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The Stamps of Life

The February stamp & die set for the Stamps of Life was such a cutie – cat2stamp! Finally cats! The stamp is normally a full cat head plus body, but since I wanted to use the flip-it card, I cut the head from the body after die cutting. Don’t worry, there were no “real” animals harmed in the making of this card!

This card was for the current color challenge TCPTUES284 on the TCP blog.

I just love coloring with Copics and the Some Odd Girl stamps are perfect for it! The 2-color sentiment idea is from the Online Card Class Holiday Card workshop – neat eh? While implementing some of the card ideas, I’m also entering this card into the sketch challenge at the SOG blog.

Some Odd Girl

The patterned paper is My Mind’s Eye and the sentiment is from Stampin’ Up! The SOG digistamp is 1920’s Cody. 

Here are the Copic colors that I used: E13, E15, E17, E23, E25, E27, E29, E50, E51, E53, E55, E97, BG53, BG57 AND BG70

Thanks for stopping by!

There’s this new blogging event thing that Shimelle is starting called “10 things”. It looks like fun and I couldn’t resist joining in!

On the 10th of the month you’ll find a list here from me about some 10 things. 🙂

To start it off, I’ll make a list using one of the latest cards that I made that I really am happy with! It’s a new Ippity Stamps set called New Season, New Wonder. A super cute and versatile 6 image set that is all fruity! Take a peek:

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IPK-148 New Season, New Wonder


Ippity Stamps, IPK-148 New Season, New Wonder
Ranger ink & embossing powder
Spellbinders dies
My Mind’s Eye paper
Mojo Monday 194 sketch
Play Date Cafe Challenge 84
Unity Tooty Fruity Challenge

Now my 10 Things list on why I love this card:

  1. the colors! so spring-y and bright!
  2. the stamp images themselves, so cool! Love that distressed look
  3. I used clear heat embossing powder on the fruit
  4. that cute mini gingham bow is so cute!
  5. gotta love those Mojo Monday sketches!
  6. gotta love My Mind’s Eye patterned paper!
  7. Spellbinders dies are indispensable
  8. I used paper scraps, woohoo!
  9. it’s easy to duplicate
  10. because it is just plain SWEET!!

It’s that time of year again when graduation ceremonies are cropping up everywhere, summer is coming and the end of the school year is in sight.

I love this school house digital stamp from The Stamping Boutique! You can do so much with it! I’ve used it here for my graduation card.

I used lots of circles since that’s the next challenge at TSB. Circles on patterned paper, cut out of paper, embellishments or even the shape of the card – USE CIRCLES and lots of them!

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The Stamping Boutique


The Stamping Boutique digital stamp

Copic markers

My Mind’s Eye paper

P K Glitz embossing powder

Ranger ink

Chipboard and Fiskars dot embossing plate

My Mind’s Eye Blog challenge #23

The Stamping Boutique Blog challenge #6

It just so happens that you can shop TODAY ONLY at The Stamping Boutique’s What’s New section where everything is ONLY $1!!

The Stamping Boutique

I love stamping on my scrapbook pages, so the online class from Nichol Magouirk is great inspiration every month.

Here’s a page with stamped embellishments and a title all using The Stamps of Life clear stamps.

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scrapbook page


My Mind’s Eye patterned paper

The Stamps of Life stamps

Tsukineko and Stampin’ Up inks

Spellbinders die cuts

Scrapbook Stamping online class at Two Peas

are you ready?

It’s ok if you’re not, at least if you live in the US. 🙂

A new challenge starts today at the Michelle Perkett Studio blog,

—> make a project to “Surprise Your Mom” while using a Michelle Perkett Studio image!

You’ll have until next Monday afternoon to have some fun creating for this challenge.

Here’s a card to help inspire you:

Michelle Perkett Studio


Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamp

P K Glitz glitter

Prima flowers

My Mind’s Eye paper

Border punch

I heart 2 stamp sketch SFYTTApr2011

Aren’t mini trees, topiary trees and big buckets of plants just cool?

The Stamping Boutique has a great digital stamp that you can do LOTS of cool things with! I worked with the “Plant” digi stamp to create this card for challenge #3, handmade flowers. This little just came to life with the punched flowers, vines and bling!

You still have a week to join in on this challenge, so take a chance!

The Stamping Boutique


The Stamping Boutique digital stamp

Copic markers

The Stamps of Life sentiment

Tsukineko ink

Border, flower, circle and vine punches

My Mind’s Eye paper

Whimsie Doodles Punch It Out Challenge

Crazy 4 Challenges sketch #C4C81

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Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?