Tuesday, August 31, 2010


It has been a week of blessings. First my boss gave me a Brighton Heart Hair Clip. And then a blogging friend made me an embroidered bag see, her blog here. Thanks Audrey! And lastly my friend and stamping pal Judy gave me an HP Laserjet 1200! So many blessings. I know God was reminding me that even though this is a difficult time for me right now, I am still blessed and highly favored! Thank you Sharon, Audrey and Judy for letting God use you! I give Him praise for your generosity toward me!

In the Hands of the Creator!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Make your own envelopes

I saw this video on youtube on how to make your own envelopes:

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Stampaway My take

I think this year’s Stampaway was over all good. I’ve been at this awhile so some things seemed repetitious to me; Like Outlines’ booth mostly devoted to the stamping jewelry; but hey if it sells by all means sell it. What was new for me was being able to get some dies from Europe. I bought 2 butterflies and an Oval set made by Marianne and Nellie Snelling, in the Sweet Stamps booth. Learned that there are 67 Cover-a-card stamps by Impression Obsession and they sold out of a lot of them this show. Found a Miles Davis stamp in DP ARTworks; but some how over looked two tribal ones that a friend bought. Lucky for me she brought them over when she came to play on Monday!


I bought stamps from Loralie Designs and her booth was fabulous.

These are a few photos from the samples in her booth.

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Here is what I did with Her Lazy Fairy stamp I was playing with:


Her stamps have such “attitude”. Teresa said they are sassy and they sure are!


Teresa came from Atlanta and while here showed me a technique with napkins, I used it for the floral elements with the fairy. Below I used a napkin as the background for the new die from Our Daily Bread and their stamps


This one includes one of the oval dies from Nellie Snelling. I have not finished this one yet.



Thanks to all my friends especially Rena, Bonnie, Teresa and Pat Hobson who made Stampaway much more of a blast!


It’s All Good!


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Stampaway behind me

So sad Stampaway is over. I feel kinda like the week after Christmas; all the hoopla is done, the friends and family have gone home…but just like after Christmas, New Years is coming and so I have new toys to play with and new memories to treasure.

I took a class with Tim Holtz called Charmed Possessions, I was the first person to get a ticket. Can you say I drove my order to the store the day it came!IMG_1778 and there I am…I’m the elbow on the left.6a00e39827d9ad88330134863bd44e970c-800wi

I was sitting next to Claret and my Friend Mert was next to her. Off camera is my new friend Gail who I met through another online friend Lisa. Found a picture of my classmates, can’t remember the name of Gail’s friend…so sorry, but she was fun to be with.tims's class copy Lisa drove from South Carolina for the event. I was so glad to get to meet her in person after knowing her from several online groups, she is so beautiful. Didn’t get a picture of her how did I manage to forget to do that. Here are the projects we made:

IMG_1788 for this bracelet we were given a fell set of Tim’s type charms and we had some of his papers; so each person left with a completely different bracelet. I was so glad that Tim was generous with the bracelet links I think you got a full 10 inches or so. This next piece is a pin and I can so see it on my winter coat or hat. It is based on a domino.


This one is my least favorite piece and I think because my kit had copper, brass and silver toned pieces in it. While I’m not so much a matchy matchy type person I just could not make this come together. I will most likely rework it, swap out the chain and colorize the keyhole.IMG_1795

From my least favorite to my favorite; a heart necklace. Love love Love hearts! And a crown for the queen…how did T!m know!!


I will probably wear the color off of this one!


Back with more on my picks from Stampaway!

In the Hands of the Creator,


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Stampaway Week Begins

It the most wonderful time of the year! No its not Christmas but Stampaway Week and for a completely over the top stamper like me this is a very fun time!  I spent the day in the Dayton area at Marco’s Paper. They are having a Stamping Gala and on Monday it was USA ArtQuest day and there were all day long free Make It Take Its.

The first one was making backgrounds with acrylic paint.

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We took two pieces of glossy paper this being Stardream; dropped several drops of various paint colors on. Then put the two pieces together smoose around, twirl a bit and the slide apart. I added some glitter to one piece, but each look quite good. The one below is done on black glossy paper:

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And you can see right off how generous Marco’s is as here is another one I made.

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I don’t know yet what I’ll make out of them but I’m sure it will be great.

Another MITI I did was using a napkin (The Flamingo is the napkin) adhering it with PVA matte and then sprinkling some glitter (I got too much) and then covering it to seal it with PVA Gloss (both my USA ArtQuest).

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The last MITI I did was this wonderful pear stamp on Suede Paper

with the pearl-ex palette paints:

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In between MITI’s I went shopping at Craft2000 and at Marco’s got to see my Dayton crew Pat, Marie and Lynette and met a new addition Gloria. I spent the day with Bonnie and both the ride up and back was so much fun! Looking forward to Friday’s class with Tim Holtz and the Friday party at Stampaway!


In The Hands of the Creator,