Friday, July 31, 2009


Who doesn't need more rubber? Well, right now you'll find a whole lot on sale at the warehouse sale over at the American Art Stamp store front. The hands are part of the
Ken Brown line.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Cake Anyone??!!!

This cute cake is designed by Robin Pickens! I stamped it in Black Memento ink and colored it with Copics and added a little glitter. The designer paper is from K & Company.


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Color Challenge - wow it's bright!

I used apricot, pixie pink and celery cardstock to make this bright card - I guess it's pretty cheerful looking though.
The main image was colored with copics and sponged along the edges. I added white gel pen accents to the flower and faux stitching along the edges.
Thanks for looking!

Monday, July 27, 2009

That 4-Letter Word: Grey!

Just another hilariously funny image from Emerson Quillin, aptly named--Grey. I added a little Smooch pearlized accent ink in Green Apple here and there and embellished with some fun buttons and satin ribbon. That's it, cause the image does all the work here!

Christmas in July

I have two cards to share using the same layout but with different patterned papers and two different bird images from Robin Pickens, accompanied by sentiments from Kathleene Callei's Winter Words cling set. Each of the birds is colored with reinkers and either blender pen and/or watercolor brush. I accented the birds' wings with Green Apple Smooch pearlized accent ink, and embellished each card with a pair of buttons. It's never too soon to start on those Christmas cards!

Nobody Need Wait

Another new image from the Zenspirations line.... Nobody Need Wait. I used my new pinking shear circle to cut the layer and colored the entire panel with Copics. The patterned papers are from K&Company's Citronella line. Check out the really cool, new Zenspirations line at AAS... you'll love it too!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Dare to Be Yourself

I thought it would be fun to pair this adorable little Ghost by Robin Pickens with the sentiment from Inspirational Words. I stamped on vanilla cardstock, and I gave the image a little bit of color with Copic markers. The paper is Haunted by Cosmo Cricket.

Thanks for taking a look! :)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Follow The Dream

Oh my goodness.... I had sooooo much fun with playing with this new stamp line today! It's the new Zenspirations line that was just released. WOW ! I used Follow The Dream for this card and stamped it on vanilla cardstock and colored with Copic markers. The paper is from Cosmo Cricket.... love the bright colors when paired with this image!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


I used the bird with tree tail stamp from Robin Pickens for this card. The images were colored with Copic markers. You can find the sentiment in the Holiday word set.
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 18, 2009


Another card using my retro inspired color combo. I stamped the "Hug" image on the vanilla background, colored the flowers and paper pieced the vases on dimensionals. The bottom patterned paper is from October Afternoon.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 17, 2009

another cup o' Joe?

love this big cuppa o' joe stamp from Ken Brown! It's called Morning Coffee. You can find it on the American Art Stamps web site right here.

I used a variety of stamping, embossing, paper piecing, paper piercing and chalking.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Retro Colored Sunflower

I pulled this color combo off of a really retro looking 70's shirt I just bought. I love how bright and vibrant the combo is!
The stamp is from the Marsh McCarthy line HERE. Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 10, 2009


I just love this Paisley Bird with Ornaments by Robin Pickens. I combined it with a sentiment from the Greeting Words set. I colored with Copics and sponged the edges of the image panel. I added some piercing and machine stitching for texture and interest. Paper is Wassail by BasicGrey.

Thanks for taking a look! :)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Robin Pickens cute Hallowe'en witch is perfect! Stamped with Memento black ink and colored with Copics.

Some Blackberry ultra fine glitter added to her hat and some dot sparklers added to the corners.

The sentiment is also from the American Art Stamp collection.


Christmas Cardinal***

Here is a new image from Robin Pickens .
The bird was stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and a little glitter added to the wreath.
The edges of the cardstock were distressed with ink and roughed up a little.
The designer paper is Cosmo Cricket.

Happy Halloween

Isn't this new cat stamp from Robin Pickens just adorable? I stamped her on green cardstock and then matted it on a larger black piece, finishing it off with a purple sentiment banner secured with a button. The box base is stamped with a row of scary Halloween trees also from American Art Stamp. A ribbon handle and a row of felt ric rac finish this treat box off.

Happy Winter

Christmas in July with a funky image from Robin Pickens called Tree w/ Bird combined with a Kathleene Callei sentiment from her cling set, Winter Words. Papers are from Cosmo Cricket's Jolly By Golly Collection with Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink highlighting the tree ornaments (Gold Lamme) and tree branches and ground (Moonlight).

From Our Family to Yours

Getting an early start on Christmas cards! I used the bird and tree image from Robin Pickens, which was colored with a combo of chalks and markers. The paper is from Basic Grey's Wassail line and is paired up with Caramel and Evergreen cardstock. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Enjoyin' the Moment

I seperated the sentiment from the image to make this card. The main Emerson image was colored with Prisma pencils.
Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 3, 2009

it's a fish fry

Hi everyone, so glad to bring out the Ken Brown stamps today and play. I love the retro, quirky style...and with it being the season of grillin' and chillin', I had to use this very fun cook! I've used Cosmo Cricket papers, and Copic markers for coloring my fish. The tiny lure, well, I found it on my kitchen counter and thought it was fair game!!! I'm glad, she stuck to her motto: Her Soul was stirred, but not shaken.

Look for more of Ken Brown's stamps in the coming weeks, just be prepared to laugh! Thanks for stopping by and I'd love to know what you think...