124). One more day of rain in the forcast so who knows what will follow.

Still raining a day later and I have to admit, still stamping. These are two more SC124 cards. I'm going for a baker's dozen. I may tackle one of my Christmas/Snowmen sets next.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Still raining...

It is still raining (my grass is in dire need of water so I'm not complaining) and I'm still stamping away. I made a second waterfall card that I am much happier with and then I started playing with a sketch challenge I need for Marge's September Stampin' Up class.

Marge is a Stampin' Up demonstrator who hosts an informal class in her home once a month. I've managed to make every class she has offered since April of 2006 with the exception of this July's (we were at Disney World). Not only do I enjoy learning new techniques but I love spending time with my paper crafting friends.

Back to the sketch challenge. Marge provided a simple sketch to each person at this month's class. The sketch is posted on The challenge is to create a card following the sketch to be included in a swap in September. I continued on with the Halloween theme and completed the card posted here. It meets the criteria set out by the sketch but still needs a little work in the details, especially the web and spider. I really like the ribbon but need to make the spider "pop".

It is raining today, making it a perfect day to settle in an craft for the afternoon. I bought a cute set of stamps designed specifically for use in a flip card from Wendy Wyman of Repeat Impressions ( at a stamp show in Pennsauken, NJ I was at yesterday. I adjusted the directions she provides on her website and added a few of the stamps I already had to create the background. The only thing I need to change is the length of the strip that creates the needs to be about a quarter of an inch longer.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

This is one of my favorite pages I have done. The red paper had a leather texture to it and I found the subject mater adorable! I'm having a hard time believing he is six years old now and entering first grade in a few weeks.
I have been toying with the idea of a blog for awhile now and finally decided to take the plunge. I love to spend time scrapbooking and stamping in the quiet of my craft room or with the friends I have made along my paper crafting journey. I'll be posting some of my "creations" along the way as well as some of my favorite web sites and blogs.