Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Favorite Image Challenge

These scenes were made for a challenge for the Stampscapes II group. We were challenged to use our favorite image in 3 scenes and change something about each one. I chose to change the seasons. The skaters were from Stamping Sensations. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Wishing you well in 2010. I'll post again after the new year.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas

I'm hoping everyone had a great day and a Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I've shown you the cards I've made for my nephew, so tonight I am going to add to the JR series. He loves dinosaurs and the dragon was the closest I came. The dragon was a cricut image. The helicoptor is from Doodlebug and the rocks and trees are from stampscapes. This was one of those fun cards you just had to make.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


It's time to show you another postcard. This was all one stamp that I used while stamping at a friend's house. I don't know who makes it. If anyone knows, let me know and I'll edit this post. The postcard swap is a monthly swap in the Wisconsin Stampers group. I used Copics to color and I airbrushed the sky. The clouds in the sky was done using a technique that I was practicing.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

It's going to be a long night. Halloween

Before Halloween gets too far past us, I decided to post this Halloween scene that was made for Wisconsin Stampers Swap. The witch and the cemetary is from I Brake For Stamps. The tree is from Stamps by Judith.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sarah Kay

It's been way too long since I have posted any scenes. Now if I can show you green beans, we'd be up to date. Here is a little girl by Sarah Kay on her bike in front of her house by Serendipity.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Wild animal challenge - Sutter

In another entry for the wild animal challenge for Sutter, I used this cute little fawn stamped in a nestability frame. The cardstock front was watermarked with some leaf images.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Wild animal challenge - Sutter

I can't believe summer is coming to an end. I have plenty to show you, but I haven't gotten to update my blog. This scene is from a wild animal challenge.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Bear sighting

It's been a month since I last posted in my blog. I have some new scenes, but playing in the garden has gotten in the way of playing with my inks. Hopefully I can show some more soon. Tonight I wanted to share a swap card that I made. These bears were sighted at the farm pond playing in the water. This was made for a Sutter swap with Adirondack dye inks.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Design cards

I originally intended for this blog to include only scenic stamping, but I have created or CASED some design cards that I'd like to share with you for ideas and inspiration. I will post them on occasion. My primary stamping passion is scenic stamping. Outside of stamping, my passion is my yard and garden and it is that time of year. If you don't catch me on the blog, I'll be working the garden.

Cornish Heritage Pirate Boy

I found that as I looked through my blog, I had not shown you the pirate boy from Cornish Heritage. I made this one for a friend this summer.

Sunday, June 14, 2009


It's been a while since I shared anything with you. Summer gardening has kept me so busy. This is one stamp from Coronado Island Stamps that I used to practice my coloring with copics.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

my sister's grandson

I made some note cards depicting my sister's grandson doing some fun little boy things. The child stamp is from Art Impressions.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tropical huts

Here is a tropical scene using Stampscapes and Beeswax stamps. I colored with Copics and did the sky with Adirondack dye inks using the paper towel technique. I use that sky technique often. The scene is done on cryogen paper. Here is another scene I stamped, then colored later.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Stampscapes watermill

During a Stampscapes weekend in Chicago some time ago, I stamped this image while watching and learning from Kevin, the owner of Stampscapes. It was an amazing weekend. I met many amazing artists and friends. I finally colored the scene with Adirondack inks on glossy paper.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Lion in the Wild

During a stamping get together with friends a while ago, I stamped this scene. I finally finished with the coloring using Adirondack inks on glossy paper. The cracked earth is from Stampscapes and I believe the building and the lion are from Beeswax.

Monday, April 20, 2009


Another postcard has been sent. Sending postcards through the mail has been so much fun. I wonder what the post office personnel really think. You'll be seeing more postcards in the future.

Monday, April 13, 2009

10 minute card

I hope everyone had a good Easter. I wanted to share this card because it was quick to do. This time of year becomes very busy with the beginning of yardwork and working in the garden. The stamping slows down considerably. The sky is done using dye inks and a stipple brush. I estimated where I wanted the color changes to be. The stamp is from Cornish Heritage. I just stamped in black on top of the sky. The card front was embossed with a cuttlebug and the scene framed and attached to the front. It might make a good man's card or perhaps a sympathy card.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Die cut challenge

These two scene cards were made for a Stampscapes die cut challenge. I used the Nestabilities Labels One die cut. I don't think you can tell from the image, but the waterfall scene was placed on top of the embossed Cuttlebug Swiss dots. In the cabin scene, the window was cut out and embossed with the Swiss dots and the scene was placed under so it would appear in the opening.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sutter stinky challenge

We had a fun challenge through Sutter to create a stinky scene. I added two of my older scenes for the stinky challenge.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The end of the winter cold

At last, the long. cold and snowy winter is finally at a close. But before the temperatures rise, I want to share my penguin scenes that I've done for various challenges and swaps this winter. The main penguin image on the left is from Coronado Island. In the next scene, the main penguins are from Lasting Impressions and the group in the distance is from the Stamping Place. The mountain and the cracked ice are from Stampscapes. The penguins in the third scene are from House Mouse with some mountains from Stampscapes.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Whale cove Lighthouse

I pulled out these scenes from a couple months ago. Both scenes use Impression Obsession's Whale Cove. The left scene uses Sutter stamps and right scene uses stamps from Stampscapes. I colored both with Adirondack dye inks on glossy paper.

Wood Fairy

This little wood fairy scene was created for a Sutter stamp only challenge. I used dye inks on glossy paper.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Watering the Garden

I may be rushing the gardening season a bit. It's time to water the garden and do some transplanting. This scene uses the stamps from the gardening sheet from Rare Image Rubber stamps. The hills in back are from Stampscapes.

Charlie is back today. They were planning to go fishing, but when they arrived at the lake they found that there was a hot air balloon rally. They parked up on the ridge to watch. The hot air balloon is from Club Scrap. I don't remember where the truck and the surrounding landscape came from. If anyone knows, please let me know so I correct this. The front landscape is from Stampscapes. Of course Charlie is from Rare Image Rubber stamps.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Sutter - Bird and water challenge

Tonight I'm going to share a scene which was done the the water/bird challenge for Sutter. All stamps are from Sutter. It was colored with Adirondack dye inks.

Sunday, February 22, 2009


I worked on 2 postcards to actually send in the mail this month. Both were sealed with Krylon Workable fixative to protect it for the journey across the state. In the Harmony postcard I used Sutter stamps. The ART postcard was a one stamp scene from Beeswax with some pen altering. I wonder what the postal service folks think when they see this come across their work stations. I hope they enjoy it.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Charlie and the flag

It's President's Day and Charlie and his little feline friend wanted to show their respect to the flag. The animals are from Rare Image rubber stamps. The house with flag is from Serendipity.

Heading Home

I made this scene for my hubs. He tells me he want a log cabin and a pontoon boat. I guess I made his dreams come true. The stamps used are Stampscape, I don't know who makes the pontoon boat.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Underwater scene

This was from a challenge to use Sutter stamps in an underwater scene. I used a photo of some clouds that I thought looked like it was underwater and created this photoscape. The photo was printed on Cryogen White paper, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with copics.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Rare Image Sutter farm

Here is another scene using the pet sheet from Rare Image rubber stamps. The landscape is Stampscapes, the house with windmill and fences is from Sutter.

Into Mischief

The scene today was made using the pet and garden sheets from Rare Image rubber stamps. It's been fun using them in a scene. This little guy a little scamp - always into mischief. The fence is from Beeswax, the landscape is Stampscapes, the hydrant is from Stampcraft and the grass and plants are from Sutter.

Flower Bridge

What are Charlie and Pudgie waiting for? The flower bridge is there for them to cross. All landscape stamps are from Stampscapes.

The Outhouse

The next new scene using Rare Image Rubber Stamps includes some cats waiting for their favorite gardener to take a little break. There is still another plant to put into the garden. The gardener left her shovel and watering can along the walkway. The outhouse is from Rubber Cottage, the stone walk is fromI Brake for Stamps and the landscape and little rocks are from Stampscapes. The plants along the walkway and the little grasses are from Sutter.

I've been working with some images from Rare Image Rubber Stamps. I love the pet sheets and the garden sheets. Nancy J. from Inkblocks has asked me to do some scenes using those images. What fun. Charlie and the lighthouse was done using the Pet sheet . The rocks and the branches from Stampscapes and the lighthouse from Repeat Impressions

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sutter 8x10 swap

The challenge was to make an 8x10 scene for a Sutter swap. I used copics to color on cryogen white paper. I used the airbrush to color the sky and enhanced it with some stippling. I also stippled the edges of the scene.

My Journey begins.....

I've been wanting to begin a blog for a while now. I hit the button that says create a blog and before I knew it, I had a blog. My intention is to journal my way thru my art. I plan to try to catch up with the last several years as well as keep up with my present day art.