Friday, December 24, 2010

Flight of Celebration (Seven Days of making merry!)

As we reach the seventh day of making merry I'd like to wish everybody a ... well you can read!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Flight of Celebration (Seven Days of making merry!)

A couple of Hero Arts felt snowflakes and snowflake background stamp, an old Stamp In The Hand angel stamp with gold embossing powder, and the word Christmas using the "Spooky: font from the Cricut Happy Hauntings cartridge and you have merry day number six! Enjoy.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Flight of Celebration (Seven Days of making merry!)

Well are you still feeling merry and are you ready for a fifth day of making merry? Today is brought to you by Santa who wonders if you have been naughty or nice. Since there have been no comments, I will follow your lead and offer no comments! Is that naughty?

Monday, December 6, 2010

Flight of Celebration (Seven Days of making merry!)

Here is the card for a fourth day of "Making Merry". You can't expect me to be that merry every day! Today Mega Merry by Stampendous is decked out in green Prismacolor pencils.
The inside "christmas" is also from the Mega Merry set and the tree inside is a Hero Arts stamp. The red glitter strips were done with strips of American Crafts glitter card stock and the red glitter stars that sit atop the confetti trees were punched from the same card stock with an old fashioned type star punch. The source of the background paper is unknown.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Flight of Celebration (Seven Days of making merry!)

So I guess we don't have to have seven consecutive days of making merry. Today Stampendous Mega Merry and Short Elf arrive in Copic colored splendor. Once again the Christmas greeting is from the Mega Merry set. Buttons and Karen Foster Scrapper's floss set off today's merriment. Nobody is commenting so I guess nobody is merry out there except me.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Flight of Celebration (Seven Days of making merry!)

Can you believe it happened again? Another day of making merry with the Stampendous Mega Merry stamp. Today I colored in blues, combining Copic markers with Adirondack Refillable Alcohol Pens. The "christmas" stamp on the inside is from the Mega Merry set and the stamped snowflake background is from Hero Arts. The embossed snowflake background is a Spellbinders Snowflake Impressabilities and the silver snowflake is cut from Spellbinders "Create a Flake 1" Die. The inside "flake" was of course cut by hand around the snowflake "waste". Please don't have a blue Christmas just because I colored in blue!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Flight of Celebration (Seven Days of making merry!)

And let there be a decree that we will have seven days of making merry with the Stampendous Mega Merry. Today Mega Merry is joined by Stampendous Short Elf and on the inside Merry Elf wish. Mega Merry and short elf are colored with a combination of Copic markers and Adirondack Alcohol Ink Refillable pens. Add a little Polar White Flowersoft to elf's wardrobe, and a plaid paper background (nothing says Christmas like PLAID) and we're ready to welcome the Christmas holiday in style.
(I'm not sure what that strange figure is on the shiny black cardstock on the inside of the card. Perhaps it is just the ghost of Christmas past making merry too!)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Flight of Celebration

Here is a card for a friend's November birthday (front on top). I found an image of candy corn online and printed it and cut out the leaf shapes with the Cricut, and the cupcakes with an EKSuccess border punch. The tree and words are also from a Cricut cartridge but I'm not close to the Cricut to see which cartridge. The ribbon is by Offray and the front of the card is embossed with a Spellbinders Paisley Impressabilities (though you parobably can't see that in the scan).

Friday, November 5, 2010

Flight of Opportunity (Win prizes on Crop Chocolate)

You need to head over to for their first ever on-line crop Nov. 6-7.
You can buy good stuff there too!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Flight of Halloween... BOO!

Beware of small children with big knives! Beware of ANYBODY with a big knife for Pete's sake.
BTW ... Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Flight of Halloween Eve... part two

Continuing from the last post this is actually the second page of the book (with the ravens) and the pocket page showing parts of the fronts of the two tags. The pocket page opens out to show the two page spread in the last post. I used the new Spellbinders Halloween dies on the tag fronts as well as the cool Martha Stewart spider web punch.
Here is the back of the book. If you click on the pictures to make them larger you may notice the left knee has a different joint. This is because the little orange eyelets are way too small for this weight of cardstock and his lower leg bone kept popping off until I used a tiny gold brad. I told my son (who of course commented on it first thing!) the skeleton had had knee replacement surgery. HA!

Flight of Halloween Eve... part one

So here is the front cover of a Halloween mini-book I made for my son. It started out life as a make and take that never was finished from several years ago. Featured is the "Boogie Man".
Of course he is dancing, what else would the Boogie Man do?
Here are a couple more pages from the book. I didn't get my pictures in order. Of course the book is "from Mummy".
One page in the book has a pocket with two tags. Here you can see the pocket and the back of the two tags. Only a boy would want you to smell his feet on October 31. I'll finish off the rest of the pages in the next post.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Flight of Challenge (Just For Fun #14)

The Friday challenge on the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog this week (Color Challenge #14) is Monochromatic - Shades of Any One Color. Of course the NWFlamingo chose PINK! The inside background stamp is from Just For Fun and I thought highlighted the dots on the plastic frame. The flamingo is a Viva Las Vegas Stamps stamp. The little plastic frame item that forms the flap on the card front is from Heidi Grace.
The purse is make from a piece of wide light pink ribbon, with a narrower, darker pink ribbon for the band. The purse kind of poofs out at the bottom like a real handbag because I put a pleat in the bottom. It looks flat because I had to use the scanner as the camera just wasn't able to handle all the dimension. I left the card blank for a future use.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Flight of Challenge (Just For Fun #13))

Well gee whiz...who knew Just For Fun Stamps had themselves a blog with challenges and a Design Team and everything good like that? Just For Fun used to come out to the west coast for stamp conventions, at least I remember them for many years at Puyallup. They always had one of my favorite make and takes at the show. They also used to have a "club" with directions for a project online that they would post and give you a discount if you ordered the stamps for that project. Once in a great while I will get an e-mail announcing an on-line sale. I thought maybe they had disappeared but an e-mail came announcing their blog. Seems it has been going on since February. As I said, who knew?

This week the challenge is to use orange, black and white in a card. Being a proud Oregon State University graduate I couldn't pass up an opportunity to use orange and black! The card was cut from Worldwin Doublemates paper using a Sizzix XL Bigz die. The stamp I used on the front of the card is one of the last ones I remember ordering from Just For Fun.
The viewers are stamped on white with black pigment ink and embossed with black embossing powder. The words(outside and inside) I typed on the computer and cut out. Inside the stamps on the pop-up are from G-rated Rubber stamps (another great company that seems to have disappeared, at least from the stamp show circut). I used an orange Sharpie to color in the Happy Birthday, an orange Sakura glaze pen on the streamers and stars in the letter backgrounds and a black Copic marker on the borders. The piece was scalloped using a Stampin'Up scallop border punch. The glasses were cut on my Cricut(Paisley cartridge) as well as the 3 and D (Lyrical Letters cartridge). I had some red and blue plastic film from florist bouquets to complete the 3D glasses authentic look.

Maybe with the blog "popping up" this will signal a bunch of new Just For Fun stamps and with any luck we will see them back on the west coast at the Heirloom Puyallup Stamp Show where this year there seemed to be a lot more buyers than vendors.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Flight of Challenge (Moxie Fab Taintor-tude)

The Moxie Fab World blog is featuring a "Taintor-tude Challenge". You are to pattern your card after the work of Anne Taintor, with her ladies from the 50's with their sassy sayings. In this attempt I started with two American Art Stamps stamps, the woman with a plunger saying "Cheers"(now hidden by the rose) and the rose stamp (used as background on the pink paper). The caption reads, "Don't get excited. Everything is coming up roses because that is all I planted.". I was actually practicing making paper grunge roses and ruffles and I thought this "modern" lady in her floral print dress and Converse tennis shoes was much more suited to the theme than any "vintage" type image I could find. I'm sure you'll agree that the attitude spans the decades!

Flight of Challenge (Moxie Fab Taintor-tude)

The Moxie Fab World blog is featuring a "Taintor-tude Challenge". You are to pattern your card after the work of Anne Taintor, with her ladies from the 50's with their sassy sayings. Here my "Art Declassified" stamped lady is ready for love, "Be still my beating heart I cannot hear the tv". Talk about priorities! I used a Dymo Caption maker with the lower case script wheel with white on black to add a slightly modern twist. The word LOVE is cut out of pieces of velvet ribbon using the Sizzix "Girls are Weird" Sizzlets dies.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Flight of Challenge (Moxie Fab Start to Finish)

O Happy Day! The Moxie Fab Start To Finish Challenge asks you to do a complete card, outside and in. Here is mine. And it is just in time to brace yourself for tomorrow, the most depressing day of the year (The Monday of the second to the last full week in January).Be sure to visit the last post on my blog for a special presentation to celebrate tomorrow.

Stamps: Girl-Hero Arts, Sentiment- Stamp Camp
Die cartridge: Letter "O"- Cricut Plantin Schoolbook
Patterned paper - Plaid - K & Company
Embossing Folder: Cherry blossoms- Cuttlebug Asian package
Texture Plate: Grass - Fiskars
The ribbons and trims are scraps from my stash.

Flight of Inspiration

Hello everyone! It is almost Monday of the second to the last week of January again and you know what that means...
(This is according to researchers in Great Britain.)
To that end I have put together a collection of images
from my depressing year, 2009. I even found the
perfect John Denver song to accompany the images.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Flight of Challenge (365 cards- Day 317)

The challenge for Day 317 on 365 Cards was "Crazy Eight", use eight colors on your card. It is almost impossible to see all the colors in this because it is that multi-color foil stuff providing the color and the scanner or the camera just doesn't do it justice. So there is black and gold (obviously) and red, blue, green, orange, purple and pink. If you don't think black is a color, then I will describe the two shades of pink as carnation pink and magenta so you can still count it as an eight color card.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Flight of Challenge (365 cards- Day 318)

365 Cards challenge 318 is called Home Sweet Home. You were supposed to put a house on your card. I finally managed to find this Impression Obsession stamp so it, along with Flower Soft, is the card. I cut the door so it would open and there is a nutcracker stamped inside(source unknown) because this is a thank you for another Christmas present. My Christmas thank you cards are coming out as slow as molasses in January. The inside features the nutcracker standing inside a room cut from a magazine ad, but I won't show it as I forgot to take a picture before I wrote on the card.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Flight of Challenge (365 cards- Day 315(aka 314 part 2))

I wasn't going to do the 365 challenge today, but the challenge was based on an ad (see top photo) and all sorts of things started popping into my head so I went ahead and gave it a whirl. The windmill stamp (Scarlet Empress) came out of the drawer first. That stamp reminded me of a windmill I saw in the Black Forest in Germany years ago. There was no grass, so I had to add it with a stamp (Ann-ticipations). Not having a stool I cut off the back of the chair of the Mary Engelbreit stamp (All Night Media) "The Crab" along with the words. I used brads turned sideways to act as clothespins because I really wanted that 3-D effect of fabric being clipped onto a clothesline. The fence is a piece of paper punched from a Martha Stewart punch.
The sentiments (inside and out) of course were done on the computer. I'm not really sure what this ad was selling (the stool? the poster?) , but this makes a dandy get well card. You can click on the photo of the card if you want to enlarge it so you can read it easier.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Flight of Challenge (365 cards- Day 314)

Maybe it's all the news about the coming of 3-D TV that has got me into the 3-D card mode. Today the challenge at 365 cards is to add something braided to your card. I've got four pieces of plastic coated wire braided together with a piece of ribbon to make the wreath on the front of the card. The card was cut on my Cricut using the Wild Card cartridge. The stamp is from All Night Media, however I have removed the sentiment and and drew in some Christmas cookies where the original image has a loaf of bread and a can of chicken soup coming out of the grocery bag. I'm going to write a thank you note in miniature writing in the speech bubble. (I usually get Christmas thank-you notes written earlier, but ...)