Wednesday, October 27, 2010


I know, I know, I am such a slacker! I am really sorry I took a short hiatus from blogging, it wasn't intentional, I just had no motivation to share.  Maybe it was recovery from vacation, or the cold I developed the week we came back.  Regardless, you aren't interested in excuses, you want to see stamping!  Right?

Okay, since last evening was Tuesday Tappers, and they are the last club to do the monthly projects, I will share the cards we made.  Will that get me back in your good graces?  Smiley from

This card uses Red Riding Hood ink, brayered on Whisper White cardstock.  The Medallion stamp was spritzed with Stampin' Mist then stamped onto the brayered cardstock.  Yes, I said I used Stampin' Mist.  This was a technique we learned at Convention this year and I just got around to trying it out.  It is a very subtle look, and one that I will use again and again.  I also used our new tinsel around the sentiment for a bit of bling.

The next project is a great one that uses your scraps of Designer Series Paper.  This card uses Pacific Point and Blushing Bride cardstock.  The DSP strips for the candles are about 3/4" wide, adhered in a haphazard way on the Whisper White cardstock piece.  I then cut the ends off even before I adhered it to the Blushing Bride piece.  The flames are...can you guess?...the wings from the Two Step Bird Punch!  Whatever did we do for these things before that punch came out? 

Our third project is a simple Christmas card using the ornament punch and stamps.  I used the Baroque flourish as the corner vine for the ornament to hang from. Night of Navy is the basic color, and a bit of tinsel is wrapped around the top of the ornament.  Oh yeah...a rhinestone in the center of the ornament for a bit of added bling!

Our last project is a Fall/Thanksgiving card using the French Foliage clear mount stamp set.  Don't you just love the clear mount product?  This uses Pumpkin Pie cardstock, and Cajun Craze and More Mustard inks.  I also used one of the acrylic blocks as a stamp and inked it up to stamp for the background.  This adds so much interest to a card!  Give it a try!  The only change I suggested to my stampers was to stamp the sentiment in a darker color so it would stand out more.

We had great club meetings this month!  Many of these projects were inspired by or copied from other demos whose blogs I follow.  I apologize for not noting their names, but of course will edit this post if you let me know it was your idea.

I was asked if I planned to repeat my "Thankful for..." series of posts in November, and I agreed.  So watch for that first post on Tuesday, November 1st.


  1. Welcome Back Kathy!!!! It is so good to hear from you again! I had so much fun making these cards! Of course, it's always fun with my stampin' "sisters"! You are the greatest, and I can not wait for your "Thankful for..." coming up!!!!!

  2. Nice to see you again, ma'am! :) I am looking forward to the "Thankful for" posts as well. I think I will do that on my blog, too... If you don't mind me stealing your idea! :)Love ya!!!