Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Three Pumpkins

Happy Thanksgiving my friends!  And what a lot I have to be thankful for.  Top of my list is our grandson, Nick, returned from Afghanistan safe and sound this past December.  He is a MP in the Marines and will not be deployed again.  He gets out in June and is looking forward to continuing his education at a college/university in Texas. I love you Nick.
Sure I could list some things that are not good happenings but who wants to go there.  There are so many other things to be thankful for.  Like a marriage that has lasted 46 years.  Three children happily married, self sufficient with education and good jobs, and healthy grandchildren all doing well.  David and I are both in good health and pain free.  That's a good thing at our age and at night I can lay my head on my pillow and sleep well, getting up in the morning rested and ready for another day. Yes, I got a lot to be thankful for.  So, I found this sample I did a few weeks back and decided to post it for the occasion. I hope you like it.  Don't forget to leave a to hear from you.

Three Pumpkins
Stamp:  Magenta 40206-N
Ink:  Momento Rich Cocoa
Copic Markers:

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Laughing Stampers

We had our weekly meeting today at Powdersville Community Church.  There were 14 in attendance. Enjoyed the company of Marilyn McMimm McCredie, our favorite story teller, from Ashville, NC. No meeting next Thursday because of Thanksgiving but will resume December 2nd.  On December 16th we will have a salad lunch with everyone bringing a salad or fixings to share.  I want to personally thank everyone who has joined us at the church to stamp.  We are better together....Love you all. Mary

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Falling Leaves

Outside View

Inside View

Stamps:  Eureka Stamps
              Impression Obsession B5371 Mini Watch the Leaves
Ink:        Memento Rich Cocoa
              Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves
Punch:   Martha Stewart PATP Laural Leaves 42-60049
             Martha Stewart Edge Punch Fence M284101
             Small hole punch
             2 small leaf punches by Punch Bunch
Copic Markers:
            Sky:  B41, B0000, R0000
            Edge: E15
            Leaves:  Y13, Y19, YR07, R29, G24
Stipple brushes for edging leaves inside card with Kaleidacolor ink
Red and Yellow scrapbook paper scrap

Naomi Bow:  Video:
 This video is to demonstrate the new Martha Stewart "All over the page" punch but in it she also demonstrates how to tie on the ribbon and have it stay in place without any tape or glue.  I was really impressed as I hadn't seen this done before.  It is the reason I did this card...let me know what you think of it.
Btw, I will have this sample for you to work on at the church this Thursday. Enjoy, and I appreciate your comments.

Monday, November 15, 2010



This is the last stamp that I have in this series...but now that I have seen the stamps that Rubbernecker carries I will certainly be purchasing more.  I love this vintage look and is so easy to color with the Copic markers.  If you would like to make this card I will have the stamps and instructions this coming Thursday at Powdersville Community Church where we are meeting at 10 am until around 3pm. Fee: donation only.  Just bring your coordinating papers, ribbon and gems.  I will have a few of each available...first come first serve. :)
Stamps:  Rubbernecker Alexandria 237-10
              Stampin' Up 2000
Ink Pads:  Memories Black
                Distress Scattered Straw
                Distress Victorian Velvet
Paper:    Tres Jolee "Je Taime" Smile Stripe #TJ1097
              Neenah Solar White
              Coordinating cardstock
Copic Markers:
              E000, E01, R02 R27, G21, Y28, E95 (Skin and Hair)
              E95,  E99, G21, Spica 15. (Dress)
              Spica 17 mint, Y28 (shoes and jewelry)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Buttons and Bows


My computer was have "remote maintenance" performed last night so even though I finished this card last evening I wasn't able to post it until this morning.  That is so weird to have someone working/using your computer and they are somewhere else...probably even in another country.  But it's back now in my control so here you go.

Today is going to be difficult for awhile as this is the first Altered Book Club meeting at the store since my departure there.. I usually attend but since I am not allowed in the store I have planned a road trip with friends and we are going to Landrum, N.C. to check out "One Scrappy Chick".  They are having good sales prior to closing the doors.  I liked this store and always hate to hear of another scrapbook/stamping/paper crafting store being closed but I understand the reason and wish her God's blessings on her new endeavor.

Back to "Bella".  (Rubbernecker stamp "Bella" 210-02)  This is lady #3 of the 4 stamps I bought. I hope you like her....slightly different era.  Reminds me of the 60's.  She is stamped on Neenah Solar White using Momento Tuxedo Black.  I colored her with Copic Markers:  E000, E01, R02; E11, E13; BG11, BG34, BG45; C2. I distressed the edges with TH Distress Ink "Broken China" using the blending tool.  Next I matted her on Glitter paper. The card base is Bazzil "Atlantic".   I used an old border stamp from Paper Inspirations called "Ornamental Borders 3" LCS251 and I found it at this website. )

I stamped the border in black next to the right edge of the card and then trimmed the right edge. A ribbon was added (a piece of scrap I found in my stash) that matched the dress and paper and a button out of my button jar.  I clipped off the back before glueing the button down with "Fabri Tac".  Love this glue. I added a strip of scrapbook paper that I thought matched the mood of the card on the inside to give contrast to the trimmed border.

Please leave a comment if you can as I enjoy the feedback.  Three down and one to go.......  

Friday, November 12, 2010

Outside view
Inside view

This is today's creation....and did I have fun doing it.  This is another Rubbernecker stamp I recently purchased.  It is has been a beautiful fall day here in South Carolina and I hope yours as well.  About my card, I first stamped it with Momento Tuxedo black ink on Neanah solar white cardstock and colored it using my Copic markers.  I colored the dress and hat using E30, E33, and E35.  The skin colors I used were E000, E02 and R02.  I added R17 for lipstick and used BG000 for eye shadow.  Her jewelry and handkerchief are colored using BG000 and BG01.  Her hair I used W1.  I shadowed the whole image using W2.

I trimmed the paper to 3.25" x 5"  and used the Martha Stewart Deco corner punch (42-60001)and then used the
Blending applicator from Tim Holtz and the Distress Ink Tea Dye distress the piece.  I used DMC cotton floss to add stitching to the corners by threading thru a embroidery needle.  The Deco punch has two small holes on the inside base of the corner punch.  I ran the thread thru these holes around the whole piece.

I pop dotted with Bazzil True Teal and the under mat was made using Graphic 45 Renaissance Faire Collection #4500107 and a dark brown cardstock.  I scored the front and inside using the Scor-it and the corners were rounded on the True Teal and black base cardstock.  The jewels are from Prima. #530488 SHP Strip Cream.

Inside I matted the edges with the same Graphic 45 Renaissance Faire Collection.  The liner was cut 5" x 6-3/4" as per instructions for the Martha Stewart Punch around the Page "Embroidered Floral" 42-40061 (edge) and Embroidered Floral 42050031 (corner).

Stamps used:  Rubbernecker Danielle 271-02, Hero Arts My Heart Smiles D3314, Hero Arts Heart Stem A4931.

I hope you enjoy this posting.  If you would like to make this card I will have everything but the paper and gems at our next get-together at Powdersville Community Church on Thursday at 10am - until.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Oriental note

This is my 3am creation.  Stamped the image on white card stock using black ink.  Then I stamped it again on origami paper.  I "fussy cut" just the kimono and parasol.  I tinted her skin with Copic marker E00 and then glued the kimono and parasol over the stamped image.  

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thanks with Style

This is a sample I am working on tonight for tomorrow at Powdersville Community Church.  I used Distress ink to age the edge of the white card stock. Hope you are able to join us
Thanks with Style
Stamp:  Rubbernecker “Grete” 210-01
Ink:  Distress Ink Bundled Sage, Momento Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

This is my last sample today.  Art Impressions "Tots on the Go" from their Jingle Tots line. I also used Christmas Cardinals (Sku#g3599) and Tots Blessed Christmas (Sku#g3597). 

The last couple of weeks have been rough.  What I loved to do has been taken away and I still don't know why.  For the past 5 years or so I have volunteered at my favorite stamp store.  I loved working there...even if it was only as a volunteer.  I learned so much about marketing the products from Angie...thanks Angie.  I learned even more from Eleanor about working with the customers and the importance of each customer and seeing that they are special and filling their need was the most important thing we had to do. We were family.  Thanks Eleanor. I looked forward every day the store was opened.  For the most part it was a good time.  Well, that phase of my life is over.  I am now looking forward to what I will be doing now that I have so much free time.  Right now I am part of a new stamping group meeting at Powdersville Community Church.  I will be there every Thursday with old and new samples, teaching Copic Markers and Art Impressions water color.  There is no charge and if you know of others that would like to play with us let me know and we will put up another table. Contact me at:

Art Impressions “Jingle Tots”   

Christmas Tots on the Go (Sku#t3606)                     
Copic Markers
E000                BV000
E01                  BV02
R02                  BG000
W1                  BG02
W3                  Y11
W6                  Y18
R37                  G24
R39                  G40
E70                  G29
E71                  B21
E13                  B23
R24                  E18
R29                  E74

This is from the second group of Jingle Tots samples that I did this month.  This is called "Christmas Snowmen".  I used another Martha Stewart edge punch called "Snow Flurries" and a single snowflake Stampin' Up punch. I added Glossy Accents to the Christmas tree lights.

Jingle Tots
Christmas Snowmen (Sku#t3609)
Copic Markers

Jingle Tots "Bench Tots"

I have finally completed my samples for Art Impressions.  This month Bonnie asked me to do samples using their Jingle Tots.  I really enjoyed coloring these sweeties.  I used Martha Stewart's punch "Drippy Goo" M284108W to embellish.  Stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black.

Art Impressions “Jingle Tots”   
Bench Tots (Sku#t3608)                    
Copic Markers
E000                BV000
E01                  BV02
R02                  BG000
W1                  BG02
W3                  Y11
W6                  Y18
E70                  G82
E71                  G94
E13                  B21
R24                  B23

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Warmest Wishes

Warmest Wishes

Penny Black Slapstick 40-027
Momento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Fiskers Lace Corner Punch
Copic Markers:
R02, R11, R14, R46
E0000, E01, E07, E35, E37
B41, B45
W0, W1, W3
G14, G16

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy Birthday Glossy Blooms

Outside View

Inside View


1.  Cut an 11 x 6 inch piece of olive green cardstock.  
2.  Score vertically at 2-3/4", 5-1/2" and 8-1/4" from left edge.Use template and trim away top portion.
3.  Fold card accordian style so that front (smallest) panel is folded along left edge and opens on right side.
4.  Stamp blooms on glossy cardstock using Momento Tuxedo black. Let dry or heat set. Color using Copic   markers. I used RV02, RV06, RV09, BV01, BV04, Y13 and Y17.  Cut out blooms just outside of stamped lines.
5.  Plan Placement of Blooms on card.  For leaves use a flourish stamp inked with Distress Peeled Paint. Stamp under bloom placement areas and randomly on both sides of card.
6.  Use paint brush picking up ink from Distress pad and fill in leaves and add swirls.  Edge card with distress ink (Peeled Paint) using TH blending tool.
7.  Cut a 2-3/4" x 6" printed paper.  Ink edges with distress ink.  Stamp "Happy Birthday" on printed paper and adhere paper to panel on right side of card.
8.  Adhere flower blooms to card at placement points.
9.  Ribbon Closure:  Punch 2 circles 1-1/2" from printed paper.  Fold circles in half; cut a 1/2" slit in center of each on fold.  Cut ribbon in half; thread 1/2" of one end through slit in each circle.  Glue circles and ribbon ends over open edges of front and back panels near bottom.  Tie ribbons into a bow.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Good Thoughts

This card was made from a Hero Arts clear set that I recently purchased.  The set is called "Good Thoughts" and considering the recent events in my life I sure do need some "Good Thoughts". Looking forward to Thursday and our stamping group at the church.  I will be bringing this sample. Remember....good thoughts.
Finished card size: 5-1/2" x 5-1/2"
Stamp:  Hero Arts “Good Thoughts”  CL443
Spellbinders Labels One
Martha Stewart PATP “Cherish” 466-60044
Corner Punch
Pearl Pen - Bronze
Cardstock:  Bazzil Bees Wax, Cinnabar and Haley
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers:


A new Stamping group

Time:            Thursday, November 4th
                      10:00 am until.....
Place:            Powdersville Community Church
                     Exit 40

Powdersville Community

200 Assembly Dr
Piedmont, SC 29673-9434
(Gas station on corner of
Assembly Dr. And 153.
Go pass Waffle House and
Hakkim Rugs and turn left)
I now have the key for the church and the times of our 
meeting is on the church calendar.  This Thursday I will
 bring a few samples for us to work on.  Micki Switzer
 is also going to bring a project/sample.  I have all my 
samples and stamps that I had at the store so if there 
was something you especially wanted to work on let me
 know and I will bring it.  I intend to bring only new 
samples at this time unless you contact me.  I will try and 
get a supply list to you before Thursday.  I will only send 
the supply list to those who will be attending.  If you have a 
project to share please bring it.
There is a full kitchen with microwave so if you want to 
bring a lunch you can. Also we will only be one exit from 
Eleanor's so those that want could make a quick shopping 
Saturday's will not be available until January.  The Monday 
group will be meeting the second Monday of this month, 
November 10th.  

Also, it has been suggested that we might meet on an evening.  
I have not passed this by the Pastor or Secretary but if there 
is interest you might let me know which evening might be good.  
To start with I am thinking once a month in the evenings? 
REMINDER: there is no fee for use of the building but I am 
sure they would not turn down a donation.
See you there!