Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Baby Boy's First Birthday Card Using My Favorite Blueprint Stamp

Do you have a stamp that you reach for over and over? For me it is the cupcake stamp by Stampers Anonymous! As you know, I love the Blueprint stamps, but this one is the one that I use the most.  I needed to make a little boy a card for his first birthday, and the single candle was just perfect for the occasion.

Supplies:
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous
Paper: Gina K Designs
Ink: Memento Black
Misc: Copic Markers, Circle Punches

I have been enjoying the change of season here in New York.  I am enjoying the cooler weather and all the Fall outdoor fun!  My husband and I have been to some local apple farms, our local arboretum for their Fall festivals and this weekend we will be attending an Oyster Festival.  They have a lot of vendors there who sell their crafts, so it is right up my alley, not to mention all the delicious food!

Thanks for visiting today!  I hope to get into my craft room next week and share some fun with you soon!


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Sharing Love with Fountain Pens and Ink (Anniversary Fun)

This week my husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary.  You may know my love of fountain pens and ink, but I am happy to say my husband has begun to dabble in the hobby.  For our anniversary, we both gave each other fountain pens and ink.  It was a fun surprise.




I always wanted a Lamy 2000 fountain pen, as I have heard lots of great things about them especially on SBRE Brown's and Goulet Pens website and YouTube channels.  The Lamy 2000 was first made in 1966 and that is the year of my birth, so that really made it special for me.  My husband loves Pilot Metropolitans and asked for a set (fountain pen and pencil). He already had a few of them and so far that is the only fountain pen he is interested in.  You may notice that I picked up a TWSBI USA this week. Lots of inky fun waiting for us to enjoy.

I decided to make my husband a card with a fountain pen theme to go with his gifts. I made a mask of a heart and stamped ink splatters inside for for the heart image.  The fountain pen stamp is by 100 Proof Press.  It was a hit and I was glad that I could merge my two hobbies of stamping and fountain pens.





After we use our pens and ink, I will share how they did!

May your fingers be inky, and your heart happy!






Monday, September 29, 2014

It is National Coffee Day!

You are probably used to seeing my posts about tea, and plenty of cards with a tea theme.  Well, today is National Coffee Day and I am submitting this card for my blogger friend Chaitali's Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  Chaitali is a lovely lady who I am lucky enough to have gotten to know a bit since I started blogging. She is a major talent, but even more important, a kind, encouraging soul.



I decided to go with a vintage feel, and used a favorite set of mine by Crafty Secrets.  Sadly, they are no longer in business, but their stamps remain among my go-to stamps for many occasions.

I hope you will hop along and enjoy some fun coffee cards (without any of those pesky calories!).

Until next time!


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Using Stampers Anonymous Blueprint Stamps for a First Birthday Card

It has been awhile since I was able to put up a card I made! Time has been working against me lately. Today I am sharing a card I made for my friend to give a little boy for his first birthday.  I was only asked to incorporate blue and yellow.  I thought it would be fun to use my favorite Blueprint stamps by Tim Holtz as the images are so festive and large.  This card is not my usual small size, as I used a full sheet of card stock scored in half.

Supplies:
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous
Paper; Gina K Designs
Ink: Memento Black, Distress Ink
Misc.: Circle Punch, Wink of Stella (Clear)

I used the computer to personalize the card and even add the boy's age.  Clear Wink of Stella was added to the images to give them a shine and added interest.

Wishing Matthew a very special birthday!

Until next time!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WOYWW #276 - House Mouse Birthday

Since today is Wednesday, I am sharing what is on my desk with you.  I am currently working on birthday cards for my father-in-law and my father this week.  Today I just finished my father-in-law's card using a fun House Mouse stamp.  That mouse sure looks happy and content.  Makes me wish I had some cake!


I thought I would share Cal's card with you! I am looking forward to celebrating him on his 89th birthday!


Thank you Julia for this desk hopping fun!  I look forward to seeing what you are all up to this week!  If you haven't joined in, I would love for you to!  Visit Julia and add the link to your desk! You will have a lot of fun, and meet some fabulous people!

Until next time!


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WOYWW #275 - Tim Holtz Goodies

Since today is Wednesday, I am sharing what is on my work desk with you!  Today I received my prize in the mail for being one of the lucky winners of the August Tag Challenge of the 12 Tags of 2014 on Tim Holtz's blog.  I found out I was one of the winners on Labor Day, which was such a fun surprise.  Here are the goodies that I was sent.  I am very excited about the stamp set, as I had my eye on it!





I can't wait to spend some time creating and using these fun goodies!  Thank you, Julia , for the desk hopping fun!  I look forward to seeing what you are up to this week!

Until next time!












Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tea Time Tuesday - Antique Reflections

Today I am sharing another of the tea pots in my collection.  This one I found shopping one day and I knew I had to take it home.  I love the shape, and the scene on it. Even though this tea pot is new, it does have a vintage feel that I love.








Today I am sharing tea at:



Hope you have a tea-riffic day!