Saturday, December 3, 2011

A Christmas Lesson

My yearly humulity lesson story.......... 

Every year when I decorate my dining area for Christmas, I take out a cute little Christmas ball that is made into a little bear. This little decoration reminds me every year to be more caring and loving. Why? Well, one Christmas many years ago, I was sick, sick, sick. I could hardly get out of bed. My family had to make the dinner and everything.  The flu had really kicked in and I barely made it out of bed to eat.

My husband's uncle and wife announced that they would come and spend Christmas with us. I was NOT happy. Why would they come when I was so sick? My rebellion took the place of "no gift for them" kind of attitude. When we opened our gifts Christmas Eve, the aunt had given me this bear decoration. Not a big gift by any means but it really put me into my place. It reminded me that family is precious. No matter whether you want them there or not!! Lord, may I be humble this season! Remind me that YOU are the reason for the season. Not my own selfish desires. The aunt died of cancer several years ago and the uncle was gone before her. No opportunity to make amends in my mind. Just this small reminder every year when I decorate. 

May this Christmas season remind you to be humble and thankful!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sweet N Sassy Stamps & Technique Junkie Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps and Technique Junkie Newsletter joint Blog Hop!  The Technique Junkie Newsletter is excited to show case their new 3D and Fun Folds CD (remember you can get it right from my sidebar!!)

“The Technique Junkie Newsletter has been publishing rubber stamping technique tutorials since 2002. The 3D and Fun Folds CD contains 70 step-by-step technique tutorials in pdf format – perfect dimensions, perfect directions and great pictures for every step. Visit for more details about the CD and the Technique Junkie Newsletter.”
A fantastic group of design team members from both Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps and the Technique Junkie Newsletter, have helped put together this fabulous Blog Hop to kick off  the 3D and Fun Folds Cd.

We have a Blog Hop happening each day with an opportunity for you to win many prizes from some of our wonderful advertising companies! Please stop through EVERY DAY and take your time visiting each blog!  You have until 11:59pm EST December 2nd to leave comments on as many blogs as you can to win the Grand Prize.     Go to Tuesday's post for the links to the other days of the blog hop!
On Saturday, December 3, Pat from Technique Junkie Newsletter will announce the winners from each company. Be sure to hop along on each day! There will be FIVE WINNERS! On Monday, December 5th, Pat will announce ONE LUCKY WINNER with a GRAND PRIZE with a bundle of prizes from all of the participating businesses.

If you have been following along already you should have come from Jackie Kalchert's blog.  If you are only starting here, please head back to the Technique Junkie Blog and go from there.  You won't want to miss any stops along the way – in order to win you will need to comment on everyone’s blog AND Pat Huntoon’s Blog. There will be an additional chance to win by playing along in her Blog Hop! (you can read about how you can play along on my post from Tuesday.) 
Here is what I created for today's hop.........
I really love Cocoa........Well......I like hot cocoa but this Cocoa is Cocoa the Mouse.  Korin, owner of Sweet n. Sassy Stamps has Cocoa doing many different and fun things.  I thought this image was just wonder for this little Table Basket.  It could hold a packet of hot cocoa along with a baggie of marshmellows.  I wanted to stage my photo with a packet of cocoa but, alas, none to be found in the house!  Cocoa was colored with copic markers and completely cut out to mount on the front of the basket.  I must confess that I didn't use the same dimensions that were in the CD for this project.  Reason?  Well......I don't have the Grand Caliper Spellbinders dies or cutting just made it a little smaller!  Quite easy.  I used the largest circle and scallop circle I had and decreased the size of the holder between the two.  Other than that, the directions are the same.  Hope you like my little cheat!

Your next stop on the hop is Monika Davis, but just in case there are any hiccups, here is the whole list of celebrants on this Blog Hop!

My Sneak Peek contribution to Thursday's blog hop!

Reminder:  If you plan on getting the 3D CD, it is easy as pie....
just click on the link on my sidebar!

Today is the fourth day of the Technique Junkie blog hop to showcase the new 3D and Fun Folds CD.  Design team members from both Mark's Finest Papers (a Heinrich Company) and the Technique Junkie Newsletter helped put together a fabulous blog hop for us today. 

If you have been following along already you should have come from Geri Utterback's blog.

If you are only starting here, please head back to the Technique Junkie Blog and go from there. You won't want to miss any stops along the way – in order to win you will need to comment on everyone’s blog AND Pat Huntoon’s Blog. There will be an additional chance to win by playing along in her Blog Hop!  See Tuesday's post for the Double Easel card tutorial so you can play along!

I used the Top Note Die project from the 3D and Fun Folds CD. All the images are from Mark's Finest Papers (a Heinrich company).  AND they are a Sneak Peek from a new set they have being released on Dec 13th called Snow and Ice. 

Here is the top/side view of this fun project.   The words, deer and snowflakes were stamped.  Then I embossed the trees with a sparkley embossing powder.  The whole top was sponged.  The snowflake cut out is their stamp in this set as well.  After I cut it out, it was embossed several times with clear to give it some weight, then decorated with the rhinestones and silver cording.  The icicles on the sides of the box are also part of this cute set. 

Here you can see the glittery appearance a little better.  Isn't that a lovely saying!  You are going to LOVE this new set.

 The inside of the box has a divider that was decorated with the snowflake stamp (stamped and embossed, then sponged).  You can put anything inside that you want.  Some put in candy! 
The bottom of the box has the same paper treatment as the box insert.

Your next stop on the hop is Lois Bak, but just in case there are any hiccups,  see the whole list of celebrants on this Blog Hop below!
As with most blog hops, there are prizes!  This one is no exception.  You will want to hop along and make comments on all the participating blogs.  The daily winner will be selected from one of the blogs, but no one but Pat (TJ's owner) knows which one!  The daily prize is product from the "company of the day".   PLUS, You will get one entry each day you comment for the GRAND PRIZE.  Read about the grand prize on Tuesday's post.  You can go back and see the other projects from the other days if you wish too.  The schedule is listed below.  You have until 11:59pm EST December 2nd to leave comments on as many blogs as you can to win the Grand Prize. 

On Saturday, December 3, Pat from Technique Junkie Newsletter will announce the winners from each company. Be sure to hop along on each day! There will be FIVE WINNERS!

THEN on Monday, December 5th, Pat will announce ONE LUCKY WINNER with a GRAND PRIZE with a bundle of prizes from all of the participating businesses PLUS a Lifetime Technique Junkie Newsletter subscription!!
“The Technique Junkie Newsletter has been publishing rubber stamping technique tutorials since 2002. The 3D and Fun Folds CD contains 70 step-by-step technique tutorials in pdf format – perfect dimensions, perfect directions and great pictures for every step. Visit for more details about the CD and the Technique Junkie Newsletter.”
3rd Stop:  Geri Utterback
4th Stop:  Ann Clack   (You are here)
5th Stop:  Lois Bak
6th Stop:  Chris Dickinson
7th Stop:  Patty Penn
Final Stop:  Pat Huntoon

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Link Fixed

My link for the TJ Double Easel card was broken and is now fixed.  Thank you, Cindy, for finding that for me!!  ;-)  See below.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

It's a weeklong blog-hopping extravaganza!

Let me tell you about the Technique Junkie Newsletter Blog Hop!  All week long we will be hopping in conjunction with our favorite vendors to show case our new 3D and Fun Folds CD. Every day there will be new designers, new prizes, new artwork -- tons of fun! At the end of the week, we will have a grand prize basket for one lucky winner too!

Each day you will have an opportunity to win prizes from some of our wonderful advertising companies! Please stop through EVERY DAY  and take your time visiting each blog! You have until 11:59pm EST December 2nd  to leave comments on as many blogs as you can.   

Monday –Joint Blog Hop with Classy Cards ‘n
(Monday's hop is done but you can still hop there and make comments for the grand prize!)

Tuesday –Join Blog Hop with Rogue RedheadDesigns

Wednesday –Joint Blog Hop with  Paper Temptress

Thursday –Joint Blog Hop with Mark’s Finest Papers a Heinrich Company
(I'll be posting a project for this one!)
Friday – Joint BlogHop with Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps
(I'll be posting a project for this one too!) 

On Saturday,December 3, Pat will be announcing the daily winners from each company. Be sure to hop along on each day! There will be FIVE WINNERS! On Monday, December 5th, Pat will announce ONE LUCKY WINNER of a GRAND PRIZE which includes a bundle of prizes from all of the participating companies.

In order to win you will need to comment on the Technique Junkie blog AND the blogs of the participating designers (usually around 6)  make sure to leave your email address. Every day that you enter, you are eligible for that day's prize, plus you get an entry for the grand prize for every comment on the TJ blog you submit (up to one per person, per day) -- that is five opportunities to win the grand prize basket! And the grand prize includes not only prizes from our vendors but ALSO... A "Technique Junkie Newsletter Subscriber for Life" prize!

(In other words, your daily comment make your eligible for a prize from the company featured that day, plus you will have one entry for the Grand Prize)

NOTE: Play along with us for an extra entry for the Grand Prize!

Make a project using the Double Twisted Easel Card, post about it on your blog or in another forum and mention this blog hop and link up your post to the Blog Hop below by Sunday, December 4th at 12 am EST.   

The Double Twisted Easel Card tutorial HERE is a real exampe from the 3D and FUN FOLD CD. 

Join in on the fun!!   Make sure you link your post to the blog Hop to get the extra entry.


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

3D Tee Pee

This 'card' was created using one of the techniques on the new 3D and Fun Folds CD.  Isn't it fun?!!  Make sure you don't miss can order the CD by click on the link on my sidebar!  The images are from Sweet N Sassy Stamps.  I just love this little mouse, don't you?  I have a picture of each side as well as an angle picture for you.  Each side is like a little card all of its own.  They were all colored with Copic markers.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

New Winner!!

The winner of the Technique Junkie 3D and Fun Folds CD never contacted me by Friday...;-(  So....I have picked a new winner.  The new winner via the random number generator is #7!
Congratulations, Gail!!
7 Gail Klingele said...

Your work is wonderful and you are a very nice, friendly woman. May I have the CD now?

Gail, you have until Wednesday to get in touch with me and give me your mailing address!  ;-)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

And the winner is..........

Monday came and went and was really crazy around here.  I totally spaced the drawing until just now.  Sheesh!  ANYWAY.....

Drum roll please.............

Our winner is #8

8 M1kk1 said...

I would love to learn how to make the gift card box. Thanks for the chance to win the CD.

M1KK1, you have until Friday to get me your address so you CD can be mailed to you.  If Friday comes around and I don't hear anything, I'll rechoose a new winner! 

Congrats M1KKI!  ;-)

So........if you didn't win this time.......don't dispair......just click on the PayPal link on my sidebar and you can purchase the CD!

Monday, November 14, 2011


Remember that 3-D CD just producted by Technique Junkies?  Well..........I just happen to have one to give away!!  Woo Hoo!! order to 'win' this blog candy, just leave a comment on this post.  I will pick a winner on November 14th.....that gives you 12 days to comment!!  Last time there were only about 25 entries with a few extra entries from people who had ordered the CD.  THAT is good odds!!  I have about 84 followers so there should be at least that many entries!! 

Make you comment today!

Just to wet your appetite a are some pictures of one of the projects in the CD.  This is a gift card box.  Fun and quick to do.  I did quite a few of them for my upcoming sale.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

For those who drink Apple Juice

I was watching Dr Oz a few months back.  I just ran across the notes I took from his show.  If you or your kids or grandkids drink apple juice then you really need to watch the brands you purchase.

Dr Oz said that Arsenic isn't regulated in apple juice.  Hmmmm.....not good.  The FDA allowed amount of arsenic is 10 parts per million (ppm).  They went to random stores and even tested juices that mothers had at the parks.  The results were shocking to me.  I listed the brands he talked about and the lowest number and the highest number of arsenic those brands had on their random tests.

Miniute Maid        Lowest 2    Highest 3  (looks like this one isn't too bad.)
Apple & Eve         Lowest 2    Highest 11  (wow.....just above the legal limit)
Motts                     Lowest 4    Highest 16  (wowsers......more than twice the legal limit)
Juicy Juice             Lowest 2    Highest 22  (yikes!!)
AND.........the brand we probably trust the most with our babies.....
Gerber                    Lowest 6 (the legal limit)     Highest 36!!!  (Unbelievable!!!! more than three times the legal limit..)

Makes you wonder why they can get away with that....

I think I'm going to look into Organic brands.  It also reminds you that a trusted name like Gerber isn't always the best choice!

Don't Forget!

Don't forget to enter to win the new Technique Junkie 3-D CD.  So far, there are only 10 entries and that is VERY good odds!  ;-)  Go to the first post HERE to make you comment for entry!

Monday, October 31, 2011


I've been getting an awful lot of spam comments so I had to turn on word verification.  If that doesn't cut down the spam then I may have to moderate the comments.  Thanks for understanding!

Copic Class!

On Saturday I took the Intermediate Copic class.  Here are a couple of pictures for you.  Sorry about the was only the overhead light and I only had my video camera to work with (no flash).  The first is me with Marianne Walker and Colleen Schaan (she was the teacher).  Colleen was a great teacher......enthusiastic and fun.    The second is me and Salit ( a sweet gal from Isreal).....we had a very nice talk about the upcoming vote at the UN on the Palestinian state and how she is very nervous about it.  Possibly war is their concern and I totally see that.  She has a Scrapbook store in Tel Aviv and flew here just for the certification classes! 

The class was good.  Lots of info.  Some I already knew and some I only kind of knew.  Some was new and that was best.  The new stuff had to do with color.  I also learned how to better use my shadow grids.    I had taken my own markers....(I don't like to share)..... and since I only took the markers they told us would be available to the students, I was limited in some of my coloring.  BUT that was a good thing since I had to think outside the box.  I found a color combo that I really like for shading reds and lots of combos for hair. 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Blog Candy Winner

Well......I waited an extra hour and pulled the winner just a few minutes ago!  Here is a video of the winning pick.  My mom did the camera work and didn't turn it off quite quick enough but that's okay!  Also.........Please ignore those awful circles under my eyes.  I'm just getting over that nasty sinus infection that everyone has had and I'm super tired!

The winner is Carole RB!!  She said:
BloggerCarole RB said...
Great giveaway, thanks for the opportunity to win!
I've sent Carole an e-mail asking for her address.  She has until Friday, Oct 28th to respond.  If I don't hear from her, I'll repick for a new winner!

One Free and One New!!!!

Read all the way through for some great blog candy!!!

Technique Junkie Newsletter Announces the  a Brand New CD:
3D and Fun Folds
70 Tutorials!
This brand new CD has 70 tutorials for gifts, decorations, boxes, cards, and much more! the orginal Fancy Folds and Motion CD was so popular, we just had to create MORE for you.
Freestanding Pop-up Card
Freestanding Pop-Up Card Artist: Chris Dickinson, Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers
All of the tutorials are in step-by-step PDF pictorial format -- and are printable to 8-1/2" x 11" paper. We even have an index with thumbnails on this CD to help you find a project quickly and easily!

The CD is $17.95 for US/Canadian Addresses and $19.95 for Overseas addresses. 

3-D Gift Card Box
4 Drawer Easel Box
4 Panel Card
5 x 7 Step Ladder
Acetate Ornament
Altered Composition Book
Beaded Bag
Big Flap Cards
Butterfly Easel Box Set
Card Drawer Box
Card Organizer Portfolio
Colorwash Batik Scarf
Corner Bookmark
Decorated Clips
Desktop Perpetual Calendar
Double Teabag Holder
Double T Slide
Double Slider
Double Slider (Alternate Version)
Double Twisted Easel
Easel Card
Easy Gift Card Holder
Embellishment Chest
Embossed Tealights
Envelope Photo Album
Explosion Box Purse
Fancy Gatefold
Fancy Fold-out
Fantasy Box (short)
Fantasy Box (tall)
Flap Card
Freestanding Pop-Up
Goodie Box
Goodie Purse
Hanging Bottle Label with Pocket
Hanging Treat Holder
Lacy Purse Gift Card
Large Goodie Card with Pockets
Large Tag Book
Large Treat Box Holder
Map Fold Card
Mini Card and Gift Card Holder
Neverending Card
Origami Inchie Album
Paint Chip Box
Paper Bows
Pinecone Ornaments
Pleated Front
Pop-up Gift Card Holder
Scallop Flower Box
Scallop Pocket Gift Card
Side-step Trifold
Spring Loaded Card
Star of David Card
Table Basket
Table Decoration: Pumpkin
Table Napkin Ring
TeePee Card
Telescoping Card
Tiny Box
Top Note Die Box
Top Note Purse
Tri-Fold-out Card
Tri-Fold Book
Twisted Easel
Under the Flap Card
Wine Box
Wiper Card

All the CDs will be mailed the week of October 31st, 2011. Make sure to reserve your today by clicking on the PayPal button below or on the sidebar of this blog!

Technique Junkie Newsletter
Patricia Huntoon
NOW............drumroll please..............   In conjunction with the roll out of this new CD I am going to celebrate by offering a FREE CD! The most recent 2011 Edition of the Technique Junkie Newsletter CD9.   Yup!!  AND as a special incentive to you, if you purchase the 3-D CD using the button on my sidebar, I will give you 5 extra entries to get the Free CD.   

What do you need to do?  Leave a comment on this post only!!!   Remember, don't leave a comment on a different post or it won't count.  If you have purchased the CD9 using my button on the sidebar, just say so in your comment.  I'm going to have everyone's names on slips of paper and let my grandson pick the winner.  I'll post the video of the winner.  WHEN?  You have until  October 24th!!

Don't delay.......   Here is a picture of the CD you will be getting FREE if you win! 

Card sale pricing

Several people asked how I price my cards for my sale.  We started out charging $2.50 many years ago.  Just two years ago, we changed it to $3.  That includes the envelope.  My mother makes nature print cards and cards with real pressed flowers and she charges $3.50. 

Our original thinking was to make the price about the same or a little less than a nice card from Hallmark.  That way people would want to get a handmade card for less than the Hallmark price.  That worked pretty good for us.  We have a following and everyone always loves what they find when they come to our sale. 

Hope that answers the pricing question from Niki!  ;-)

Doing the drawing for the blog candy (CD) later today!

Friday, October 21, 2011

A bunch more for the sale! DON'T Forget!!!!...........

First off.....don't forget to sign up for the blog candy!!  There aren't very many people at this point and your chances are pretty good!  I pull the winner on the 24th!  Click on the blog banner and it will be the top post.

Here are a bunch more cards I made for my upcoming sale.  I make four of each design.  This will be the 20th year my mom and I have had our sale!  Where did the time go?  The first card uses two Technique Junkie techniques and the rest don't have any special technique.  The tulip card uses Vellum Sentiments and then the Framed Nestie technique.

The Lily Sympathy card is an image that was drawn by my cyber friend, Donna Moore!  Thank you Donna!  ;-)

The feel better poppy card has a lovely cuttlebug folder background but the scanner only made it look like spots on the white where some of the shadows were.....*sigh*.......    I just didn't have time to photograph instead of scan.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Henry and the flowers


Here are two cards I did with digital stamps.  The first digital is from Hambo....his name is Henry.  He is soooo cute.  Colored with copics. 

The second is a digital stamp freebie from a day for daisies.  The flower was really only a single flower but I really wanted a group to I flipped, resized, cropped and straightened several of them to create the new image.  The file said it was a yellow poppy but I made it red instead.  ;-)  The background uses Cuttlebug highlights but I used red on red paper to make it subtle but better than nothing.

Monday, October 17, 2011

If you have never........

If you haven't ever seen a tutorial like the ones that are on all the Technique Junkie CD's, here is a link to show you what one looks like!!  They are quite wonderful.   Here is a project made from the is called a Pop-Up Gift card holder.  Really fun to make.  Order your CD today using the link on the sidebar.  ;-)

Here is a picture of one of the cards I made from the new 3-D and Fun Folds CD.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Working on my sale!

Here are a couple of cards that I made for my upcoming sale.  These 5 don't have any special techniques on them......they are all just simply made!  I had printed off a number of digital images that I have to color while we were on vacation.    Hope you enjoy

Don't forget to click on my blog header to be taken to the top post so you can enter for my blog candy!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fall is Here! are the Halloween ones that I talked about the other day.
I needed a girl card, a boy card and one for her parents. they are!  I found all the images online as coloring pages.  I did this because I don't have any Halloween stamps of my own!  I'm quite happy with the images though. They are all colored with copic markers. The Skeleton above is 'hinged' at the joints with brads.  The arms and legs can be moved wherever you want.  The background is veined marble technique from the TJ newsletter.

The Witch girl was a freebie image from Wonderstrange and was called Witchlines.  I think she is quite cute.  The background here was Black glossy paper and Luminare paints.  It was a technique from TJ newsletter but for the life of me I cannot remember the name!

The last card was for the parents so I wanted something a little more Fall and less cute.  I found this scarecrow with the pumpkin head was a coloring page image on a site that had free Disney characters pages.  His background I 'think' is called Dabbed shimmers from the TJ newsletter and it has lots of great oranges and some metallic to it as well.  I also used the Cuttlebug Highlights technique.  I've had those little tiny leaves for years.  I originally purchased them for a special project then promptly forgot the project to do with don't ever do that do you?  ;-) 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thanksgiving early!

Well.....the weather has finally changed. We are into the rain and cooler temperatures now. A lady that frequently orders cards from me asked for three Halloween, three Thanksgiving, three Christmas, and three each of Thank you and Thinking of you. I had four days to get them all done. Fortunately, I had Thank you and Thinking of you cards in my stock. Then I found more than three Christmas cards that I had made for design team work that were never in my sale before. So that left only three each of the Halloween and Thanksgiving. I'll show you the Thanksgiving ones today and the Halloween ones in a couple of days! 

These were all coloring book images from the web.  They are all colored with copic markers.  The bottom one with the cornucopia has the rolled corners and the torn frames techniques from the TJ newsletter.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Embellished circles

I wanted to do this technique from the Technique Junkie newsletter but had no great circle stamps until recently!  I kept pretty simple and love the way it turned out.  Hope you like it too!  Those dark lines vertically, really aren't dark but gold tape!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Because I'm almost there!

I just had to post because I'm so tickled that I'm almost at my weight loss goal!  Yeah!!  I started at 156.6 and today at only one pound away from my goal, I was 131!!  I feel lean and mean!  Now that I'm almost done, the hard part of keeping it off begins.  But, I'm pretty confident that I can do it.  The biggest reason for the loss (for me) was to eliminate my BP meds.  At this point, I've cut them in half. 

Of course, with the loss also comes a loss in money since I've had to get some clothes that fit!  HA!!  I've lost more than 3 inches in my hips, waist and chest.  Hooray! 

Okay.........back to stamping posts now !

Monday, September 12, 2011

THIS is soooo awesome!

I found this tutorial online on how to add numbers to your comments on your blog.  Can you say AWESOME!  NOW......when you have blog candy to give away and are using a random number generator, you won't have to count the comments to see who the winner it.  All the counting is done for you!!  Whoo Hoo! 

Here is the Link.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Quiet but busy!

My blog may have been quiet lately but I HAVE been busy.  Between filming tutorials and making Design Team cards (which you can't see yet), I've been also working on some snowglobes for my upcoming card sale in November.  Here are 12 of the globes with stars in them.  I'll be making 12 with hearts in them as well.    They are uber hard to photo since the surface is reflective.  But you get the idea.  Each has a case for storage and they fold flat!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A message from Pat! is THAT time again!  Here is a message from Pat Huntoon, owner of Technique Junkie Newsletter.  These CD's are awesome.  It is like 100 techniques for such a low price.  AND they all have step by step pictures.  Awesome.


Dear Ann,
CD9 will be released in two weeks -- 
Have your ordered yours?

Time to Order!
NOW is a great time to purchase the newest 

Technique Junkie Annual CD. The Ninth Edition CD  
covers all of the issues from 10-10 to 8-11 -- 
plus 10 bonus techniques -- in easy-to-print, step-by-step 
pictorial pdfs.

It is easy to renew and/or order your CD! 

Simply Click HERE to order.

Thank you for your continued business. 
I appreciate having you as a customer and
hope you will enjoy the CD.

Patricia Huntoon
Technique Junkie Newsletter

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Woo Hoo I won!

I was one of the most lucky stampers who won one of the Gina K Designs stamp sets of my choice from their giveaway this weekend.

If you haven't ever checked out Gina's Stamp TV.....give it a look HERE.  She is so pleasing to watch and has great card ideas.

I chose Springtime Silhouettes as my prize.  You can like StampTV on Facebook as well.  ;-) 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Some sympathy cards for a friend.

I have a friend who needed some sympathy cards so I made these up today.

The butterfly one uses the Vellum Sentiments technique from the most recent TJ newsletter.  The butterfly is from Judikens and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

The other two cards were inspired from Gina K's simple cards video on her website today.  Thanks for the inspiration, Gina......I needed it to jump start the creative juices today.  Somehow, the simple cards are harder for me than the not-so-simple ones!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Some Telescopes!

I had some friends come over a little while back.  We decided that we would play with the Technique Junkie Technique Telescope cards.  It seemed a mystery at first but turned out to be quite simple.  One of my friends brought her granddaughter and she made a four tier card.