Tuesday, October 20, 2009


One other thing to share, this bookmark, I made the other day. The scarecrow and verse are AJ's
I hope you all are having a nice Fall. The colors are beautiful and I hope they stay on the trees for a few more weeks. We have had some strong winds and many have fallen, yet there are still leaves that haven't changed color yet. Winter was trying to make an early entrance, but thankfully the past week or so we have gotten a little warmer. Isn't it funny how when we go from summer temps. to the 50's we think it's SO cold and then after a couple of weeks in the 40's, it then goes to the 50's and we think, oh it's so nice and warm out!!! Well, no matter what the weather today, I hope you have a nice day and you get some ink on those fingers or paper & if you can't stamp. . .well, think about what you will do, when you can stamp.

Sympathy Card

I thought I would share this card, that I needed to make. Over the week-end, we were notified, that the 18 year old grandson of childhood friends, of Mr. Inky, killed himself. Please, keep that family in your prayers. Thank you. I stamped the tree in black and then embossed it with clear glitter embossing powder. So when you see it, in person, you can see the glitter. I took a piece of scrap paper and sponged on ink, for the ground. For the clouds, I used cloud template and sponged on the inks. I then stamped the saying and layered it and then applied to the card. Actually, you could use this card for any occasion, it just depends on what you put on the inside.

May you all have a beautiful day.

Friday, October 16, 2009

2 Christmas cards

Yesterday, I spent the entire day, in my stamping room! I worked on Christmas cards and sure enjoyed myself! Here are two of the cards I made.

I don't recall where I got the green paper, but I wish I had gotten more! The leaves and berries are raised and feel like velvet. Here is the second card. First picture is the front of the card, For some reason the green scalloped edge doesn't show up well around the saying, but it is there. This shows you the inside of the card. How do you do the insides of your cards? Seldom do I leave them blank, but will if it is an order and they don't want anything stamped. I stamp at least one saying and at times I like to stamp an image either with Versamark or very light/pale color. Sometimes I will add a bit of paper that I used on the front of the card, on the inside.
Have you begun your Christmas cards? How many will you make this year? How many are you sending out? I wish I wouldn't get tired tonight, for I would like to make more. I was able to get a couple more made today, but not as many as yesterday. Today, I had to do some household chores! I haven't decided how many cards I will send this year, so I don't know how many I will make. Guess, I should work on my list. . .

May you have a relaxing week-end and a few minutes to get some ink on a stamp or two!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sunflower stamp-n-stencil

I know it's been a week, since I last posted. . .I don't know where all the time goes. AJ and I had a very nice visit last week. AJ made a couple of cards, I stamped images, and of course, we did lots and lots of talking. Before, we knew it, it was time for me to head home. We didn't even break for lunch!!! We are trying to plan our next get together, before we get snow that stays. It has snowed a couple of times, this past week! My it is early, but thankfully, it hasn't stayed and the roads haven't been too icy, though it was hard to open the car doors on Tuesday morning.

Here is a card, I made this afternoon. The sunflower is a stamp-n-stencil. If you haven't taken a look see, why don't you check it out. AJ has several and they are a lot of fun to use! I also, used a border punch, 2 different Cuttlebug embossing folders and 2 different sets of nestabilities. You don't have to have the ones I used. . .you can use different ones or none at all.
I hope this will give you some inspiration and you will take some time to play. For me, stamping and creating is great therapy.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

the Big Buck

Hello. . .Mr. Inky and I had a very nice week-end and got to visit with my sister and Inkette (great niece) both days!!! We did so much and couldn't believe how fast the time just flew by.

The last time AJ and I were together, I stamped this Buck and would you believe, I just found it this morning?!? Well, I did and that's because, I getting a few things together for tomorrow. AJ and I have a date to stamp and visit tomorrow, the Lord, willing.

As you can see, this card is very simplistic. It doesn't take a lot of time or a lot of supplies. I stamped the image with black ink, stamped it one white paper, layered it on black and then put it on a white card.

Then I added 3 black dots. I hope this gives you an idea or two and you can get some ink on your paper. I'm sorry, I don't know the name or the number of this image. I can't find it in the catalog. Here is her company address.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Fall is in the air, Fall is really here!

Well, the last time I wrote, I was wondering if it was Fall or Summer. . .
well, I can tell you, it is for sure Fall. The temperature has really dropped and the air smells different, it smells like Fall. The colors are beautiful, the leaves are falling and all the vegetables have been picked!

I haven't done a lot of stamping the past few weeks and my fingers are missing the ink! I did make one Christmas card yesterday, that I will share with you today.
This is a Shy Bear image and I used my Nestabilities Label Two set to cut out the image and the yellow background. The green paper has raised holly leaves and berries that feel like velvet. I bought this paper some time ago at a sale. I thought it would be nice to use on a Christmas card!
How are you coming along with your Christmas cards? Are you sending any? Either handmade or store bought? I hope that you are able to get some ink on your fingers this week-end, be it Christmas cards, Fall, Thanksgiving, or everyday cards.