Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mini Travel Album

Hi Lovely Smithies!
I have a Mini Travel Album for you today. I used one of the fabulous Audrey Stamps and a sentiment from the Paris Full Sheet - both available from the Stampsmith Shop. I left several blank pages for jotting down sweet memories and adding photos.

And here is a peek at the inside with lots of room for writing.

There is more info on my blog too. Have a super happy day!!

Karen McAlpine

Friday, March 18, 2011

Take A Letter

I can never have enough notebooks and have several on the go at any one time, all for different purposes. One step better than a notebook is a handmade notebook. The girl with typewriter from Thank Heaven for Little Girls#2 plate is such a perfect image for a notebook/journal.
The notebook is made from a recycled cardboard box. Old packaging is such great material for making your own notebooks. Have fun! Lynne x

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Once again, I've used the Stampsmith's New York stamp plate and created a 6" x 8" collage. This one incorporates the Rockefeller Center image with cutouts of a woman and dog taken from a book which features the annual high society dog shows of Long Island (NY) in the 1930's and 1940's. Other images to fit the theme, like "Tiffany & Co." and a "New York" postage cancellation, are stamped on patterned papers, along with vintage raffle tickets.

This collage is one of a pair, and can be seen in my shop on Etsy.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

A Lady of Class

I have a Tiffany inspired card to share with you tonight. I love aqua and white together and thought I'd pair it with this fabulous photostamp of the beautiful, Audrey. Adorned in lots of bling, she's definitely ready for the show! :)

Friday, March 04, 2011


Frank Sinatra is a legend, and during his hay day, he was every woman's dream!

Here is a cute card featuring the Frank Sinatra single stamp by the Stampsmith. He is stamped in teal, cut out and added to a card with patterned paper stripes and dots, and paper punched stars. I paired him with a copy of a mid-century ad for engagement rings, to carry the theme and the era. The computer generated caption reads, "He was no Frank Sinatra, but she decided to take a chance, and said yes!".

This card is available in my shop on Etsy!