Monday, February 22, 2010

MMCS42, Haute Couture

Today I have something different for you to view, at least something different for me.  I want to show you my 5 x 7 tablet.   I know it looks like a card on the outside but I assure you that it has pages, about 25 pages without my actually counting them.  I don't normally do a 5 x 7 size but this stamp,  I thought works well on this size and I had a tablet as a template and used that to make the cover.   
Notice a lot of distressing on both the tablet and the envelope, thankfully it was the ink and not myself.   Since this is a tablet with some depth to it, I needed an envelope to be able to hold it securely and be deep enough so what's a girl to do, I am going to send you over to Priscillstyles Envelope Templates Priscilla offers several different styles of templates for thicker cards or altered items.  Page down in this link and you will see her different product offerings.

The tablet fitting into the envelope, this is easy to use but needs a larger piece of cardstock.

The tablet and the envelope, you can see the flap this way.

See, pages, LOL, some are stamped with other images of the stamp set.  Now I want to tell you about our sponsors this week/month.  The  Midnight Madness Monthly Sponsor is Cornish Heritage Farms which so generously provided me with this stamp set for my tablet.  This one is called ATC Haute Couture and has many different stamps included.  You will surely want to win this month, you are offering up many rubber stamps for the monthly give-away.  Also I want to add how nice the products are to use and how crisp the images are - what a pleasure it has been for me.   Our weekly Sponsor is deliciousdoodles digital stamps, she is offering some paper, images, card charms and other embellishments, sure to be a hit! 

I have entered this in the following challenges:
A Spoonful of Sugar Distress inks, pearls 
Paper Sundaes Distressed card or Project
Practical Scrappers  Use any stamp
Saturday Spotlight, Mess around

Sunday, February 21, 2010

R.A.K. for you, ie Blog Candy ~ no calories

I hinted in an earlier blog post at my 2010 thoughts and some of the things I wanted to do, and doing R.A.K. is one I am striving to do more of in 2010 and beyond.  You know a Random Act of Kindness not need to be a big act or many words, many times just something small like opening a door, sending a quick note, picking up someone a coffee, a favorite chocolate, saying a kind word can brighten someones day more than you know.  So today I am offering you my blog friends a R.A.K.  A few tokens and trinkets I find and purchase here and there, whether you choose to use them on a card or altered items, well that's part of the fun  ~ I hope I made this little 'package' interesting for you and it will put a smile on your face when it arrives to your door.
You get all that you see here with the exception of the Vintage Mirror Tray, that needs to go back on my dresser.  So there is an assortment of buttons, some flower pedals, 3 lace flower thingies, small strand of white craft beads, three decorative brads which I believe are by Basic Gray,  powder blue satin ribbon and a small photo frame with glass front (back is removable) by Hallmark.

So what do you need to do, not very much, this is a R.A.K!
The first thing is to become or be a follower.
The second is to leave a comment here so I know you are interested
AND the third thing to increase your chances on winning, for each comment you leave (one per post, please) your name will get entered again.  So the more posts you comment on, the more you get entered, that helps me to know who is visiting me and what they like to see.  No, I do not know how many posts I will be putting out but it will help you if you check your blogger dashboard.  Easy, isn't it!
This will go into the last day in February 2010.  Then I will be drawing the winner of the RAK after that.  Thank you all for entering  and Good luck ~ Blessings, Jane.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

WISH - Signs of Spring

I made this today, I needed to unwind and relax and Woo Hoo, I love it.  This bird is actually an Applique' that came in a two pack.  I used the first one last Spring and if I recall the card, these two cards are totally different.  Another thing (I always say that and ends up to be many things!) the white die cut like is a felt coaster I picked up about a month ago,  I used a lavender one several cards back, guess I really do like them.  This is the first time I have put a pin on my cards, a new technique for me.  I do like them but often wondered if people get stuck with them but I pushed and weaved it into the felt coaster just in case.   I also attached a heart charm to the bow and pin.  I'm showing that as a second picture here.  This paper has a sheen to it so it is shiny and see the word WISH in the upper left, we are wishing it were spring!  I do feel it coming! 
Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment, Blessings to you, Jane
I have linked to the following challenges: 

Unscripted Sketches Sketch  and color challenge
CupCake Challenge Keep it Simple 
Cute Card Thursday Metal (I have charm and pin)
Inky Impressions Spring/Colors
Our creative Corner New technique 
Otherlovelies Give it away
Papersundaes A Glittery Spring"
Raise the Bar No stamping
Stamp Something Touch of Spring

Friday, February 19, 2010

I'm Guest designing for Sue at

Hello, This is such an exciting post for me to write, I was able to work with Sue over at to showcase some of her images she carries in her shop and believe me the pleasure was all mine.  I have three cards to show you today, very impressive for me to have three at one time!

This is a rubber stamp at Sue's store called Sadie's Floral Hat listed under the D'Amour Allure line, I love her name, don't you?  I name all my favorite images, LOL, anyways the minute I saw her I thought of her as 'my' Sailor Girl so I used a nautical theme here with her.  She is going to sail the Seven Seas for me and see the world.  Notice the wood paper in the background, that is also from Sue's store, the wheel and compass is a die-cut off of an invitation I got last summer.  I also sewed on the wood paper a wave design to mimic the Sea.
On this card I used a digital image, an orchid called Orchid (funny how that works!).   To color the flower I used my chalks, and used some Stickles for the flower center to give it some sparkle, a variety of Stickles are available in Sue's store as well.  If you noticed the wood paper I used on this card front, I embossed it, it went right through my Wizzard with no problems.  I am so really for Spring and this is such a nice digi to welcome it in.

 And look at my last card!!! Also a digital called "Lilly with Cat and dog'.  Once I received it and printed in on my printer, I thought - no need to color this one, I love it as a Black and White so that is exactly what I decided to do - leave it as it is.  I did add some embellishments like machine sewing, metal corner holders, black lace, Prima flowers, (also available at Sue's store), a black gingham brad, and a Happy Birthday pin.  I hope this gives you some ideas on how to use these images, I am sure you can come up with many of your own but whatever you 'do up', boy they sure are fun and Sue is a great lady to work with.  So hop on over to and meet her
Thank you for joining me today and sharing my three new cards, I hope you have a good day.   I still have my R.A.K (blog candy) offering in effect, please read below for that information.   Blessings to you,  Jane

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

MMCS 41, Dog Gone Love

Another week of winter is behind us and that is great news, I have been working on some home projects, the one good thing about winter, now if I can only get them all done by Spring!   Today I bring you my MMSC card, there are two images I am showcasing, both are by our monthly sponsor Cornish Heritage Farms.  The first one is called Scrapblocks, LOVE, a 6 x 6 inch rubber stamp and the second one is Man's Best Friend featuring the little pooch I did up in blue embossing powder.
I think he is very cute and I put some flower buttons on my card front and tied them on with floss.  Notice that background paper, that is actually fabric paper!  Hard to see that but it sure feels like it is.  

Now on to our sponsor information:  Midnight Madness Monthly Sponsor is Cornish Heritage Farms which so generously provided me with these two sets AND they are generously offering many new rubber stamps for their Monthly Sponsorship, you will surely want to win this month ~ Thank You.  Now our weekly sponsor shop.sewmanycards.  You are invited to stop in and check out their online store.
I love that you stopped on in, I hope you have/had a good day, until next time ~ Blessings, Jane

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge   - Sewing
The Cupcake craft challenge - Keep it simple 
Polkadoodle - Flowers
Pollycraft - Double up (more than one image)
Practical Scrappers - Flowers (they are tired of snow over there!)
SophistiCats - Stitching

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day to all you sweethearts!  If you are running solo this year or you can't spend this Valentine's Day with your sweetie, be sure to treat yourself with some candy, flowers, bubble bath or whatever makes you happy.   Sweet dreams, Jane

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Vintage framed hand -painted on glass birds

I thought I would share with you my new item, a Vintage framed hand-painted (on glass) set of birds.  The detail on this is exceptional and the colors are lovely.  I actually had purchased these some time ago but only now offering it for sale in my Vintage shop as soon as I get that listed.   

I was out most of the day today with an appointment and running errands, I was on the road alot and ran around about lunch time so I saw many men and women eat in their vehicles, I gotta tell you it is funny how people eat when they thought no one was watching, so I was thinking Umm, I wonder how I eat?  I think I am going to look in the mirror and see, LOL.   Thanks for stopping in,  please leave a note, it also is a RAK blog post.   Blessings, Jane

Monday, February 8, 2010

*** Cute Chicks ***, MMSC40

Hello and Welcome to Spring and Summer, I'm bringing you a ray of hope (and sunshine) showing you my card this week,  it is sure to get the winter humdrums out of you.  I know I sure could use that!
Isn't he cute.  Poor little guy, so proud to be carrying his gift and then he drops it and is so sad, I just want to give him a great big hug!!  

The card inside, fairly simple but very nice with the pre-cut flowers and brads that match the outside of the card front.   Now on to our sponsor information:  Midnight Madness Monthly Sponsor is Cornish Heritage Farms which so generously provided me with this cute little 15 piece Chick set called "Spring Chicks and More" and they are generously offering many new rubber stamps for their Monthly Sponsorship, you will surely want to win this month ~ Thank You.  Now our weekly sponsor is Stamp and Create.  Stamp and create are offering a $15.00 gift certificate and 3 stamps of their new releases.

I also like to remind you that this blog post is part of my RAK offering, the more you comment on my blog posts before the last day in February, then more chances you will get to win the RAK, please see the RAK entry rules.     As always, have a wonderful  week ~ Jane.

I have entered this card in the following Challenges:
Belli Challenge #84 Ribbons ~ Ribbon wrapping around flowers.
Cute Card Thursday #98 Spots and Dots, Paper design
Dutch Dare #70 Summer in Winter, Summer Colors.
Lil Red Wagon #14, Chipboard., I used and covered chipboard on the left hand side to raise the 2nd DP to attach the flowers/brads/ribbon.
Practial Scrapper Using Brads, I have 8 brads on this card.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Painting on Rubber.

Yes, it is true, I just may be the LAST person to know about this but this really struck me as very pretty. I saw a sample of this done at my local Archiver's store, and thought, oh NO, here I go again, yet a new (at least for me) way to stamp.

I am not even sure the proper name for this method, maybe someone can tell me! So I picked up this new rubber stamp measuring 4 x4 , it is inverted (again not sure if that is the right term), a new square acrylic block, Glamor Dust, and an acrylic paint dabber plus some chocolate paper.  So you take your dabber, and blot it onto your rubber stamp and then you stamp it onto your paper, after I stamped it, I sprinkled the glamour dust on it to give it some sparkle.  It drys fairly quickly.  The dabber seems to last a long time, it looks like there is about 2/3 of the paint left.  I have about 25 Poppy's done here and need about 30 more so thinkin' maybe I can make it through this project with just one.  The end project is to be party invitations.  Woo Hoo...  I love parties.

If you know the terms or style of this stamping, please be sure to fill me in!  This post also applies to the RAK listed below, the more you comment, the more entries you get.  Have a great day /night to you all and enjoy your weekend, the Superbowl will be Sunday.  ~~~  Blessings, Jane

Monday, February 1, 2010

Praying for you, MMSC39

This card is just the card to send to someone who needs a prayer, whether in sickness or sadness.  This is a "Sister in Christ" card back-framed by a two layered heart.  This digital image is from our weekly sponsor Designed2delight, thank you, Faith.

Midnight Madness Monthly Sponsor is Cornish Heritage Farms and my - what goodies did they sent us, a very large selection of rubber stamps, thank YOU.  I will be using some of these this stamps this month, it will be exciting to ink these up.
I also wet embossed the inside of the heart with a lace heart stamp, three times in different areas.

The Angel's profile.

I used a paper pack on this card by Basic Gray so it all matches.  The rose came with the paper pack.  I do like to complete the inside of the card right after I complete the front, for me, I find it is much easier while I still  have all the papers in my craft area rather than to try and match it later.
  I appreciate you all stopping by, please sign up for my RAK or blog candy if you are interested.  Remember to leave a comment if your are doing the RAK, as each additional comment left by you, your name will be placed one the drawing a second time.  Have a wonderful day, Jane.

I have entered this card in the following Challenges:
The Belli ~ Hearts, for my heart background
Cute Card Thursday Blooming, my flowers
Fussy and Fancy for Heart theme 
Polly Craft, things with wings, My Angel! 
Raise the Bar, the older the better.  Papers. 
Saturday Spotlight, bigger is better! Big hearts on card front. 

My Paper Creations