Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Here's today's card.  The stamp is from Victorine Originals isn't he great?  Just added a little color to his face with watercolor crayons.  I used a nestabilities circle to make first layer (it's just a tad bit biger than the hand punch I used for Santa) and again a nestibililites circle one size upfor second layer.  The paper with holly I made last year with an unknow clear stamp and SU Old Olive and Real Red. The verse is computer generated.

This card was made for a Sketch Challenge on Victorne Originals group.  Laurie Unger supplied the Sketch layout.

Hope you enjoyed my card.

Have a great day it's looking like rain here today so I guess I'll hang out in the stamp room! LOL


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I'm back!!!

Boy twice in the same month...can you believe it!! I've been keeping busy as usual. I've learned about a whole new world out there and I am getting mixed feelings from the stamping world. It's called Digital Stamping. Now before you go Boo Hiss let me explain how all this came about. I've been having problems with my hands for about two years now...and really thought I might have to give up stamping. There have been days when I can't even pick up the acrylic blocks. Then I saw a site called SquiggleFly and I downloaded a few of their digital stamps. I had tried them a long time and wasn't impressed. But now I I investigated...I read...I downloaded freebies...I tried all sorts of coloring techniques...and amazingly they all worked...even watercoloring!! The trick I learned is to heat set the ink!! You can even emboss them if you do it as soon as it comes out of the printer with an ink jet printer. Okay so the long and the short of this story is I now have a way to continue stamping...when I have a good day...there are some...I will stamp because I still love it...and tons of money invested in stamps!!! But moving forward I think I will go with Digital Images. There are some sites that now offer both and I was thrilled.

Okay enough about about some I candy... these are all regular stamps I have not done many digitals yet but when I do I will post them.

These are all Victorine Originals

I have so many cards that I haven't posted but these are my favorites right now. The little girl is called Peggy Sue (she is a custom stamp) if you are interested please let me know in your comment and I can give you the particulars. The horse is called Horses of Pam has two new designs you need to check out while you are there Theater Lights and Leading Ladies. I have put links under photos to the web sites of these great companies.

Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Good Morning

Well time to play a little more catch up. I'm still having fun playing with my Copic Markers!! At first I thought they weren't worth the money but I have found a couple of web sites that are selling them for a reasonable amount. One is Dick Blick and the other is Jerry's Artarama regular price is $4.87 but Jerry's has them on sale for $4.15(if still on sale). Image is by Victorine Originals (link not working see sidebar web site) and I love the fact that you can put anything her hand that you want. I think she is just adorable. Here are my latest cards done with Copic Markers

Monday, September 7, 2009

Hey I'm getting a little better

Well today is labor day and thank goodness my DH is using it for practical stuff..I'm just lazing around and he's working on the house...which means he could shut me down at any time. He's doing the electric upstairs. I have made some more cards and did quite a few for Victorine Originals. She had a Stamps for Cards for her gruop members and I love stamps and she has some great ones I think her prices are very reasonable and she does run some great sales. If you are interested in taking a peek the web site is Here are a few cards I made with her stamps.

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