Friday, July 18, 2014

Yet Another Design from Amy Wilson!

Happy Friday!!!! Have you had a good week? If you're in the Middle TN area, are you loving today's weather?!?!? Y'all, it's finally just hit 70 degrees. In the middle of July. I'm in heaven! :D

So! Today's quick share is another that Amy did for the Stampin' Spot! Isn't it pretty? Real Red, Basic Black, and Whisper White. My favorite color combination. :D

I really love how she used the flower as texture on the card base. It's definitely THERE, but being off-stamped, it doesn't SCREAM.

OK, y'all. I'm OUTTA here. :D Have a wonderful weekend! Be sure and MAKE the time to STAMP SOMETHING!

Friday, July 11, 2014

That Ol' Pencil Can!

Welcome to Friday! :) Sorry about the sporadic posting; working on the computer for a temp job means I don't feel like doing anything on the computer, period. :D

ANYWAY.

This pencil can is one that Amy originally did for me about four years ago. Since then, I just take off the decoration on the can when the new Idea Book comes out, and do something fresh and new!

That's the new MARITIME designer series paper around the can; the other side is a bold stripe, which I really like, too - but I just liked this side with the pencils better. And it fits into our decor in the studio better than the other side. :D (Don't forget! This month ONLY, it's buy 3 packs of DSP, get one FREE!!! AND go through my business link, to make sure both of us get the credit we deserve. :D Just click SHOP!)

Then there's some Bermuda Bay baker's twine wrapped around and tied in a little bow. (I really like the texture contrast!)

Finally, I stamped the conch shell from BY THE TIDE in Crisp Cantaloupe ink. I tore the image out of the Whisper White card stock, and sponged around the edges. I stuck the image on the can with a dimensional. Easy-peasy! :D

OK, I'm outta here! BUSY day today, then I get a day off before more craziness. :D Have a wonderful weekend - and be sure to make the time to stamp something!


Monday, July 7, 2014

MDS Monday - Pedi's at Fiona's!

Happy Monday Afternoon! :)

Today's page is pretty self-explanatory; for my birthday, my two girlfriends decided we were just going to hang out and give ourselves pedicures. It was a lovely, relaxing day, filled with munchies and laughter, and Chester (the dog!) tearing up toys. :D I'm truly blessed to have these wonderful women in my life - and my descriptors of each one are from the inside-out.

OK, I'm outta here! :D Have a wonderful day, and be sure to make the time to STAMP something!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Another Amy Wilson Original!


Here's a quick share for your Friday evening! :)

I'm just guessing at the colors; I think they're Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, and Pool Party. That's the Top Note die you see, and she used the By the Tide stamp set. Nice, soft card, don't you think?

OK, I'm outta here! Doing some FT temp work, AND family in town, AND Kenn working - it's kind of busy around here. :D

Enjoy your weekend - but be sure to make the time stamp something! :)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wetlands Art Card


Happy Wednesday! :)

So, I decided to get WETLANDS clear mount stamp set in April, and surprisingly, it didn't retire. :D I had this card in my mind for many weeks, until I could clear my schedule - and my studio! - enough to work on it.

That's the NEW In Color, Lost Lagoon. I did direct-to-paper with Whisper White and Lost Lagoon inks, and made sure they were completely dry before I embossed the birds onto the piece. (There was still a LITTLE wet ink, but not so bad, I think!)

The sentiment on the front, and the inside, were stamped in Lost Lagoon and embossed with clear embossing powder. I embossed the birds again on the inside, with white, and then took my finger in some Sahara Sand ink and rubbed along the edges of the image, to make it pop out just a little bit. The baker's twine is Coastal Cabana - I think it matches closely enough, don't you?

I really do love monocolored cards. :)

OK, I'm outta here! I hope you have a wonderful day, and that you make the time to stamp SOMETHING!

Monday, June 23, 2014

MDS Monday - Naomi


Happy Monday! I've been SUPER busy again - as you can see. :D

This is the niece that I went to Texas to take care of a year-and-a-half ago. She is such fun to be around! Full of smiles, curiosity, and incredibly smart, we had a wonderful visit. :)

Designer series paper and a couple of special kit embellishment clouds made this super easy to put together - I love MY DIGITAL STUDIO!!!!!!! If you haven't tried it yet, you really should. Aren't all your photos on digital media these days? But don't you also want a real-copy printing of your photos in scrapbooks? BAM. :D

OK, I'm outta here! Have a wonderful day - and be SURE to make time to stamp something!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Guest Artist Amy Wilson

Happy Friday!!!!!!!!!

Tomorrow, at my house from 2 - 4:30 p.m., we're having our annual IDEA BOOK & CATALOG OPEN HOUSE! If you're local, please drop by! There will be a couple of snacks and stamping and new IBCs. :D If you're local and can't come, you can place an order with us to save shipping! Just let me know! If you'd like to place an order from ANYWHERE, please use this HOSTESS CODE where it asks! JMMZFCM6
Don't forget that you need to go through my business site to place your order - just click on this, then click on the SHOP NOW link on the top right corner. :) If you haven't perused the new IBC, click on the link at the top right of the blog. Yup, right over there... --->

Now, then. My dear friend, Amy, helps me out every year by designing cards for the Stamping Spot. She and I have very different tastes, and I like to give my customers other ideas than mine. It gives Amy a chance to get her hands on the IN COLORS early, as well as the IBC. :D And this is the first one I want to share with you. Isn't it fun? That crustacean has quite the antennae! :D

OK, I'm outta here - lots to do before I'm ready for tomorrow. Heck, I don't know if I WILL be ready for tomorrow! :D But I'm looking forward to sharing the new IBC with friends! :)

Have a wonderful weekend! Be sure and take the time to STAMP something!