Wednesday, September 28, 2016


 Between projects once again. To the right is my Lawn Fawn Rooting for you set, which I have used, but not nearly enough (fun root veggies with appropriate puns and faces). Top and center are spinster related Holiday stamps. And by Spinster I mean the original definition of the word, a woman who spins (yarn, not a lycra-clad stationary bicyclist).

Sheep and an alpaca. Someday I'll spring for the matching dies, but for now the stamps are making me happy : D.

Head over to Julia's Stamping-Ground for more crafty peeks : D.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink September 2016 Blog Hop

It's Papertrey Ink's September Blog Hop. The frame is made with the medium String Frame die, and strung with Rustic Twine. The tag is cut with Fillable Frames #9 and stamped with Make It Market: Don't Forget to Write and a stamped off image from Woodblock Prints in Dark Chocolate. The cardbase is Classic Kraft.

It is also in keeping with this week's CASology's cue card, so I'm adding it there as well.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


I still had a bark caption left over from last week's CASology card (the cue card was bark), so I got out my Tim Holtz Alphanumerics (stored on magnetic vent cover sheets for ease of use).

I've no idea what I'm going to use it for, but I love knowing I have it on hand lol.

I'm the Guest Designer this week on CASology. The cue word is frame : D. Stop by if you have a chance : D.

Hop over to Julia's Stamping Ground for a peek at more crafty spaces!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Reflecting on Mirror Board

CASology's cue card this week is Frame (I also have another post where I'm the guest designer). The frame is made by stamping the two frame elements from Papertrey Ink's Make It Market kit: You are a Masterpiece with Distress Embossing Ink and Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder. Then being careful to leave a clean line at the frame edge, I used Wild Honey Distress Market to color in the frame with just a bit over the outside line which was then drawn out with a Water Brush. This image shows the reflection of the embossing powder.

This image shows the reflection of the Mirror Board and the watercolor effect of the Distress Marker and Water Brush.

Simon Says Clean and Simple, so I'm entering it there as well.

CASology: Frame

This week's CASology Cue card is Frame. I'm tickled pink to have been asked to be this week's guest designer! The frame stamp (embossed with Ranger's Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder) is from Pink Paislee's Quack, Quack with a small circle of Tim Holtz' Mirror Board. The sentiment comes from Papertrey Ink's Make It Market kit: You Are A Masterpiece.  The cardstock is Classic Kraft from Papertrey Ink.

Sunday, September 18, 2016


This week's CASology cue card is bark.  So I used a Papertrey Ink Sweet Speech die and cut a photograph of the bark of a maple tree.  I drew a bit of ground with a pencil and used a die cut from Papertrey Ink's Come All Ye Faithful set.

And Simon Says Clean and Simple, so it's there as well : D.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


I am in between active projects, but I have a couple on simmer, like the little frame from the $1 store at the back... There are also a lot of blending pads to put away lol.  The stamp set is a lovely multi-step rubber stamp set (Some Like It Hot Papertrey Ink). I was asked to be a guest artist at CASology next week (the cue card will be announced on Tuesday) so stop by if you are looking to do a little Clean and Simple : D.

For the record, if you love coloring, but you aren't sure what medium you are going to use... I am LOVING Onyx VersaFine, a fast drying pigment ink (though I usually give it a quick shot with the heat tool, just to make sure.

Head over to Julia's Stamping Ground for more crafty peeks : D.