Daily Archives: January 24, 2008

Blessings, Dreams & Possibilities…

I just love this quote…

Every day is a blessing.

Every hour is a dream.

Every minute is a possibility.

So beautiful and just perfect to remind me of so many things I am grateful for. It also goes so well with my word of the year {embrace}. Embracing the time I have, my blessings, my dreams and possibilities…

Every Day is a Blessing


This design once again features the Time to Stamp stamp set from the newly released “The Rummage Bin” line by Lesley Langdon for Cornish Heritage Farms. I just lvoe the name of the line…every stamp is a little rubber treasure and the more I go through the sets…the more ideas and stamps and uses I find!

This design uses some simple stamping for a clean yet vintage look. And another variation of that teal and green combo… I just can’t stop! Tomorrow’s design is a totally different color combo from what I’ve been doing lately but you’ll have to wait until then! 😉 To make this design super quick…I used a sketch from Di Hickman’s sketch challenge #4. I turned it 90° ot the right and stamped on some patterned paper for a quick design. This Tres Jolie line from My Mind’s Eye makes it super easy to match up. The reverse side is always a beautiful rich, slightly textured surface that is perfect for stamping on…and of course…perfectly coordinated. The clock and sentiment are stamped in Burnt Umber Palette Ink and the decorative circle peeking out fo the top was stamped in Aqua Adirondack ink by Ranger. To create the coffee mug stain…you can find this stamp in another set from the same line… Ledger Me. I stamped it in Antique Linen distress ink. Some quick embellishments finish it off… chocolate brown May Arts velvet ribbon, some vintage trim by Making Memories and a Prima flower set with a Creative Impression’s brad finish it off.

It’s Time to Love…a design and another challenge

It’s Thursday again and time for another Way’s to Use it challenge. For this challenge…I’ve actually disguised the product quite well with stamping. This week the challenge is to use paint in your project. You can make a card or choose to alter an item like I did. This paper mache heart ornament was first painted with white Making Memories acrylic paint. I love the look of sponging ink color onto dried paint. It gives a totally different look than paper. Very soft and you can build up color by sponging different inks together. I think the effect is almost like an old plaster wall with graduations of color. If you’d like to join in the fun and use a little paint today, check out the challenge at WT150 Paint a project, use paint on a transparency…whatever…have some fun!

This design uses the brand-new just released today Time to Stamp set by Lesley Langdon from Cornish Heritage Farms. I’m totally loving this new line. Lisa Strahl has described it as “urban grunge with a feminine touch” and she is right on the money. These sets suit scrapbooking and card design and also lend themselves well to vintage, shabby chic and grunge styles. As you can see below…I really got into the vintage/shabby chic look when I created this yesterday. It’s a lot “busier” than I usually design but wow…I had SO much fun! You can check out this set and the other NINE new releases at Cornish Heritage Farms.

Time to Love


AFter painting this heart with white paint, I sponged on some color using my Shell Pink & Cranberry Adirondack inks as well as my Antique Linen Distress Ink…all by Ranger. Are you sensing a trend here….almost every project I seem to make lately has Antique Linen used on it…my new staple. 🙂 To start stamping…I inked up my Spanish Script Backgrounder with Burnt Umber ink and stamped the surface of the heart. I randomly stamped the heart surface with clocks and an ornate stamp to layer the texture and interest.

Quick Tip: The CHF backgrounder stamps come unmounted with a cling foam base. You can use them as is without an acrylic block by laying them flat on your workspace. A cool feature of them is they are flexible. When stamping the uneven surface of this paper mache heart…I inked the stamp and then laid it on top. It was easy to press the stamp into my heart and still get a great impression on the uneven surface.

To add the main layers to my heart…I first adhered a strip of cardstock sticker from My Mind’s jks-time-to-love-mini.jpgEye…that scrolly brown and tan strip. The crocheted lace and crush velvet ribbon from Making Memories were then adhered and the ends trimmed off. I stamped the “To Love with all your heart” stamp in Shell Pink and added it to the design.

To “shabby up” my Prima flower…I stamped it in Antique Linen with the clock face. You are going to see LOTS of that clock in the future. I LOVE this set! An Autumn Leaves button tied with more cotton lace and a pin finish off the embellishments.

To fit the time into my design, I stamped it onto a tag punched with my EK Success punch. Part of the time stamp is cut off but that’s ok. You can still read it the way I’ve angled it and I’ve been really impressed lately with some design trends that only show part of the image. It is an interesting concept to explore…how much can I cut off and it still work? I want to play around with this idea some more! To finish it up…I know, I’ve been long-winded today…some sticky strip adheres some Pink Velvet May Arts ribbon around the shape and holds the tag onto the cord at the top.

Have a wonderful Thursday and hope to see you in the challenge! And… BTW…make SURE you go check out Lesley’s blog for a chance to win one of her fabulous sets!