Saturday, January 26, 2013

Comfy chairs

Happy Saturday! 
I love Saturdays.  I get up really early all week and that doesn't seem to change come Saturday, BUT, there is no rush to get going.  I can ride my bike, sit in my favorite comfy chair and surf the net for inspiration, stamp, cook, whatever I want.  LOVE it.
Speaking of comfy chairs.....

I love this image almost as much as my favorite comfy chair.  It's the new Pure Innocence set, Read All About It from MFT.  The chair and footstool are paper-pieced and the girl is colored with Copics.
I'm off to enjoy my day... I hope you are too!

Monday, January 21, 2013


Happy Monday Morning! 
Now, usually I'm not so chipper on a Monday, but it's a bank holiday (Martin Luther King Day), so I'm in no hurry to race my butt out the door into the cold to get to work.  Happy Day!
I was playing around with some new stamps, dies and papers yesterday and decided it was finally time to try and see how it works to use a die to dry emboss.  I think it is such a cool technique when I see others do it, but have never taken the time to figure it out.  WOW!  What an effect!

I used the PTI hexagon cover plate for my background.  By putting the cardstock between the die and the tan embossing mat, it doesn't cut all the way through.  waaay cool.
For the tag, I used PTI Tag Sale #5 die.  I cut a strip of pattern paper smaller than the width of the die, adhered it to white cardstock, then ran it through the die cutting machine.  By adhering the paper and cardstock together first, I get a finished edge on the whole tag.  The sentiment is PTI and the twine is October Afternoon.
The flower is made using MFT Upsy-Daisy die set and here is the funny thing...  I chose the golden paper from the pack (MME Oliver 6x6 pad) and cut the flowers.  As I put the flower together I realized the pattern on the paper was hexagon - which matches the base - score!  LOL    The beautiful leaves behind the flower is a new Memory Box die - Fresh Foliage
Boy, that was a wordy post for someone who doesn't post much lately.  LOL!  I guess I was pretty excited over having a day to play.   I hope to post more (and talk less!) this year.

Saturday, January 12, 2013


Hello!  Happy 2013!
My friend Lisa and I decided to stamp today (it's kinda cold/windy/wet out) and figured a challenge would kick-start the mojo.  Birdie Brown has this A-DORABLE image free (score!) and a challenge to go along with it.
For me, the biggest challenge was how NOT to make this a Valentine's card.  LOL

Isn't that just the cutest bear?  I love him.  I glittered up the balloons and added a bit of twine.  The sentiment is Hero Arts and the papers are My Minds Eye.
I'm hoping my stamping mojo stays a little closer to the surface now that the holidays are over.  LOL
See you soon!