Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A Hoot Of A Couple

I recently received some fabulous owl stamps from Sideshow Stamps, ( and used them to create this anniversary card.

Both stamps from Sideshow; paper, cardstock, and oval punch from Stampin' Up. I know several couples who are a hoot, so this design should get a lot of use. Even if owls aren't your thing (hard to believe!), do check out Sideshow. Their stamps are retro, hip and definitely cool.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

I responded to a challenge to create humerous art, and thought the juxtaposition of the vintage photo with the "feeling groovy" stamp was pretty funny. To view the challenge go to:

Monday, April 14, 2008

Emerging Color

I'm always on the SCS site in search of new techniques to try. For the past two days I've been totally obsessed with one called Emerging Color. It involves stamping, embossing, applying inks with a brayer, and more stamping. For detailed directions go to:

My fabulous group, The Big Apple Stampers, is having a team meeting this week and I made a dozen samples to give out. A few of them are above.

Saturday, April 5, 2008


I made these pendants with Ranger's memory glass and frames. Clip art images were glued onto the glass (which is 1" square), then stamped and distressed with inks. The entire piece was then covered with clear pigment ink and UTEE, which was then melted with a heat gun. I applied several layers of UTEE, and decorated both sides of the glass. I finished them off with a little beadwork.

Friday, April 4, 2008

New Links

I added two new links to my "cool and creative sites" section. If you're interested in altered art, check them out: Artsy Visions and Altered Art Expressions. You will find beautiful examples, tutorials, challenges, and even some free downloadable images. Enjoy and create.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Some of my cards

Proud and inky member of The Big Apple Stampers. These are just a few of the many cards created with, or inspired by, this awesome group.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


I've been fascinated by ATCs for the longest time, but never actually sat down to try one. There's something about working on such a small piece that I find very appealing. This is my first attempt. I used several stamps, some torn, textured and inked cardstock, and I chalked the woman's dress. Then I applied some crackle medium on the dress only. I'm liking it, and don't think this will be my last ATC.