Monday, August 10, 2009

Pink Gem Candy!

Check out the Pink Gem blog for a chance to win 6 Pink Gem stamps of your choice.
Mary Jane

Friday, June 26, 2009

An Aspiring Stamper...

I had a moment of panic when I walked into my room this morning and saw my younger daughter holding my cell phone with little black hands. Yesterday I had stamped a lot of images for the swap threads I participate in on SCS. I left my Memento ink pad on my desk, close enough for her to reach. The picture was taken after I washed her hands, sprayed her hands with Ultra Clean and washed them again. Memento really sticks.

Mary Jane

Sunday, April 12, 2009

I Won!

I was browsing the Hero Arts blog (one of my favorite stamp companies) on Monday and they had a giveaway for a Clear Designs: Sending Happy Thought set. I never thought I'd win, but decided to leave a comment to enter anyway. I'm cutting back on buying stamps and supplies (>gasp<) and this would be a great pick-me-up, not to mention the set is so cute! Well, later in the week I'm browing (through Google reader) and come across this entry Hero Arts Winner. I won the stamp set. I started yelling to my husband not realizing he was taking a nap. LOL Thanks to Hero Arts for offering this giveaway.

Mary Jane

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Penny Black Hedgehogs

My absolute favorite images are Penny Black Hedgehogs. I was hooked when I saw the Shy Hedgehog for the first time. It was my first PB Hedgehog purchase. Here are a couple cards that I've made featuring hedgies.

I visited Cat's Craft Cupboard in Escondido, CA while visiting my sister in San Diego. Cat asked if I had ever tried flocking my hedgehog images and I never had. This is one of my favorite ways to embellish my hedgehogs now. I love the texture it adds. Thanks for the suggestion Cat!

The second card I sent to my friend Judi from my Card Cafe Yahoo Group. This card I made up as I went along. I love the color combination and the little pearls setting off the scalloped edge where the card opens.

First Card

Stamps: Penny Black Love Bubbles
Paper: GP White, Light Green cardstock
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Technique: Prismacolor Pencils blended with baby oil
Other: Cuttlebug, Bloom Dots embossing folder, scalloped circle Nestabilities, fun flock, Crystal Laquer, Stamping Bella Baubles, pop dots

Second Card

Stamps: Penny Black Seeing Your Face, Hero Arts Swirl Background
Paper: GP White, Textured Brown cardstock,
Ink: Versafine Onyx BlackTechnique: Prismacolor Pencils blended with baby oil
Other: Scalloped scissors, clear embossing powder, mini adhesive back pearls, white ribbon

Mary Jane

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Sample Cards and Lattebella

The Tiddly Inks and Chichiboulie fairy cards from my previous posts were 4 out of 5 cards that the owner of a local stamp store asked me to create. She just started carrying the Stamping Bella line and wanted to have cards on display so customers could see some finished samples. The last card I made featured Lattebella and one of my favorite color combinations - pink and brown.

Stamps: Stamping Bella Lattebella
Paper: Bazzill, GP White, Unknown Patterned Paper
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Technique: Prismacolor Pencils blended with baby oil
Other: Cuttlebug, Mega Curved Rectangle Nestabilities, Prima flowers, rhinestones, pop dots
Mary Jane

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Chichiboulie Fairies

Here are two more cards using Stamping Bella images - the first is Matilda Muffinbread and the second is Eloise Greengrass.

Paper: Georgia Pacific, DCWV Patterned Paper, MAMBI Patterned Paper, Bazzill Cardstock
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Techniques: Prismacolor Pencils blended with baby oil, paper piecing
Other: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities (Scalloped Oval, Circle, Scalloped Circle), Scalloped Scissors, Stickles, Misc. Ribbon

Mary Jane

Friday, February 13, 2009

My First Blog Post

Well, I guess I should starting posting since I created this blog a few months ago and haven't done anything with it. Here are two Stamping Bella cards that I created recently. My favorite Stamping Bella images are from the Chichiboulie and Tiddly Inks lines. (I'll post my Chichiboulie fairy cards tomorrow.) I discovered Christy Croll's artwork on Etsy sometime last year I think and loved her hedgehogs. Then Stamping Bella started making stamps designed by Christy and I was ecstatic. I'm just hoping that one day she'll design a hedgehog stamp. (Please!)

The first card uses the image Jumping for Joy and the second card uses Best Friends Forevah.

Images colored using Prismacolor pencils and blended using baby oil.

Thanks for looking. I welcome any comments.

Mary Jane