Friday, September 4, 2009

Holiday Wishes ... And Fishes!

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Happy Friday, Stampers!

I love, love, love this cute craft stamp from Janlynn's Stamps Happen, Inc.! This is one of their newest holiday craft stamps; to see THIS stamp, clicky HERE. To see the entire Stamps Happen holiday stamp collection, clicky HERE. For the ginormous view of my card, clicky on the photo.

I stamped my image three times; twice on DP and once on card stock, then paper-pieced the gift boxes over the image stamped on card stock.

I colored the cute l'il bird with Copic markers, matted it, and adhered some very old stripey DP to my card base. I added some Prima holiday flowers and holiday brads and finis! So easy, even I could do it!

For the rest of the joyful product info, check out the supply list, below.

Sooooooooooo, yesterday Sheila and her DH took the day off to do some fishing. Wait. That's not right. No, Ken took the day off to go fishing, and Sheila whined and complained so much, that he grudgingly agreed to take her with him.

All I had to do was pick up Reid-the-Wild-Child at the bus stop, bring him home, then stay with him till Sheila and Ken returned.

When they returned, Sheila looked miserable ... whereas I was fresh-as-a-daisy from two + hours with the Wild-Child ... yeah, right.

"Why so glum, Chum*? Didn't you two have fun?"

"Oh, everything went wrong, Deb. First Ken said I talked so loud that I would scare the fish. Then he said I was using the wrong bait, and then that I was reeling in too soon."

"Oh, well, you know how men are about fishing," I said.

"Yeah, and I guess I could live with that, but then, to make matters worse, I was the only one catching any fish!"

*A fishing pun!! Yeah, Sheila didn't get it either ...

Thanks for coming by ... and hey, why not go fishing with your DH this weekend!?!


  • Card Stock: Stampin' Up
  • Designer Paper: "Wassail" Collection by BasicGrey; "Candy Striped" by Provo Craft
  • Craft Stamp: "Christmas Bird and Gifts" by Janlynn's "Stamps Happen, Inc."
  • Ink: "Tuxedo Black" Memento Dye Ink by Tsukineko
  • Color Medium: Copic Markers
  • Accessories: Prima Flowers; Christmas Brads
  • Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Please Pass the Alcohol ... Ink

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Happy Thursday, race fans!

The background for today's card project was created with alcohol inks stamped with a collage-style rubber stamp.

I stamped my image using solvent ink, added some metal and paper flowers, twill ribbon, and a die cut flourish-thingy.

For all the astounding product info, check out the supply list, below.

Sooooooooo, Reid-the-Wild-Child called me yesterday and asked me if I had any Rolling Stone CD's. Sheila, didn't have any so she suggested he ask me.

"Sure, I've got a couple," I answered. "and I think it's pretty cool that you like the Stones, Reid!"

"Well, sure, Auntie, I like old-fashioned music." he said.

"Whaddya mean, 'old-fashioned music'!?!"

"You know, music from the 1900's." he answered.



  • Card Stock: Stampin' Up!
  • Stamps: Unknown (Unmounted)
  • Ink: Staz-On Solvent Ink
  • Color Medium: Alcohol Inks
  • Accessories: Twill Ribbon; Prima Flowers; Brad
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine; Spellbinders Die
  • Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


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Happy Stump Day, Hampers!

Today's card project was created for my Halloween card stash using this adorable Fluffles image from Stampendous.

I stamped Fluffles on card stock, colored him in with Copic markers, then added lots of glittery sparkle with a Sakura Stardust pen.

For the rest of the spooky product info, check out the supply list, below.

Sooooooooooo, last night I was 'hired' to watch Reid-the-Wild-Child while Sheila and her DH went out.

As we sat coloring, Reid looked up and me and said, "Auntie, I know something about Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy."

Wondering why Reid always manages to get me involved in these kinds of discussions, I cautiously asked, "Ummmmmmm ... what?"

He replied, "They're nock-a-turnal."

Yikes, that was close!


  • Card Stock: Stampin' Up!
  • Designer Paper: "Haunted" Collection by Cosmo Cricket
  • Stamp: Stampendous
  • Ink: "Tuxedo Black" Memento Dye Ink by Tsukineko
  • Color Medium: Copic Markers
  • Accessories: Satin Ribbon; Skeleton Brad; Silk and Paper Flowers; Vintage Buttons; DMC Embroidery Floss; Sakura Stardust Glitter Pen
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine; Spellbinders Die; Scotch ATG 714 Adhesive; Foam Tape
  • Finished Size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"