Saturday, February 27, 2021

Mouse Love

I'm working on my coloring and I find that the house mouse stamps are quite difficult, but I'll keep practicing.  I used a heart embossing folder in the background and a very old house mouse stamp that came from "I don't know and I don't remember buying it."  I actually always stayed away from buying these because I knew the coloring was difficult for me, but there it a drawer.... 😊 

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Let's go fishing....


Nothing spectacular here, just going through the masculine drawer and found the fishy papers and thought it was time to use them up.  The top stamp is from Heather.  The bottom is Stamping Sensations.  I think I got them both at the last stamp show they had in Allentown.  It looks like this year's show has been cancelled - they are using the building at the fairgrounds for vaccinations. 

I do miss rubber stamp conventions, even though I have enough stuff to last a lifetime.  Seeing all the new products was always inspiring.  Maybe we'll be sort of back to normal in another year or two....

Monday, February 8, 2021



....Housebound for a couple of days last weekend, due to some (a lot) of the flying white stuff.... 
 I played with a gel press for the first time.   I had no clue what I was doing and my next attempt will be a lot different.  I tried it with stencils and with stamps.  I wasn't thinking about how everything was going to be reversed, so my music clefs are backwards and I didn't realize it until I was taping it down to the paper. Oh well.  I used another unmarked stamp for the filigree, embossed it with white and topped it with a die cut of curly stems and leaves and a die cut hello.   I had expected the gel press to be messy, but it wasn't and I'm anxious to play with it again.  Hopefully not due to another over zealous snow storm.

Friday, January 29, 2021


Another unmarked set of dies and stamps!  So frustrating!   I've had these for a long time and I wish I had a clue where they came from.  When I started "accumulating" things to make cards, I never bothered to write down the companies and now I'm certainly regretting it.   They were fun, although gluing the rainbow pieces was a bit frustrating. I didn't like the plain sun, so I gave it a smiley face.  I'm not sure if it's better that way or not.  Easily corrected by just gluing a plain sun on top, but for right now, I'll keep the face.  The world needs some smiley faces.

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Bela rides again


Bela Lugosi rides again.  This time, he's bringing Joanne a load of toilet paper for her birthday.  I hope she doesn't see this until then!  I still haven't found my mojo for making cards for the heroes, but this one seemed to come pretty easily, so maybe things are looking better in the crafting area.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Shakers, shakers and more shakers


I kind of went hog wild on a couple of shaker kits, but I'm glad I did, because it's at least getting me into my craft area.  I'll use these for the Valentines that I send every year to the ladies I used to work with at my previous employer.  I'll probably end up making them all shaker cards for their birthdays too.  I like to use things up and I'm getting tired of having the kits just sitting.  

Saturday, December 19, 2020

A Little Holiday Cheer


Just "a little" holiday cheer - coz I'm really lacking in it this year.  I did the stencil thing again, because I'm still too lazy to do much else.