My stamping adventures

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 .

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Drapery fold

Today I decided to jump on the bandwagon with the drapery fold technique. this is going to be added to all my fun folds that I like to do. There are lots of instructions out there if you do a search.  I have two cards to show you today because of the measurements I used on my cards.
pattern paper = 12" x 5 1/2" (cut in half diagonally to give you 2 pieces)
score on the long side of pattern paper at 1", 3" 4", 6", 7", 9", 10" and 11"
next fold the scored pattern paper accordion style and tape it to your card and decorate.  that's all there is to it...if you notice on my two cards the folds are going two different directions that because when I scored the second piece I forgot I wanted to show the other side of the pattern paper.  no biggie ... you know what I always say, "there are no mistakes in stamping just happy accidents!"
card details:
stamps by JustForFun stamps - visit Just For Fun Rubber Stamps for stamp details.
pattern paper/ribbons by SU

Thursday, April 21, 2016

More collage stamping

Here's a another collage stamping or it has been lately called masterboard stamping.  This time went with using background images for the collage stamping then used a beautiful flower for the focal image.
If you are a visual learner please check out my you tube video here or on this post. 
all stamps used:  JustForFun stamps

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Collage stamping by the sea

Today I am showing you my version of collage stamping.  To me it's just a fun way to stamp several images together in a mess then cut them up into fun unique cards.
Please go to Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog for stamp details.
You can watch my video here and on my you tube channel and remember to give it a thumbs up if you like it.  thanks!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Yellow/trees and a question for all of you out there!!!

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I haven't done anything in either of my art journals lately so over at Dylusions facebook the challenge for this month is yellow and trees.  I had this yellow page in my small painty journal so I thought why not do something!
I have a couple of questions for all of you out there:
1.  have you ever bought clear stamp sets?
2.  clear stamp set:  are they so stuck on the plastic that it hurts your hand to pull the images off??????????  well, this happened to me with the stamp set I used on this page.  the image are stuck on there so tight that I feel like I'm going to rip the image but so far with the ones I was able to pull off they stayed in tact. Have any of you had this problem and if so how did you rectify it???  let me know in the comment section.  thanks!

Windy lady transfer tag

Yes, another tag for this week showing the packing tape transfer technique which you can see here in this post with my instructions how I did it.  only difference is I cut out a picture from an old stamping magazine ..... found that this paper was not as glossy as the previous flower seed magazine I did before, so it was a little harder to rub off the paper from the clear packing tape ..... but other than that it worked the same.  this tag will be put up on Facebook onelittle tag challenge page.
the stamp used is Windy Lady from JustForFun stamps
***don't forget to visit JFF April Bird challenge to enter and chance to win a prize***

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Packing tape...

Packing tape is not only for taping packages but for transfers.  packing tape transfers in my opinion is the easiest transfers.  I learned how to do this years ago but forgot until it was brought back to my attention for Facebook onelittletag challenge.
Clear packing tape transfer:
1. adhere clear packing tape onto a glossy magazine picture.
2.  soak it in warm water for 1 to 2 minutes.
3.  rub off wet paper from packing tape until you only see a clear picture.
4.  attach clear packing tape transfer picture to your project ... in this case three little tags.
I used pictures of flowers from a flower seed catalog and stamp images from JustForFun stamps
I hope you try out this fun and easy transfer technique.
***don't forget to go to JFF Bird challenge to try your luck!***

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Spring bird

Yes, spring is finally in the air!  this tag has a bit of everything ... stamping, rub-ons, stencils, paper piecing, and inks.  I will be putting this tag up on facebook one little tag challenge - put a bird on it.
have a wonderful spring day!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Twist Away!

This is a background technique I started doing years ago.  Sometimes you just want something, something in the background and if you do then this is the technique for you! I find the best ink pads to use for this technique are fast drying pigment inks like Encore or (not affiliated just a customer) Brilliance ink pads but please feel free to use any ink pads you own and let me know how this technique works for you.   I like these two brands for the fact they are faster drying pigment inks and they are a bit sparkly on dark cardstocks but I have done this technique on glossy cardstock with dye ink pads with good results.  This is one of those techniques that it is fun just to experiment with what inks, and stamps you have in your stash. I have a video for you to watch here to get a better idea of the way I do this technique or you can go to Sue Wisniewski - YouTube to see this video and others I have done.....please give it a thumbs up if you like it.  all stamps used on this card are Just For FunCraft Supplies, Rubber Stamps, Paper Crafts, & Scrapbooking Home.   thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Up, up and away in your Hot Air Balloon!

Today we are capturing our Hot air balloons in a this fun front fold pocket card.  Fold up the corners to create a pocket that can be filled with anything you can imagine!  I have a video here and on my (please give thumbs up if you like it)  YouTube channel.  go to Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog for stamp details.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Birds, birdhouses and feathers!

Today over at Just For Fun Rubber Stamps is our JFF April challenge with the theme ... Birds, birdhouses and/or feathers!

 I stamped a few small muslin bags for friends with a bird that was water colored with ordinary dye ink from ink pads.  I used to stamp and color on bags, t-shirts and sweatshirts all the time but haven't for years so this was a blast from the past for me.  Also have a fun front fold pocket card for you that is another blast from the past design.  It's fun to bring back the old and make it new again!  check out Sue Wisniewski - YouTube for a video how I created the front fold pocket card and don't forget to give it a thumbs up if you like it.  thanks for stopping by ... come back again soon.
stamp credits:
Just For Fun stamps - birdhouse row, warbler, sm.