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Showing posts from January, 2011


I had grand ambitions of making at least 10 sets of cards for Christmas gifts this year, and I think I only made 3. Oh well. This was one of the designs I chose, and I made it in several colors. Berry Sorbet is my favorite, but I also did Summer Sunrise and Pure Poppy. A little masking and a little coloring and there we have it. BTW, if you are scared to color, this mum stamp is the one of the easiest of Year of Flowers series, IMHO. Paper: PTI White, Berry Sorbet Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx, Versamark Stamps: PTI Year of Flowers-Mums, Waltzingmouse Frame It Other: Copic Markers

Dot Spot Wishes

I just bought PTI's Dot Spot. I don't know what in the world I was waiting for! The first thing that came to mind was dandelions, which I thought was odd, but I went with it. I like it. The stems are from PTI's Faux Ribbon--I tried Green Thumb, but they were too thin. Those are still flat rhinestone stickers in the middles. Best $1.39 I've spent on craft supplies! Paper: PTI White, Blueberry Sky, True Black Ink: Versamark, Versafine Onyx Stamps: PTI Dot Spot, Everyday Button Bits, Faux Ribbon Other: White Filigree EP, PTI Double-Ended Banner Die, Dimensional tape, Rhinestone Stickers

Toile Two Ways

I wanted to try out PTI's Fine Linen, and all along I've thought that a tone-on-tone damask or toile pattern would look beautiful with this color. I had a hard time pairing it with another color, but surprisingly, PTI's Ocean Tides works really well. These stamps are from a MAMBI set, and unfortunately, the quality of the stamps themselves is pretty bad. I do love the images, though. Here's version 1 with white: Here's version 2 with Versamark: Thoughts? Paper: PTI Fine Linen, Vintage Cream, Ocean Tides Ink: PTI Ocean Tides, Fresh Snow, Versamark Stamps: MAMBI Toile set, PTI Fillable Frames #1, Communique Curves Sentiments Other: FF #1 Die, PTI Ocean Tides satin ribbon, white organdy ribbon, dimensional tape

January Blog Hop

This month's Blog Hop theme is to dust off a set that has been sitting so forlorn and use it! I love PTI's Father Knows Best, but I haven't used it in a while. I love the swirly tree, and I've been wanting to try it with the Sunshine Impression Plate. And voila! Paper: PTI Kraft, Vintage Cream, SU Garden Green Ink: SU Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, PTI Tea Dye Duo Stamps: PTI Father Knows Best, Birthday Basics Other: PTI Sunshine Impression Plate, Mat Stack 3 Die, Double-ended Banner Die

Help for Katie

I know I've been MIA for a while. Sorry about that. I promise I've been busy making cute things. Can't you just imagine them?
Anyway, today I'd like to direct your attention to Jak Heath's blog. She is having a digital stamp fundraiser for our friend and fellow stamper, Katie Renz, who was just recently diagnosed with stage 4 gastric cancer. She has 3 young children, and is far too young and vibrant herself to be going through such difficulties! You can read Katie's own words here. And check Jak's blog and digi stamp collection here.
We can all find some small way to help a friend.