My stamping adventures

Saturday, January 31, 2015

playing with dylusions

It's a cold day here in New England so I decided to finish up my
boxes that will be valentine favors for friends at a luncheon in a couple of weeks.  won't show the box until after I give them out to my friends but can show you the fun and bright pages I did in my Dyan Reaveley journal plus a single page I created.  The reason for the yellow color scheme .... yes, there is a rhyme to my reason or is it reason to my rhyme.....anyway......did yellows because over on the dylusion challenge page on facebook the challenge was to use yellow, wings and flowers.  I got this done just in time because the challenge is up tonight.  no prizes just to show off what we do with all the dylusion products.  It's supposed to snow tomorrow night and Monday so guess I will have more time to play and create!

Friday, January 30, 2015

MFP Favorite stamp set blog hop - Nutcrakers



Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers Stamp Shop
 January Blog Hop. 

 We're doing something different to start out the new year. We're looking back at all the wonderful sets released in 2014. For the next 4 days the Design Team will show you their "Favorite" sets of 2014. Please visit each blog and leave a comment. One person will be chosen to receive their choice of one of the "Favorite" Stamp Sets we have featured.

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win a "Favorite" Set of your choice! 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!) The winner will be announced on 
Jan. 31, 2015 on the MFP Stamp Shop 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 Jan. 30, 2014

Today Jan. 30th is the last day our of Favorite stamp set hop and again I'm not officially included for the drawing today ...... I still wanted to showcase a stamp set.....Nutcrakers!  just couldn't make enough of these guys.  I even used my heat gun and embossed him with silver embossing powder.  You can see more samples here that created with this stamp set. 
Let's get started!!
Here is the Design Team:

Thursday, January 29, 2015

MFP Favorite stamp set blog hop - Please snow



Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers Stamp Shop
 January Blog Hop. 

 We're doing something different to start out the new year. We're looking back at all the wonderful sets released in 2014. For the next 4 days the Design Team will show you their "Favorite" sets of 2014. Please visit each blog and leave a comment. One person will be chosen to receive their choice of one of the "Favorite" Stamp Sets we have featured.

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win a "Favorite" Set of your choice! 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!) The winner will be announced on 
Jan. 31, 2015 on the MFP Stamp Shop 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 Jan. 30, 2014

I'm not officially included in the blog hop today, Jan. 29th but thought I would still showcase another stamp set that I liked.  Please snow is the set I'm showing here today .... now this set can be used to make holiday cards or winter cards.  Go here to see more samples with this stamp set.
Let's get started!!
Here is the Design Team:
Come on back tomorrow for more FAVORITES!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

MFP Favorite stamp set blog hop - Snowflakes



Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers Stamp Shop
 January Blog Hop. 

 We're doing something different to start out the new year. We're looking back at all the wonderful sets released in 2014. For the next 4 days the Design Team will show you their "Favorite" sets of 2014. Please visit each blog and leave a comment. One person will be chosen to receive their choice of one of the "Favorite" Stamp Sets we have featured.

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win a "Favorite" Set of your choice! 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!) The winner will be announced on 
Jan. 31, 2015 on the MFP Stamp Shop 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 Jan. 30, 2014

I'm back today Jan. 28th to showcase Snowflakes stamp set which is full of several snowflakes and lots of sayings to go along with the snowflakes.  Only problem for me...well...not really a problem I just needed a birthday saying for the card I created for a local card swap so I took a saying from Bearded Iris stamp set.  You can look back here to see other samples I made with this stamp set...the Snowflakes that is.  This is a triple time stamping card....fun and easy.  
Let's get started!!



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

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

MFP Favorite stamp set blog hop - Bundle of Joy



Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers Stamp Shop
 January Blog Hop. 

 We're doing something different to start out the new year. We're looking back at all the wonderful sets released in 2014. For the next 4 days the Design Team will show you their "Favorite" sets of 2014. Please visit each blog and leave a comment. One person will be chosen to receive their choice of one of the "Favorite" Stamp Sets we have featured.

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win a "Favorite" Set of your choice! 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!) The winner will be announced on 
Jan. 31, 2015 on the MFP Stamp Shop 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 Jan. 30, 2014

Hi I'm happy to be participating in our Favorite stamp set blog hop so for today Jan. 27th I'm featuring Bundle of Joy (2014) stamp set.  I needed to make a couple of baby brag books so this stamp set worked out great plus I used a couple of images from an older set called Oh, Baby! from 2013. Both baby brag books are the same but different in little ways just to differentiate from grandma and mom's brag book.  Look here to see other samples I made for Bundle of Joy stamp set.  Leave a comment here to be included in the drawing to win a favorite stamp set.
Let's get started!!
Here's the Design Team:
Pat 
  Pam M
Come on back tomorrow for more FAVORITES!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

First tag of the new year

Here it is a new year and here I am with all good intentions to make monthly tags from Tim Holtz blog.  So let's get started and see how many months I actually create.
On to my tag:  first I glued some music tissue paper to my tag.  Added color with dylusion sprays and blended on some distress stains...let that all dry.  Next got out my stash of grunge board pieces (want to use up things before buying new) and found these three little splats so put glossy accents on them and sprinkled on some distress glitter in red and gold flower soft...let them dry completely.  don't have TH words so I went to my notebooks of stamps and found these block word stamps from Zettiology.  how many of you out there remember that stamp company?  are they still in business?  back to tag....stamped and cut out words and adhered them to my tag along with the grunge board splats.  added some ribbon and twine and there you have it ... a finished tag.
entering in following challenge:
1.  Tim Holtz blog - January tag for 2015
2.  Simon monday challenge - inky backgrounds
3.  Divas by design - anything goes




Monday, January 12, 2015

local card swap

This past Saturday I went to my first local card swap.  It was fun to actually
get instant gratification and not have to wait for my mail carrier to deliver my card swaps.  There is a total of 13 of us so there is a variety of cards....oh yes, this was a card front only card swap with a birthday theme.  If you click on photo to enlarge you can see the names of the card makers...this local group is hosted by maggie's place here in our little city.  Can you pick out my card?  I'm looking forward to next month.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

doodles and stencils


Check out these journal pages I started at dylusions class back in Oct. 2014 with Dyan.  The doodle page reminds me of when I was in school and I doodled all the time in my spiral notebooks....wish I still had one to compare with these doodles.  The second page is what I call second generation stencil stamping because it from a stencil that I did on a journal page that was full of color.  You can see the stencil with the big circles on the page with all the color to the right.  Remember these journal pages are all a work in progress.  You wouldn't believe how many pages I have started similar to these pages left from class, of course, I took four classes with a friend so that could be why we both have so many pages.  Sooner or later I will get mine done....it's a slow process for me.  see more here and here and here .  

 If you look close (click to enlarge) this photo you can see some of what I call second generation stencil stamping.  In the classes you always do two pages at one time so that is why you generate so many journal pages.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

More with dylusions

Look at Dyan go with her stencils and sprays!  her classes are very
fast pace...no time to think just place down a stencil, spray then turn it over and place back on page to remove the rest of the ink.  I had fun in all the classes I took from her in October 2014.  These photos show the stained glass look stencil and the different ways to use it.  Then man and woman stained glass stencil in green is mine and the pink was done by Dyan.  My pages are all a work in progress right now so more to come later.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Puzzle time


Not sure if I showed this so if I did then this would be best of 2014 post.  I found this puzzle in my stash and stamped it with Stampsmith Audrey Hepburn images and sent this fun mail to a friend who likes to put puzzles together.  Her and her husband got a kick out of this little puzzle.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Back online!

Just a post to let you know I'm still around just had a mother board burn out about two weeks ago.  Needless to say it has been different not going to computer and logging on to check blogs, news and emails but I'm back!  only problem is we hadn't backed up computer to a flash drive in over a year so I lost a lot of pictures and instructions that I would be uploading to my blog.....live and learn.....don't forget to back up your information every once in a while to a flash drive for safe keeping.  Now have to learn new windows 8.1 system.....thank goodness for a son who is not afraid to click on things and go to google to ask questions.  LOL!!!
Give me a few more days and hopefully I will be back to normal here.
thanks, stamping sue

Friday, December 19, 2014

Wishes

I like the way this card came out....it is very feminine and that is what I was going for because of the color scheme with all it's pinks and grey card.  Not sure you can tell but the wish flower in the circle has a spinner behind it so it spins! I tried to take a photo (look to the right) with it spinning.  I even stamped the wish flower in pink on the envelope. Took a little creative license for the sketch and only used a few of the suggested colors but think it fits the qualifications for the challenge.  I'm going to dedicate this card to one of my family members who just found out she has breast cancer.  
card details:
stamps - Unity Stamp Co.
SU ink pads
SU DSP

entering in following challenge:
1. Unity Stamp Co. blog - sketch 23