Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sing and make Music...

Happy Saturday!!! I know I haven't been posting to my blog much lately... things have been very busy and I've had to help a lot out in my husbands shop but we've hired two new people so things will get better soon!!

I'm thrilled to once again have a card published in Vamp Stamp News... I truly love this magazine.. and not because I've been published in it :-)) (I've been a subscriber much longer than I've been having things published) but because it always has fabulous information totally geared to stampers. The March 2009 issue (where this card is published) focuses on acrylic mediums and using them with your stamping. There is also a great article on embossed backgrounds with die-cutting machines and the score-it... I must get my score-it out more often!!! And as always the Quick Tips section has lots of great information.

Back to my published card... the scripture is a stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs, the music is from Quietfire Designs, and the flower is from Limited Edition.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Published in Take Ten Magazine

What a great surprise I had in the mail yesterday. This card is published in the Mar/Apr/May 2009 issue of Take Ten Magazine. The harlequin border image (white dots added with the Inkssential pen) and the calligraphy sentiment stamps are from Quietfire Design. The collage image is from Paper Imagery Designs.

Light Tomorrow With Today ATCs

All of these use the same background technique as my last post using the Distress Inks and also the stamping along two edges with the Flourish image. Stamped the calligraphy quote (Quietfire Design) using Archival Ink. Added the flowers. On the green cards I added Distress Stickles to the centers.

Hope ATC

I quite like how this ATC turned out. The background is Distress Inks using the technique where you tap the ink pad on a craft sheet, spray with water, lay your cardstock in the ink, pull it back up, dry it, and repeat with another color or even the same color to build layers and depth. Stamped the Flourish 2 image (Paper Inspirations) along 2 edges with Distress Ink. Added the collage image - Avery (PID), metal tag (colored with alcohol inks and the letters highlighted with the white Inkssential pen) and brads.

A Couple More Valentine ATCs

More atcs using collage images, tickets, and German scrap hearts from PID.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Valentine ATCs

More atcs for the in-person swap coming up on Saturday. The background on both of these is printed ribbon I picked up on an after holiday sale last year (or maybe a couple years ago) at either Michael's or Hobby Lobby. It's exactly 2 1/2" wide - cool, huh. I attached the ribbon to white atc blanks for strength. The men images, ticket images, and red German Scrap hearts were all gotten from Paper Imagery Designs. I cut out the men and added them and the hearts to the background so that the so that the image just overlapped the top point of the heart. I cut out the tickets, layered them on red cardstock and trimmed to leave a small border. Added red pearl heart stickers to the tickets and on the left card, drew a kiss on his cheek with a red micron pen.


I have an in-person atc swap coming up on Saturday so I've been working on some atcs for that. These two were done mostly with scraps I had laying in my work area after finishing up a tag swap last month. The calligraphy stamp is from Quietfire Design - it's stamped on vellum with Ranger's Archival ink in jet black and torn out. The ruler stamp is from Post Modern Designs - stamped on the left card with Archival ink jet black. The background on both cards is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and then sprayed with Glimmer Mists candy apple red, edged with gold Krylon and layered onto black atc blanks. The card on the left uses a German Scrap heart. The card on the right - the "ruler" is tape a friend sent me and the heart is gold cardstock embossed using a Fiskars texture plate and then I punched little holes and tied on the string.