Wednesday, November 28, 2012

One Wild Party

Thanksgiving at our house.  hahahaa...

Stamps Used:  StampFrancisco (girl), Coffee Break Designs (all clowns), Picture Show (bear), Leavenworth Jackson (acrobat)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

ATC Saturday: Sooner Than You Think

As the title indicates, there is just one short month to go before Christmas Eve!

I made this ATC for a swap that I did with a group of readers of a Catholic blog.  The theme was "Mary", and I chose to focus on Mary at Christmastime.  None of the offerings that I received were stamped (sadly) but it's always fun to swap.  My teens participated, too.

"Heavenly Peace" was colored gold, but the scanner doesn't do well with glittery media.  The image was colored with Prismacolors, and cancelled postage was applied as a final step.

Have you picked up your Christmas postage stamps, yet?  I love the "Holy Night" one that was chosen for the "traditional" theme.  I bought a boat-load of them, and am hoping (and praying!) that our cards will be ready to go in time.

Stamp Used:  Tin Can Mail (Mary)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

We'll be hosting a big Thanksgiving Lunch at our house tomorrow.  We are most-often at home for this holiday, with or without guests.  This year will be "with", which is always fun.

I hope you have a wonderful celebration surrounded by the ones you love.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Stamps Used:  StampFrancisco (kitchen items), A-Muse-Ing [now 100 Proof Press] (sink, stove), Stampin'Up (swirly label), Diva Rubber (lady)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

ATC Saturday: Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo was the second cat to join our home.  We hoped that she would keep our first cat, Tigger, company.  That plan backfired miserably, but nonetheless, 'Zoo Kitty was home to stay.

Per the swap description, we were again required to use a postage stamp and a book page in the composition.  This gray cat actually looks nothing like Kalamazoo did, but the colors worked, so I went with it.

The image was hand-carved by me back in the 90s.  I used a greeting card as inspiration, and  was happily surprised at how it turned out.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Thoughts of feasting on my mind...
"Let them eat" was added digitally.  My stamping was a mess!

Stamps Used: Hijinks Ensue (man), Too Much Fun (cake), A-Muse-Ing (alpha)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

ATC Saturday: Play Nice

This is a scene right out of my life, ten years ago or so.  Big Sister cautions the baby about the cat.

It reminds me of the time when Little Sister decided to give our long-haired cat, Spike, a trim.  My dear daughter was about four or five at the time.  Thankfully, Spike tolerated his grooming well.

Stamps Used:  Picture Show (cat), Unknown (girl, baby), 100 Proof Press (alpha)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Not even Macy's has a marching band of chickens, I'm guessing. 

Stamps Used:  Stampin'Up (houses, trees), All Night Media (chicken band), 100 Proof Press (squirrels), Leavenworth Jackson (hearts), Picture Show (bird), StampFrancisco (banner)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

ATC Saturday: Buildings

The idea that "less is more" ruled this design. 

I stamped the arch image onto scrapbooking paper to give it a little texture, then cut it out and positioned it to the far right of center, to add interest.

The postage stamp has been in my stash of ephemera for (almost) decades.  It works!  The muted greens of the postage stamp add to the illusion of perspective. 

Anchoring it all down is a small section of digital scrapbook paper from the Shabby Princess "Plentiful" collection.

Stamp Used:  StampFranciso, arch.