Friday, December 14, 2012

Birds on a Holly Branch

Here is another card using a newly acquired PSX I bought on Ebay this past week. Bluebirds have a special memory for our family. When I see something like this stamp I immediately think blue birds.  They are so fluffed must be cold and lined up together for warmth.  I hope you and yours are cuddled together and warm this evening.  It's beginning to look like Christmas.....


Birds on a Holly Branch
Stamp:  Birds on a Holly Branch PSX K1884
              Rejoice Inkadinkado 96920MM
Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
               Distress Ink Peeled Paint
               Distress Ink Festive Berries
               Distress Ink Pine Green
Paper:  Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium Collection 8 x 8
Glossy Accents
Copic Markers:
YG01, YG03, YG63, R22, R29 (Holly and Berries)
B41, B21, B24, R000, R01, R20, R22, Y08, Y17 (Birds)
E21, E23 (branch)
BG10 (outline)

Spellbinders Curved Rectangles

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

They Who are Best Friends

Yesterday I pulled out two more retired no longer available (except on Ebay) stamps.  These are 2 more stamps that I have had for a number of years and had not used.  I hope you don't mind that I am using these nla stamps.  If you are serious about wanting a particular stamp and are patient, sooner or later it will become available on Ebay.  Stamps that I purchased just a few years ago for $10 are now selling for $30-$50. I believe that in the future all wood stamps will be scarce and hard to find and valuable....especially the good quality ones like PSX (Personal Stamp Exchange). Just go to and search for psx rubber stamps and you will see what I mean.  There are still good buys out there but you have to hunt for them.
The stamps I used for this card are PSX but are a licensed product by the artist Suzy Toronto. I hope you like what I did. Thanks for looking.

Card Front
Card inside


PSX Friends G-3460
PSX Friends F-3459
Art Impressions "All together" Picture Perfect Set 4130 Unmounted
Paper “it takes two” Lucy Rigg LLS105
Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers:
E0000, E02
YR01, YR16, YR12, YR18, YR23
Y13, Y17
YG01, YG06, YG07, YG09
BG11, BG45, BG49
R12, R14

Perfect Pearls Mists Heirloom Gold
Enamel Accents Black

Monday, December 10, 2012

My Garden Angel

Yesterday afternoon I joined some friends at a local stamp/scrapbook store in Greenville, SC.  I wanted to share my finished classroom project and also pass on information about this class at The Whimsey. I enjoyed playing with all the different techniques and inks.  Thanks Carol!

My Garden Angel Collage
Angel Home Collage Class
Set your own time for this project!
During this time of year there is so much to do I thought you all may enjoy the chance to do a class when it is the right time for YOU!
The project will take about 90 min. All you need to bring is your paper trimmer and scissors! Everything else will be provided. You will make a plaque for shelf display or to hang on the wall. Choose a color scheme from provided paints (lots to choose from) and plan on getting a little messy! You will be using templates, modeling paste, paints, inks, stamps and more. Limited number of kits, so if you would like call ahead and prepay and reserve your time! $18.00

Heather and Carol
Sun. 1-5
Mon. Closed
Tues-Fri 9-6
Sat. 10-5

Friday, December 7, 2012

PSX Royal Rabbit Christmas Card

I'm back on track.  So sorry.  Life just got so busy.  I do apologize.  I hope you will forgive my slackness by enjoying this card I created today.  Our Altered Book Club is meeting tomorrow and we are celebrating Christmas with food and gift exchange.  I wanted to make a special card to go with my gift.  The stamp is a vintage PSX created by Pamela Silin-Palmer and lists Santa Rosa, California as the location which really dates it. I first saw it when doing some volunteer cleaning out at The Mercantile Store in Pendleton, SC.  They no longer had the stamp but the sample caught my eye and it was a "must have" if you know what I mean.  We bonded. ;-) It took me 6 months until one became available on Ebay. The rabbit reminded me of when we would celebrate St. Lucia day with cousins in Texas. They asked our daughter to represent St. Lucia, to wear the crown of candles and pass around the rolls. It was a great memory.....and I just love this stamp.
If you have any questions on how I created, colored, etc....please don't hesitate to ask.  I am more than willing to share any small amount of knowledge I have.  Thanks for looking.

PSX Stamp Royal Rabbit K7104
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Copic Markers:
0, C1, C3
YR20, YR23, YR27
R01, R22, R29, R39
G94, YG03
Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium Collection 8 x 8 pad