Christmas, snowflakes, mittens, Valentine's Day...

id date picture description
w52 1.2005 Snowflake stamps by Stampendous, all other stamps by Hero Arts. Snowflake charms by Making Memories. I stamped everything but the saying in Brilliance Ice Blue.
w51 1.2005 Saying by Memory Box, party boy by All Night Media, numbers by PSX. Happy 2005!!
w50 12.2004 Jason has "game night" on Mondays -- my chance to stamp with no guilt! I stamped some paper bags and wrapped his presents for him. Small snowflakes by Inkadinkado. The large snowflake is a foam stamp by Chunky Stamps. I "inked" it with white acrylic paint. Fast and simple wrapping, especially when you don't have gift bags/wrapping paper!
w49 12.2004 Recycled themed card for ecologically minded friends. Stamp and card both from Hero Arts. I also used bits of paper from my scrap box -- the green was already cut like that!
w48 12.2004 Motorcycle stamp by PSX. I made this card for my dad to hold $ for him to buy something for his motorcycle for Christmas!
w47 12.2004 Scalloped edge border stamp by Savvy Stamps. Chick, santa hat, and shopping bag are all by Stampendous. These are clear unmounted stamps that you use with an acrylic block. Makes it really easy to position the stamps! Note that the background paper is the same as the card above -- I had to use the flash when I took this pic and it washed some of it out.
46 12.2004 My "main" Christmas card for 2004! I've made 32 of these already. Started back in January of last year, so with the work spread out of a year's time it has stayed fun! Texas stamps on front of the card and on the envelope by JAM'n Stamps, a local artist! "Greetings from Austin" by Stamp A Mania -- they're in New Mexico. The brown splatters in the background was done with a Hero Arts stamp called Dot Pattern. I did the inside greeting using MS Word. The font is called Algerian -- not sure if it comes with MS Word or if I downloaded it from somewhere.


45 12.2004 Snowman, snowflake, and tree stamps by Stampin' Up! Merry Christmas by Westwater Enterprises. I got the snowglobe cards from Impress Rubber Stamps last year, not sure if they still carry them or not.
44 12.2004

Snowman by Savvy Stamps, snowflake by Stampin' Up! The cards are also by Savvy stamps. These were quick cards for co-workers. I stamped the snowman and flakes in Brilliance Pearlescent Ice Blue -- it looks better in person! On the inside I stamped "have yourself a merry little holiday" by Hero Arts.
43 12.2004

Having fun with different Christmas colors! Background and ornament stamp both by Savvy Stamps, Be Merry! by Hero Arts. Snaps are by Making Memories. On the blue card I used gold glitter and dark bronze snaps while on the pink one I used silver glitter and silver snaps.
42 12.2004

Tree and snowman stamps by Savvy Stamps, square background stamped in VersaMark by Hero Arts. Tags are by SEI. The font is called Sparkly and was downloaded from I stamped the back flap of the envelope too!
41 12.2004

This was an experiment -- sorry the picture is so dark but we didn't have any sun today. These cards were inspired by a sweater I saw in a catalog. I stamped a foam snowflake stamp with white acrylic ink on the cardstock, then sprinkled glitter over top. When the paint dried the glitter stuck to it! Cool! Stamp by Chunky Stamps, glitter is called Prisma Glitter by Hero Arts -- I don't think they carry it anymore, but I bet any fine glitter would work. On the inside, the snowflake is by Rubber Stampede and the saying is by Hero Arts.
w39 12.2004 I found these nametag stickers for 75% off last year at a stationary store and I thought I'd get them and try something with them! Poinsettia stamp by Savvy Stamps, saying by Rubbermoon.
w38 12.2004 Fun with colors! All stamps by Hero Arts. I made the red and green card first, then tried playing around with different color combinations. The trees are stamped in VersaMark ink, then colored with chalk by Stampin' Up!

w37 12.2004 Background stamp by Hero Arts, reindeer by Savvy Stamps, and saying by Rubbermoon. I tried to keep this one simple!
w36 11.2004

All stamps by Hero Arts. I used Twinkling H2O's to color the images. This looks better in real life, I couldn't get the angle right so that you could see the twinkle and still see the image well, this was the compromise! I entered this in the Hero Arts Winter Wishes Stamping Contest!
w35 11.2004          This is a microscope slide holder that holds a magnet made out of a microscope slide. I entered it in the Hero Arts Winter Wishes Stamping Contest. All stamps by Hero Arts. Some info on the details:
  • I painted the slide holder with acrylic paints. First I put down a coat of white paint, then cranberry. Then I did the edges in gold.
  • I painted a piece of chipboard the same way to use as the base of the magnet.
  • I made the "JOY" embellishment on the front by stamping a Hero Arts alphabet set on cardstock, cutting out the letters, and putting clear stickers by EK Success over the top.
  • The background papers that say Joy and Celebrate were staped on tan paper and then distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Ink.
  • Those are recycled postage stamps that I saved from a few Christmases ago. I have a bunch of postage stamps that I've been hoarding, time to use them!
w34 11.2004          Here's another microscope slide holder with microscope slide magnet I made for my sister Jamie. I used the same acrylic paint technique as the previous one. The stickers are by Making Memories. The cancellation mark stamp is by Hero Arts and the decorative design on the front is a foam stamp by Making Memories. I purchased the Happy Holidays embellishment from Target last year on sale.
w33 11.2004          Here's another microscope slide holder with microscope slide magnet I made for my Mom. I used the same acrylic paint technique as the previous one, except I didn't put a basecoat of white on. The stickers are by Making Memories. The cancellation mark stamp is by Hero Arts and the decorative design on the front and inside are foam stamps by Making Memories. I purchased the Happy Holidays embellishment from Target last year on sale.
w32 11.2004 All stamps by Stampin' Up! I got this idea from Paper Crafts magazine, but changed it a little. The window is made with a transparency and the snow is actually acrylic paint. The snow at the bottom of the card is acrylic paint too.
w31 12.2003 No stamping here! Background paper by Anna Griffin, heart doiley purchased at a scrapbook store, Happy Valentine's Day printed on vellum. I used leftover pieces of the background paper to line the envelopes, looks classy!
w30 12.2003 Snowman stamp by Savvy, snowflake by Impress. I made "let it snow" on the computer, the font is Chicken Shack downloaded from Two Peas in a Bucket. Used a Marvy square punch to make the opening.
w29 12.2003 Background circle stamp and mittens both by Savvy Stamps. The "snowball" is a white pom-pom! Won't melt! Got the idea to use the pom-poms from Impress.
w28 12.2003 I had fun making these! Alphabet stamps by Hero Arts, all others by Impress. Square eyelets by Making Memories.
w27 12.2003 Christmas card I made for everyone at work! I think I made 20 or so of these, lost track. Background stamp and tree stamp both by Hero Arts.
w26 12.2003 Happy New Year! House Mouse stamp by Stampa Rosa, saying by Hero Arts. There's glitter on the hats and on the "ground".
w25 12.2003 Card for nature lovers! The circle of dragonflies is by Rubbermoon. Background stripes and "Be Merry" by Hero Arts.
w24 12.2003 Stamp and idea are both by Rubbermoon. I was practicing my colored pencil technique! I love this Santa!
w23 12.2003 All stamps and red card by Hero Arts! I drew the line that the ornaments are hanging off of.
w22 12.2003 Dog shaker card -- made for Rusty! Dog and globe stamps by All Night Media. Be Merry by Hero Arts. Snowflakes in the background by Inkadinkado.
w21 12.2003 Tree shaker cards. Got the idea from a magazine -- in the magazine they made a tag tho. Giant tree punch by EK Success, snowflake punch by Marvy, Happy Holidays by Hero Arts.
w20 12.2003 No stamping here, just a postcard, scrapbook paper, eyelets and fibers!
w19 12.2003 Snowflake stamps by Inkadinkado, stripes by Hero Arts, eyelet words by Making Memories. I put clear sparkly glitter around the snowflakes.
w18 12.2003

I made these cards to hold gift certificates to clothing stores!

Wardrobe stamp by Rubbermoon. Hangers by Card Connection.

I was practicing my colored pencil technique by using Dave Brethauer's book, Stamp in Color! Awesome book!!! It also teaches you about watercolors. This book is how I figured out how to do both watercolors and colored pencils.

w17 12.2003 Making Memories snowflake charm plaque and eyelet. Snowflake stamps by Inkadinkado, stamped with VersaMagic ink!
w16 11.2003         

These pictures were taken in 2002 when I got to visit my sister Chris and her husband and see their house for the first time! After having a tour of the house we went out for lunch -- including dessert!! Here's an odd story for you -- I had been stamping the "Holiday Circles" stamps by Hero Arts and was thinking about how they looked like pepermints -- went to make a cup of tea and had to open a new box -- while struggling to get the cellophane wrapper off the box I thought AH HA -- I can save this cellophane and make pepermint candies!!! Never took off cellophane so carefully in my life! All stamps by Hero Arts.
w15 11.2003 All stamps by Hero Arts. I stamped the saying on a transparency using Ancient Page ink and heat set it. It looked better in real life, it was raining so I had to use the flash!
w14 2.2003 I made Jason cut out cookies for Valentine's day this year! This was my attempt to remake them on a card!!! I used a heart punch by EK Success, and made the oven mitt and cookie sheet myself! Stamp is by Hero Arts.
Part of the inside of the card. Stamp by Hero Arts. Heart Punch by Marvy. I used Liquid Pearls from Impress Rubberstamps to make the "icing".
w4 2.2003 I just had to have this Eiffel Tower stamp, it's by Savvy Stamps. Heart in the background is by Hero Arts.
w3 2.2003 All stamps by Hero Arts. I stamped the shadow in light pink, the scanner wouldn't pick it up for some reason! Stiching done by hand.
w10 2.2003 Butterfly, saying, and shadow stamp are all by Hero Arts. You can't see it in the scan very well, but there's glitter on the butterfly's wings!
w6 2.2003 Snowmen and shadow stamps by Hero Arts. The paper is called "diamond dust" by Paper Adventures -- you can't see it very well, but it has lots of sparkly things in it!
w7 ?.2003 Tree and alphabet stamps by Hero Arts. I used an anywhere hole punch to make the "snowflakes".
w2 12.2002 Stamped the poinsettia (Hero Arts) on a transparency and embossed in gold. Colored it in with glitter!
w9 12.2002 I copied this card from Impress -- all stamps and idea are theirs! The scan doesn't show it very well, but there's clear glitter in the oval over the trees.
w13 2.2002 All stamps by Hero Arts!
All stamps by Hero Arts! The little red envelope is by Hero Arts too.
w1 ? Some holiday cards I sent to the Stamper's Sampler. The snowman and blue cat got published!
w15 1.2002 Stencil by Lasting Impressions. Punch by Marvy. There's glitter on there -- didn't come out very well in the scan!
w8 1.2002 Stencil by Lasting Impressions. Punch by Marvy.
w5 12.2001 Present stamp by Magenta. I used watercolors to color it. I hand-carved the large swirl stamp! The small swirl is by Provo Craft, and the other swirly thing is by Magenta.
w11 12.2001 All stamps by Magenta. That's red glitter on the butterfly!
w12 12.2001 All stamps by Hero Arts. The binding of the post-it note book is made with this really neat moire (spelling?) paper! There's red glitter on the holly berries.
Inside of the post-it note book. All stamps by Hero Arts.

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