Friday, December 18, 2009

Blessed Are

These cards use images from the Blessed Are plate from the Stampsmith. These stamps make wonderful cards for people of faith. I like to keep them quite simple so that the main image is the focus. I hope you enjoy them.

More details can be found at my blog.

Friday, December 04, 2009

4oth easel card

I am addicted to making these easel cards at the moment. I like how you can have two parts of a quote on it, and see it all when displayed. This image is taken from the "isn't she lovely" plate.

The quote says " don't see yourself as 40, just 18 with 22 years experience"

Friday, November 20, 2009

We All Love Lucy!

When I was at The Stampsmith stamp show a few weeks ago, I purchased the I Love Lucy plate. I thought it was adorable, but also very versatile. The images are perfect for friendship (Lucy and Ethel), anniversary (Lucy and Ricky), travel (Lucy, Ricky and the Mertz's), and get well, as shown above. I couldn't resist using Lucy, with that sick look on her face, which could mean just about anything. It made me think of the episode in the chocolate factory!
Enough said!

With this cute image of Lucy, I created a card for just saying "Hello Girlfriend!". The vintage style woman and phone, are from scrapbook paper I purchased at the show as well. I thought they were a perfect fit for the theme.
Graphic 45: Quilting Bee (polka dots) and Party Line (woman/phone).

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Blue Moon

I made this card for Gingersnap's monochrome Challenge. Using an image from Thank Heaven for little girls. The details are on my blog

Singing Angels Holiday Card

I entered a Christmas card contest sponsored by Sarah Supplies on Etsy. She sent me a folded white card, two scalloped circles, two circles, and two pieces of patterned holiday paper. All were from her shop, which sells paper die cuts, embellishments, beads and more. The rules required use of the card, one scallop and one circle. Anything else could be used to create a Christmas or holiday card. Deadline is November 23rd, with results posted November 25th.

I chose the adorable babies from The Stampsmith's "Ooh Baby!" plate, to use as Christmas angels with the song "Hark the herald angels sing!".

The white card was covered with red and green patterned paper and card stock. The scallop and circle were gold embossed and used as the halos of the angels. Gold embossed wings and "heavenly" stars were added, and the words were created by computer.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wedding Card

Made using an image from the "Thank heaven for liitle girls" plate.

There is more info on supplies on my blog

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Who we are

This card uses an image for the Wizard of Oz plate. It reminds me of the phrase from the song " But Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man, that he didn't , didn't already have- Dewey Bunnell."

Further details can be found on my blog.


This collection of four is from The Stampsmith's Christmas Cards plate. They have the quality of vintage postcards from the turn of the century.

Each image is stamped on glossy paper and over stamped with a contrasting ink color. The panel is mounted to a patterned paper background design, which varies in color from card to card. Cut paper borders and metal brads embellish each card.

Estelle's Fabulous Stamp Show!

Magenta/Crafty Individuals booth, just one of many vendors.

On Saturday, I attended the Greater NY Art Stamp and Scrapbooking Show hosted by The Stampsmith and The Stamping Ground, here on Long Island. The vendors were great, as always, demonstrating lots of new techniques, and it was packed. I added many new stamps and supplies to my ever growing collection. There were loads of classes available, and I got to chat with Estelle at the Stampsmith booth. I highly recommend going next year if you live reasonably close, or stay right at the hotel and make a weekend of it. It's well worth the effort!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009


Here's a new card I've created using The Stampsmith's Paris plate. It appears to be a street in the city along a park where the autumn leaves have already fallen. It's stamped in brown ink and attached to a teal card stamped with copper embossed skeletal leaves. The sentiment reads "many thanks" and would make a great card for Thanksgiving.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hallowe'en diamond fold card

I have made this using the Witch from the Wizard of Oz plate, there are more pictures of it here, on my blog.

Friday, October 16, 2009


I was looking for a Halloween card idea, when I was inspired by this Stampsmith image from the Romance/My Honey plate. Obviously, this young couple is in love, but what if there was another story behind the picture!


Monday, October 05, 2009

Viva la Paris!

This weekend, I designed a trio of cards using the "Paris" plate, selecting the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame. I stamped each image in a different color ink, then color coordinated the cards using those three colors. Here's what turned out!

The ink colors used are Adirondack eggplant and cranberry, and StazOn mustard.

To see more details, visit my blog:

Saturday, October 03, 2009

girls in white

I have made this for this weeks challenge at TGIF which is "White". The stamp is from the thank heaven for little girls plate.
You can also see it on my blog

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

the final week of stampsmith at gingersnap

There is a litte extra challenge at Gingersnap this week, to combine any of the previous challenges. This is very generously being sponsored by the stampsmith again, and there is a beautiful stamp to be won.
there is more information about my tag on my blog

"Coffee Gal" says Happy Birthday!

When I saw The Stampmith's "Coffee Gal", with her 1950's wide eyed perkiness (must be all that java), I just loved her! She's the epitome of the typical housewife of that era.

I stamped her on glossy paper with Adirondack Cranberry dye ink. The background paper, Wassail Falling Snow (was-1454) by Basic Grey, looks like a wallpaper that our gal might have hanging in her kitchen.

All of my submissions for The Stampsmith can also be seen on my blog:

I also sell my cards on Etsy:

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wedding Themed Cards

This image is from the "Wedding Bells" plate. These two look like silent movie stars!

This card features the "Just Married" single stamp. I love this couple, they're too cute!

Hi! My name is Karen Fisher, and I've been invited to join the Stampsmith blog as a guest artist this month! I thank Kim for all of her kind words regarding my work. She posted my Audrey Hepburn card back in May. I thank Estelle for her fabulous stamps. She lives only 15 minutes from me, and I've been attending her local stamp show for years.

As an interior designer turned stay-at-home mom, I needed another outlet for my creativity. A friend introduced me to rubber stamping, and the rest is history. I find that my art reflects my training as a designer, in that I color coordinate my papers, ink and images as I would decorate a room with wallpaper, fabric and paint. I love collecting vintage ephemera and incorporating it into my work.

I am looking forward to participating with all of you talented artists. I hope I can keep up!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Star card

The Gingersnap challenge this week was stars and Betty Davis was certainly one of the stars of the silver screen. She also had that kind of tough cookie attitude that made her a standout.

Card details can be found on my blog.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

gingersnap creations/stampsmith challenge: stars

This week is the last week of the challenges sponsored by The Stampsmith at Gingersnap creations, and the theme is stars. So go link your star art on gingersnap for a chance to win a fabulous Stampsmith stamp.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

gingersnap creations: black white and silver

The Stampsmith is generously sponsoring the theme at gingersnap creations again this week. so go enter your black, white and silver creations for a chance to win a beautiful stampsmith stamp.

I used an image from the "kiss me you fool" plate, or as I like to call it "the snoggy plate"

Thursday, September 10, 2009


As Joanne has mentioned, the current Gingersnaps Creations challenge is Bling and nothing says that as well as the image from the Stampsmith by the same name. She is tastefully, heavily adorned with all the best bling.

Card details can be found at my blog.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

The stampsmith at gingersnap creations again

The Stampsmith is sponsoring another challenge at gingersnap creations, this time the theme is bling!

I stayed with the movie theme and chose the blingiest shoes of all from the wizard of oz plate.

Make sure you take part in the challenge, there's a stampsmith stamp to be won!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Pirate Prince

The Gingersnap Creations challenge today was for chestnut movie stars. Johnny Depp is today's pirate prince, but Errol Flynn was the original swashbuckler. This stamp is from Estelle's At the Movies stamp sheet. What a smile he had, to capture the hearts of the ladies in the movie audiences!

Details of the card construction can be found at my blog.

Stampsmith month on Gingersnap Creations

This month The Stampsmith are teaming up with Gingersnap Creations to bring you a series of challenges where you can win Stampsmith products.
I have the enormous honour of being on both The Stampsmith and Gingersnap Design teams, so here is the piece that I made for the first of these challenges with the theme "movie stars" using an image from the Stampsmith's "kiss me you fool" plate.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Reasons to stamp.....

The Gingersnap Creations blog does a monthly post which gives you a reason to stamp every day of the following month.

Coming up on september 28th is "ask a stupid question day" So I made this card with one of my favourite stupid questions

"What if the Hokey Cokey really is what it's all about?"

Think about it, really what if it is?

Always On My Mind

Here's a card created for a "Favorite Board Game" challenge over at the Cutting Garden Blog who will soon be carrying the beautiful Stampsmith stamps - yay! This is based on my favorite board game - Cranium. In one category in this game, you get to act like a famous person and the other players have to guess who you are! Can you guess who this is... LOL!!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

dorothy notebook

I made this for the wednesday stamper theme of dogs. I used the quote and image from the stampsmith's wizard of oz plate.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Do you exercise too?

Hi everyone...

I hope you're enjoying a beautiful summer! The summer weather has finally arrived in Nova Scotia and we're having a little heat wave with 100% humidity - gasp! It's making me want to stay inside out of the heat so I've been up in the craft room a bit more lately. Here's one of my latest creations.