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Monthly Archives: January 2010

at Cherry Blossom Studio! Come and make 12 cards with me using 2 of the most popular recent collections! Both classes sold out the first time around, so here’s your chance if you missed it!

Sugar Rush Collection, 7-9pm, February 15

Origins Collection, 7-9pm, February 22

We have a lot of fun and 12 cards in 2 hours is definitely do-able, trust me!

Hope to see you there!

It seems that I’ve been pretty active using Ippity Stamps. Probably because I’m selling them now! If you’re interested in any of the stamps or sets you see from Ippity, drop me a comment or email and I’ll be happy to chat with you about them. They are super cute and very useful stamp designs. It’s a bonus that they are easy to use also due to the cling mount!

Ippity Stamps, Devoted and Just Wanted To Say sets
Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Ink
My Mind’s Eye patterned papers
CPS sketch @149

Ippity stamps, Devoted set
Clearsnap ink
P K Glitz embossing powder, Sticky Paper & Glitter Glitz
Michaels ribbon
Staples paper clip feet
Words cut on the Cricut

Mojo Sketch #121

Ippity Stamps, Just Wanted To Say set
Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Ink
My Mind’s Eye patterned papers
MojoMonday sketch 120

Inchies are the smallest pieces of art that I’ve ever done! A simple 1″ square is what it takes to make and “Inchie”. I’ve been swapping with the group at Rubber Stamp Chat again, this time the theme being Valentine’s Day. Instantly any shade of red comes to mind and hearts right? Well, I followed those thoughts and used my favorite embossing powder (P K Glitz) on one set. Then I tried out some Sticky Back Canvas by Ranger (Claudine Hellmuth) on the 2nd set of Inchies. Pretty simple, but I LIKE them! I stamped with ink onto the canvas, inked the edges then sprayed with some Gold Ritzy Ditzy Glitz. FUN!

I trimmed 1″ squares from a piece of chipboard I had in my stash (yea, it was only one piece – NOT!). The put either the stamped pattern paper or Sticky Back Canvas over the chipboard square. I then continued my design from there.  I can’t wait to see the other ones in the swap and to actually use them in cards! I’ll post them here when I’m done!

Stampin’ Up! and Hero Arts stamps
P K Glitz embossing powder and Ritzy Ditzy Glitz
Ranger and Tsukineko inks
Kaiser bling

Need an idea or two for Valentine’s Day? Consider the two below! Using various ink techniques and layering, the cards can be created in a short amount of time.

Ippity Stamps, Straight from the Heart set
Tsukineko Ink
Prism cardstock
Scenic Route patterned paper
Offray Ribbon
Sketch from Rubber Stamp Chat

Ippity Stamps, IPK-100 Because of You
Tsukineko and Ranger inks
P K Glitz Glue Powder and Glitter
Spellbinders dies
Prism cardstock
Magic Mesh Dottie Ann
CPS Sketch #148

Yes, I have to say that I was “almost” ready last year when it came time to send out cards. A big part of that was doing a monthly “Perpetual Christmas Swap” at Florida Stampers. What that is, is a monthly card swap where you send 1 Christmas card to a partner and you receive one in return. Well, I try to make 2 so that I keep one and send one. Soooooo, by the time November rolls around, there should be over 20 cards in your stash ready to send out! Forget the last minute panic and stress – you didn’t procrastinate afterall!

So what happened last year, I only needed another 10-15 after doing the PCS all year. Pretty cool. I’m going to keep that tradition going this year.

If anyone wants to swap with me, put a comment here and I’ll contact you!

SU cardstock
Inque Boutique stamps
Tsukineko inks
Fiskars border punch
Michael’s ribbon

I thought the House Mouse stamps were super cute, but these Mouserkins are absolutely adorable! I had a great chance to do some more coloring with the Copics. I’m doing more blending than ever before. In doing that, I definitely have some holes in my Copic collection. Funny how it doesn’t appear until you really start using them! I use the Warm and Cool Grays often – for shadowing and outlining. It gives the image such a great look! Well then you have the colors too – wowser! I love the light colors because they can brighten up a darker tone in two shakes. I can’t wait to get more…

Take a look at the newest cards using the Mouserkins from Faerie Song Art Stamps:

Not only have I needed some, but I wanted to send one to my 1:1 swap partner for the Card of the Month swap on Florida Stampers. I had to add some glitz of course AND made it a point to use some odds and ends paper that I had hanging around for quite some time. It’s good paper, but just a little “older”. 🙂 Using stash is good!!

Take a look at the first one using P K Glitz’ WonderFilm cut from a Cricut! I don’t have a Cricut personally, but many of my friends do. You can check out the tutorial on how to do it on the P K Glitz Blog and cut to your hearts content! The glitter looks so great in person! I used some Ippity Stamps also, colored using Copics. Fun stuff.

P K Glitz Glitter and WonderFilm
Ippity Stamps, Because of You set
Copic markers
Prism cardstock
Imaginisce patterned paper
Fiskars border punch

P K Glitz Glitter, Embossing Powder and WonderFilm
Ippity Stamps, Kissmas & Mistletoe and Alphabetically Adorable sets
BasicGrey cardstock
Pebbles Inc. patterned paper
Stampin’ Up! border punch



Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?