Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Buffalo Stamps and Stuff- Monday Challenge

Today's Buffalo Stamps and Stuff challenge is to stamp on black. My white ink isn't very good, but here is what I came up with. I used SU's Scarey Skeleton, and some scraps from the basket.

Monday, September 07, 2009

Distressed Inking

Played with distressed inking, the past couple of days. I love the effects! I used Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick and Concord grape Distressed Ink, and added a little SU Not Quite Navy to the cornors and edges. Stamps are Inkadinkadoo clear stamps, Horses.

I used Scattered Straw, Walnut Stain and a touch of Fired Brick on this card. The main background is SU's Floral. I inked it with VersaMark and spritzed the stamp with water, before stamping on the distress ink background. Also sprinkled a bit of water on to the tag to get the "stained" effect. Really love this stamp set by Inkadinkadoo!

Monday, July 06, 2009

Check this out!

Stampin Addicts dot com has tons of ideas using the Stampin’ Up! Big Shot and is giving away a Big Shot Die Pack as part of the Stampin’ Up! summer celebration. To enter, all you have to do is write about it. This is my entry. Now give me my dies. http://www.stampinaddicts.com/category/blog

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Promarker Challenge Blog

Check out and click on the blinkie for a new challenge site. Not sure how different these are from Prismacolors, or if they are.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Pizza and Chicken Wings

Of course no trip home is complete without Buffalo Wings and Pizza...I miss WNY food! Tony really dug in!

Niagara Falls

We went to Niagara Falls and I rode on the Maid of the Mist! I lived in Western New York for 40 years, and never did it. My 9 year old grandson, talked me into it!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Stamproom-Before and after

Thes are really old pictures of what my stamping area looked like. Even Veronica's hair is a different color!

Rearranged the Iris drawers with all the stamps in them, and the paper sorter. Opened up the room a bit.

Friday, March 27, 2009


Tony playing his DS. All the kids were over last night! Tony lives with us, but the 2 little ones don't!
Ariana is 4 years old. Her nickname is Fena. Grampy calls her Fe fi foe!

Ariana and Nicholas. Nicholas is my revenge on his father! He's a climber, explorer and a 3 ring circus, all balled up in one!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Merry Christmoose!

Another great stamp from Mom!!! I colored this using Prismacolor pencils. Inside I stamped Merry Christmoose.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

KISS Challenge

Fiona challenged us over at inkstainers with a KISS-Keep It Simple with Scraps-Challenge, times 3 cards! I pulled the paper from my scrap basket, and it only took a few minutes to come up with these three cards.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Its back to work Monday! Yuck...
Worked on this little box, almost all day saturday, between grands visiting, laundry and cooking... I think its kind of cute!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Pink and black card

Used my new skulls CB embossing folder and a Michael's $1 stamp. Another for my stash!!!

Saturday, March 21, 2009


Another stamp my Mom gave me! I colored the images with my Prismacolor pencils. Love how they turned out!

Friday, March 20, 2009

A Challenge

The challenge this week on Inkstainers is to do a Christmas card in non traditional colors. The challenge was mine! The bears and the sentiment are stamps from my Mom. So now I have a Christmas card for my stash!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Another CB embossed card

I love this embossing folder! Another super easy card!

I think spring has arrived in Vermont! Sugaring is in full swing, and I can see bits of what will eventually be a green lawn! I know we'll get a few more snows, but I'm loving the warmer days and watching the snow melt!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sympathy Card

I hate making sympathy cards. I always wait until I need one, then I go buy it! So this is one for my stash. Used the leaves CB embossing folder and sponged some ink on. Easy peasey!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Swapped image holder

I got the directions for these off the Scor-Pal site, printed them up along time ago....Just now getting to them. Great idea for a RAK, I'm sending them off to some Inkstainer pals!

Here's the face!!!

I didn't get one of his sister...

Sunday, March 15, 2009

More Wolves

I was sent this image by Michelle, from Inkstainers. We were supposed to do something with it and then mingle it out. I flaked on the whole thing. But when I found the image this morning, I knew I could "Zindorf" it. Will be sending it up to Nova Scotia, where it should have gone several months ago!

Thanks Sandie!

My friend Sandie, from Inkstainers, sent me this image, stamped on thin wood. Told me to do something with it so she could CASE it. Well that was a long time ago. I sponged ink on the grass and the deer. Then used Prismacolor pencils for the details. Sorry its a lousey picture Sandie...But its on its way to Texas, so you'll be able to see it better!!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Blue and Yellow Challenge

I posted the challenge on Inkstainers this week. Blue and yellow, and use a punch or a die. I smudged the white stamped image with my inky finger though!

We're back to winter here. I knew the warm wouldn't last, but we got hit hard yesterday! Lots of that nasty wintery mix! And more in the forecast for tonight.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

When it gets above freezing in Vermont....

Vermonter's think its summertime! Top picture is Steve and Tony taking the first ride of the season. Second one is Jason on my bike. The last is of the youngest two, playing in the snow in front of the house!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

SU Wolf

I finally won SU Wolf set on ebay, for a very reasonable price! Cased a card from Michelle Zindorf's blog.

Another snowy Vermont day! We're getting slammed with another 7 inches(or more) of snow! I'm ready for spring!

My other card is another Zindorf case! I expect to see one of these fella's in my front yard! Love the seal's face!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

It's been awhile!!!

I made this for a friend, and fellow ambulance co-worker, who was injured last week in a logging accident. My Mom gave me a bunch of these cute House Mouse stamps!
In other news...Our nine year old Grandmonster has come to live with us. Its been a real adjustment for us! But its working out.
Been really sick for months. Turns out it is just another complication of having Rhuematoid Arthritis.
We're in the midst of another snowstorm...I'm so ready for spring!!!!