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Monthly Archives: February 2009

at the Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in Ft. Lauderdale at the War Memorial! I’ll be helping PK Glitz at their booth, so stop on by Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 10-4.

Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo

There are so many die cut systems out there in today’s crafting world that you get a great choice to pick from depending on what you’re looking to do with it. I have a Spellbinders Wizard that I really enjoy using in many ways and with lots of dies. It takes practically any die out there – so versatile!

Here are some new projects using my Wizard and some BasicGrey stash. The first is a topiary using the Eva Collection. All of the flowers are die cut as well as the butterflies.

Using the Wizard and Die Cuts

This next one is a layout using Wassail and die cut metal. I love the look! I used the ornament die as an embossing tool with the Coredinations cardstock for the embellishment along the right side of the photo.

Using the Wizard and Die Cuts

Cards are super fun to put die cut on since many of them are the perfect size for an A2 card (1/2 of an 8 1/2×11). This one was for my good friend Chris’ birthday using Scenic Route paper.

Using the Wizard and Die Cuts

The last project is another card, but this one has a lot of stamping on it. Spellbinders also has stamps! It’s really cool when they match the dies for a great ensemble. The circular chipboard is double embossed and the acetate is stamped for a clear layered look. The paper is from Periphery.

Using the Wizard and Die Cuts

Welcome my piece of the Starving Artistamps DoodleFactory Blog Hop!

We have some fantastic new DoodleFactory Set the Scene backdrops to share! I’ve used the Tropics and Jungle scenes with characters from the DoodleFactory Tropics set. You’ll absolutely love these – so versatile and great for an instant card back drop! Have fun on the hop and thanks for stopping at my blog!

DoodleFactory Jungle Background

DoodleFactory Tropics Background

Check out Natasha’s blog for the next stop in our blog hop.
You’re going to want to visit all of the other blogs because one of us has some great blog candy to give away! Here is the complete list in case you just started hopping from here:

  • Juliana Swanson
  • Lisa Somerville
  • Donna Baker 
  • Donna Duquette
  • Kathy Daume’
  • Lori Tecler    
  • Lydia Fiedler  
  • Natasha Trupp
  • Heidi Kingery
  • Leigh O’Brien
  • Irene Silva    

    Save the date!

    I would like to invite you to visit with Starving Artistamps on February 7 for the first ever DoodleFactory new release blog hop!

    What’s this all about? Irene thought it would be fun to put the design team to work creating some super cool brand new projects with our brand new release!  And since this release is a whole lot different than what we have done in the past we thought we should do something to mark its arrival into the stamp world! We are so excited to see what you think of it and we really CAN’T WAIT to show it to you. 

    So what you need to do is go to the Starving Artistamps Blog on February 7 and you will find a list of our designers blogs.  Start at the first name on the list and visit her blog to see her fun new release project(s) she will give you the link to the next designer’s blog and you can pop in over there to see the next great project and so on and so forth down the list it will go! 

    You are going to want to visit all the blogs because one of them will be giving you some information on some delicious blog candy.

    What is it?  Well… you will just have to wait and see!  So mark your calendar, save the date, stick up a post it, or write it on your hand but do whatever you have to do to be here on February 7th for our first new release BLOG HOP!!



    Some Odd Girl

    Sizzix Blinkie

    Origami Owl anyone?