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.