Monday, December 29, 2014

More Xmas Cheer

Shelagh S.
Shelagh's card was triple embossed! Once with the filigree frame TIEF.  Second the sentiment was heat embossed in gold.   Third she used the versamarker to go over the dots and heat embossed them with red ep.
Kathy M.
 I don't know what all Kathy did to make her card, but she always puts in a lot of effort and it shows!
Gayle L.
Gayle's card is fun and full of whimsy with the bird house dsp and the birds on the snowman.

Happy Stamping!  Mary 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas from the Muhlenkamps!

2014 Christmas Card, front

2014 Christmas Card, inside
I thought it would take me awhile to make this year's  card, but it went fairly quickly!  Of course, I didn't want to have 120 Smokey Slate ovals, so I incorporated them into the design.  It also covered up where the cardinal, which I had colored with blendabilities, bled through.

The card colors were inspired pair of flannel pj's I own.  The pj's are white with gray branches and red cardinals printed on them.

sets - Beauty of the Season, Delightful Dozen
cs - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" whisper white card base,  5-1/4" x 4" smokey slate
ink - tuxedo black momento ink pad, cherry cobbler pad, marker and blendabilities, summer starfruit marker
access - big shot, filigree frame TIEF, ovals collection framelits, dimensionals

Happy Stamping! and Merry Christmas!  Mary

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Thank You Card?

Cheryl's Card

Cheryl's Card

Cheryl's Card, inside
Cheryl's birthday is in Nov.  I've seen all her thank you cards, so she gave me this card instead!  She wrote her note on a separate piece of paper.  She knew that I would enjoy the sample; she's a demo, too.  I love this elegant, yet simple, card!

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Monday, December 22, 2014

More Christmas Cheer!

Peggy M

Lynne D

Billie T
Noah's Card

Noah's Card, back

St. Dennis Family

These are some more of the hand stamped  cards I received.  I love getting Christmas cards, and especially hand made ones!

The last one was made by my great nephew, Noah.  He even signed the back!  My niece is teaching him well.  He will be 7 yrs old at the end of this month.  In the photo, he's the front left little boy.

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Christmas Cheer

Pat S.

Susie H.

Cathy H.

Linda A.
Here are a few of the hand made cards I have received so far.  Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Merry Christmas!

I got this beautiful card from my upline, Tami Waddell.  She used a sponge dauber to burnish gold ink onto the filigree frame to really make it stand out.

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Dec Club and SUO Challenge

Project #1 Mini Box with Gift Tag
This first project also counts for the SUO Challenge #111 "Tag, you're it".  We made a simple tag with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch using the gold foil sheets.  The greeting was stamped on the backside.  Gold Glimmer stars were added to the front with mini glue dots.
Mini Box with Gift Tag, flat
The Tiny Treat box item #135829 (what a steal, only $6.95 for 25 die cut boxes!) was run through the Big Shot (no tabs) with the Lucky Stars TIEF before assembly.

sets - Teeny Tiny Wishes
cs - 2" x 3" gold foil sheets, champagne glimmer paper scraps
ink - chocolate chip pad
access -  tiny treat boxes, Big Shot & Lucky Stars TIEF, gold bakers twine, 12" burlap ribbon, mini stapler, mini glue dots
Mini Box, up close embossed
Project #2 Mini Magazine File TIEF Holder
sets - none
cs - 12" x 12" rasberry ripple or primrose petals, 1-1/2" x 12" rasberry ripple dsp or primrose petals dsp
ink - none
access - Simply Scored tool, sticky strip, snail, scissors or paper cutter, bone folder
Project #2 Mini Magazine File TIEF Holder, unassembled inside
I adopted a template I had for a mini magazine file card and envelope holder to make it a little larger to hold my textured impressions embossing folders  (TIEF).  You can email me ( if you would like the template/directions.
Project #2 Mini Magazine File TIEF Holder, unassembled outside
Happy Stamping!  Mary

Monday, December 1, 2014

Cheryl's Holiday Cards

Side Step Card - Christmas

Shaker Card

Lovely Snow Card

Star Card
Cheryl's birthday was Nov 14th.  When we got together to celebrate she shared these beautiful cards with me.  I especially like her side step card.  It's stunning.  The dazzling diamonds glimmer paper makes excellent snow!

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I sent out a few cards - mom, bachelor brothers, and a couple friends.  I wanted to send a card to my sis, so I quickly whipped this up from scraps that needed to be cleared from my hutch.  I used the mini stapler to attach the cajun craze and water colored pieces.  Then I covered the staples with a couple pieces of washi tape.  Oh, how I love that mini stapler!  It's so easy, especially since I'm losing the use of my left hand.

sets - all about autum, grateful greetings (inside)
cs - water color paper, cajun craze, crumb cake notecards and envelopes
ink - pumpkin pie old olive cajun craze and chocolate chip pads
access - big shot, wood grain TIEF, washi tape, mini stapler, mister

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Holiday SAS

Cardinal Christmas Watercolor card
sets - beauty of the season
cs - basic gray 5- 1/2" x 8-1/2", watercolor paper 4-1/2" x 3", cherry cobbler 4-3/4" x 3-1/4", whisper white guts 5- 1/4" x 4"
ink - basic gray, cherry cobbler and soft sky pads, summer starfruit marker
access - aqua painter, dimensionals
Cardinal Christmas Watercolor card, inside

Thanksgiving Tassel card
sets - Mingle All the Way, Truly Grateful
cs - typeset dsp 1-1/2" x 6", crumb cake note cards and envelopes
ink - crushed curry and always artichoke pads, cherry cobbler marker
access - big shot and wood grain TIEF, 6" gold bakers twine, 4" burlap ribbon, linen thread, gold metallic buttons, sticky strip, dimensionals, mini glue dots, fringe scissors

Tassel directions:
  1. put sticky strip along top of dsp
  2. cut with fringe scissors up to the sticky strip
  3. cut in half so you have two pieces each 1-1/2" x 3"
  4. peel off sticky strip protective layer of one piece at a time
  5. add knotted end of bakers twine on sticky strip of end of dsp
  6. roll up dsp
  7. do the same with the other end of twine and dsp

Endless Wishes Washi Tape card #1
sets - endless wishes
cs - white note cards and envelopes
ink - pool party, pear pizzazz and basic gray pads
access - calm x-mas washi tape, frosted sequins, dimensionals
Endless Wishes Washi Tape card #1, inside

Endless Wishes Washi Tape card #2
sets - endless wishes
cs - white note cards and envelopes, whisper white scraps, silver glimmer paper scraps
ink - silver encore pad
access - calm x-mas washi tape, frosted sequins, dimensional, mini stapler, mini glue dots, 16-20" silver ribbon
punches - 1-3/4" circle, 2" circle

Happy Stamping!  mary

Thursday, November 13, 2014

New Photopolymer Set!

Please see the link in the right hand column to view the latest photopolymer set, Banner Blessings.  These sets aren't in any catalog.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Nov Club is Zipped Up!

Fall Zipper Card, front. open and envelope
 We stamped leaves on watercolor paper and "misted" them with water to give it the blurry effect.

Fall Zipper Card, front (not sealed)
sets - and many more, all about autumn, retired
cs - water color paper, chocolate chip, very vanilla, cajun craze, moonlight dsp
ink - pumpkin pie, cajun craze, old olive, chocolate chip pads and early espresso marker
access - candy dots, spritzer, rotary arm addition with perforation blade and scallop blade, dimensionals
punches - modern label, word window
Fall Zipper Card, inside "zipper"
Winter Zipper Card, full front and open
sets - endless wishes
cs - whisper white, lost lagoon, basic gray, moonlight dsp
ink - basic gray pad and black marker, white craft pad
access - rotary arm addition with perforation blade and scallop blade, heat tool and white ep, dimensionals
punches - modern label, word window, small oval
Winter Zipper Card, front (it's white embossed snowflakes on lost lagoon cs, not green ~ it just looks that way in the photo)
These are the zipper pull cards we made in Club this month! I first made a zipper card at my Vacaville Shoe Box Swap.  She got the idea from Frenchie Martin.  You need the rotary arm and perforator blade.  Also I used the small scallop blade to cut the strip of dsp that goes over the "zipper" (perforated portion).  

After you sign the card and are ready to mail it, you seal it.  Then the recipient "unzips" it open by pulling the tab.

Happy Stamping!   Mary

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Cheryl Club Cards

I got to briefly see my good friend, Cheryl, yesterday.  She shared these cards and the angel with me.  She made the cards last Fri with her club.  Aren't they great?!!

Happy Stamping!     Mary

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Inkerbelle Projects

Love Banner Card
Curvy Pumpkin Box

 Supplies needed:

Hello Card
Joy Card

 Supplies needed:

Love Box

 Supplies needed:

White Christmas Shaker Card

 Supplies needed:

You & Word Bubble Framelits Card

 Supplies needed:

On Saturday 10/25/14, I attended Tami's "prize time" for her qualifying Inkerbelles.  We made the above fun projects, received a ton of product, and were treated to a delicious lunch, including awesome cupcakes.

Happy Stamping!  Mary