Saturday, September 12, 2009

Teddy and Trains

I love this set...and will need to take a better picture...I always take pics at night...and I guess I need some more in, the light of day, LOL. But I will share it anyway - cuz the card IRL is so darn cute!! I made this for Kaite (Hi Kaite!!) - for her baby shower...and I loved it so much I made another few...they are 5 X 5 square and the colors are pretty in pink and certainly celery as well as working with whisper white as the background - and watercolor paper... again, sorry about the pic being dark...I even lightened it on my photoshop...will have to read up on whether or not I can do some more editing with the programming...ok - off to stamp some more...I owe a ton of peeps cards!!! You know the old saying....the shoemakers children... ta ta for now!!!

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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Ahoy Matey!!! ARGHHH!

So I just love all the new stamp sets in the catalog!! And how fun are the pirates!! LOL Below is a sample of a card I made using the new set called Beware Pirates and the new paper in the catty called Cast a Spell...just because it is originally sold as Halloween paper, doesn't mean that it can't be used for other sets...look how perfect this pirate card works! I used the Zindorf brayer technique, so I stamped the image in black craft, used clear EP and then brayered the old olive all over. Then to give depth I sponged black around the edge...IMHO (LOL) I think it looks fabu!!! And it was easy peasy to make!!! Enjoy Matey!!!!

Stamps: Beware Pirates
Ink: Old Olive, Basic Black - craft & classic
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Cast a Spell DSP
Access: dimensionals, 5/8" old olive grosgrain ribbon, clear EP, brayer, sponge

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


OK - so things are finally looking up!!! I have finally completed my doctorate...and I did not throw up on my committee's shoes while defending my dissertation - nor I might add did I cry like a baby as I thought might happen as well...SO - NOW when I tell y'all to go stamp - IT'S DOCTOR'S ORDERS!!!!! LOL (and you don't even need 2 aspirin either!!! total holistic therapy!!!! LOL)

So thank you all for your well wishes and prayers during the craziest year of my life (so far)...and look forward to some fab-u stamping times!!! LUV YA!!!

Maureen Stivala, EdD
aka Dr. Reen