Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Twisted Thursday S2GSC22

Time for another Shirley's 2 girls twisted thursday sketch challenge! The twist this week is to use a punch. I used my scallop and circle punches to make the flower on this Mazie pink bug card. You go girl!
The paper I used is DCWV all dressed up and SU Pretty in Pink.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Reinker spread

This coming weekend is my Mom's 87th birthday, so it was time to come up with a special card for her. She loves flowers, and as a child I remember her rose bushes in the back yard. They were always so pretty in the summer! So, I decided to make the flower on this card similar to the colors I remember in her favorite rose. To make the flower, I used a fun technique that I learned on Splitcoaststampers called reinker spread. I believe it was something that was demonstrated at an SU regional.

This technique works best using SU's shimmery white paper. I stamped the flower from SU's Fifth Avenue Floral set and embossed in white. Then spritzed with water until it pooled inside the image. Next, use an aquabrush to pick up just a drop of reinker and then touch it to the water.... and watch the color spread. So much fun!

To finish off, I used the Fifth Avenue embossing folder for the background and used the lace border punch on the rose cardstock across the center. I like how it turned out, so I hope Mom does to!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Twisted Thursday Challenge

Time for another Shirley's two girls twisted Thursday challenge! This week's challenge was to add 4 brads to the sketch. Since I just received my order from the Mazie new release, I decided to I had to try my new images... so... Peace Dog got the call! Ya gotta love this peace lovin pooch, don't ya? I colored him him with my copics, and matched him up with some paper from the DCWV pocket full of posies pack, and added some crystal effects for just a touch of bling. Hope you like him!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Lots of Farm Fun

A fun Weekend of family and fun!

Last weekend we had a shower for my very pregnant Niece. Her Mom sent me a pic of the farm themed quilt she picked out for the nursery, and that gave me the inspiration for making this scrapbook. She had posted pics of herself as her tummy grew on facebook, so I printed them out and put them all in the book for her. It was my first time using my bind it all.... I had lots of fun!

I also thought it would be cute to decorate some storage jars and fill them with necessities like cotton balls, lotions, etc. I think they turned out rather cute! I used my bigshot and hand punches to create the shapes out of chipboard, then painted them.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

My first on line challenge

The latest stamps I have fallen in love with are from a company called Shirleys 2 girls. They have a whimsical style I just love, and the cutest cat and dog stamps, which really gives them kudos in my book. They have a sketch challenge on their blog every week called twisted Thursday. So I decided to squeek in under the wire on this weeks challenge. The twist was to use polka dots, so here is the card I made. I just love the attitude of Schnapps - my kind of guy!

Welcome to the Twentieth Century!

I must admit that when it has come to being "in" with technology, I have been dragging my feet just a bit. When I finally started a facebook account, my brother posted a comment on my wall welcoming me to the 20th century! So I thought what the heck, might as well dive in all the way.... and so, here is my new stamping blog!

Those who have visited my home to stamp, know that there is no shortage of helpers - the furry kind with four paws and tails that tend to get in the way when they help. And so, the name of my blog is dedicated to these 4 helpers with their 4 helpful tails and 16 paws... they provide many tales to be told in my stamping room!