My stamping adventures

Thursday, October 16, 2014

crazy lady

 I'm the only crazy lady around lately with things going wrong...nothing that bad just car breaking, headache, missing stamping with friend....you know life.  But not in our last class a couple of weeks ago we had fun stamping this crazy lady.  This is a z-fold card we made in class that everyone got a kick out of and could relate to that crazy haired lady.  Yes, all my coloring is done with prisma color pencils.
enter in the following challenge:
1.  Love to Scrap! challenge - anything goes
2.  That Craft place challenge - girls but no pink
3.  Fashionable stamping challenge - anything goes
4.  Addicted to Stamps and more! - make your mark - color pencils

Friday, October 10, 2014

winter blessings

did some masking on this card.  just ripped a post it note to create the snow hills...placed it on card and stippled some color on the card...move the mask down and repeat.  after all the snow hills were made I placed the mask back on the card and stamped the trees in two colors.  add the saying and some sequins to finish the card.
entering in the following challenge:
1.  The House That Stamps built - winter

card details:
stamps - MFP stamps
sequins
Adirondack stonewash ink pad - don't remember what other blue ink pads I used.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

best witches

stamped and colored this little witch at a friend's house yesterday....my friends know I like to make Halloween cards.  I would like this witch in a bigger size but for now she is flying high on my card.  colored her with my prisma color pencils and added glitter with stickles but it hard to see in this photo.  click on photo to enlarge to see the glitter a little better on the witch and the background.  I took like 15 photos and this was the best....oh well, I'm a stamper not a photographer but I'm pleased the way the actual card came out.
entering in following challenge:
1.  Art Impressions Stamps blog - holiday sparkle
2.  Fashionable stamping challenge - anything goes
3.  Crazy 4 challenges - halloween
4.  Addicted to stamps and more - anything goes
card details:
stamps - witch by Art Impressions, best witches by Unity stamps
prisma color pencils
paper punches
Ranger stickles for sparkle
embossing folder for background

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Bee happy

 Sometimes you just need to add a big bee to your cards!  this big bee is an old stamp from Stamp Francisco (out of business) that I have always liked....don't get me wrong I like bee stamps but not real bees with stingers!  for both these cards I did the inking of embossing folder and just pressing closed with fingers to make an uneven background that stamp on top of it.  the card on the right we did in my last Adult Education class.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Space: the final frontier.....


where no man has gone before.  yes, I have star trek stamps...even I can't believe that but it is true.  this is a fun spiral pop up card....easy to do just punch out a circle and cut out a spiral then with micro mini glue dots adhere the spiral to the inside of card.  I even used an old multi-color Brilliance ink pad and it is still juicy after all these years!  and no, it has never been re-inked.  Spock, Bones and Kirk all colored with my Prisma color pencils.  even found a tiny star punch to add to the spiral inside the card.
entering this in following challenge:
1.  Simon Wednesday challenge - transport it

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Chrysanthemum power!

I'm calling this card a circle closure card although as I always say there is probably a fancier name out there in cyber-land and if there is leave me a comment and let me know.
this card has a lot of coloring with .... I know, you know but I'll say it again.....prisma color pencils my favorite coloring medium.  if you click on photo to enlarge it you will see that I did the leaves twice and popped them up on the card.  this is also, I think, an unique color scheme....burgundy, dark purple and a dust slate blue....sometimes I just have to go crazy with my colors.  used my dies for the circles and ovals except for the "tag" with the saying at the bottom of the card that I just cut out and then used a circle punch for the end of the tag.  you have to insert the card stock into the circle punch from one side and push it out.  sounds complicated but not really.  inside of the card is simple...just stamped the image and stamped the saying.
card details:
stamps - MFP Chrysanthemum stamp set
prisma color pencils
spellbinders nestabilities circle and oval dies

Friday, September 26, 2014

MFP Nutcrackers blog hop - day four

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company
Sept.  Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
 Featured  Sept. 23
Hot Air Balloons
Featured Sept. 24
Witchie
 Featured Sept. 25
Chrysanthemum
Featured Sept. 26
Nutcrackers
Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All six winners will be announced on 
Sept. 27, 2014 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) 
The deadline for 
commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday Sept. 26, 2014


This month for my theme I'm doing two things a V-Flap card and a post-it note holder...the second are left over from a class I taught this month so I figure why not finish them up and have them on hand for a little gift. Coloring on the nutcracker was done with my favorite medium Prisma color pencils.

Here's the Design Team:
Pat 
  Pam M

Thursday, September 25, 2014

MFP Chrysanthemum blog hop - day three

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company
Sept.  Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
 Featured  Sept. 23
Hot Air Balloons
Featured Sept. 24
Witchie
 Featured Sept. 25
Chrysanthemum
Featured Sept. 26
Nutcrackers
Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All six winners will be announced on 
Sept. 27, 2014 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) 
The deadline for 
commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday Sept. 26, 2014


This month for my theme I'm doing two things a V-Flap card and a post-it note holder...the second are left over from a class I taught this month so I figure why not finish them up and have them on hand for a little gift. Used my Prisma color pencils on the cut out chrysanthemum on the post-it note holder plus added some glitter for that extra sparkle.









Here's the Design Team:
Pat 
  Pam M
Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.