Friday, September 24, 2010


Today I thought I'd get a jump on Halloween. I broke out my new Stampers Anonymous and Tim Holtz texture fades and can I just say I am in LOVE! I love the incompleteness and distressed aspect of Tim's designs and have more on my wish list! I inked up the raised portion with my Memento Black and it just pops. It's hard to make out, but I used versamark on a script stamp from the Shabby French stamp set and stamped it on the black base layer. Boo was stamped in distress ink and then I used a circle punch to get the letters centered, I inked the edges black. I made this a 5x5 square card.

Card Stock: black, shimmery lavender, white
Patterned Paper: none
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous: Shabby French
Ink: Memento: Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink: Dusty Concord, Spiced Marmalade, Versamark
Accessories: Tim Holtz texture fades, Circle punch, ATG

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Monarch Passes Through

We interrupt the stamping and scrapping projects while I get my rebuilt computer loaded with things like camera software, once that is loaded I hope to have more regular postings again. The good news is that the virus seems to be gone! In the meantime I thought I'd share a couple pictures of the monarch that passed through our yard.

Once upon a time, Bug found it on the flowers by the garage. She picked it up/coaxed it on to her hand.

After a minute or two, it flew off and promptly landed in Button's hair.

She was less than thrilled with that experience!

The End!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Halloween Tree

Happy Fall! I can't wait for the leaves to change colors! Today I used a stamp from a past Unity KOTM and added glitter accents. They dried lighter than I wanted so I colored over them with my copics! (Love them and can't wait to play more!).

Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie
Patterned Paper: None
Ink: Memento Black
Stamps: Unity KOTM
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Corner Rounder, Copics, Glitter Glue

Friday, September 10, 2010

Paper Maniac Blog Hop ~ with Flair!

If you arrived here from Ann’s blog, you are on the right track! If not, go back to the Paper Maniac Store blog so you don’t miss any of the great inspiration. Today is a celebration of Paper Maniac's first year! This past year has gone so quickly, it has been so fun to be a part of things from before day one! Today I am showcasing an altered clipboard with fabulous Echo Park Paper and Unity Stamps. I made 2 of them to give to Bug's preschool teachers.

Here is the back (it isn't glossy since I hadn't mod podge'd it yet).

In addition to the clipboards, I altered a couple binder clips and made a bookmark for each of them. I packaged it in a cello bag and made a matching topper with some scraps from the clipboard project.

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Various KOTM (Unity Stamp Company), Shabby French Stamp Set (Stampers Anonymous)
Card Stock: Summer Sun
Patterned Paper: Walk in the Park (Echo Park)
Ink: Cocoa Brown (Memento), Antique Linen (Distress Ink), Versamark
Accessories: Circle Nesties (Spellbinders), Mod Podge, Clipboard, Binder Clips, Jumbo Paper Clip, Corner Rounder

Now for the FUN! There are some faBuLOUS priZes to be won this weekend! Check out the Paper Maniac Store Blog for complete info!
Head on over to Emily's Blog!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

It's coming!

Come back Friday for the Paper Maniac Birthday Blog Hop! Prizes galore!

Monday, September 6, 2010

makin' progress Monday ~ the puppy edition!

So...we decided to add a puppy to our family! Introducing Elvis! He is now 10 1/2 weeks old. He is an adorable fluffy bundle of energy!

Here is is home in puppy prison! He stays in the kitchen unless he is outside or being held, so if he has an accident it is not on the carpet.

He loves the girls and loves to give them lots of puppy kisses!

Bug is super happy with him and she even likes going on poopy patrol with me (we'll see how long that enthusiasm lasts!)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Happy Birthday Paper Maniac!

This past year has flown by! So much has changed around house, new church, new projects, and most recently new puppy! The girls are getting bigger and we are gearing up for the start of preschool in a couple weeks. Today's card features a Bazzill cardstock base topped with a strip of Making Memories the black and white, so classic! I did a wavy, smooshy ribbon using lots of glue dots on top of the DP. The Happy Birthday sentiment was stamped using Memento Black ink then colored with prismacolor pencils and then I added bling for a finishing touch.
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