Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Stamp-a-Faire 2017: Wool with Debbie Olson

The challenge is to make wool cookies. I used some scraps of Papertrey Ink Fine Linen as the Sugar Cookie base. I stitched sprinkles and faces and then attached jump rings to the back.

 The pattern was made by cutting out a cookie from the Friendship Jar: Holiday cookie stamp.

Then cutting out the icing.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Papertrey Ink Vellum Birthday Card

I love making clear and translucent cards. Papertrey Ink's Vellum is easily sturdy enough to make a card with. In this case I used the large Jellyfish and go with the flow sentiment from Altenew's Painted Jellyfish stamp set. The happy birthday sentiment is from Club Scrap's Gimme A Ring kit. The largest jelly fish layer is stamped with Papertrey Ink's Fresh Snow. I heat set it and waited a while to move on to the next layers which included Sap Green Archival Ink and Wendy Vecchi's Cornflower Blue.

The mat effect is from a piece of  folded patterned paper (enhanced with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide).

The folded patterned paper lifts up to reveal the birthday sentiment : D.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

WOYWW 429 (for realsies)

The aftermath of a birthday card I made yesterday. Using Papertrey Ink vellum as the base because it is so deliciously sturdy and still translucent : D. I also used my new Painted Jellyfish stamps from Altenew. Squirrels took up residence in the crawl space over my craftroom back in February due to a gap made by a windstorm. And though they were evicted by the heat in July and the gap finally fixed, it's taken me a while to stop listening for those rascals. It's lovely to be able to enjoy my crafty space again.

Especially because I bought a Tim Holtz Stamping Platform. One perk that was not in any of the demos I've seen, is that when my crafting surface shrinks (is surrounded by crafty things), the top pulls off for easy inking while lying flat. And is easy peasy to put back on again.

I was certain someone asked me a question about using unmounted rubber stamps with the platform, but I can't find it now. The answer is yes, but if you've been a bit uneven with the glue as I am sometimes, it can be a little uneven. There are two fixes for that. If you are using the clear stamp side, the easiest fix is to re-stamp as needed . The second is to use the mounted rubber side with a piece of fun foam on the base (which is how I stamp unmounted stamps with an acrylic block).

For more crafty peeks, head over to Julia's Stamping Ground.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


I'm finally getting my new blending foam organizer going. Stamping the color on cardstock, putting the cardstock in a page protector attaching velcro to the page protector and into a notebook. Easier than the ring o' bags. Especially since I'm adding Distress Oxides to the mix Not shown is my Tim Holtz stamping platform (this is a magnificent tool, love the two open sides and the easy peasy switch from rubber cling to clear stamps).

I participated in the final GISHWES (Greatest Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen). Now my car trunk makes me feel I've been working as a Magical hit person.

Mostly Ive been knitting, aparently I can't resist a WestKnits knitalong. This is the Boneyard Shawl worked in fingering rather than worsted weight for WestKnits Fadealong.

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