Friday, October 24, 2014

Eat, Drink and Be Scary

Here's a quick Halloween card for ya!  Holiday Invitation Stamp Set includes a stamp where you write in the "where and when" after you stamp it.  But, it doesn't have to be for invitations!  

Supplies used:
Holiday Invitation, Good Greetings (Hostess) Stamp Sets
Old Olive, Naturals White, Pumpkin Pie Cardstock
Pumpkin Pie, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Big Shot with Autumn Accents Bigz Die

Happy Halloween!  Bye for now, Maria

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Blended Bloom and Blendabilities

  I've been rubber stamping since 1997, and I've never been much for coloring.  Here's some practice I did with the Blendabilities markers.  This is the first time I've used alcohol markers--really like the Blendabilities--so easy and fun!

Stamps and supplies used:
Blended Bloom Stamp
For All Things Stamp Set
Note Tag Punch
Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die
Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Skin Tone Assortment Blendabilities
Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight Ink
Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Whisper White Cardstock
Stampin' Dimensionals

Do you like to color your stamped images? Happy Stamping!  Happy coloring!  Bye for now, Maria

Saturday, October 11, 2014

October Stamp Club: Seasonally Scattered

It's October, and the fall colors are at their peak here. The season of gratitude is almost here! Although, I think being grateful is something we should be every day.  This technique reminds me of applying ink directly to the rubber stamp with markers.  We made a take out box at convention with this tag.  I love the tag on the front of a card too!


1.   Make sure stamp is clean!!!!
2.   Place stamp rubber side up on table
3.   Ink up “thanks” with Crushed Curry ink pad
4.   Sponge daub Cajun Craze ink on the edges of the “thanks” over top of Crushed Curry
5.   Stamp on Very Vanilla cardstock
6.   Punch with Tag Topper Punch
7.   Thread ribbon through hole, add wooden leaf, and tie
8.   Embellish with Glimmer Paper punch outs
9.   Add to front of card as shown
10. Clean Stamp
 Stamps and Supplies:
  • Seasonally Scattered Stamp set (Holiday Catalog p. 43)
  • Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze Ink 
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock, Under the Tree Specialty DSP (Holiday Catalog p. 5), Kraft Cardstock, Glimmer Paper
  • Mossy Meadow Stitched Satin Ribbon
  • Autumn Wooden Elements (Holiday Catalog p. 46)
  • Tag Topper Punch
I am grateful for so many things....God, my husband, family and friends...just to name a few.  Tell someone you're grateful for them!  Send a card to someone you're grateful for--do it today!!  With gratitude, Maria