Sunday, March 8, 2015

Stamps of Life March Extra Sets Release

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Time for some new stamps from The Stamps of Life. I had the pleasure to work with tripletflower2stamp and happycalligraphy2stamp this month. These were especially fun to work with on these cold, snowy winter days at home. :) We hardly get any snow where I live and we have had two snowfalls in the last two weeks! I know a lot of you are tired of all the snow but we enjoyed it....course it will be nice to see spring too. Did you remember to roll your clock ahead this morning? I miss that extra hour of sleep! :) Hope you like my cards. Stay warm and thanks for stopping by.
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Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Stamps of Life March Club Release

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I am in love with the March club release by The Stamps of Life.  It is a fun, fun, fun set called bicycle2stamp.  
I am sharing four fast and easy cards I created with the stamps plus matching dies.  (There is also a pretty "hello" die included in the die set.)  I've always had a weakness for bicycle stamps.  I think it is because you get the fun without having to break a sweat (unless your craft room is "hot.")  :)  I recently purchased an exercise bike which has a desk on the front of it.  I'm using it while I read or on my laptop for exercise but let me tell you it is not near as much fun as riding a bike outside (or stamping a bicycle)!  :)  But I digress....check out my fun samples plus all the other great samples at the The Stamps of Life gallery.

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Can you believe it is the first day of March?  I can't!  :)  This past week we had the largest snowfall I have ever seen in my lifetime (and I am "ancient.")  We got a whole ten inches!  Don't laugh because it hardly snows where I live and if it does then four inches is considered a blizzard.  :)  It was beautiful and I loved looking out at our winter wonderland.  Our power went off a few times so we had to stay close to the fireplace and read (doesn't that sound awful? ha-ha).  But alas it is just a memory now as it has rained it all away during the night.  Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Stamps of Life New Release

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It time for The Stamps of Life new releases for February (these are the "extra set releases).  I'm sharing cards I made with the upliftingwords2hear set.

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Quick little note about this last card and the flowers on it.  I used Mod Podge Extreme Glitter on the flowers (by Prima).  I don't know about you but I have A LOT of the paper flowers by various companies.  So I'm always pondering how I can change to achieve a different look.  One of my favorite methods is using Mod Podge glitter formula.  I keep a brush and cup of water on my desk just to apply Mod Podge.

Try it sometime, I think you will be pleased with the results....and we can all use a little "sparkle" in our lives.  :)

Sunday, February 1, 2015

cat2stamp February Stamps of Life Release

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The first of the month always means the new club stamp set at The Stamps of Life. February's is called cat2stamp. I'm showing you three of the cards I did with this set but make sure you check out the SOL gallery to see more fun ideas.

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This is Super Bowl Sunday! Hope your favorite team wins! :) Thanks for stopping by and make sure to visit again. I have some surprises headed this way. ;)

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Stamps of Life October Release

The October release for The Stamps of Life is cute, cute, cute. I LOVE it. :) In case you can't tell, I had a lot of fun creating my samples for this one. It is called snowman2build.  photo SOLOctobersnowman2buildFour.jpg  photo SOLOctobersnowman2buildTwo.jpg  photo SOLOctobersnowman2buildThree.jpg  photo SOLOctobersnowman2buildOne.jpg Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a fun Wednesday planned and happy October 1st! :)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge Card

 photo ACertainDarknessStarsCard.jpg I'm playing the Papertake Weekly Challenge today with their sketch #92. I had a new roll of ribbon I found on a trip to Michael's which I designed the colors on the card around. The stamps on the card are by Unity Stamp Company. All the stars (except the tiny ones) are Sizzix Framelit dies plus the circle die too. The tiny stars are the punch outs from a very old corner punch (and I don't know the company which made it...punch is not labeled). I used a ColorBox Nautical ink pad by Clearsnap. I use this ink pad a lot since it is truly good navy. :) Thanks for stopping by. I can't believe it is nearly August 1st. This summer has flown by! It won't be long now before my youngest moves to college. I'm so excited for her (not so much for me---putting another through college----yep, I'll be broke for four years--ha-ha). :) It's been a LONG time since it was just the hubby and I living in our home....so I guess we have fallen into the empty nest catagory. I don't know if I should be laughing or crying....I think it will be a little of each. :)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hello Card

 photo RunwayInspiredChallengePhoto2.jpg  photo HelloCardRunwayInspiredChallenge.jpg My "hello" card was done for the Runway Inspired Challenge #63. I had to put my "thinking" cap on for this one. I finally decided to do backgrounds with Staedtler Watercolor Crayons and some markers to mimic the designs in the dress. The stamps are by Unity Stamp Company. I colored the raw wood embellishments with markers and then one coat of glitter Mod Podge. Fun card....thanks Runway Inspired for the challenge. :)