Cuppa Joe

I made this little gift card holder in a class at the CK Convention last August.  Pretty clever design.  Great for giving Starbucks gift cards . . . maybe a teacher or co-worker gift?






Gobble til you Wobble

This stamp was a fun surprise for me.  I had ordered several stamps from Unity Stamps, and they threw this one in for free. It’s called “Turkey Talk”.  I had some time on my hands in October when Doug was in the hospital due to some heart issues, so I stamped a bunch of these, and toted my markers to the hospital with me.  I colored turkeys whenever Doug was taken away for tests & procedures.  I really enjoyed working on these.  Hopefully family and friends enjoyed receiving them.


Hello there – stamping techniques



I created these two cards in a class at the Creating Keepsakes convention in August.  The stamps are “Gently Seasoned” from Paper Smooches.  This class taught a few basic stamping techniques. My favorite was in the top card . . . . using a “reverse stamping” technique.  Essentially, we used the BACK side of the leaf stamps to create a background for each leaf, then the front side in a darker color to create the lines of the leaf.


Hello - triple stamping


On this second card, the ideas were “rule of thirds” with offsetting the tree branch & stamping off the ink (multiple stamps before re-inking to get varying intensities).  I like the buttons.  🙂  I am not usually good about adding dimension to my cards.

Hello - stamping off