Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tri Shutter Thank You

Well, I painted my closet this weekend with the help of my friend, Kathy. She's so AWESOME!!!! I never could have done it without her. She gave up her entire Sat to help me. So, here's my thank you card for her. It's another tri shutter card. They aren't really that hard, but they do take a bit of time. Today I'll help her with her Christmas cards. She doesn't really need help, because she's a great stamper. I'm just trying to pay her back for helping me out (even though she's the kind of friend who doesn't want to be paid back). Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Kathy - you're great!!!
stamps- inspired by nature, oval all
cs- lovely lilac, almost amethyst dsp, whisper white
ink- white craft pad, lovely lilac classic pad
access- white ep, butterfly punch, fire circle brads, oval & scallop oval punches
Happy Stamping! Mary

Monday, November 23, 2009


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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tri shutter Birthday Card

We celebrated my friend Cheryl's b-day today and so now I can post the card I made for her. It was a lot of fun, but took some time to complete since I kept adding (maybe a little too much! lol). There are 2 purple butterflies adhered back to back with a piece of hemp sandwiched between them. The hemp is then anchored to the top and bottom panels with glue dots and punched flowers are adhered with glue dots to cover the ends of the hemp. This butterfly is carefully twisted and then the card is closed. When the card is opened it spins on the hemp. It only lasts a second, but it's cool. The pink butterfly has a rhinestone brad through it and is attached with a dimensional. Cheryl loves glitter, so I added dazzling diamonds glitter to the upsy daisy flower focal point on the front of the card, which i had colored with markers. Finally, the flower image is stamped on the back panel in white craft ink directily on the dsp and embossed with white ep. Thanks for looking! Hope you are inspired to stamp.
sets-upsy daisy, flight of the butterfly
cs -whisper white, lovely lilac, almost amethyst dsp
ink- lovely lilac, almost amethyst, pretty in pink and pixie pink pads and markers, white craft pad
acces- butterfly punch, circle fire rhinestone brads, 1/16" punch, hemp, mini glue dots, dimensionals, white embossing powder
Happy Stamping! Mary

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Cheryl!

In honor of Cheryl's birthday (which is today) I'm posting the cards we made at her stamp-a-stack class recently. Aren't they beautiful? I'll post the card I made for her at a later date, after I give it to her.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Chris!

It's my son Christopher's 13th birthday today. I thought I'd make him a special card. I had started this one a couple weeks ago and put the finishing touches on it last night. He's been home sick with the flu and this card really helped perk him up.
sets- voila
cs - real red, whisper white, pumpkin pie, old olive, bashful blue, summer picnic dsp
ink- real red and basic black pads, various markers
access- retired birthday hat punch, wide oval punch, aquapainters, paper snips, dimensionals
Happy Stamping! Mary

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Stamped Trivet

I didn't want to put hot pans on our new granite countertops, so I made this trivet. I stamped four tiles using stazOn ink and watercolored them with craft ink refills. Then I heat set them in the oven. After they cooled I "gorilla glued" them into a frame I had stained to match our wood cabinets.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Secret Card Pal Cards

pine cones by Caroyl

flower burst by Lisa

a tree for all seasons by Susie

tied circles by Mary (me)

snow swirled by Shelagh

petal pizzaz by Billie

(the person who got Pat's card was absent due to illness, but I'll try to get a photo of it to post)
Every month club members have the opportunity to participate in anonymously sending another club member a card. It's a great excuse to stamp and a lot of fun!

Monday, November 9, 2009

November Club Cards

These are the cards we made for Nov Club. The first card used the Big Shot and the pumpkin sizzlit, placed on the watercolor vine wheeled image over a saffron card. The second card used the Autumn Splendor set or the Gobble Gobble stamp, both from the Holiday mini catalog. I don't have all the photos of the Secret Card Pal cards, but I'll post the ones I do have tomorrow. Post a comment or e-mail me if you'd like the recipes for the club cards we made.