Thursday, September 8, 2011

Stamping, Chowder and Friends!

Happy Thursday - I just spent the last two evenings out with some girl friends - a good drink (yes I am a light weight in the drinking department), good food, lots of laughter, the friendship - priceless! So if you are feeling down spend some time with your friends who can fill your world with laughter!

Today is another card using new stamps released from Innovative Stamp Creations - This & That and the butterfly is from Friendship II:

The background stamp is my favorite of the new release - I LOVE background stamps and this is just right up my grungy alley! The background is stamped with Hero Hues white dye ink - WHAT not a Ranger ink pad? Shhhhh don't tell my distress and archival pads they may pack up and leave!- I discovered this ink pad at an Archivers class and I really like it - think a white dye ink pad that you can actually see on craft paper... All is right in my little inky world today!

Off to cut corn off 4 dozen ears and to make Corn Chowder for dinner! Have you ever tried it? I made if for the first time 3 weeks ago and Yummmm... Here's a link to the recipe of you want to give it a try. I sprinkle a little green onion, chopped tomatoes and cheese (well this is just for my DH) on top! Easy and a BIG YUMMMMM!

Spend some time with a friend you love and Happy Creating!


Stamps - all Innovative Stamp Creations

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Is it Fall Already?

Happy Wednesday!

It's feeling pretty crisp here in Ohio - last Saturday, you know 4 days ago, it was 90 and so humid - today the low 60's - what's up with that? I'm not ready for fall but I do love fall colors.

Today how about some poppies in orange?

The flower is from the new stamp set from ISC Friendship Flowers II. The flower is blended with distress ink and some distress stickles in the center. The entire flower is popped up for added dimension.

This card has lots of my favorite things - flowers, basic gray paper, sewing and my Tim Holtz distress inks - sigh - just makes me smile!

Here's a close up:

Still thinking about Christmas - maybe I need to do something Christmas themed?

Have a great day and Happy Creating!


Stamps - All Innovative Stamp Creations

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Thanks Friend

I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day! We had our family picnic at my house on Sunday and I had a beautiful lazy day on Monday!

Today I wanted to share a tag made from the new ISC Friendship II stamp set:

The entire stamp was used second generation stamping in the background using sepia Archival ink. Then stamped on crap paper using peeled paint distress ink for the sea grass level. The girl was stamped with black archival, hair coffee archival and the dress and hat were paper pieced.

Here is the close up of some of the details:

Here is another sample using the same set. The square was masked off and then blended with Vintage Photo distress ink. The dress and hat were water colored with the same blue in the background panel.

This is actually beautiful IRL - but the photo kept coming up dark for me... Sorry!

Hmm - I find myself thinking about Christmas.... Anyone else thinking about Christmas yet?

Enjoy your Tuesday and Happy Creating!


Stamps - All Innovative Stamp Creations