Thursday, January 12, 2012


Hello there! This month's special release sets are available, at The {Stamps} of Life, and I am so happy to share some samples with you! I have to say, I just really love solid stamps.  Probably because (until this week) I had no spiffy fabulous markers.  So if I didn't paper-piece it, I probably didn't color it.  (But this week, thanks to a precious friend, plus some Christmas money, I suddenly have about 36 Touch Twin markers all ready to be colored with! Eeeeek!)

Okay, getting back on track here. . .this stamp set, hope4us, is a solid stamp set, with lots of fun possibilities to get creative.  I'll show you what I did.

I'm totally obsessed with the zebra background stamp that Stephanie came out with a while back.  I pair it with EVERYTHING (as you may have noticed here on my blog!)  For this card, I stamped the love block, cut out the negative space, and mounted it on the zebra background. FUN!!!! :)

 On this next card, I stamped the image four times on pink card stock, using pink ink.  First I cut around three hearts, and then I cut OUT the heart from the center, and adhered it all to my card base.
 These next two are pretty straight forward.  I used the fancy frames framelit die, which you can also find in the TSOL store.
 And on this last card, I embossed the wish image in white, onto metallic card stock.  I never thought I was going to fall in love with metallic cardstock, but it is REALLY fun to emboss on! (You can find a huge variety of colors at Discount Cardstock!)
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I thought blogging was going to be easier now that the holidays are over, but I'll blame this week's lapse on my husband being out of the country! I'll find a new excuse next week! ha!

That being said, please come back on Friday for a BIG blog hop!!!!! It will be lots of fun, and you might just win something!  


(card goodies: ink - Clearsnap, card stock - Discount Cardstock, ribbon - Offray, twine - The Twinery, natural twine - May Arts)


My Need 2 Craft said...

I saw you cards on the video this morning. Super cute! Great job!

Michelle said...

Lucky girl with the new markers to play with. I LOVE the pink and zebra card. It would be perfect for my son's friend. I like how the wish card is metallic, but still seems soft.

Sue said...

Love all of them.

JaniceA said...

Beautiful cards, the zebra one would be perfect for my friend. Thank you!