Monday, June 22, 2009

New Technique Pigment ink with chalk or What I call the Chalk board technique

This a new technique that our resident teckie taught us. Pat Garvin is such a great teacher and part of a group I belong to called stamping in Florida. once a month we meet at the Scrap and Stamp studio on SR44 just past the walmart. Our group has been in existance for a couple years now. We are all great friends. Using pigment ink stamp your image, heat set a bit then using your chalks or pastels gently dab on the color. Then use the pigment ink again on the same stamp and change the angle of the stamp. Neat affect. Didn't think I would like it at first but it does grow on you.
Card Opened. another of our stampers and members Trishie showed us this neat Tri shutter card. I changed the dimensions just a bit but it is still made the same way. It was much easier than I thought it would be.

Here is another shot of it. On the outer part I didn't stamp it twice just once and used the pastels to color. I love using our scalloped punch from SU with it. The technique works best on dark or black cardstock.

This is what the card looks like closed.

A Garden Beauty

A Beautiful Rose from my Garden

Friday, June 12, 2009

Get Paid to Stamp

Looking for something to do. I have some great blogs for you to surf. These are some of the best samples around and lots and lots of Stampin Up! These marvelous stampers blogs are actually the list of people that were hired by Sherrill Graff the samples are created using 100% Stampin Up earning product from Sherrill. If you love to use your Stampin Up! stuff you should consider trying this next time Sherrill is looking for some one. If I were you I would bookmark this post to come back to again and again. These stampers are Fabulous and share tons of fabulous ideas and they just keep coming!

1.Gretchen Barron

2. Barbara Dondero

3.Tammy Fite

4. Judy Jackson

5. Mary Brown

6.Sarah Wills

7.Selene Kempton

8.Virginia Killmore

9. Elizabeth Sloman

10.Marisol Gutierrez

11. Dawn Bullock


13.Stephanie Sullins

14.Susan Shields

15. Rebekah "Becky" Jensen

16. Heidi Michel

17. Barb Slaughter blog in progress

18. Lisa Milliron

19 Connie Babbert

20 Nancy Dawson

21 Bethany Keeney

22 Kirsten Brown

23. Mary Jo Price-Williams

24. Elizabeth Hurst

am always amazed by the talent of the stampers on Late Night Stampers and I have enjoyed the friendship of other stampers demonstrators and customers alike. It is neat to see the different ways a stamp set can be used. If you would like to join us here is the Link please tell Sherrill Debi Pippin sent you.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Latest Cards

Here are some of the latest cards I have been working on. The roses are watercolored with the reinker spread / wash technique on Shimmery White cardstock. A Really fun technique. The sunflower card is done with the Sizzix daisies die. I used the small dots embossing plates to get the impression on the middle of it. I sponged the cards with ink to give a little highlight. I also have made some quilt cards by paper piecing and then cutting with a top note die. I hope you enjoy.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Love Story meets La Viva La Vida

Love this version hope you enjoy this beautiful music

My granddaughter loves the song Love Story by Taylor Swift.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Lady Margaret Passion Vine

Wanted you to see a different color of passion vine. This is a Lady Margaret and it is a deep pink flower. It is said that the passion flower represents Christ's passion for us. The middle of the flower is the crown of thorns he wore and the stamen with five arms stands for the piercing of his feet and hands and torso while he died on the cross for our sins. This one is growing in my yard and just started blooming. Thought you would appreciate it's beauty

Strange critter at the birdfeeder Today

This strange dude was on my birdfeeder today just before a rainstorm. He is one of the several hundred baby grasshoppers we saw last month. My they grow awfully fast. Wonder if he is beefing up on birdfeed? One picture is a picture of my husband looking at him from the inside window as I snap the picture outside.