Sunday, October 31, 2010

Special Note

A card from a long time ago. I wanted to reshoot it but I sent it away, I think. Oh well.

The images are from Great Impression and were part of a class at Jane's/Sandee's.  Since  I can't take the classes, they often save class kits for me. Whatever works. I never make the cards the way the class instructor says anyway.

This card is a teacher card.  At least that is what I think.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

One Crazy Dog

If my dog Jackson were a rubber stamp, this would be it. Right down to the wide eyed google eyeball, he is a configuration of crazy and nuts. 


Here, a close up.

I believe this stamp is from Inkadinkado.



Thursday, October 14, 2010


Old Basic Grey cardstocks, a rub on and some dollar acrylic stickers.

Close up of stickers/rub on combo. The sweet crystals were also a dollar find, however it said sweetheart. I cut it up. Someday the heart will appear.

Friday, October 08, 2010


While everyone else is gearing up for Christmas, I am going backwards. I present you with a love card. Supposedly, I can't work current. Is there a place in the working world that pays dinero that will let me do that? Too bad, but I ain't gonna do it any different.  I already have laid out items for 4th of July and something really cool for sailors/ship people. Do they have a holiday or not? Oh, and I am working on the graduation card I owe from last May. 

When I found this plain canvas to print with Inkjet in the clearance aisle at Joann's, I fell in love with the idea of shabby chic and how to use up scraps and dollar store finds to make something very unique. The last two years at the local stamp shows there have been a couple of companies that sell vintage photos or old images on CD or DVD and I have gobbled them up. There are also many free vintage images online and if you google free vintage clip art, you will have an all day feast!

An example of a dollar store find is this acrylic circle with XOXO. The entire sheet held at least a dozen circles with various words or images. I bought it several years ago and the color just matched this card so well.

Multiple layers make up this card from the printed image of an old valentine (all die cut using Spellbinders) , the green and black paper embossed and sanded (this is black with green interior) , two layers of die cut and embossed textured card stock in matching colors to the image and then three layers of designer card stock punched and off set. You would think this card was heavy but it's not. Each layer on top is pop-dotted and the lower layers just rest on each other. The base card is pitch black and textured.

I tied the top with organza ribbon and applied the acrylic circle as I didn't like the knot in the ribbon.  I noticed it was upside down, but I too am off kilter, so it works. Can you find the other mess up on the card? I double dog dare ya!  All items are from the infamous Iris cart.