Paper Smooches and Artistic Outpost…

Now there is a contrast in companies!!! lol  oh well… both cute cards!  You know I LOVE cute!


Yesterday was day one of the Clean and Simple Cardmaking 2 Class…. the heart tree card is my take on the homework we were assigned…


I used five sets from Paper Smooches (to get enough different hearts) and a couple older clear sets from Hero Arts for the birdie and the sentiments.   Links below to the Paper Smooches sets…

Dot pattern paper is by Paper Studio.  The main image mat is cut with the Perfect Layers tools!  Link in the sidebar or below in the supply links.

This is an A-2 size card (4.25 x 5.5)

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Next up is a stack of snowman ATC’s (artist trading cards).  The snowman image is from Artistic Outpost, He is painted with Distress reinkers,  the sentiment from Paper Smooches,  the snowflake border is a Martha Stewart punch and the washi tape is from My Minds Eye!  Cute!  love him!

This ATC is 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in.

I’m linking my ATC to the Artistic Outpost January Referral Program…Anything Goes!  yea!  Hope I win! hehe

It’s a dreary day here (weather wise)… working on laundry…need to send a couple cards (imagine that)!  Are you like me?  Making cards but have a hard time getting them in the mail… ugh! Oh and then back to class!  I do love CAS cards almost as much as coloring cards!   Thanks for looking at my post again… I love hearing from you and seeing what you’re up to! Holler if something doesn’t make sense… ‘Email me’ tab under the header!

Stamps and supplies I used to make these two cards…


An ATC and two tags…

Merry Christmas to all!  Every year I’m more amazed at how fast time goes by!  ssssshhhh I don’t want to admit it’s because I’m older and just slower! pout!

Here’s an ATC (artist trading card) I just made for a “four for four” mail swap…had fun with the  In the Meadow stamps and dies from PTI (Papertrey Ink).  The Winter Town stamp is from Hero Arts.  I used Distress stains to ink up the stamp… can’t remember which two now…ugh!   Frosted Lace stickles for the glitter.

For stamping and die cutting the sledder, here’s what I did… I die cut the sledder,  tacked it down with a little tape to my craft mat.  Used the stamp a ma jig to stamp the image on the die cut.  I tried stamping it first and then cutting but I just couldn’t get it lined up good enough to suit me that way.  The partial silhouette of the snowman is an older Stampin Up punch. The sentiment is from PTI also.

A couple gift tags…

This was for our oldest daughter, Heather.  Her birthday is Christmas Day.  The nurses had sewn up flannel stockings for the Christmas Day babies…I have photos of her as a baby in that stocking.  When this Tilda image came out,  I had to have it!  Tilda is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers.  Hair E30, 15, 08. 17 and 18 or 19,  can’t remember at the moment.  Skin E000, 00, 21 and cheeks diluted R20.  Green BG93, 96, Red W3, R35, 37, 39 and 59.  Fluff E40,41, 42, 43 and a white gel pen.

I stamped this Hero Arts typewriter on kraft card-stock and on natural card-stock too.  I cut out the natural and adhered it to the typewriter after I stamped the message on it with the stamp a ma jig.  The two holly leaves are an EK Success punch and the bow is an old quickutz die.

I could go on creating for Christmas for months and still have new stuff to use!  Crazy!  My favorite time of year!  What a mess I have in my stamp room! EEK!  oh well,  I’m resting up today and enjoying the Christmas tree a little bit longer!

Here’s what 1800 lights on a 9 foot Christmas tree look like at night and it didn’t tip over once this year!  yea! lol  (my photo skills don’t do it justice!)

Merry Christmas and God bless you!  I appreciate your friendship and support through this blog!  

Stamps and Such…

A Visit to Santa Artist Trading Card


The sweetest little image from The Vintage… Fiskars cloud punch, the smallest size… Authentique gingham paper from the Christmas collection… I think the postal cirle is from Inkadinkado… hand held heart punch from Provo Craft… CUTE staple from EK Success… Fiskars postal edge scissors.

This is what I took to swap in Des Moines yesterday.  The ATC swap was at Outstamping Designs store… if you like atc’s and you’re close…join us!  A fun bunch of gals.  Annette did a demo using metal tape, embossing folders and acrylic paint.  The next meetup is the end of January with a demo on using beeswax.  Very cool!

I’m linking my ATC to the ATC Challenges blog, the theme is anything goes or vintage and to the Come and Get it Challenges blog, again the theme is anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by!

An ATC and new Stamping Bella in the store!!!

An ATC for a swap today… I’ll post the ones I get when the rest get here.  A color scheme challenge from Julia… dirty pink, warm green and cream.   The image is from The Vintage Workshop HERE (reminds me of my growing up years)… an EK Success border punch (just a part showing)…Tim Holtz filmstrip ribbon…Leone Em Ash branch punch (I bought mine online in the UK)…Punch Bunch leaves branch HERE…pearls from Hero Arts HERE…pattern paper is from Autumn Leaves (remember Foo Fa La?)…rose from I don’t know where, maybe 7Kids…”4 ever” little stickers, maybe from Making Memories…flying bird is a Martha Stewart punch…the image stamped on the bird is from the same set as the “friends” sentiment and tag punch from Stampin Up.

Before I go… HERE are the new Stamping Bella stamps Christine has added to the store at All That Scraps… CUTE!  Lots of NEW, HERE

I need to get to the Post Office today…they’re talking snow… all this Spring talk doesn’t change the weather in Iowa! lol ttul!

Valentine & Winter ATC’s…

I’m linking up to the Stamp Something Challenge Blog where the theme right now is Winter Something… I think my sledding girl fits that great! : )

I really enjoy ATC’s but I do have trouble switching gears from coloring cute, so to speak! lol  I enjoyed working on these though and hopefully the recipients will enjoy them and I’ve caught up a little! : )

Thanks for stopping by and hope they make you grin!

Got Snow???

GREAT SALE at Amuse!!!  I ordered these last week and they arrived yesterday and I needed one ATC for stamp club this afternoon so… I knew exactly what I wanted to make!!!   I can’t resist making a “scene”!  lol   This is such a cute boy called Catch a snowflake ,  he was $4… the winter scene cling stamp was half price, the snow bunny was $2 and the “got snow” sentiment was $3!  Stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with Copic Sketch markers.  Boots – W1, 3, 5… Pants – B91, 93, 95, 97… Sweater – YG91, 93, 95, 97… Scarf and hat – E93, 95, 97, 99… Face – E000, 00, 01, 02… House – E43, 44, 47…

We “got snow”!  If you got it, you don’t like it.. if you don’t got it,  you want it… weather…crazy…lol

Happy stamping/creating and thanks for stopping by and talking to me!  Happy weekend weather!!!


Flashback Friday….

the challenge….

**The first card you blogged about that featured an unexpected find from your home**

Well,  maybe not so unexpected in that it’s a Dark Chocolate bar wrapper!!!  But unexpected that it’d end up on the bottom of this ATC!

You’ll find Flashback Friday 6.0 Challenge blog,  HERE. It was fun looking back….

Thanks for stopping by!