Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Trick or Treat!

After making a sympathy card last night, I wanted to do something fun and colorful!

I love this little stamp from Paper Inspirations. It's called Pumpkin Face and it's got a lot of possitilibies! I can see it stamped on little treat bags for my Trick-Or-Treaters this year!

I stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black ink (my FAVE), on a pumpkin colored panel. The black and yellow panels were cut to frame the image. Then I used pinking shears to cut the purple panel for a little "umph"! (Don't you love my descriptive vocabulary?)

The sentiment is from Hero Arts. It's my "GO TO" sentiment set for Halloween. There are three stamps in the set, and one of them almost always fits my needs. It's called Ghostly Greetings, and you can find it HERE .

I adhered two different ribbons together in colors to compliment the paper. All paper is from Doodlebug Designs. They make some really cute stuff!

So......this was a lot more fun for me. I love bright colors! And I've got one more card in my stash for Halloween. I'm betting the grands get this one!

Monday, July 30, 2007

Sympathy Card

I had a meeting after work tonight and didn't get home until late. I needed a quick sympathy card, and wouldn't you know that I wasn't satisfied with any that I had in my card stash. So I made this one...and it was really pretty quick and easy.

I started with pink and white decorative paper, then stamped the Watercolor Flower Stem from Paper Inspirations on the paper using VersaMagic chalk ink. Then I used my stamp positioner to stamp the Sympathy Calligraphy over the flowers. I used VersaMark ink to stamp, then embossed with JudiKins Lapis Lazuli embossing powder. I do wish the color of this embossing powder showed up better in the photograph. It is sooooooooo pretty! Actually the photo doesn't do this card justice at all!

To finish the card I used my Cuttlebug Vintage Corners die for all four of the corners, then layered with pink, metallic silver, and adhered to a dark pink note card.

I hope you all had a happy Monday. Only 4 more days until the weekend! LOL!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Pocket Full of Posies

I couldn't resist making one more card with my new JudiKins Jeans Pocket stamp.

First, I stamped Hero Arts Sketch Flower Trio on pale yellow cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black ink. Then I colored the flowers using Tombow markers in colors to compliment the paper.

The Jeans Pocket was stamped on white cardstock using Ranger Adirondack Denim ink, then cut out. You could also use black, or any other color that might resemble jeans. They come in every color these days, don't they?

I placed the cut out pocket over the vase so that only the "posies" were showing. Before adhering the pocket I folded a small scrap of ribbon to form a tab and glued it to the right side of the pocket. The sentiment was computer generated on vellum. I didn't have a stamp that said that, so I just improvised.

I added several layers of complementary colored cardstock and punched the corners with the SU! ticket punch.

I had fun making this card...and can see many more possibilities for this stamp.

Okay....it's late and I haven't yet had dinner or my bath. Where DOES the time go? It's time for me to start "spazzing" to get ready for the work week.

Thanks for stopping by. More tomorrow..........

Friday, July 27, 2007

Great mail!

What can make you happier than finding a handmade card in the mail from one of your friends? I don't know about you, but for me there is nothing better!

The card on the left is from my friend Varon. She bought some stamps from my store and sent the check in this cute card. Thanks Varon....that was so nice of you. I LOVE your card!

The card on the right is from my dear friend Jackie. She is just one of the sweetest ladies I know, and her cards always make me smile. Thanks, my friend! You're the best!

No stamping tonight. My best friend is having a birthday this weekend, so I'm hosting a party at my house. It was supposed to be a pool party...but the weather forecast might turn it into a patio party. Oh well.....with all the food I have prepared tonight, it should be a hit no matter what the weather does.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Jeans Pants

This is a card I made quickly tonight to show you one of the many options for this image.

This stamp is from JudiKins, and it's called Jeans Pants . One of the great things about this stamp is that you can easily make it masculine OR a feminine, depending on how you choose to embellish the image.

I stamped on white cardstock using Ranger Adirondack Denim ink . Before cleaning my stamp, I stamped off just the belt portion of the stamp on a scrap of white cardstock to make a pattern for the belt. I then used my pattern to cut my belt out of decorative paper. Using a craft knife, I made slits on each side of the belt loops, then slid my belt underneath them. Cool, huh?

To make the pocket I used JudiKins Jeans Pocket to stamp again on white cardstock with Denim ink. I cut out the stamped image, and adhered over the pocket section of the Jeans Pants image.

To embellish my pocket I used the same decorative paper and a scallop punch to cut a strip, then adhered it to the top of the pocket. A little Stickles Glitter Glue was added to the scallops on the pocket and the edges of the belt.

This card is really simple and easy. I'll make another one soon to show you a sample of a masculine card using the same stamp.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a very happy Friday!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


This is one of my most favorite images from Northwoods Rubber Stamps. It's called Tulip Vase with Tag .

I know....you're probably getting tired of my watercolored cards. I don't embellish them much (if at all), because I don't think they need it. In my opinion, in most cases their stamp speaks for itself.

I stamped on watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink. The image was colored with Tombow markers and a blender pen. The sentiment on the tag is from a very tiny Hero Arts set. The tag on the Northwoods stamp is blank so you can insert whatever sentiment is appropriate for the occasion. I like that versatility.

Okay...I know this is short and sweet. I'm whipped, and it's time for my evening nap.

Thanks for stopping by.......more tomorrow, I hope?

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Hello friend

Okay...after making two holiday cards I'm ready to get back to summer! LOL!

The floral image on this card is from a My Favorite Things set called Bundle of Bouquets . This is the first time I've had a chance to play with this set, and I'll have to tell you that I really love it.

In case you're not familiar with My Favorite Things, this is a clear stamp set. I absolutely {{love}} that I can see the exact placement of my stamp without the use of a stamp positioner. Another great thing is that there are about 16 stamps in the set, which means the average price for each stamp is less than a dollar. That.....you gotta love! And I must mention that storage for these clear stamps is a huge plus!!!

I stamped the vase of flowers on watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink, then colored with Tombow markers and a blender pen. I punched the colored image out with my Marvy Mega Oval punch.

Last week I received the new Borders & Corners Oval set from Papertrey, so tried one of them out on this card. I stamped the dot Giga sized oval on purple cardstock, then punched it out with my Marvy Giga Scalloped Oval punch. Pretty cool...and very easy.

The sentiment is also from the MFT Bundle of Bouquets set. I stamped it on yellow cardstock with green pigment ink. The green and purple scallop layers on the sentiment were cut with my Fiskars Scallop scissors. I added a few brads for color and dimension.

The background paper is Basic Grey Sophie. It's so pretty that I didn't want to cover it up!

Gosh....I finished a little early tonight. And that NEVER happens! I must now try to figure out what I forgot to do that gave me the extra time! LOL!

Thanks for checking in........I appreciate your comments.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Northwoods Christmas

Since I'm in the holiday card mode already, I decided to make a Christmas card. No......it really isn't too early. But you may not think so until November when you haven't finished your Christmas cards! LOL!

I adore this image. It's from Northwoods Rubber Stamps, and the name of the stamp is Glory to God in the Highest . Is this not a beautiful stamp, or what?

It was such a simple card to make...really! I stamped on watercolor paper with Versafine Black Onyx ink, then colored using my Tombow markers. Just for fun, I distressed the edges of the watercolored layer then sponged a little gold pigment ink around the edges. I mounted it to Basic Grey Dasher decorative paper, and a red note card. See.........I told you it was simple.

This is the perfect card for some of my friends this Christmas. I will be making more to add to my Christmas list stash. Be sure to start early........it will be here before you know it!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Witch Shoes

Apparently I'm getting in the holiday spirit a bit early this year! LOL!

But really, this is the time of year all the new fall, Halloween and Christmas images are released. I'm just trying to get a head start.

The main stamp on this card is from Stampendous and it's called Witch Shoes Is that a great stamp, or what?

I stamped on watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx Black ink, then colored the image using Tombow markers and a blender pen.

The sentiment was stamped on orange cardstock with Hero Arts Ghostly Greetings. That is a great set, isn't it?

The purple cardstock was embossed using a Cuttlebug A2 Embossing folder for texture. I used lots of layering to compliment the colors in the Doodlebug background paper.

So....it was really a short weekend. But then, aren't they all? I'm off to prepare for the week. Thanks so much for checking in. :-)

I'm a Rockin' Girl ?

My friend Pam Spiedel at Stamping with {Serendipity} says my blog rocks! LOL! Well girlfriend, yours does too! Thanks, Pam! She is also one of my best eBay customers...and certainly one of my most favorite! If you haven't visited her blog, do yourself a favor and go there. She can color with Prismacolor pencils like nobody I've ever seen. I want her to come here and give me private lessons. :-)

According to the rules, I'm supposed to nominate 5 more who I think are Rockin' Blogger Girls. Who can pick just five? But since those are the rules, here goes:

1. Shari Carroll at ...my world . Shari is a designer for Hero Arts, and her work is just awesome! I've met her a few times at conventions, and she's a sweet lady, too!

2. Kard Krazy has some beautiful designs, and her work totally rocks. If you haven't visited her blog, you just must!

3. Godelieve at Stamping Mathilda can stamp like nobody's business. Her designs are always so original and fresh. She definitely rocks with a capital R!

4. Jessica at Talk, Paper, Scissors...Stamp is a blog you must visit. Jessica hasn't been blogging very long, but she's certainly got the hang of it. And I assure you the girl can stamp!

5. Michelle at Come Stamp With Me is a Rockin Blogger for sure. Check out her blog and I promise you will agree.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Sundae Shoes

This image is Sundae Shoes from Stampendous, and it's one of my many favorites. I will admit, however, that I really don't think I did it justice here.

I stamped on watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx Black ink, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder.

The image was colored with my Tombow markers and a blender pen. I added Stickles Glitter Glue to the cones and the cherry, then put a bead of glitter around the edge of two of the cardstock layers.

The background paper is from the Basic Grey Oh Baby Boy collection. I just love that color combination. And I'm sure you will be seeing it again.

I appreciate your stopping by. And I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, July 19, 2007


Is this stamp not about the cutest thing?

This is one of the new stamps I got this week from Stampendous. It's called Grasshopper Fluffles , and I think it's just adorable.

I stamped the image on watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder.

The stamped image was colored with Tombow markers and a blender pen. I added a bit of Yellow Stickles glitter glue to the center of the flowers, then doodled around the edge for added interest.

I wish I could tell you who made the background paper, but I have no earthly idea. It was a scrap in my stash with no writing on the back of the piece I used. The ribbon is from May Arts, and the sentiment is from A Muse.

So....that's it for tonight. Have a happy Friday. I know I will. :-)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Bee-utiful Day!

I just love these little bees. This stamp is from Stampendous, and it's called Bee Trio . Isn't it adorable?

I stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder.

The image was colored using Tombow markers in colors to coordinate with the background paper. I punched the colored image using my Marvy Mega Circle punch. Then I punched the background for the bees using a Marvy Giga Scallop Circle punch.

The sentiment is from A Muse. It's called Bee-utiful Day . I love that little stamp. It's just the right size, and the font is so cute!

I added a couple of primas, and put some Stickles Glitter Glue on the wings and on the brad on the primas.

This was a simple card....but so fun.

So....I do hope YOU have a bee-utiful day. And thanks for checking in.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Great Mail Day!

I just LOVE it when I get handmade cards in the mail, don't you? The ONLY handmade card I got for my birthday was from my friend Shirley. It was so sweet of her, and I had to share it with you. Thanks Shirley! You're the best! It makes me feel so special that you made this just for me!

Then when I got home today I found this sweet thank you card in my mailbox from Pam Spiedel. If you haven't visited her blog, you just must! She makes the most spectacular cards, and her blog is called Stamping with {Serendipity} . Thanks Pam......I love my card. You are just too sweet!

There was no time for stamping tonight. I went to the funeral home for my friend whose father died. Then when I got home I had boxes of new merchandise on my doorstep. I have almost all the new Stampendous stamps listed, and I've listed the new Marvy Super size punches , as well as restocked others.

So....I'm off to get a nap. Long day....and tomorrow has all the promise of being longer. Life is good.........just busy! :-)

Single Duck

The stamp on this card is from Northwoods Rubber Stamps. It's called Single Duck . I stamped it on watercolor paper with Versafine ink, then embossed using JudiKins Clear Detail embossing powder.

The image was colored using Tombow markers and a blender pen. I distressed the edges of the stamped panel, and the green panel behind it with a distresser, then some Vintage Photo ink. The white from the cardstock seemed a little stark, so I sponged a bit of the Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges as well.

This is a sympathy card for a friend who lost his father a couple of days ago. The card needed to be masculine, and my friend is a big hunter, so I really think he will like it.

I know this is short....but I'm on my way out the door to work. Have a great Tuesday!

Sunday, July 15, 2007


I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. I know I did. It just wasn't long enough! (Is it ever?)

I had so much fun making this card! The main image is from Stampendous, and it's called Banana Split . I think the image itself lends itself to ice creamy colors, which made it fun to color.

I stamped on watercolor paper with Versafine ink, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder. The image was colored using Tombow markers and a blender pen. I used White Opal Liquid Pearls for the whipped cream, then added a dot of JudiKins Diamond Glaze on each of the cherries. In case you can't tell from the photo, the Diamond Glaze adds dimension and shine.

After doodling a bit around the outer edges, I trimmed the pink cardstock panel with Fiskars Mini Scallop scissors, then added another panel of lavendar paper.

The sentiment is also from Stampendous. It's called Sweet! . After stamping, I punched it out with a small oval, then trimmed a piece of lavendar cardstock around it with my Mini Scallop scissors. A little bling was added to each side of the sentiment just for fun!

The heart is simply a pink paper clip, and the ribbon tied to it is from May Arts. The background paper is Basic Grey from the Romani collection (one of my favorites).

Have a great week...and thanks for checking in.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Sunflower Blossom

This card is from the archives. It's one I made last year, and I loved it so much that I probably made at least a dozen of them.

I can't take credit for the design. I'm pretty sure I cased it from the Hero Arts catalog, but when I looked earlier I couldn't find it there.

At any rate, it's a simple and easy card to make. But in real life it has such a WOW! effect.

The stamp is called Sunflower Blossom and it's from Hero Arts. I colored on the rubber with Tombow markers, then spritzed a couple of times with a mist of water from my JudiKins Spritzer . Repeat the coloring and misting step three times, stamping on pale yellow cardstock. Use the sentiment of your choice and you have a quick and easy card.

I'm working on some new designs...so I will have more for you soon.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Poppy Stems

What a night! I've been buzzing since I walked through the door from work!

Needless to say, I made this card in record time. I will have to think about what I might have done differently if I hadn't been so pressed for time.

The image is from Stampendous, and it's called Poppy Stems . I really like this stamp. When I first saw it I envisioned bright and bold color.

I stamped the image on white marl paper, then colored with Tombow water based markers. The panels in coordinating colors were punched with the Corner Adorner Concave punch.

I used a corner rounder to make the double scallop on the red cardstock. It might be a little hard to see in this photo, but I used my Cuttlebug Bloom Dots embossing folder to emboss the patterned paper which I layered over the red scalloped piece.

The ribbon is all from May Arts, and the background paper is Basic Grey Romani. Yes, I've been hoarding it. Old habits die hard. :-)

I know this is a bit short, but I still have many packages of stamps to wrap for shipping before I can call it a night.

Thanks so much for checking in....and have a happy Friday!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Okay...I know you're probably getting really sick of my watercolored images, but I just couldn't help myself. This stamp was too much fun (and so easy) to color.

The stamp is from Northwoods Rubber Stamps, and its called Geranium Pot . Clever name for that stamp, don't you think? LOL!

Before stamping I used my Puff Static Away from Suze Weinberg. Let me tell you, if you emboss without using one of these you are playing with fire. I have ruined soooo much paper because I forgot to dust with it first. It helps remove the static from the paper you are stamping on so that the embossing powder sticks to the ink, and not in other places on your paper. I digress.

I colored the stamped image with Tombow markers, but any water based markers will do. Other than the flower pot, there wasn't much to do in the way of shading on this image. So I used different colors for emphasis, like the yellow on the leaves. This image really IS very easy to color!

The corners were punched with the Concave Corner Adorner punch. I stamped thank you and punched it out with a SU! small oval punch, then punched the larger oval from coordinating green Bazzill cardstock.

The background paper is from Gin X. They have some great paper!

So....I will try to do something different tomorrow to give you all a break from the watercoloring. Okay?

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Agapanthus Cluster

I will admit that I was pretty much out of my comfort zone with this card. But that's a good thing...right? It helps us to grow in our abilities?

I do so love this stamp. It is from Stampendous and it's called Agapanthus Cluster . Isn't it beautiful?

The background paper I chose is what seemed to make it difficult for me. It's from the Romani Basic Grey collection. I have had this paper for some time, and can't ever quite make it work for me. It's beautiful paper...just not "me". So I was determined. This was my quest!

I stamped on white marl paper using Encore pink ink, then embossed with JudiKins Iridiscent Sparkle embossing powder. I colored the flowers with a Tombow marker.

To add interest to the card, I stamped the pink notecard with my SU! Linen stamp using Ranger Fired Brick ink. (The linen stamp is my very first SU! stamp purchase!) I also stamped it on the yellow panel. For texture, I stamped a piece of the same pink cardstock with the linen stamp and Fired Brick ink, then used a Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder. I do love texture!

To finish the card I added Prima flowers and put a little bling in the center.

Not really my style, but it's a good thing to try something new and different.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Before...and After

Another masculine card for all those guys in your life. I don't know about you, but I have a LOT of men that I need cards for, so I'm always looking for something appropriate for men...particularly hunters.

This is like the "Flashback Friday" thing that some of the bloggers are doing.

I thought it would be entertaining to show you the "before" picture. It's a card I made a couple of years ago using the Diamond Loon rubber stamp from Northwoods Rubber Stamps. At the time I thought it was a pretty good card! It's amazing how our taste and abilites change over time, and how we grow as stampers.

Basically, I found the old card, took it apart and remade it adding only the background paper, and one panel of rust colored cardstock. I took the green panels from the old card and distressed them with Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink, then used a distress tool on the edges. I sponged a bit of ink on the white panel around the loons to soften the starkness of the white. Actually, now I wish I had added a bit more ink. Oh well...maybe I will do that on my next re-make of this card! :-)

I've gotta admit I like the after so much better than the before!

So go take apart one of those old cards you have lurking around. See if you can's come up with a totally different look in your newest style!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Monarch Butterfly

Apparently I've been in a watercoloring mood!
This stamp is from Northwoods Rubber Stamps, and it's called Monarch Butterfly . Is this not a beautiful stamp, or what? And it's pretty versatile. You could use most any sentiment inside this card and it would be appropriate.

I stamped on watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black, and embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder. The image was colored and shaded with Tombow water based markers and a blender pen.

I am certainly no watercolor expert, but I can tell you a couple of things that work for me. I always start with the lightest shade of a color first. For example, in this image, I colored all the light yellow area first. Then I went back with a medium yellow and blended into the light yellow. You will also notice an orange shade, which I colored last...layering over the other two yellows, blending together.

I use the same approach for all colors...lightest first, then medium, then the darkest. Blend all together with a blender pen. I know I made it sound pretty simplistic, but honestly that's all there is to my approach. It just takes a little practice.

So...that's it for tonight. Tomorrow is a Monday (Ugh!) so I know you are all excited about that. I hope you have a happy week, and tune in again soon.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Diamond Buck

This is another masculine card for the men in your life.

This stamp is called Diamond Buck and it's from Northwoods Rubber Stamps. Northwoods is a great company. Their red rubber is deeply etched, and they have a wonderful selection of those hard-to-find masculine images, as well as others.

I stamped on watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder. The image was colored using Tombow markers and a blender pen. After coloring, I trimmed closely to the edge, and layered with coordinating cardstock.

The background for the card was stamped with JudiKins Stone Background stamp in Versafine Onyx Black ink. Although it's a little hard to tell from the photograph, I distressed the bottom edge of the front of the note card.

Most any sentiment would be appropriate for this card. Since I don't have a particular occasion in mind for it right now I chose Thinking of You. The ribbon is a metallic copper from May Arts.

Thanks for stopping in. I sincerely appreciate your comments and continued support.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Walk In The Spring....

Yesterday I promised to give you all a break from my Stampendous cards, so this is something entirely different.

(For those of you who don't know, you can click on the card to enlarge it for more detail.)

The stamp is called Walk In The Spring and it's from Northwoods Rubber Stamps. Isn't that a beautiful image? Northwoods has some very fine stamps. You can see them here .

I stamped the image on watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder.

The image was colored using Tombow Markers and a blender pen. I can assure you that this is much easier than it looks. I taught a class using Northwoods rubber stamps at my store a year or so ago, and every student walked away saying how much simpler it is that it looks. And then end result has such a "WOW" effect that the recipient of the card is always so pleased.

So....try it. You'll like it!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Ruffled Bloom

Okay....just indulge me with one more Stampendous card, and then I'll try to move on to something else. LOL!

This stamp is called Ruffled Bloom and it is from Stampendous. I stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black ink, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder. The image was colored using Tombow markers and a blender pen, then cut along the outer edges.

To make a background for the flower I cut a square of light blue vellum, then a slightly larger square of light blue cardstock. I used the corner rounder on both layers, then placed them in a diamond shape on the card.

The verse from Printworks is Laughs in Flowers and tends to be one of my "go to" stamps. It was also stamped with Versafine and embossed with JudiKins Clear Detail embossing powder on the light blue vellum. Both the sentiment layer and its background cardstock layer were punched with the corner rounder.

To complete the card, I added a bead of Waterfall Stickles Glitter Glue around the edge of each of the two layered panels, as well as on the ruffled portions of the flower. I used a bit of Yellow Stickles in the center of the flower.

I hope you all had a great 4th of July. I do so appreciate your stopping by.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Ruffled Butterfly

I DO love this stamp! It is called Ruffled Butterfly and it is made by Stampendous.

I stamped it on watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink, then colored and blended using my Tombow markers. After coloring I added PearlEx applied with Future Floor wax for sheen and a pearlescent look. After a few moments when it was dry, I applied Crystal Stickles Glitter Glue to the antenna and around the ruffles on the wings. I love the sparkle and dimension you can get from Stickles.

The sentiment is from Penny Black, and the ribbon is by May Arts. I don't know if you can tell from the photo, but this ribbon is gorgeous! The background paper is from a mat stack by DCWV called Pocket full of Posies.

After assembling the card I laid a bead of Crystal Stickles Glitter Glue around the edge of the two main panels.

I hope you all have a happy and safe holiday tomorrow. As for me, I plan to spend my day in the pool! :-)

Monday, July 2, 2007

Tall Blossoms

When I first saw this stamp, I knew I had to have it. It's just a cinch for making quick and easy cards that don't look quite so quick and easy. I can tell that this is a stamp I will be using again and again.

First, I stamped Tall Blossoms on watercolor paper using Ancient Page Lime Green ink. Then I used my Tombow markers to color the flowers in colors that coordinate with the paper. I added a little dot of Yellow Stickles Glitter Glue in the center of each flower just for a little sparkle and dimension.

The corners of the stamped panel and the patterned paper panel were punched with the Concave Corner Adorner punch, then matted with coordinating paper layers.

The final touch is the May Arts ribbon tied around the flower panel.

See...I told you it was quick and easy!

Sunday, July 1, 2007

It's A Jungle Out There.....

Some days...that is soooooooo true! LOL!

I couldn't resist playing with my new Stampendous stamps today. The Chitango Safari monkey is just too cute. I stamped him with Versafine Onyx Black ink on watercolor paper, then embossed with detail clear embossing powder. Tombow markers were used to color and blend the image.

The colored panel was punched with the Marvy Mega Circle punch. I used my Coluzzle circle template to make a slightly larger circle in green, then used my Marvy Giga circle to punch the tan colored background. The doodling on the scalloped punch was done with the fine point of a brown Tombow marker.

The background for the card was stamped with Palm Fronds using Ancient Page Pine ink. The sentiment It's A Jungle was stamped with VersaMark Ink , then embossed using JudiKins Copper embossing powder.

I think I will send this card to my grands. They will get a real chuckle out of it, and that will make me happy. There is nothing better than their sweet smiles! :-)

Here's to a great 4th of July week...and a happy Monday!