Friday, November 25, 2011


This month Lily Pad Cards is all about BUTTONS! This challenge, sponsored by Simon Says Stamp is all about using up those hoarded buttons, putting them to gorgeous use, and admiring your handiwork! Check out the challenge and the beautiful cards by the DT at Lily Pad Cards and join in the fun!

Here's my card using some of my favorite stamps from Lawn Fawn and Hero Arts:

I hope all my friends in the US are enjoying a relaxing Thanksgiving holiday weekend. I tend to avoid shopping as if my life depends on it so I'm visiting with friends and family and looking forward to a home-made Christmas.


Monday, November 21, 2011

Another Tag Design

My hubby cut lots of tag shapes out of wood to use for my next stamping class. Then I did some experimenting to come up with a workable design for a class to do. I posted the class tag on the previous post.

This is a tag I'll use on a gift, it turned out exactly as I hoped and imagined.

 My tag is a winner at Hero Arts!!

For this tag, I stained both sides of the wood tag with Walnut Stain Distress Stain. I love the deep rich color! The sentiment was gold embossed directly onto the tag. Then the tree was stamped with Jenni Bowlin Seed Packet ink onto white cs and cut out. I distressed it with Vintage Photo. To embellish the tree I strung mini red buttons onto gold cording and attached them to the tree with glue dots. Tiny gold gems then finished the decoration. I added a gold cord so this can be used as a tree ornament after it serves as a gift tag.
I found the gold cord, red mini buttons and ribbon at Stamp Fever.

Thanks for your visit, please leave a comment so I know you were here.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Another Class at Stamp Fever

I've finished the 4th and final session of my second Stamping Basics series at Stamp Fever and to celebrate I'm teaching another class!!  I will teach on Tuesday November 29 and Thursday December 1, both classes are at 6pm. The cost is $15.00 for 2 cards and a special Wood Tag/Ornament. Call Linda at Stamp Fever to reserve your spot, 714 974-3552.

Here's the samples:

This is a window style card that doubles as a holiday decoration! It uses Hero Arts "Holiday Cheer" Stamps and Dies set. Additional stamping with "Large Canvas Stripes". Inks used: Festive Berries, Stormy Sky Distress ink; Memories ArtPrint Brown. There will be a slight alteration, we will use Versamark Watermark Ink for the Canvas Stripe instead of the white ink. Red Stickles add some sparkle.

This card is a rustic style using my favorite "Starry Night" cling stamp. It also features "Music Background" and a sentiment from Hero Arts; the banner is from the Lawn Fawn "Bannerific" set. Inks used: Chipped Sapphire, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo Distress Ink; Versamark Watermark ink. Just a bit of gold Stickles on the star.

This is a wood tag that will make a nice gift ornament. It features a Perfect Pearls background (it's very sparkly, even though the photo doesn't do it justice). I used "Holly Flourish Background" and "Holly Flourish Border" from Hero Arts. Distress Inks- Aged Mahogany, Scattered Straw. Versamark Watermark ink with Forever Red Perfect Pearls.

I hope you will sign up for this class, I'd love to spend some quality stamping time with you! The Tuesday class has openings, the Thursday class is almost filled so don't wait too long to sign up.


Friday, November 18, 2011

It's Sketch Time at the Lily Pad

The new sketch challenge at Lily Pad Cards is sponsored by The Craft's Meow.

I love the fun and retro look of The Merry Best set. I combined it with a stamp from Simply Delightful.

Make sure you visit Lily Pad Cards to see the wonderful work by the design team. They continually amaze me with their creativity.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Cards for Class

So I finally decided on the cards for my class on Saturday (nothing like waiting till the last minute). Since everyone told me to use the village card I did just that, only I modified it so the class participants can decorate the tree however they like. I'll be providing various Stickles, gems, twine etc so everyone will have a one-of-a kind original. Lots of great Hero Arts stamps and Basic Grey Nordic Holiday papers.

I went CAS with the second card using Lawn Fawn Frosties and a sentiment from Bows and Holly.

I used the new Distress ink Evergreen Bough to stamp the snowflakes and to color the ornament.

Time to get my kits ready....