Monday, September 12, 2011

Waiting - Fall 2011

 These are the books coming out over the next couple of months that I am most excited about.  Can't wait to read each one of them!  What new books about to be published are you excited about?

Monday, September 05, 2011

Stamping Again....

 It has been a really long time since I stamped!  Last weekend my Mom came over and helped me (again!) straighten up my stamp room.  I discovered that I have way too many things in there.  Imagine I paired down some of my supplies (and still have too much).  I have way more stamping stuff than I do stitching stuff (now I would rather have more stitching stuff!  Never happy!)  Anyway, going through all of the many delightful stamps and paper that I have I got the itch to put rubber to paper and here are some of the results.
 I used some blank cardstock that I had.  I love the size of this card and the quality of the stock.  It is Italian and called Fabriano Medioevalis.  I used up all that I have left so I do need some more of that.  I like the fact that just stamping and embossing a design looks fabulous without anything else being done.  The stamp above is by Sandra Evertson and is called Party Hat.
 Do you know of the stamping site called Splitcoaststampers?  It is a great site for paper arts.  Lots of galleries and forums.  Each week they have different kinds of challenges.  I am going to try to do the "Clean and Simple" challenge each week.  This means that they give you a theme (this week is shoes, boots, etc.) and then you make a card that is "clean and simple."  I duly declare that this is going to be my new style of stamping.  I am always attracted to simple and graphic styles.
 Above is a darling little Halloween stamp by Stamping Up
 Here I was playing with my Copic markers and using a stamp by My Favorite Things.  So cute!
 Here is one of the Stamping Up Halloween images colored with Copic markers and one just stamped and embossed.
This is my usual style....vintage image, stamp a saying on one of the ladies and use paper behind the image and then a contrasting paper as a "tie down."  I love vintage images so much!  

Hoping that I work in my stamp room a little bit each week.  Stitching has certainly become my main love now; but making cards is really fun and relaxing.  It is a good thing to do with a bunch of girlfriends.....have to keep my room in order so my pals can come over and get inky!