Friday, June 5, 2015

Flip System for stamps

I have converted all of my clear sets to a 'flip' system.  I just love flipping quickly through all of the baby sets!  Here are the Tim Holtz unmounted stamp refill pockets, with cheap white cs cut to fit- corners rounded, and name of set at top.  Duralar is cut to fit (2 pieces per envelope), the set put between them and slid in behind the whit cs. 

My dies are in Essentials by Ellen Storage Envelopes, set on magnetic sheets cut down to size.  I've used the sheets from Darice.

I have a few red rubber sets that have been in the softer, longer, plastic storage cases.  I found them tough to see and get to in the place I had to store them.  And... since I've discovered I love to 'flip', I did this...

 I sliced the panels in half and rounded the corners.  Some of the stamps had illustrations I could use, but some I stamped on cheap cs and cut to fit the panel- attching them with doulble sided tape.
I trimmed off the holes on the side of the Avery pockets, just so they would look 'neater'.  The pockets are very slippery, but pocket out enough to accomodate all thicknesses of rubber stamps.

When I sit in my chair, all of the stamps and dies are on the floor next to me. I swivel my chair, lean over, and go flip, flip, flip.  I love it!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Waltzingmouse Pajama Party!

I have not been to a pj party as an adult, but I am pretty sure you can drink wine at one.  So I helped myself to a glass or two.  Unfortunately, my cards get drunker a I do!   Nor can I remember any of my supplies... but here we go...

I made the watercolor backgrounds myself- this is a gorgeous card IRL.  Yeah, I bet we all say that...

There are my entry for tags and Nesties.  The images are from L'il Buddies, and the  tags are Labels 4.

A girl version of the sketch.  Oh wait, I forgot the d(*& banner!

My gift card holder is for a bride to give to her attendants.  My apologies, I was on glass #4 when I did this, lol lol lol.
I'm drinking one of my favorites, cheap, sweet and red.  Hic!  Now I will go post this and travel around everyone else's

Impression Obsession Challenge: You Did It!

I like the IO Challenges- they really make me think!  This time I was stumped for over a week before I realized I needed a wedding card soon... and inspiration hit!

That's DIE 130-D, Love Border Word.   The card is for 2 architects getting married, so I drew in what I thought were blueprint types of things with a white gel pen.  I 'named' the blueprint 'YOU DID IT' since that is the name of the challenge.

Remember, you can click on the photo to enlarge it.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Housemouse Easter

I love the Housemouse stamps.  I hate the mice.  Thing is, mice have every right to be here.  I figure we built our house on top of theirs.  And what if I killed one and his Mommy and Daddy were waiting at home with his tea and biscuits????  It's quite the dilemma.  Meanwhile, I love the stamps.

Stampendous for the stamps, Jolee's for the grass, and old layered egg stickers.  It's all anchored on a purchased step fold card.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Easter bunny candy bags

Aren't these the cutest?  I used the tutorial on Splitcoast, but had smaller non-gusseted bags, so had to alter some of the ovals.  Ears and feet are done with two older SU punches; hands and faces are done with Spellbinders ovals cut done a tad.  Egg is from a set of Spellbinders eggs. 
Not hard, and they are very sweet!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Happy Impression Obsession Flowers

The new challenge on the IO site is for 'Happy Flowers'.  Now, flowers certainly make me happy, but how does one show that one's flowers are happy???

Maybe like this??

Wait, how about a close-up of those happy faces?

The little ones on the side are being blown away by the wind...
That little blue one doesn't seem so happy at the moment!

Thanks for coming and enjoying my card!

Paper:    PTI Stampers Select; Bazzill Icy Mint, Sour Lemon Pinkini and Lime Crush
Dies:      IO grass DIE060-I, tiny flowers DIE 140-D
Stamps: IO CL212
Copic pen for faces: 0.03

Monday, March 16, 2015

Impression Obsession Spring Chicks

I thought I'd try another card for the IO Think Spring challenge-

How's that for cuteness?

Stamps:  IO Sarah Phelps Easter CL 212
               IO Gail Green tree  E 7743
Ink:  Memento black
         PTI Classic Kraft and 3 or 4 greens for the tree
         Copics YG005 for the grass, BOO for the sky
Flowers on tree with Spica pink and Zig Wink of Stella GL Yellow 050
Chicks and sun colored with Wink of Stella Yellow and Spica Orange
Dies:  IO grass DIE060-I
          IO 6 in 1 frame DIE242-YY
          IO DIE235-M  I did a little cut and paste to make 'Happy Spring!'
Paper:  Card base is Bazzill Easter Grass
            Grass is Bazzill Lime Cruch
            Frame is DCWV Glitzy Pastel Stack
            Images were stamped on PTI Stampers Select

You can get all of the Impression Obsession dies and stamps here:  Impression Obsession

 The letters were cut from a blue shimmer paper from Recollections.  There's a lot of sparkle in this card!