Today’s card (1-15)

I visited my stamp stash to make today’s card.


Hee hee, it glows a little, don’t ya think? ūüėČ

The lines were made with the journaling stamp from the Bits & Pieces set by Ali Edwards for Technique Tuesday. The circle and peace are from a couple of her other stamp sets.

The butterflies were cut with a Martha Stewart punch.

Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back tomorrow.

Today’s card (1-14)

It’s a little orange, a bit blue and a tad green.

It’s got circles, circles¬†and more circles.

And, again, it’s made up of a whole lot of Nonsense.

Meet today’s card.


The patterned papers, die¬†and letter stickers are all from We R Memory Keepers’ ¬†Nonsense stack. The stacks colors make me happy.

The cardstock is from my stash.

And, for fun, I added some glaze in the tag’s holes to fake the look of brads. ūüôā Hope you can tell.

That’s it for today. I’ll be back later.

Today’s card (1-12)

I’m backkkkkk.

Another day. Another card.


The papers are again from the Nonsense stack from We R Memory Keepers. The brads are from Making Memories. The fiber is floss from my stash.

Have a wonderful day!

I’ll be back later.

Today’s card (1-11)

Meet today’s card.


I have very little say about this one.

The paper is from the Nonsense stack from We R Memory Keepers.

The gems are from Me & My Big Ideas.

Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back tomorrow with another card from the same stack. ūüôā

Today’s card and layout (1-9)

Two projects today.

First, here’s the layout.


It’s not the trendiest or coolest layout. It’s really just¬†a layout I wanted to do for me.¬† We had a horrible series of snow and ice storms last month. It was probably the worst storm series¬†I’ve experienced in a few years.¬†Anyway, these are some pictures one day after shoveling¬†snow¬†for the umpteenth time.¬†ūüėČ

And here’s a card.


The sentiment is from a brand new Technique Tuesday set called Dog & Pony Sentiments. You can see it here. I just spied it on their web site.

They have a pretty cool Dog and Pony Show clear stamp set with all kinds of animals. This new set is meant to be used with it.¬† It’s a great set for card fans.

Anyway, that’s it for today. Be back later.

Today’s cards (1-8)

It’s a three-fer kind of day.

Meet Card No. 1.


I admit that it isn’t the prettiest. There’s¬† a mixed bag of stuff on this one.¬† Pretty much everything on this one is from my scrap box from other projects I’ve been working on lately. Busy, busy couple weeks here.

The owl and words are from Kim Hughes’ fun collection of stamps over at Cornish Heritage Farms. The circle is from Technique Tuesday. That stamp is quickly becoming one of my most used and loved stamps.

Meet Card No. 2.


I’ve been trying to get a decent picture of this card for a whole week. I give up so it is here in it’s fuzzy glory.

The rose and the words images are from the brand, spankin’ new “All You Need is Love” set over at Technique Tuesday. A secret source hooked me up¬†a bit back (thank you, secret source). Anyway,¬†I spied it on TT’s web site¬†so… yeah… I’m sharing something made with it. ūüėČ If you think you might want to check the stamp set out for yourself, go here.

And, let me confess to you.¬†¬†I wasn’t totally geeked about the rose when I was hooked up with the set. I’ve stamped for a long time and¬†thought, “A rose is a rose. Seen one. Seen ’em all.” Ha! Joke is on me ’cause this rose really rocks. It’s just beautiful when stamped. Seriously, it took my breath away when I first stamped it. Lesson learned that I really haven’t seen them all. ūüėČ

And meet Card No. 3.


Another card that was… like… oh my gosh… a complete pain to photograph. It looks nifty in person. Not so good in the picture. Too much darn glittery and shiny stuff. I tried at least.

The “Friends” is from Colorbok. It is really a shiny, mirror and not multi-colored as it appears. The diecut and the glittery buckle are from Crate Paper. The brad is from K & Co.

Anyway, that’s it for now.

Thanks for stopping by today. I’ll be back later.

I Love Clear Stamps, Reason No. 201 (1-5)

It has been awhile since I’ve declared love for my clear stamps.

And so here I am today with Reason No. 201.

That would reason would be……

dummmm…. dummmmm… dummmmmm….

squishing them. ūüôā

Let me show you what I am talking about.

Here’s a card where I’ve squished a good, old circle stamp to make a nifty¬†oval.


That squished stamp was used to make the background, as well as the oval the words are stamped over.

Now, ¬†here’s another card where I used the same circle¬†stamp. For this one, I said no to squishing and just used the stamp as it was intended.¬†


Squishing is so easy and fun.¬† It’s such a cool way to get another look from your stamps.

Here’s exactly how I squished the stamp I used on the first card.

I started out with the circle stamp. This one is from Technique Tuesday’s The Story set by Ali Edwards.


I left it on the clear block. And, then,  I used my fingers to squish it to make the oval shape.


To make the background on the first card, I just repeatedly used the stamp over and over.


I just love squishing. I think this is probably one of my favorite clear stamp-specific tricks cause it allows you to get more bang for your stamping bucks by using the stamp in another way.

Admittingly, it doesn’t work with all clear stamps. The manufacturing process varies across the boards. Not all clear stamps are the same. Some stamps really do just work better than others for it.

Anyway, that’s ¬†it for now. I will be back later.

(ps…. Shout out to my friends who know my secret bowling shame. Bawwwwhhhhaaahaaa! Guess what? I nailed a 172¬† game this week!!!It was quite the shock for me as¬† I am content just being able to break the 100-mark on most bowling days.¬†)