Thursday, January 29, 2009

Hi Everyone

I've been busy tonight. First I was good and waited until last Friday to place my order with the new Stampin' Up! idea book that just came out on Monday the 16th. I made my list, then made another list, then made another list and finally sent it in. It's always so hard to decide. I keep telling myself I've got six months to buy the stuff. Silly me.

First I wanted to show you something so lovely. I've made a new friend with you guessed it another The Greeting Farm fan. over that was so sweet and sent me a RAK. I fell in love with it. I love love love that it's a scallop circle card. It's so not what I ever think to do. I've got it on my craft desk right in front of my face so I can soak up it's inspiration. I also love the detail on the flower in her hair with the brad, double layer and the gold twine. So cute! Go check out Julie's will be inspired as well!

Next I've got some new things I've made tonight. I was so excited to get my hands of those new chubby bird stamps I couldn't wait to make something.

I covered another one of those $1 boxes I mentioned yesterday that I purchased at Michael's. I should have mentioned that I found it in the store with the paint pens and those plastic containers. They have pencil boxes also....I'm going to have to try covering one of those next.

So for this project I decided to make the box and some 4 x 4 notes to put into it.

I've used the SU DSP Good Morning Sunshine paper to cover the box. I've also used Pacific Point cardstock on the bottom layer so that the birds on the paper would pop a bit. I've also used the new chipboard. Love these guys. I used a Copic marker to color the two birds. I've also used the branch stamp from the Cheep Talk stamp set. I added a scallop circle punch in YoYo Yellow with Pacific Point and a flower from the same chip board sheet.

For the card I've used the Cheep Talk stamp set. I'll have to practice on getting the words on the card a little better. I might even try to use the word stamp on acrylic instead of wood. I might have a better chance of getting it just right. I've used pacific point and basic brown ink. Yo Yo Yellow, Pacific Point and Whisper White cardstock. I think that this will make a great gift for someone. I love how it turned out.

Finally I made some of the notepads out of the 5 x 7 notepads I had cut in half. For this project I've used just some brown ribbon - basic - I think I got it in the dollar bin at Michael's. I've also used another sheet from the Good Morning Sunshine DSP. The chipboard is from the same set as mentioned above. I also stamped "Good Friend" from the Good Friend stamp set. I wanted a little something on the bottom. To color the Owl I used an Old Olive craft ink pad with a sponge dabber. Since I have a whopping 2 craft pads I used a Copic marker to color in his eyes and beak. The cardstock is old olive.

So despite it being chilly out and my UPS man having to trek up the snow bank to deliver my order (What those guys and gals wont do for you at UPS - gotta love them) I had great fun with these projects and can't wait to give them as gifts.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind, thoughtful and great comments. It's so sweet of you.
Have a great day everyone,

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Hi Everyone
I'm still loving the new Raspberry Tart DSP from SU! It's pink right so of course I love it.

Today I have a couple of random things I worked on. First I've seen these Jumbo Clothes Pin in the craft section at Hobby Lobby and broke down and bought a pack the other day.
I've used the Old Olive Craft ink and a sponge dabber to paint the clothes pin. I then added some of the Raspberry Tart DSP. It's not quite finished. I think it would be cute with a scallop circle and a little sentiment. I'm seeing it with a magnet on the back so notes can be left for the family on the fridge. Or wouldn't it be cute to have it just setting on your desk with a favorite card or something.

The next project is super fun. While shopping at Michael's I ran across these cute white boxes. They were only $1 which was the major draw to buying it. I've very simple cut out the Raspberry Tart DSP then ran it through the Xyron and adhered it to the box. I punched a whole in the lid with the Crop-A-Dial to add the brad and ribbon pull. For the top of the box I've stamped Rockstar Anya. I also stamped her off on the DSP and then cut out just her guitar so it would match the the background. I also cut out here hair to give more overall dimension to the card. I like how it turned out. It would be a great place to keep all those guitar pics.

Thanks for stopping in.

Have a great "Snowy" day.


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Hi Everyone
First I have so oh so great news. So here is the's cold and icy outside.....the UPS man didn't deliver my packages because of all the ice.....I decide to try and walk down my sidewalk to the mailbox......I have to get a hammer to chip away at the ice so I can even get the box open.....I stick my hand in.....and Presto...just like magic.....I see a mysterious package...I pull it out.....I notice its got a Hello Kitty sticker on it.....(Oh this is good I'm thinking to myself...must be from someone who knows me well).......I look up to the return address....darn....that postal staff has put a barcode sticker over the name....all I see is the city and state....Hmm....Washington state.....who do I know in Washington state I think to myself other than a cousin I've not spoken to in many years....I look up....ready to brave the icy skating rink of a sidewalk...I glide down the sidewalk like Michelle Kwan...trying to hurry to see what's in this interesting package....I pull of my wet shoes...take off my coat and settle in to see what goodies might be in this package. I open it up and ..........WOW's a RAK from my new friend Liann.

I met Liann through our love of The Greeting Farm stamps and well of course Hello Kitty.
A few weeks ago I did a card using the Digi stamp from The Greeting Farm with the Geisha Anya. I spoke about my wonderful time and experience in Japan and all that paper and pens. I get excited just thinking about it again. dear friend Liann and I were chatting about Japan and all the things we love about it. I was so excited when I got this RAK. It has the most beautiful calendar. It's just amazing to see all the beautiful flowers on our planet. There is also a cute set of Tags from Japan. Japan is so very good at packaging things. That's the one thing I noticed right away. It didn't matter what it was it was always packages so beautifully.
Liann also made a really cute card. It's an amazing tri-fold card. I'm going to have to try it out. I love the blue and brown colors she used. It's so cute.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Hi Everyone
I wanted to do some coloring tonight as it's super cold outside and lots of Icy weather so I decided to just sit under lots of blankets on the couch and color in some images. I decided to try some more of the Jumbo Paperclips. The clips I made today are all from The Greeting Farm and their digi stamps. These examples include, Dorothy Anya, Alice Anya, Riding Hood Anya, Geisha Anya, and Pretty Head Lily.
I used a 1 3/4" circle punch and the scallop circle nestibles for the scallop circle. I used Copic's to color in the images. I was checking out some blogs a few weeks ago and noticed a stamper that outlined her images. I've started doing this on my images as well and have really enjoyed the outcome. The paperclips I found at Staples as I was waiting for them to cut some cardstock for me.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.
Have a great day everyone,

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Hi Everyone
I've seen these altered bookmark using the SU! Hodgepodge hardware and just never had the nerve to try them out. Well today I decided to give it a try.
I'm mostly happy with them. Next time I don't think I'll cut a slit for the top ribbon but rather just run it through the hole.
I've used the Sugar Nellie stamp by Leanne Ellis titled Talking to the Birds. It's a super cute stamp like all Leanne's others.
I found it much easier to use ribbon that was about 1/2" instead of the 1" I used of the Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip double stitch ribbon. It was a bit hard to work with in the limited space.
I used Copics to color in the stamp.
Have a great day. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Hi Everyone
I hope everyone is having a great weekend. It's still very very cold here in the Mid-West. YUCK. I can't complain to much though because our friends in the north are way colder. :-)
A few weeks ago I purchased some great stamps from Sugar Nellie which is an online stamp store. I ran into an artist who has created stamps of some of her most popular work. The examples today are from the Leanne Ellis collection at Sugar Nellie. This one is titled True Love.
I thought these were so cute and that they would make great magnets.
I'm still learning to use the Copic markers but I really love the affect when using them to color in stamps. I decided to make four magnets. I've got four new friends that I wanted to send them to. I used the Xyron machine with the Laminate/Magnet cartridge to create the magnets. I thing they are so cute. I hope the girls will like them.
I also used a Gelly Roll pen in Clear Star. I placed an order with Gina K and she had a this free gift in there. I got a second one the same way but I can't remember know where it came from. It was such a treat. I would have never known about them otherwise. I've used the Gelly Roll to trace the lines in the flowers. I also added a little glam on her lips and eyelids. She got to have a touch of glamour right.
Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Hi Everyone
Do I have lots to share with you today. Have you ever had a time in your life that you found something that so fit your style you would think it was made just for you? Well I have again falling head over heals for another character in the family of Anya and Ian from . Marie over at has started to create which if you've read some of my posts I really enjoy. Today's cards and 3-D items are made from a single digital stamp. I import the image into some scrapbook software and then I can manipulate the size to whatever I want.
Ok so let's get started with all the juicy stuff!
This first card is a 6 x 6 card. I wanted Lily to be the main focal point and to give you a good idea what she really looks like. I've used Copic markers to color her in. For this next items I did a Jumbo Paper Clip. I know not anything that's new to the craft world but the first time I've tried one. For this Lily I wanted her to be fun and flirty so I chose Copics to give that illusion. I used two pop dots and attached two blue scallop circles together between the top of the clip so it moves a bit but won't fall off.

For this card I've used you guessed it the new Raspberry Tart DSP from SU! that came out this week. Love that stuff. I've also used some Taylor Tots on the bow as well as three across the top and bottom. I also printed off Lily at a size just smaller that this one. I then cut out the bow of the smaller image and attached it to the card with small pop dots.

Here is a close up view of the bow. I also used Stickles on her eyes and lips

For my last project for today I made a grocery list or any type of list that you would want to make or just something to jot notes down on. I was at Staples last weekend and was having some card stock cut and I was just browsing while I wanted and I saw the isle with the notepads. I originally was going to pick up some 5 x 7 notepad so I could make covers for them as gifts. Then it occurred to me that if they can cut a stack of card stock surely they can cut a stack of notepads in half...and sure enough the can. The second pictures just shows the 5 x 7 notebook cut in half. So great right!!

For Lily's bow, eye shadow and lips I used a Copic marker to color them in. I then took a Gelly Roll glitter pen and colored over it to give it that glittery effect.

5 x 7 Notebook cut in half at Staples
Well that's it for today. Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog.
I hope you got some good ideas on how to use your Digital Stamps.
Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Hi Everyone
If you've checked out my Favorite blog section you will have seen a blog by Paper Kisses. I was checking out what great work they had and I saw this cute holder. It's originally a download from Papertrey Inks, which is where I downloaded it from.
Paper Kisses has some great examples of what she put into the holder. It's great I think to give as a hostess gift for your parties. It can hold a DVD in the middle and you could add some microwave popcorn in the pockets. You could also add cards in one side and envelopes in the other with a treat in the middle. Your options are endless. You could even flip it around so that the pockets are in the inside
I've been so eager to show you this new DSP from Stampin' Up that came out this week. It's the new Raspberry Tart. I am so in love with it. I love Pink and green so it's right up my alley. It's even inspired me to redo my blog layout again!
So I've used Rose Red and Regal Rose for the colors. The stamp is a new Hostess Level 2 set. You will love this as well. I used the 1 3/4 circle punch from SU. The pink scallop circle I cut out using nestabilities. Thanks for taking a look
Have a great day,

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Hi Everyone
Well I was in a rebellious mood today. It's my birthday. So in thinking about what I want to be when I grow up (lol) I was inspired to rock out with Rockstar Anya. Well little Miss Anya had a great day today. She went out to eat with her dear friends, ate lots of Sushi and cocktails.
When the evening was just right she was in the mood to rock out (on RockBand of course).
She is in great form. But I hate to say that Miss Anya was a bad girl...she got a tattoo....Oh No.
I hope it's not permanent. She'll always be a star in my eyes.
I hope you like Rockstar Anya all rocked out! I think she looks great.
I hope everyone has a great day - and a warm day (if that's possible anywhere in the US these days)
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Hi Everyone
A few weeks ago I ran into some information about a stamp company called Stamps. It's a company out of Scotland. I took a look at the online store and fell in love with Leanne Ellis's line of stamps. What is so weird - I thought was I was cruising Etsy about a month ago and ran into a print that I absolutely loved. I ordered it and then a few weeks ago when i was checking out Sugar Nellie would you believe it.....Leanne Ellis had per paintings made into stamps!!! I was so super excited. I've never had that happen except for the Taylored Expression Cupcakes.
So anyway I ordered all of the Leanne Ellis stamps and am so thrilled.
This card is one of her stamps. It's called Luvvie. I stamped her out in Memento Tuxedo ink on to PTI paper and then colored her with Copics. I think it turned out so cute. Well it's pink so of course I think it's cute.
Anyway go check out I think you too will fall in love with Leanne's stamps like I did.
Have a great Sunday.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Hi Everyone
I've been hanging on to two lunchboxes with the understanding that I'd try and alter them.
I've seen some really great examples on SCS and just haven't taken the plunge in making one yet.
Until today...
I finally just did it. I went to SCS and downloaded the template especially for the notch you need for the clasp. That made a huge difference.
I used some K&Company paper for the top and bottom piece. The top half had glitter on the paper so It's got a nice little bling going on.
I think it turned out ok. I can't wait to make another one.
There is some new SU DSP that will be available in the new catalog on Monday so I can't wait to show you how I used the paper on a Lunchbox. Let's just say if you like pink and green you won't want to miss it.
Thanks for looking.
Have a great day,

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Hi Everyone
Here is my Mojo Monday card. I love participating in the Mojo Monday sketches. They are a lot of fun. My goal is to do these more often.
For my card I used the Pretty Hat Anya from The Greeting Farm. I think she's oh so cute.
I've used some SU! Baja Breeze cardstock along with some background paper from Me and My Big Ideas. I colored in Anya with Copic markers. I'm still learning how to use these but seem to be getting better the more I practice. I cut out Anya's had and her dog's face and poped them up to give it some dimeiosion. Pulled out some feathers from a down comforter for her feathers on her hat. I also added some pearls to her had and well almost everwhere else.
Thanks for taking a look and stopping by.

Hi Everyone
Wanted to share another Geisha Anya I worked on today.
For this one I've uses some background paper from K&Company. I believe it's from the Blue Awning collection. Tried my hand at another layout with lots of layer's.
I'm still struggling to get my Gelly Pen and Stickles to show up in my pics. I'll keep working on that. It really adds a lot to the card that doesn't come over in the pictures.
This is the new Digital Stamp from The Greeting Farm. Digital stamps are great for a few major reasons in my book.
1. You get the stamp immediately. No running to the store no waiting for the mail
2. You can manipulate the size of the image. I like this feature because it gives me the ability to use the image in different types of layouts
3. It's way cheaper than a rubber stamp
4. It's way easier to store.
So there's my two cents worth on why I've really become a fan of digital stamps.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Geisha Anya

Hi Everyone
I'm so excited today. Marie over at has just made available a new Digital Stamp - Geisha Anya. She is so cute. It made me think of the time I was able to spend in Japan.
What I loved about Japan was the handmade papers that they produce. I was fortunate enough when I was there to spend a lot of time in a town called Mito. Mito was a wonderful place for me and I enjoyed living like the locals. One of my greatest adventures while in Japan was a trip to a handmade paper making area. Japanese Paper "Nishinouchi-washi" is designated as an intangible cultural asset by the government of Ibaraki-ken and Japan. Ibaraki prefecture is a beautiful area. The paper is inspired by the clear waters of the Kuji River and the rising mountains of the region. The best mulberry trees are used in production of this high quality paper.
I was able to watch skilled workers make this paper. "Nisinouchi-washi" is a unique product of Japan. I was so grateful to load up on this beautiful paper and to watch and meet some great craftsman. They were so kind and generous. I've held on to this paper and find it so hard to use.
I guess that's a good excuse to go back to Japan and buy some more paper. The other thing I love about Japan is that even in you local stationary or drug store they have great paper. I think the local store I went to were laughing at how much stationary and paper I purchased during my time there.
For my card today I've used the from . I've also used SU! Basic Black and you guessed it Kiwi Kiss CS. The background paper is from Autumn Leaves and is the Pretty Poppies collection. I've also used Prima flowers. I didn't have the right color of red so I just used my Copic marker and colored the flower. Since all Geisha's have black hair I was trying to think of a way to make her black hair stand out and not be so flat. I did a couple of things. I used my Copic black marker and just make long strokes to try and add some depth. I also used a Gelly Roll pen to highlight not only the folds in the hair but also to jazz up the Kimono. One additional thing I did was to outline her face with the skin colored Copic. It's kind of hard to see in the photo, but as you know Geisha's paint their faces white but you always see the outline where their skin color shows through.
I hope you like it. I had a lot of fun making it.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hi Everyone
I mentioned yesterday that I'm found this great forum on SCS that PIF's stamped images.
Well I've been having so much fun. I've met some great people and am so glad to be a part of the PIF group.
My card today is made from a PIF I received from a dear new friend Carrie! (Hi Carrie :-))
I've used some SU! Basic Black and Kiwi Kiss cardstock. I really didn't think I'd like the Kiwi Kiss when I first got it but WOW have I used the heck out of that color. It's been such a nice and handy neutral color for me. I've also used for the background paper s.e.i Black Orchid. I just love this 12 x 12 pack and find myself having a hard time cutting it up. (I know none of us have had that feeling). I've also used some 1/4" Kiwi Kiss ribbon.
I think it turned out pretty cute. I've seen a lot of great card that use this layering technique so that's a challenge I've made to myself - - to use more layering of different background paper.
Thanks for taking a look,

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hi Everyone
Wow - I've been MIA in blogger land and I want to thank you for sticking with me during this weeks absence. I've been oh so sickly this past week and it's still hanging on but I'm feeling in much better spirits.
I didn't however feel up to stamping but I did do a lot of cruising around in SCS land.
One thing I wanted to share is that if you've not ever been to SCS and you are a stamping not pass not collect $200....go straight to SCS and sign up. It's free and has an enormous amount of samples of stampinig crafts and cards. Whenever I get in a rut or get stuck creatively I head on over there to get inspired and it work ever time.
Secondly I wanted to share with you something that I never new existed. It's a PIF image swap.
What is this you might ask?? Well while I was taking a break between downing more NyQuil and searching for more tissue boxes I found a forum on SCS that is a PIF image swap. Basically the Play It Forward Image swap is a forum for you to list the stamp that you have. Other do the same. When you see a stamp from someones list you like you snag it and then post your list up for someone to snag a stamped image from you. The guidelines are really easy to follow and it only takes 1 business size envelope and one stamp to send your images. I've had a lot of fun this last week participating in it. You might have guessed that I have the Anya and Ian stamp on my list and WOW...I've for sure got my use out of those stamps. I can't even guess how many of them I've stamped up and sent out.
So in the next few weeks I'll be sharing some of those images I've received from the PIF swap.
If you are interested check out the forum
I've met some really great girls in the forum and they made me feel welcome and right at home.
Ok so for my card today. In the spirit of feeling like I've been wearing my bunny slippers and robe this last week I wanted to do a card that featured the MFT stamp set Bunny Slippers. I've used some SU! Pink Pirouette CS and some Basic Grey background paper. The ribbon is Pink Pirouette from SU!. Just a quick card. I love the MFT stamps because they are great to use with Copics and well who doesn't love Copics.
Hope you have a great day.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Hi Everyone
So these last few days...well 24hrs or so I've discovered a group on SCS that have a PIF image swap. I had no idea such a thing existed. The intent of the group is to be able to provide stamped images of stamps that maybe you didn't get before they sold out or just don't have the funds to buy more stamps. That's all of us right. Or maybe you just don't have the room for one more stamp set. This is the solution for you.
I ran across this group while I was participating in a swap from stamps by The Greeting Farm. I know I've flooded you with them these last few days. But they are so cute.
Anyway check them out over at SCS here is the forum . The link will take you to the first page of the PIF forum with all the guidelines.
So I was cruising along checking stuff out snagging some images and ran across Tink (Thanks Tink!) who swapped me for some digital stamps.
This card is one of those digital stamps. Isn't is so cute. Any excuse to use my Copics and I'm in heaven. :-)
For this card then I've used cardstock from SU' in Baja Breeze along with PTI stampers cardstock. If you haven't had a chance to try PTI's paper I'd check it out. I've been really happy with it. I used Memento Tuxedo ink to stamp the image.
The background paper is from Me & My Big ideas Modern Milan pack.
The ribbon is SU' Baja Breeze double stick ribbon. (Something I can't live without)
I've also used those great Prima flowers I finally bought. These flowers are from the Trini Bright set. The brad I can't remember where that's from but I know you've seen them at Hobby Lobby and Michael's. I've also used a rub-on sentiment from SU's upcoming 2009 Catalog.
It's the Loop to Loop rub-on set and it will be in the Hostess Level 3 section. Wait until you see what all is in it. LOVE IT.
I've also added some Sparkles in Diamond. It's like Stickles. The Sparkles I've had for about 10 years...shocked it wasn't dried out but I think it turned out great on the Angle wings. I just need to figure out now how to take pictures of stuff like that so you get the full effect.
Anyway, thanks for taking a look.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Mini Magazine Holder for A2 Cards

Hi Everyone
I mentioned about a week ago that I was going to try and come up with some measurement to make the Mini Magazine Holder for A2 cards. Well I never got around to it but I have a great reason why I didn't. Check out over at .
Wow she's got some great work and guess what...she did a tutorial on how to make a Mini Magazine holder for 4 1/4 " x 5 1/2". Yippie.
What I think is even better is that it don't require 12" x 12" paper but rather is made from two sheet of 8 1/2" x 12".
Check our . I promise you won't be disappointed.
For this example I used K&Company's Amy Butler speciality paper in AB Lotus Tea Box.
I also used SU's Regal Rose card stock for the top portion of the holder along with the base of the card. The accent color on the card is SU's Kiwi Kiss.
I used some cheap Pink ribbon out of the dollar bin at Michael's and I've also included some Prima flowers. (This is the first time I've bought these and WOW I think I'm in trouble. I love them) For the card I've used that same $1 pink ribbon and some SU's Kiwi Kiss 1/4" ribbon.
I've also used Tria markers in M727 and G136 and a Copic marker in E00 for the skin color.
The stamp set is from MFT (My Favorite Things) and it's the Think Pink set.
Relay for Life will be right around the corner and I guess I have it on my mind because I thought this would be a neat gift to give to my friend Jenny who is heavenly involved in our local chapter. I thought she'd like these so she can give them out to people.
Anyway I think it turned out pretty cute. It's got litter right so of course it's cute! :-)
Thanks for looking.

Hi Everyone
My parents are having a wedding anniversary this month....38 years! Wow that's amazing.
This card today is one I wanted to make from The Greeting Farm. It's the Cake Topper stamp set. I just think it's so very cute.
This is also a sketch for the Mojo Monday #68 challenge.
I decided to do a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" card for this sketch
I used Basic Grey for my background papers. It's Basic Grey - Sultry.
I stamped the images out using Memento Tuxedo ink on SU's Whisper white cardstock.
I also added a strip of ribbon and some pearls to jazz it up a bit. I've added some Crystal Effects and glitter to Anya's dress and flowers in her air for some dimension.
I colored the image in with Copics and Tria markers.
Skin color - E00
Ian hair color - E29 and E37
Pink flowers in Anya's hair and her sash - V12
Ian's suite - C1 and C7
Anya hair color - G139
Anya leaves of flowers in hair - Y923
I'm still learning how to the Copics and Tria markers but I keep at it and the stamps from The Greeting Farm sure are great to practice on.
Thanks for taking a look at my blog!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Have you heard of Digi Stamps?

Hi Everyone
I've been so excited to see what Marie over at came up with for her next release. She surprised me by having . What are digital stamps you ask?
Well Marie has created some images of our favorite girl Anya and made them available digitally. Now you can just print out the image use your Copics or whatever coloring tool you prefer and go to town!
I'm so excited. There are currently three digital Anya stamps available for download for a super duper small fee. There is Riding Hood Anya, Dorothy Anya and Alice Anya.
I've made up a couple of cards with Dorothy Anya and Riding Hood Anya.
What do you think?
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Hi Everyone
I've been so busy lately I've not had a chance to participate in Julie's Mojo Monday sketches.
But today I've finally got a chance.
Check out for the sketch layout and a bunch of other talented ladies and their takes on the sketch.
For this card I've guessed it the Sheriff Ian from company.
I've so loving these stamps because they are super great to use with your Copic or Tria markers. I've used Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Copic and Tria markers to color him in.
For stamps I've used Sheriff Ian and the Tiny Alphabet from Hero Arts. The cardstock is from SU in pacific Point. The background paper is from Me & My Big Ideas- Modern Milan.
I've also used some twine I got at the hardware store and the brands are from SU - Star Brads.
I took the paper and crinkled it up in my hand to get a distressed look. I then used a sponge dobber and the chocolate chip ink pad to distress the paper. Then just tor the bottom some additional distressed affect. Finally I used pop dots to elevate the middle panel since the twine was so thick. For additional dimension I colored and cut out a second hat and used a pop dot to it as well.
Hope you enjoy,

Hi Everyone
So I have to admit that my favorite game on the Wii is Rockband. I love banding on those drums until the pictures start falling of the walls.
There is nothing like letting out some frustrations after a long day at work.
For this card I've used the Anya Rockstar stamp from
For the cardstock I've used SU's Chocolate Chip, Whisper White and Almost Amethyst.
The background paper is from Me & My Big Ideas: Parisian Flourish. I also used Copic and Tria markers to color her in. I wanted to add a little glits so I used some Frosted Lace Stickles for her headband and a little bling on her guitar.
She rocks don't you think?
Hope you enjoy,

Hi Everyone
In gearing up for my annual Super Bowl party I was reminiscing about my own high school days.
I visited a scrapbook store in my Alma Mater and found this great specialty scrapbook paper that had Ozark Tigers on it. Perfect I thought to go with this great Quarterback Ian stamp from
I stamped Ian out in Memento Tuxedo ink and then colored him in with Copic and Tria markers. I've used SU Basic Black, Riding Hood Red and Whisper White cardstock. I think he turned out pretty cute. Plus I love that I found Ozark Tiger paper!
Oh those were the day's.
Hope you enjoy,

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Hi Everyone
As of late I've become more interested in digital scrapbooking and the Anya and Ian Stamps from the company formally known as and or A Splended Little Samp Company today known as .
The company is now offering digital stamps and scrapbook elements.
I could not wait to get something together incorporating the stamp and the scrapbook elements. The digi stamps will be great to print off and color up for some really cute cards.
Go check it out. You won't be disappointed.