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Monthly Archives: December 2009

I’ve been at it again, finding cool recipes to capture and save. When can I try them all???? 🙂

I’m doing some cleaning by using up paper I’ve had for close to a year at least as the base for this 6×6 recipe page. I did NEED to couple it with something new – the stamps from Stamps of Life! Too cute for words, this month’s Love2Hug set fits this recipe card perfectly! Thanks Steph!

Luv2Hug, Stamps of Life

My Mind’s Eye patterned paper
Dollar Store doily
Stamps of Life stamps
Tsukineko ink
P K Glitz‘ Ritzy Ditzy Glitz spray

Inque Boutique stamps

My Mind’s Eye patterned paper
Inque Boutique stamps
Ranger embossing ink
P K Glitz Powder Keg embossing powder
Offray ribbon
Fiskars border punch

On our Mini Mister/Tool/Marker Stands!

Plain Metal Stand

What is THAT you ask? It’s a cool metal stand, lightweight and sturdy, with 15 holes for holding items from your craft table. Especially made to hold Ranger’s Mini Misters and TENseconds Studios metal tools, the stand is paintable and comes with 4 self-adhesive rubber bumper feet! Guess what? It even holds Ciao and Sketch Copic Markers (or practically any marker for that matter) and most Tim Holtz Tools!


To jazz it up a bit, you can even use alcohol inks like shown on the samples below or paint!

Alcohol Inked Mini Mister Stand

Alternate AI color Mini Mister Stand

Metal Tools Stand

I wanted to give a big shout-out to Tracey at Starving Artistamps. If you ever need DoodleFactory, horse, nature, flower, ocean, background or  practically any kinds of red rubber unmounted stamps, check out

Starving Artistamps

for great quality and great deals. You’ve seen many of my stamped projects include her images and you’ll continue to see them since I love them so much!

Thank you Tracey!

Have you heard of the new line of stamps offered by Unity Stamp Company that is only available for purchase through individuals? The Ippity line of stamps is unique, beautiful and totally FUN FUN FUN!!!

Guess who is an






Who would have thought that I would be able to sell cling mount rubber stamps, one of my favorite things in the world????


Well, I have a special site to sell Ippity and it’s here:

Ippity Stamps

if you’d like to drop by. I’m so totally excited to get my 2nd shipment TODAY!!! I’ll be updating the web site with the goodies tonight. There are 8 sets available so far from Ippity and I currently have 2 of them. The other 6 are coming TODAY!

For a little taste, here’s a cute card using the holiday set, Kissmas & Mistletoe. Isn’t that just the CUTEST snowman???!!!!

Kissmas & Mistletoe

Ippity Stamps by Unity
BasicGrey patterned paper
Coredinations cardstock
Fiskars texture plate
P K Glitz Glue Powder & Glitter Glitz
Tsukineko ink
Michael’s ribbon
Border punch

A couple weeks ago or so, I posted some cards using the Starving Artistamps Nativity set. I was playing with the set again this weekend and had a lot of fun!

One thing I really wanted to bring into the cards was color. The images on this sheet really lend themselves to making a scene – basically bringing the individual images together so they look like they make one. I was really amazed at the different stamps and how well they mixed and matched – totally fun!

Each card used only Ranger’s Adirondack Dye Inks with just a little Copic coloring on the faces and some Ritzy Ditzy Glitz Spray as a final touch. Here’s how I made the cards below:

1. Stamp the image using dye ink.
2. Using a water-filled brush, pick up ink from the dye ink pad and color the image.
3. After the coloring is complete, use a Duster Brush (similar to a stipple brush but much looser. A stipple brush will work, just watch the amount of ink you pick up with it) to add ink to the large areas around the stamped images.
4. Spray with Ritzy Ditzy Glitz.
5. Trim if needed and adhere to mat and card front. Voila!

Thanks for stopping by today!







Prism cardstock
Ranger Adirondack inks
Judi-kins Duster brushes
Starving Artistamps stamps
P K Glitz Ritzy Ditzy Glitz
Uniball white gel pen
Stampendous white flocking

I couldn’t resist working more with those cute robots and aliens from the DoodleFactory’s Final Frontier available at Starving Artistamps. I pulled out some Tinkering Ink Blur paper which just seemed to work so well with this set. Bright colors, funky patterns and a of bit techno twist = perfecto!

The ATC that I did a week or so ago turned into the first card. BasicGrey’s Skate shoppe was the background serving Mr. Roboto quite well!

The rest of the cards used Tinkering Ink’s Blur line (boohoo that Tinkering Ink is no longer) and Prism cardstock for the card bases. Their cardstock colors always matched TI’s paper patterns SO well!!

I hope you like them!

Final Frontier

Final Frontier

Final Frontier

Final Frontier

Final Frontier



Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?