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.