Friday, August 31, 2007


After a tiring week unpacking boxes at school and preparing for the beginning of the school year, I came home last night to a box of goodies and a sweet card from Johanna of My Design Team package is amazing! It had an autographed copy of the current stamp catalog (WOWEEE, I FEEL SPECIAL!) and a cute card from Johanna. There was a big black box inside (that's gonna get some altering soon) filled to the brim with yummy stamps wrapped with pretty blue paper. I was able to select one small stamp as my logo for the back of my Design Team Cards so I made a really cute card with it too...but I can't show that to anyone yet! After going through the catalog, I made a list of all the stamps I've gotta have...That list has probably more than one hundred stamps on it! LOL...anyway...
I ran upstairs and started playing for the first time with my new stamps. I ended up making a total of eight cards in a few hours and had to force myself away at midnight so I would be able to get up for work in the morning! Right now, I'll post three of them now. The others will have to wait for a bit...
This was my first creation. This is my thank you to Johanna. I had some cardstock already cut on my workspace and decided to just jump right in. I used this really cute stamp called stand left http:// didn't stamp the whole thing just the bottom). I stamped the image using Versamark ink and distressed the paper a bit with an old dryVersamark pad. Simple, but fun.
Next, I started digging through my treasure box of JJ stamps and picked up the two partridges http:// and....I heard a song in my head..."and a partridge in a pear I grabbed that pear stamp (I can't find the link for that right now so I'll get back to that). I just love using the MWCT and it is. Wouldn't this make a fun holiday card???

After working with all those fall colors, I decided I wanted to brighten it up a bit and just had to play with the banner frame stamp http:// At first, I started out with the light green Memories shadow ink. I thought that was to subtle so I grabbed my BRIGHT Memories yellow ink (that I NEVER, EVER use) and started stamping more frames...It looks kinda retro dont'cha think?! Anyway, after stamping that I dug into that treasure box again and swooped up the scooter http:// colored it in with some green and yellow colored pencils. I just love that centiment merci bird coop http:// Well, when I wanted to use that, I just had to add a bird house http://, so I decided to turn it into a fun little antenna topper!

So, as you can see, I'm just in stamper's heaven!!! I'm going home tonight to play with my new stamps again!!! FUNNNNNN!!!!


  1. these are great and creative! you must have a lot fun with these gorgeous stamps! :)

    PS I especially love the bridhouse on the zoomer! so cool!

  2. Great cards. I love, Love, LOVE the scooter/birdhouse card!

  3. Fabulous coloring! Love your "unexpected" use of the stamps (stand, birdhouse, banner), looking really great!!

  4. Your cards are great with these stamps !!!