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Archive for April, 2018

I made this for the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club May Christmas Challenge! I’ve been having so much fun being a part of the challenge this year & the bonus is I’ll have a bunch of Christmas cards finished in plenty of time for Christmas this year. It’s a lot of fun & I hope you’ll head on over & join us. You’ll need to be Fan Club member but that’s easy…just click the blue link to find out how.

For my CAS Christmas card, I put a piece of sand colored card stock into my Misti then stamped the image. The holly & greeting are all one image, so it’s easy to use. First I colored the holly w/ Copics then did a Prismacolor pencil overlay & added some white inside the lines above & below the greeting. Here’s where the Misti is invaluable..lines tend to disappear when you use Prismas, so I stamped it again to bring them back. I masked the holly greeting & stamped the snowflakes w/ white pigment ink & heat set to dry. A few snowflakes were punched out of white glitter paper to add some sparkle.

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: DRS DesignsSeason’s Greetings Holly SprayInterlocking Snow  (insideDeco Peace & Joy  )
Paper: sand, Staples 110# white, scrap of white glitter paper
Ink: Memento tuxedo black (toffee crunch also used on inside), Colorbox frost white pigment
Accessories:  Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B dies, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles dies, snowflake punches

A big congrats to Donna, the newest Featured Stamper! I had a hard time choosing, but finally narrowed it down to THIS. I kept the colorful chevrons & birthday (my bday greeting is on the inside), but I used different images, different layout & mine’s a retro theme.

I stamped the tv & paper pieced the fun paper for the screen. It kind of reminded me of those test patterns (remember those?). So I also added some retro images from a couple of old PSX border stamps.
Here’s a look at the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: All Night Media – TV Frame, Amuse – greeting, PSX – retro borders
Paper: Staples 110# white, dp (American Crafts – #Summer)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, summer sky
Accessories:  sequins, ODBD double stitched circles, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B






For the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC647), we have Replacements, LTD. as our site. It’s a beautiful site & I have used their wonderful replacement service in the past to fill in missing or broken pieces of china. They also helped me identify some crystal that belonged to my great grandmother. While I was browsing the casual china, I happened on THIS picture (also below). It looked like a Cinco de Mayo fiesta to me so I went w/ a southwest theme.

To make the serape on the side, I used two plaid images, which until you stamp them across each other, are just stripes. I inked the stripes using Tombow markers in red, yellow & green then colored a wide strip & used fringe scissors on it to make the lower border. The image was stamped, colored & die cut w/ a little out of the box to keep the boot tip & rope from being cut off. I used Prismacolor pencils to add the sunset colors behind the image. For the greeting, I stamped it once in the Morocco ink, moved it a tad & stamped it again in brown ink to get the slight shadow.

Here’s a look at the inside & below are the Copics & Tombows I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: DRS Designs –Cowboy Garb, Life is Better, Lg Orig Plaid Open Plaid  (inside: Saddle Up Greeting)
Paper: Staples 110# white, X-Press It white, sand,  sienna 
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, rich cocoa, Morocco 
Accessories:  Copic markers, Tombow markers, Prismacolor pencils, MFT stitched arch, basic stitch lines dies, Misti, fringe scissors