My stamping adventures

Sunday, May 29, 2016

more paper scraps

Yes, I'm using up more paper scraps ... because I have so many!  this time around I'm doing the herribone technique ... it's a great technique to use up a lot of those strips of decorative papers you have left over.  You can see this technique where I used ribbon here and here  is a page out of my Background Sketchbook.  It's a fun technique where you first place a strip horizonal but on a diagonal then vertical.
stamp credits:  Just For Fun stamps

Friday, May 27, 2016

Herribone technique

Here is another page out of my Background Sketchbook I started years ago but I do reference back to it a lot.  It is fun to see what is old is new again for example I did this Herringbone technique back in 2010 on double sided carpet tape but now-a-days I just use a good permanent glue stick or fill a piece of cardstock with double sided tape or even glue for this technique.  I'll be posting new cards with this technique very soon.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Paper sunbursts

If you follow my blog you know I have been using lots of my DSP to make drapery/curtain cards so have lots of strips of DSP soooooo what to do with them?  make more cards ..... so here you go paper sunburst cards using up some of those scraps of DSP.  Also did a little water coloring with the pumpkin image.
Please go to Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog for stamp details.
Don't forget to check out JFF May challenge: let's hear it for the girls! 

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Ship in a bottle

Ship in a bottle gel card.....yes, a gel card!  remember doing them years ago.....well, I still make them when the occasion calls for it.  When I got these stamps from Just For Fun stamps I couldn't resist pulling out the bottle of styling gel from the dollar store to make this card.  Have you ever made one of these cards?  leave me a comment and let me know.
check out Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog for stamp details.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

wobble nurses!

Thought the wobble nurse cards would be appropriate for today because I will at the dentist this morning getting novocaine.  For these two cards I did a paper sunburst behind the nurse.
here is a demonstration of her needle giving technique

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


I went into my stash and pulled out a Perfect Medium brush (pen) that has been laying around for a very long time.  I was surprised it was still wet and usable! yeah!  so I used it on this tag to scribble curly cues (top corners of tag) and lines for the background.  I sprinkles clear ep on it, heat set then blended some, again, unusual colors for and yellow which in some spots turned orange.  I stamped goth girl with brown ink, fussy cut her and mounted her on tag.

entering in following challenge:
1. Stampotique Designers challenge- SDC244 scribbles
tag details:
stamp - Stampotique girl with heart purse
inks - Distress ink pads and Perfect Medium brush

Monday, May 16, 2016

Thinking of you drapery fold

One more drapery/curtain fold card to show.  I've gone a little crazy with this fold but it is so dramatic on a card.  Hope you're not tired of seeing this fold.....I am in the process of making one more design with this fold for a card swap group I'm in but it's not due till next month.  you can see more on this fold herehere and here. 
card details:
stamps by JustForFun stamps
DSP and ribbon by SU

Thursday, May 12, 2016


Just popping in today to show a a quick video for ribbon slider cards I created.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

bathing suit time

 The good ole summertime is almost here so thought it would be fun to show off those two piece bathing suits.  ha! ha! ha!  won't be me wearing them.
More drapery cards or I think the name of this card has gotten change to curtain fold card...take your pick.
card details:
Stamps by Just For Fun stamps
Ribbons by SU
Don't forget to check out JFF May Challenge - Let's hear it for the Girls  enter your card in the drawing for chance to win a prize.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Floating in a Hot air balloon

Remember days past when we made slider cards with a kraft knife and ribbon......well, that is what I did today.  Had a lot of fun with this blast from the past style card that I made several for my stash of cards.  I have to admit I don't like working with kraft knife only because I always end up cutting myself so I got out my personal trimmer and used that to cut the sliding mechanism and it worked great.  Please visit Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog for stamp details.
Thinking of doing a you want me, to?  leave me a comment if you do.

Monday, May 2, 2016


Lots of butterflies today on my tag.  punched out several butterflies for a tag that has been sitting on my table for months.  if I remember correctly the background of the tag is distress inks that I watered down and let fall where they may then got out speckle stencil and did some white paint through it.  the butterflies are punched out of background paper I did ... again months ago ... with alcohol inks and stencils.  simple and springy!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

JFF Let's hear it for the Girls! challenge

JFF May Challenge - anything girly

The month of May is all about the Girls over on  Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog.  I hope you will join us in celebrating anything to do with girls.  I'm continuing the bandwagon with the Drapery fold which you can get more details here .