Happy Birthday Honey!

Tim collects antique lures. this is an Judi-kins stamp done on Neenah with Memento and colored with prisma pencils. die cut with an spellbinders tag die and up on popdots. The happy birthday (teeny tiny wishes) is punched with an word window punchie and attached with MM circle jump rings (these look so cool and are such a pain in the everything to get to close together again) Little bit of fibers tied on. there is copper threads in the fibers that give it that nearly real "flash" of an modern lure. That cheapie green cardstock was run through an Cuttlebug {Asian bundle} "Japanese Scales" folder. the burlap pp is from delcore designs. with some American Crafts medium copper brads. The copper shimmer is from Stardream. the neutral is SU Confetti Cream. This is 6 1/2 X 4 3/4" in real life.



just for fun, this is an hampton arts dollar bin sentiment stamped with colorbox fluid chalk ink olive pastel on an scrap of Neenah that was die cut with an spellbinders tag. there are a few pop-dots under this. the green flowers are from Prima, the brads from American Crafts. the ruffled ribbon as an loop/tab under the flowers is from May Arts, the thin stitched ribbon is from Making Memories ( i think) had it a few years now. the trim is vintage. the papers are: K & Co. green ivy flat paper, Colormates dark spring green, Polarbear Press Blue Ridge Paisley. and this is A-6 in real life. This one was done on scraps ( its 3" square in real life ) the circle (Rubber Soul) is stamped with Memento bamboo leaves on Neenah classic cream and cut out and up on pop dots, the sentiment (sincere salutations which i bought second hand and is mounted very crooked) may pull it off the wood and fix it but, have not gotten that far yet. celery sheer ribbon is from SU, as is the ticket corner punch. There is a bit of Olive Pastel Colorbox fluid chalk ink on the edges of the cream panel.


Got Lucky! *grin*

This card won the drawing for the sketch challenge from the recent Gina K Designs release party at Splitcoaststampers... and the loot ( an stamp set valued up to 25.00 ) I actually got to pick which set i wanted. so i chose this set for the frame which is very very interesting and its already here!!! so had to play with it of course... those are real dried ferns ... Some Basic Grey and Karen Foster pp scraps with Cream speckled (cant think of its real name) cream cardstock. the black is bazzill. the mini brads are from recollections. the leaves stamped on this are from the Gina K set called Botanical dreams (except the one in the top left corner is a bit of an Fred B Mullett. the green inks are all Memento from the "greens assortment pack" (which means i dont know their names) This is A-6 in real life. I just cut flowers and or stems from the yard and dry them in newspapers inside books and i store them in plain ( no pattern printed on it ) white paper towels inside ziploc baggies inside one of those plastic craft keeper things with all the baggies open on the top shelf of my paper rack Tim made me years ago. Yes it really does look like that... creating is one thing... cleaning stamps after is another... so most of that is things that i have played with recently and am either needing to clean and put away or something i got out to "think about it" intending to play with it soon... but, shot this to explain the storage ...


SCS ... Welcome to Dwell here ;)

One of the neat things that has happened to me for the last two years is i have received Moddy Christmas gifts from the site for being a volunteer. I don't know if i have ever mentioned that... but, this years gift arrived and inside the very coolest coffee mugs in the world ( they actually keep the coffee HOT ) (this is my second cup) was this stamp... how very cool have to investigate the site and see if its sold or something... the style feels "unity-ish" to me... the Welcome sentiments from Stampin up. this was done mostly with scraps on the table for my newest wishrak mentee... curves on the tan scrap were done with an Martha Stewart border punch. Its 6 inches square in real life, ribbons from Martha Stewart, the big piece of pp is from Basic grey. the others have been used on cards recently... colored the image with copics...

two cuppa day

Monday seems like a good day for this...A very long time ago bought these Stampendous stamps on cling and stamped them with memento on neenah and colored them. and then sometime around Xmas this sheet of pp came to me as an RAK from an ebay seller and I happened to have this colored image out at the the time and thought oh these look ok together... added some May arts ribbon, vintage lace. the blue is one of the su retired in colors (minds blank at the moment perhaps i will look it up) thinking that brown is bazzill. and the green text mat under the pp is a scrap of double sided neenah with some creamy brown on it. that glue ing the pad back to the plastic worked fine btw.


Odds & Ends scrap cards & Nestie storage

You may have seen the post Lori did friday about losing her dad... Did a card very simply similar to this but in an A-6 size with no scallops and sent it off without photographing it, and did this one from the scraps ( its very similar) but, i think i like the first better. ( had no scallop punching on the bo bunny pp) so it did not have this cream cardbase peeking out either. such is life. the leaf is from Fred B Mullett done in versafine ink Sentiments from Wordsworth.ribbons from offray. this particular card is 5 X7 in real life. couple of other "from scraps" cards, these were done on some basic grey pp with some pre-colored Just Write stampers sentiments. ( have a tuna tin with pre stamped sentiments if it has an image with it some of the images have been colored) since purple is not a color i reach for often and it was peeking out of the tin it caught my attention when i was fingering these paper scraps... Spent some time re-organizing yesterday. I have had all my nestibility dies inside iris brand photo boxes inside a carry case made by them to hold 12 boxes... so each box had if it was 4 sets that you could get in one of those combo packs had 4 sets in it, and you had to dig in the box to find the one you wanted. not to mention pick up the case off the floor and find a flat space to open it to begin with... it finally irritated me enough to "do something" about it. found this metal two drawer file box at a yard sale last summer for $2.00 if i remember right. its been in the closet empty for some time waiting for an idea to hit... knew my regular sized cards would not fit into it as they didn't fit into the card file drawers in the floor sized cabinet i had bought before this but, since i am finding Metal things and i figure someday when i am more "Done" with the collecting of things ( tools ) i will have all the metal things painted the same color. (maybe) for the most part i don't even notice what colors they are anymore. ( yes i am rolling my eyes ) Some of the more recent packs i had taken the chipboard from the packaging and cut it to fit inside the photoboxes. but the ones from way back in the beginning of collecting these tools i tossed that chipboard.... so those are on blank chipboard from the closet. some of them i moved the labels i had printed for the plastic boxes to the chipboard some i just wrote on them. considering making dividers for them but for the most part i know what i have and i organized it by "tags" standard shapes, (circles squares rectangles ovals) then special shapes ( hearts border things etc) then labels then in the back of the drawer are the too long to fit cross ways in the drawer ones see photo below. may glue the packaging chipboard to sturdier chipboard (longer) for these... not sure yet. but the longest dies are falling off the edges... If these were standing up right they take up a fraction of the space they did in photoboxes. Which is really exciting as i am going to get some of the newest CHA release dies soon and Cut at home already has them in stock.. (and before i did this i did not have a clue where i would put anymore when i got them) second drawer is holding 3X3 and 4X4 mini cards and Xmas tags done so far this (since last Xmas) :) So the weight is not distributed evenly but, it doesn't seem to matter the fact that its metal and its not warping is nice.


Pretty Poinsettias

Tried something a little different with this one,just colored the centers a bit and used an prisma colorless blender marker to drag some of the pencils pigment down the flower petals... (same thing with the pine cones just outlined them first) Not sure what number i am on for Feb's count anymore will have to figure that out and see how far i have to go, this poinsettia's in the basket is an PSX stamp done with Memento on Neenah colored with pencils, the sentiments from SU and cut with an oval nestibility die. there is a bit of antique linen distress ink on the edges. and its on popdots. the brighter green cardstock was run through an "branches" cuttlebug folder. (know it has another name but will have to look it up) and the ribbons from May Arts. The shimmer red mat is from Stardream. this ones 6 inches square in real life.


Sweet Treats

Picked up a bag of mint patties to create these covers with and oh boy there is a bunch of them in a bag... ( I only needed a few gifts) so after doing a few of these like this then i switched over to bagging them inside clear card envelopes and slipped a piece of cardstock inside the envelope behind the candy to keep it flat. The For you sentiment is from SU and the filament heart stamp is from Hero Arts. these are stamped on some Mostly Mauve colormates and some Bazzill pink scraps on the table. the brown behind the pink is the SU soft suede. there is a bit of Stickles on some of them and the ribbons ( I think its actually an walmart ribbon but, not sure now) i know I've had it for years. the edges of this paper trey ink sweet blush cardstock was punched with an Martha Stewart border punch. Now this is something really cool that Alice made me, (no idea on the tin details or such) but was filled with handmade truffles, dark chocolates and Pink socks..) :) the printed paper on the sides has some bling to it, could not get it to photograph was so concentrating on the "bling" catch lights i didn't notice that the lid was not on... such is life.

Jason's Birthday card

Did this one a few days ago for one of the guys at work who's birthday was yesterday and on the inside instead of having it say "happy birthday" or look who is another year older or something along those lines people at work wrote silly things the bird could have said... Birds from Cats life press and the sentiments from A Muse. stamped with versafine vintage sepia on Neenah classic Cream. the brown texture is bazzill and the polkadots pp is Bo Bunny press. ribbons unknown. this is (forgot the size now but probably 5 or 5 1/2 inches in real life)


Gina K Designs Challenge cards

Take Flight Stamps done in Versafine on Neenah... ( second butterfly is cut out along the insides of the furry edges and attached on the bugs body only) this was done very quickly this evening for Lee's sketch challenge for the Gina K release party last night. the butterfly is stamped twice and the second one is layered to the one stamped on the circle so the wings can flip up just a bit on the edges. The vintage (IE bought it at a yardsale) Lace is sewn to the panels along the horizontal edges. the polkadots pp is from Bo Bunny, the brown texture panel is Bazzill, the cardbase is Paper Trey Ink Vintage Cream and It's A-6 in real life. You can find the details about this challenge here: (inside the Gina K Member Co. forums) It does not close until Monday night... the first challenge was to create an card using 3 buttons... so this is very simple but, uses my most used GinaK stamp...
I love buttons, have been hoarding them a long long time, just had to break down and start filling another Canning jar of them just last weekend put away the last of last summers yard sale treasures into my stash... I kind of let it just pile up for a while. because it seems like when you find something you find other somethings nearly the same time then have long dry spells between findings. The paper trey ink aqua mist is from the scraps pile ( same as the Neenah cream) started this card using this piece of Basic Grey June Bug pp, ( its double sided the other sides wild colored quilt looking paper) there is a bit of creamy brown fluid chalk ink along the edges of things on this card. the green sheer ribbons from SU and the blue is generic (made in china is all the label said) This is 4 1/2" square in real life.
You can find the details for this challenge Here: (its also inside the GKD forums)


wonder if ??

your grinning i know it... so am i, I see these images and i instantly know someone who can relate to the sentiment or who fits it or will laugh the same way... American Art Stamps Emerson "calories" is an PIF image from AuntAngie {Thanks Angie!} she's colored with prisma pencils and the skinny ribbon across the bottom is (unknown but probably May Arts ) the pink scrap was run through an Quickutz embossing folder "flowers" and cut out along the edges, these folders do not emboss as deeply for me as Cuttlebug folders... the ribbons (something Creative) (never remember the second word in the co. name) but, it seems to be commonly found in scrapbooking stores by the yard... the card base is Bazzill and this ones A-6 in real life.



Thinking about hanging this on the door or somewhere else prominantly displayed here... Hubs has been bitten by the remodel bug again... (which IS good and er, dusty...)
Eureka stamps sentiment layered to an SU memo stamped sentiment. My favorite Things who's that e-girl image came to me from justpaintingaround Thanks Michelle! :)


Saturdays Cards

been seeing butterflies alot the last couple of days from links from the cbc, and I was granting a wish the other day for Cuttlebug butterflies (which are smaller then this one)and i thought oh do some of this die too but, ended up just sending what she wished for due to technical difficulties. this is the bottom layer of the Quickutz butterfly run through the bug with the "Emily's bouquet" folder. the top layer of this particular die does not want to cut for me and so i have just had this laying on the table and thought hmmm,(was actually going to toss this in the scrap pile because the left top corner was nicked (cut it from scraps didnt see it wasnt all the way in the cut hole) that is the irritating thing about them, once you get use to using those open hole Nestibility dies these closed ones are like hmph. (plus most of the ones i have dont cut cardstock well either) The Hero Arts Silhouette grass is stamped with both Toffee and Spanish Moss versafine on Neenah. the velvet is unknown, the sentiments from that new su set punched with the matching punch. the green cardbase is Paper trey ink Spring Moss. This is almost 5X7 in real life. Just messing around had this piece of mellow moss on the table folded into a card shape for a few weeks now and ran it through the bug inside an sizzix argyle folder (and it felt incredibly thin when it came out) so both of the insides are lined with Neenah classic cream, the sentiments from Just Write stampers, its hard to tell in this shot but that mat is soft suede. and the hemming lace is vintage. this is 4" square in real life. An Wish Rak Image from the su set "farm fresh" the plaid pp is from My Minds Eye, the ribbons Martha Stewart. the brown cardstock is SU soft suede, the green texture is bazzill and the cream is Paper trey ink vintage cream. tiny brads are from recollections. this ones A-6 in real life also. from scraps, A-6 in real life. the shimmer is Stardream "mars" Sentiments from SU (many merry messages) and stamped with crimson red versafine. the gold sheer ribbon is just cheap stuff ( no name on it ) the chatterbox holiday fern pp is double sided, so the green is the back side of it. the cardbase is bazzill. before i had done the cards with holiday fern pp. ( see above) i had also pulled out this cut sheet of Chatterbox pp too. ( so there is more of this on the table) the sentiments were die cut with label nestibility dies. have 8 more of these done 4 were done with "J" on tags and 4 were done with "T" on the tags... basic grey double sided pp, assorted cardstocks. I had this "christmas Album" under construction in the closet for years now and i had cut down 12 X12 sheets to fit this 9" square album and i had this page protector full of red, yellow & green 3 inch strips in there and a boat load of this pp.... so, there will be more of these colors eventually. the small tag is SU and the larger one is Martha Stewart. the ribbons offray.


Christmas Dash

This is an Penny Black (Christmas Dash) image that came to me via Wish Rak from Lexant ( Thanks Cathy!!) its colored with prisma pencils. used pinking shears on the mat and the gold ribbons from an ancient Anna Griffin scrapbooking kit from QVC years and years ago. this panel is up on pop dots. The green cardstock was run through an sizzix Argyle folder and the tiny mini brads are from Recollections. the Holiday Fern pp is from Chatter box and this ones 6" in real life.


Love in Distress

Sizzix Embossing folders done on Coordinations doublesided cardstock The largest one is called Argyle, the frame is "fleur de lis & vines, & the Love phrase has an (line doo-dad thing under it that i trimmed off) ... tried sanding it, but that didnt do much so ended up inking over the sanded embossed parts. ended up smearing creamy brown fluid chalk ink all over the place at the same time... my little almost dry cats eye pad the foamy part came away from the plastic when i was doing this so had to use the full size pad ( which was way way juicy...) gonna try gluing the foam on the catseye back to the plastic sometime not sure yet which glue i am going to try first... Crochet flowers are from SU with an unknown red heart brad in them. cheap sheer ribbon. the cardbase is bazzill and this measures 6" square in real life. the for you was done by pressing the full size creamy brown pad to a scrap of white cardstock then when it was dry overstamped the hampton arts dollar bin sentiment over it with colorbox lipstick red fluid chalk in and cutting off the outer frame and just leaving the center to dangle. its tied to the sheer ribbon with some very sparkly red DMC thread, (which all the strands decided they could not stay together on..)