Feels good to stamp again

Here is my version of Lisa Somerville’s Fresh Cuts card, that is on Stamper’s Showcase today.  I changed the colors and didn’t use Baroque Motifs on the main card. I can’t tell you the last time I used glossy paper. The technique used on this card is, Re-inker Splash. Which I’ve never done  before.  You take a clear envelope and cut both sides to open up flat and add several drops of re-inker, not too close together or you muddy the colors. Close the envelope and reopen. Place your stamped image stamp side up, close envelope, open quickly and pour on clear embossing powder over image and heat. I used Cameo Coral and Certainly Celery. I saw a card made with these colors on someone’s blog and thought that they went really well together. And since I hardly ever use Cameo Coral, this was a color combo I had to try. If felt good to stamp again. I think its been over a week since I picked up a stamp. Yikes! I forgot to add that the stamp set I used is, Fresh Cuts.

My Craft Room

Welcome To My Craft Room!

This is my craft room. After our Son moved out we took his bedroom and our office and made it into my craft room!!
Thanks to my husband who is the jack of all trades. 
We lined the room with cabinets from Home Depot and added the Slot Wall (same stuff that they use in retail stores). 

My husband thought it looked nicer that peg board. We had to go to one of the Sacramento Home Depot (about 50 miles) to get the slot wall as they don’t sell it in our area. 
My stamps are in 2 large drawers next to where I set to stamp, (last photo). I find I use my punches so much more with them being right below the card stock instead of in a drawer. 
The card stock is in cabinets without the doors and we just added more shelf’s to fit all my paper. 
Most everything is close by, with the exception of my Accu-Cut die cutting machine which is in the closet so I could make room for my new printer that will print 12 x 12 card stock.  I am going to learn how to scrapbook digitally this year! Really….
I hope you enjoy the rest of these photos of my craft room!

Time to to down memory lane……..


I’ve not posted in a while. Tracey (my sister) and family have been visiting for a week and not much computer time. We did go through a whole container full of cards and things that she has made for me and my family over the years. It was fun to see the same patterns that we are using today, just different stamp sets. I found this box that I had been saving and thought it would be fun to go through together when she got here. These are just a few of the cards she has sent us over the last 8 years or so.

The cards on the right are from my Nieces, Emily and Caitlin. These are thank you cards they made usually after Christmas or their birthdays. I think they were surprised that I had kept them so long.  I hated to get rid of them, but I did end up putting them in the recycle bid…….