April Ippity Workshop projects

Here’s what we’ll be making at my workshop in April! The dates are, Sunday April 10th from 3-5p.m., and another Wed, April 13th from 6-8p.m. I’ll be sending out an email too. I’m trying to keep the workshop limited to 8 people per day. I can help with directions with smaller groups for the girls who are still fairly new to stamping. So, we’ll make an easel card, making our own background papers with stamps of course! A ‘designer’ pen with a cute flower topper attached to the cap, and a bookmark for all those great reads! Hope to see you then!


It’s Grungy Monday Time!!

The start of our new Journey is here! Linda has continued on an adventure in Timland! Check our her blog here to join in! This week we are re-visiting Tim’s 12 days of Christmas tags 2008. Check that tutorial here! After spritzing my background, I used weathered wood, and broken china DI over it. The bird image is an Ippity stamp, that I reversed Tim’s directions. It is embossed with copper EP, then colored in with watercolor crayons. Looks pretty good! The word is cut from cardstock paper, and I stamped my own music score on some scrap. I even used a snap like Tim did, and it looks pretty cool! I had to die my safety pin with rust AI, and my feather with copper mixative. I also died my cream ribbon with broken china DI. And this is my first 12 days of Christmas tag ever! Although being not a xmas one. But still, it was fun, and plan on doing more now! Thank you for stopping by!

Random Redhead Challenge-Typewriters

Here is my entry for the challenge over at Gingersnap Creations. We are to use typewriters, and this was another freebie image. This ATC is going in the mail for a swap, so I wanted to get in the challenge first! I thought I would put a funny saying on it, because not too many young people these days have a clue what a typewriter is!! Click the link above to see all the other typewriter fun!

Coloring with Pencils

Here is my first attempt at coloring a child image. This is a digi stamp freebie I got somewhere here in blogland. My blogger friend Cheryl is always doing amazing work coloring with her Prisma pencils, and she inspired me to give it a try. Check her blog here to see her work. I’ve been coloring with pecils before, but just using Crayola colored pencils. They do not blend well at all! So I broke down and bought some Artist pencils, these are called Kimberly, by General. And they blend quite well. They are watercolor ones. I think it came out well for my first try, the only problem I had was when coloring, the ink from the printer wanted to bleed. So I had to be careful on the edges. Now I’m going to have to find some cute image stamps to use!! Thanks for looking in!

Gingersnap 3rd Annual Copper, Ginger, Rust

This is my first time entering in the Gingersnap Creations annual challenge. But I must say, that I love the color rust! So that is what I went with. I knew I wanted to use my Really Rust paper by SU. So I made a little purse using a cool technique with distress inks. I have looked for a video, or demo on it, but can’t find one, so I’ll just tell you! I covered my top note die cut with vintage photo ink. I really put a lot on there. Then I took a large background stamp, and spritzed it with water, not too much! Then I stamped the wet stamp into the ink. When you dry it, you get a really cool faux bleached look. Now when I got one piece done, I was pleased, and thought this stamp image gave a tooled leather look. How perfect, since I was making a purse! Then it reminded me of a purse I have, an old tooled leather one that I picked up at a garage sale. So I mimicked the stiching on mine, and darkened the edges with more di. Cool! The handle is made from May Arts ribbon folded in half. As I was making this a song came on the radio from ABBA(from the 70’s!) Dancing Queen. It reminded me of Annette because she’s been talking about her dance moves for the Annual Party over at the Gingers! So here’s to you Annette, You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life! you Dancing Queen! 🙂 Check out the rest of the entries at the link above, and thanks for looking in!!

Unity Stamp Co. Challenge-Fashion Forward!

I am entering this month’s challenge at the Unity Challenge Blog! It’s a fashion forward theme, and this Unity dress form stamp fit’s perfectly, and is so popular these days! I jazzed it up a bit by pleating some printed paper, and making my own ‘skirt’. An A-line skirt is always flattering!! And added some seed beads for a necklace. The sewing pattern paper is from the Mod-Retro stack from DCWV. Again, perfect for this theme!! The sentiment is also from this set called Undeniably You. I added a Spellbinders label behind the sentiment to fancy it up a bit, and some May Arts ribbon that was left over from one of their challenges. I think it’s quite cute, and need to check out what everyone else has done so far! Click the link above to see for yourself! Thanks for looking in!


I have entered in today’s hop at the Ippity blog! Check their blog to see lots of great ideas using Ippity stamps!! I chose to do a layout for my husband. Yesterday was our 4th wedding Anniversary, so this is for him! I used 3 Ippity sets on this one, A Moment in Time, Love in Return, and Life’s little Moments. These sets are excellent for scrapbooking, and also for cards. Click my link at the sidebar to see them! The only embellishment I used was some May Arts ribbon, and a border punch on the yellow October Afternoon paper, and the certainly celery paper! The rest was all stamped! Love it! Click the link above to join in on the hop! Thanks for stopping in!!