Monday, October 29, 2012

Happy Halloween!

I love these stamps from Stampendous!
Autumn Words (R149) and Kitty Candy Kiddo (P175), they are perfect for a not so scary Halloween card.
     I started by stamping the background with Brilliance Graphite Black and embossing with detail clear. Then, I sponged the edges with Brilliance Starlight Black (love that color, it maybe a new favorite of mine). Next lightly spray the entire background with Shimmer Pewter and set aside to dry.
     Stamp Kitty Candy Kiddo with Memento Tuxedo Black and color with Copic markers. Pour a small amount of Shimmer Frost into a paint pallet and using a small paintbrush apply to select areas (You've seen me do this before). Cut out and set aside to finish the background.
     We're going to sponge lots of colors, just little bits here and there...Brilliance Pearlescent Lime, Brilliance Pearlescent Orange, Brilliance Pearlescent Olive, VersaFine Imperial Purple and VersaFine Habanero. Trim to 3-3/4" X 5" and round the corners; highlight with words with a white gel pen. Layer to black panel (4" X 5-1/4") with rounded corners and attach to A-2
Purple Card.
     Mount Kitty Candy Kiddo to background using form tape! Enjoy!!!

     Speaking of enjoy, last week I was so excited to meet Jean Norris in Hammond, Louisiana for lunch. Jean is the owner of Sir Stamps A Lot in Homewood, Alabama. She has recently relocated her store...back to the original location on Oxmoor Road. I think that Jean is probably one of the last rubber stamp stores left in Alabama - go see her and tell her you hear about her here.

     Thank you for stopping by to see me...

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Paper Wings Productions

     I had stamps from my friend Carrie at Paper Wings Productions ( that I've wanted to use for awhile. This was the week...
I was going to make a couple of travel inspired tags, but I got really carried away.

I started with a London Tag:
I stamped London at the bottom of the tag with Memento Tuxedo Black, and stamped again on a post it note for a mask.
Cut out the mask, placed it and then stamped the double decker bus, and then stamp again on a post it note for a mask.
Cut it out, place it and stamp Big Ben - stamp again on a post got it, cut it out and place it. (all the stamps from London #19199)
Then stamp the postcard from Background Writing #904 set with VersaFine Vintage Sepia.
I colored everything with Copic markers. Sponged a little sky with VersaMagic Sea Breeze. Then, added a few highlights with a white gel pen. I added JudiKins Diamond Glaze to the bus windows for more dimension. Tied on fibers and ribbon (May Arts) and done!

     I loved it so much I had to keep was a Paris Tag:
I did all the same steps, using the bistro table and chairs first, then the Eiffel Tower then the word Paris all in Memento Tuxedo Black. (all stamps from Paris #19198)
Again, I used the postcard stamping in VersaFine Vintage Sepia. Colored with Copic markers.Highlighting with a white gel pen and tying on fibers and ribbon!

     I couldn't stop thinking of another stamp I ran across - I have always loved it..."It is not the destination, but the journey." Oh, I could make a travel journal and use those words! I had a composition book, the perfect paper and the stamps were already dirty, so I may as well use them again before I clean put them away.

Travel Journal:
     I started with Crackle paper from Paper Pizazz - stamping the background first I used all the stamps from the Paper Wings Productions stamp sets from the tags: London #19199, Paris #19199 and Background Writing #904. I stamped them randomly with VersaFine Vintage Sepia. I also used Destination (Inkadinkado  390933) and Journey (7Gypsies by Hampton) I stamped 2 - 12 x 12 pieces of the Crackle paper.
     Next, I stamped (again randomly) a few of the designs with Memento Tuxedo Black, some of these designs (not all, I thought it would be too busy) were colored with my Copic markers. Now time to add lots of additional color - the following were used and sponged randomly for the additional color: VersaMagic Pumpkin Spice, VersaMagic Magnolia Bud, VersaMagic Purple Hydrangea, Brilliance Pearlescent Rust (LOVE that color), Pearlescent Orange and Pearlescent Lime.
     I stamped the Destination words on cardstock with VersaFine Onyx Black and sponged it with all the colors - cut out and rounded the corners layering it to a plain black cardstock also with rounded corners.
     For the spine I chose Black Diamond from Paper Adventures.
     Cut and cover the composition book with your stamped papers covering the spine last, for the spine I chose Black Diamond from Paper Adventures.
     I finished by adding the Destination words to the center front. Here's the finished project, I so enjoyed making these things and using Carrie's fabulous stamps and of course all the fabulous inks from Tsukineko.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY...see you again soon! Go by and visit Carrie ( tell her Debbie sent you.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Party Time

     We've been in birthday party time mode over here for the last few months. Madalyn, Jack then Maddox birthday's all happen in the summer months. Luke is our winter baby.
     This Stampendous stamp (Party Hat Kiddo CRP163) makes the perfect little birthday card.

  • I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics.
  • Rarely do I color to match my paper but I loved the 6 x 6 paper pack from Basic Grey called What's Up. (another one of my Memphis trip finds at Eclectia.) So reds and purples were my picks.
  • I thought that it needed a little extra sparkle - so the hat and tutu have ultra fine glitter - I applied it with a glue pen, for better control.
  • Next cut out - round corners and layer layer layer - all were then attached to an A-2 purple card.
Thank you so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Call Me...

I love the little stamp set from my friend Carrie at Paper Wings Productions - the set is called Vintage Technology. - tell her Debbie sent you!

I stamped the little vintage telephone with Tuxedo Black Memento and colored with my Copics (easy coloring, just 3 little gray markers)
Stamp "hello" in right corner with Tuxedo Black Memento - I highlighted the telephone and the words with a pale blue (a little trick I've done for years) to "pop" the design.
Trim and corner round. Sponge edges with VersaColor Bark, mount to the darling paper from Nikki Sivils' Messages Collection. I love the color combination of this collection. - tell her Debbie sent you!
I tied the little bow on the layered stamped design and pop dotted it to my A-2 sized card. (ribbon from May Arts)
I'm so glad you dropped by to see me; until later...

Friday, August 3, 2012

Magnolia Stamps

     A month or so ago, I went to Memphis with Ken and was able to visit one of my favorite stores, Eclectica Scrapbooks & Stamps. 
     They had some Magnolia Stamps on their shelf and I've never used them but loved some of the designs and decided to try a few; this is some of the results of that shopping trip. I also bought some new paper pads from Echo Park Paper Company and Authentique.
     I'm a sucker for cute little boy stamps, maybe because of those cute grandsons of mine. This stamp screams "summer fun" and the paper from Echo Park Paper (Paradise Beach) was perfect!
     I stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black on Bristol and colored with my Copics. I added a little ultra fine glitter to the shell and sand (even if you can't see it in the picture, it's there). Then trim and round the corners and layer, layer, layer. The card is Core'dinations card stock and is an A-2 size.

     I can't not show you this one too! I did all the same steps to create it. The printed paper here is from Authentique (Collection: Loyal), the button is from the "button stash" and the ribbon is from May Arts.
     You'll see more of the fabulous paper I bought at Eclectica - I bought lots!

     I am so enjoying the card making, check back I'll be posting more! Thanks for dropping by.

Monday, July 23, 2012

The favorite flower!

This sample was made using a fabulous Stampendous stamp and I love love love it!

  • The Magnolia (Stampendous, Botanical Magnolia, W068) was stamp ink and stamped with Black Onyx VersaFine ink on water color paper.
  • Color with Memento Markers
  • at this point I knew it needed something else - so I inked and stamped the image again and colored select other areas and cut them out and added to the original stamped image, using pop dots to some areas.
  • I've been experimenting with some Tsukineko products so I decided that I would like to paint on Shimmer. I just added some to a plastic palette and painted it onto the magnolia petals. (I used Shimmer Frost) Oh, I loved the look - it didn't effect the markers at, I added Shimmer Gold on the leaves.
  • I finished by sponging VersaColor Bark around the rounded edges.
  • Now on to my favorite part, layering, layering and tying it up with a ribbon. I'll almost always use Core'dinations card stock for the base, this one is an A-2 black card. The printed papers are 7 Gypsies, and the ribbon from May Arts.
Thanks for stopping by...more later this week. I could have blogged about the computer problems, printer problems and camera problems all probably operator error; but, the samples are way more fun!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


After almost 2 years; I'm back! I'm super excited, I'm going to be part of the Tsukineko Design Team. I'll be posting samples here as well as some of my daily life for your viewing pleasure.
While I was away, I've remodeled a house, painted an old barn on the property and planted trees and shrubs and tons and tons of flowers.
The one thing I've missed is the sample making, but I'll be making up for that. When we remodeled the first room planned and completed was my ART room; for one cannot lead an artful life without a special place for planning and execution.
Spread the word...she's back!