Bookmark fun

I really dislike going to WalMart, especially on a Saturday, but I have been enabled to make bookmarks out of jumbo paperclips. You can pick these paperclips up pretty cheap at Wally World, so I decided to grin and bear it. I'm glad I did. I had so much fun making these bookmarks this morning. Good thing hubby finished off a box of Girl Scout cookies so I could use the box as my "chipboard." I don't have any round punches, so I used my Fiskar's Shape Cutter to cut out the circles in "chipboard" and cardstock. I colored the edges of the "chipboard" with a Sharpie and adhered the cardstock to the "chipboard." I then stamped my image on another piece of cardstock and cut it out with the Shape Cutter in the next smallest size. I then used Crystal Effects to sandwich the tip of the paperclip between the two circles and placed it under my IB&C to hold it until it dried. I also did one with the tag punches. These were fun and I think they turned out cute.


Busy busy

I have been very busy doing everything but stamping. I've been working full time, trying to keep up with my schooling (which is hard when the computers at the school keep crashing), and keeping up with my husband, pup, and house. I usually rely on my weekend for some stamping, but last weekend my in-laws were in town. At some point during all this crazyness I was able to find some time to stamp. I was surveying my stamping supplies when I realized I had some ribbon that I got in the $1 bin at Michael's quite some time ago that I have never used. So my goal was to use it. Here's what I came up with.

I was having a lot of fun with Chocolate Chip paper and this ribbon matched the Chocolate Chip and Gable Green. I left the bottom corner blank for now. I'll stamp a sentiment when I have a "purpose" for this card.

A little more Chocolate Chip and more $1 ribbon. I inked the flower Rock'n'roll style with pixie pink and pink passion. I just love pink and brown together and the ribbon had two shades of pink, white and brown, which set the tone for the whole card. The flower and matting is also up on dimensionals.

I hope you like them and thanks for looking.



I did some scramping today. Also known as scrapbooking with stamping. I had been stalled on my scrapbooking as I needed some refill pages for my book. Well, I got my refill pages so it was back to work. I'm working on my sorority pages. This two-page layout was from a basketball game that my roomie and I went to. I stamped the basketballs and hoop. The letters are die cut and the circles I cut out with my Fiskar's Shape Cutter. It was a quick and easy two pages.


I've been busy

I'm working full time right now, so my stamping time has turned in to homework time because my homework days are being consumed by work. I don't know if I can keep this up for 3 more weeks. I did have some time to stamp today, though. I should've been doing homework, but I needed to do something fun. So I stamped. And now I'm going to share.

This was my first attempt at a pocket card. I apologize for the finger in the first picture. The fold wouldn't lay flat enough for me to take the pic. The bottom is folded at 2" and the top is folded at 2.5". The black and white paper in the inside slides out. I used Yo-Yo Yellow paper for the base and Whisper White and Basic Black for the inside. I used Yo-Yo Yellow ink for the dots and Pink Passion, Gable Green and Basic Black ink. The eyelets are from Joann's.

I've got a few more, but I'll save them for a snowy day. Thanks for checking in.


More of my Sunday work

I haven't had time to stamp this week, but I have some more stuff from Sunday to share. These cards were made for a Sketch Challenge at SplitCoastStampers. This was my first attempt at sketch challenges. It was a lot of fun and I felt really inspired. I hope after looking at these you'll be inspired, too.

This card was made using Only Orange and Whisper White. Images are from the retired set Simply the Best. I used a dimensional to pop up the smile image.

This card was made with Tempting Turquious (my new favorite color), Basic Black and Whisper White. And I used Polka Dots and Paisley, which will be available in the Spring Mini.

To cut the circles for both cards I used my Fiskar's Shape Cutter. I was excited to use the Shape Cutter which I haven't used in ages.

I hope you like it!!