creations that don't fit into any other category!

id date picture description
etc28 3.2005 Card for someone at work who is not having his contract renewed due to budget cutbacks. He is a really great guy and we will all miss him. I got the idea for putting four squares on the front and leaving one blank from Amy on Gingerwood. Ash and maple leaf punches by EK Success, oak by All Night Media, square by Marvy. Font is Autumn Leaves Sandra downloaded from Two Peas in a Bucket.
etc27 3.2005 Card for someone at work who is transferring to a new job in New York so that he can be with his fiancee who is going to law school there. The template for making the fortune cookie is at, but basically all you have to do is cut out a circle, fold it almost in half (leave a little edge sticking out), then open it back up and run a bit of glue down the fold, refold, then pinch inwards to make the fortune cookie shape. I inked the edges with tea dye distress ink and stippled some on top when done folding. The fortunes are saved from my favorite Chinese restaurant -- I keep a bunch of good ones I think I might use someday. I glued the cookies onto the card front.
etc26 1.2005

Sent these into the Stamper's Sampler for their dress form theme. I got on a roll trying to see how many variations on the formula I could come up with! The dress form stamp is by Rubbermoon. Ruler stamps are by Ma Vinci's Reliquary. The small saying on the left side of the first card is by Savvy Stamps, it says "it's the little things that matter most". The scroll stamp is by Penny Black. All other stamps by Hero Arts. Patterned paper by Making Memories.
etc25 1.2005 Sent these into the Stamper's Sampler for their dress form theme. The dress from in all these samples is by Inkadinkado. In the first card, I stamped it on black shrink plastic with white Brilliance Ink, and the saying stamp is by Savvy Stamps. Second card, the saying is by River City Rubber Works, London stamp by Stamper's Anonymous, and the suitcse is by Inkadinkado, all others by Hero Arts. Fourth card all stamps but the dress form are by Hero Arts. Last card the waltz is by Inkadinkado, dots by Hero Arts, Impress, and Magenta.


etc24 11.2004                I made this card and scrapbook page to enter in the Hero Arts Winter Wishes Stamping Contest (for the Card and Scrapbook Duo category). All stamps by Hero Arts except for the Making Memories Date Set.

I took the photos during the Lance Armstrong Foundation's Ride for the Roses -- for more info on the ride and the Lance Armstrong Foundation see my write-up here!

More details on the card and scrapbook page:

  • I swiped white acrylic paint on the card front and stamped "livestrong" over the painted area using Acient Page Coal Black ink. I used a foam brush to apply the paint.
  • I also swiped white paint on a metal tag from Making Memories and stamped on it. I've been having lots of fun with acrylic paint!
  • I've had that Hero Arts bicycle postage stamp for ages but have never found a way to enter it in a Hero Arts contest until now. :-)
  • I highlighted certain words in the journaling with Twinkling H2O's -- at certain angles they twinkle so much that they block out the writing -- sorry about that. It looks better in person.
  • I was trying to play around with circles and rectangles in the layout since the page and photos are rectangles and the wheels on the bikes are circles.
etc23 11.2004 Sent this in to the Rubber Stamper for their "orange and green" color central challenge. I was trying to get the feel of a French country kitchen! Rooster by Uptown Design Company, background flowers by Magenta, script by Stamper's Anonymous.
etc22 11.2004 Sent this in to the Rubber Stamper for their "orange and green" color central challenge. All stamps by Hero Arts. Sorry the picture is dark, it was cloudy out.
etc21 11.2004 Sent this in to the Rubber Stamper for their "orange and green" color central challenge. All stamps by Hero Arts. Sorry the picture is dark, it was cloudy out.
etc20 7.2004 Cards for Aunt Ada and Aunt Freda when I gave them their copies of Grandma's scrapbook. I used leftover bits of paper from the scrapbook pages. Flower and saying stamps both by Hero Arts.
etc19 4.2004 All stamps by Hero Arts.
etc17 1.2004 Card to send to Claudia Rose to thank her for adding some goodies to my order! The chicken stamp is by her, I drew the rest. Font is called Chicken Shack (ha ha, it matches) downloaded from Two Peas in a Bucket.

The inside reads: There were Claudia Rose stamps on the other side!

etc14 1.2004 Today I was lucky enough to be able to take a class with Helene Metivier of Magenta!!! It was a really neat class. We learned to do a technique where you stamp on black cardstock with white pigment ink -- Colorbox seemed to work the best! -- and then colored the image with pencils -- we used Prismacolor. Helene said that you should let the ink dry first to prevent smudging, but you don't have to -- just be careful not to rub your hand on the image while coloring! I didn't let mine dry because I was too impatient to get started! Here's some before and after images so you can see what I did! The colored images are mounted on a Japanese paper that Magenta sells called Maruyama.




That was a great class, if ever you get a chance to take a class with Helene do it!!!!
etc12 12.2003 Card for my MIL when she came for a visit! She was the first person to stay in the guest bedroom! Stamps by Hero Arts, Stamper's Anonymous, and Ma Vinci's Relinquary. Font is called Chicken Shack, downloaded from 2 Peas in a Bucket.
etc11 9.2003 All stamps by Hero Arts.
etc9 7.2003 My sister Jamie got a dachshund puppy for her birthday! Alphabet stamps by Hero Arts, paw print by Rubber Stampede.
Inside view! Folk art heart punch by EK Success.
etc7 5.2003 I made this for Jason to celebrate getting our house! The house and alphabet stamps are by Hero Arts. I drew the flowers -- they're supposed to be Texas wildflowers. I got the idea from a Magenta stamp.
etc6 Watercolored kitties! DTP on the background of the card. Meow! Kitty stamp by Magenta, swirl by A Stamp In The Hand, fibers from Making Memories
etc5 ? Bonjour! I took this picture in 2000! All stamps by Hero Arts, stamped in various shades of Brilliance ink.
etc4 ? My husband Jason stamped this gift certificate for me!! He's the best.
etc3 4.2002 I got to go to a stamp convention in Ohio with my Mom, and Jason stayed in Texas. The next day we went to some local stamp/scrabooking stores and stopped in at A & W Rootbeer! I think it's one of the last remaining restaurants in the country. We used to go there together all the time in college. I was teasing him how I got to go and he didn't, so I saved a placemat and made him this card!
Inside of the card. I used a gel pen to make the "rootbeer foam".
etc2 ? Post it note holder! Dragonfly by Uptown, square by Hero Arts.
etc1 ? Graduation card for Jamie when she graduated from college! Shadow stamps by Hero Arts. I did the rest on the computer.
Little box that I made to put the card in. It's the size of the card and about 1/2 inch thick. I used the tall "card-tainer" box from Paper's By Catherine. This way the diploma didn't get smushed! The box closed with velcro.

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