Category Archives: Market Street Stamps

thoughts and prayers

We send cards to celebrate occasions but nothing means more than a card that comes at just the right time to say I care. It’s through those hard times that we really need to know that.

Today’s card is one of those designs. It’s subtle with some sweet canvas stamping but that little pop of color also brightens the design. A little bit of cheer.

Did you know that the Maya Road Chipboard Butterflies and their Canvas Butterflies perfectly coordinate? Here I’ve backed the stamped canvas butterfly with a chipboard one to add some dimension. The chipboard butterfly is inked up with the same ink for a little peek of color on the sides.


Take care!

some holiday recycling

I’m thrilled with all the gifts I received this year. No re-gifting for me! I did however reuse some of the packaging that came with my gifts. Tissue paper! It’s a great to stamp on and make a cool textured background.

Today’s card features stamping on tissue paper. I’ve used Studio Multi-Medium to decoupage it on. I love the subtle texture and how the colored slightly patterned paper shows through.

All of today’s stamps are from Market Street Stamps and I’m sharing more photos and details of this project on the MSS blog today. Why not join me?


Have a beautiful day!

getting inky

Stamps. Ink. Paper.

The bare basics of crafting supplies. On their own they are pretty humble but when combined, I’m always amazed at the possibilities.

This card uses a new stamp set from Market Street Stamps called Believing Butterfly. I’ve stamped the butterflies using Distress Stain ink for a very soft and dreamy watercolor look.

I encourage you to get to know your inks if you stamp. It’s not just about color. Different inks give a very different impression and look. I find Ranger’s Archival inks line to be the best for crispness and a clean impression. I also love how they are great for watercoloring with as once heat set, they are permanent. The one thing you can’t do with the Archival inks is use them with Copic markers.

Ranger Distress Inks have a wider range of color and give a fairly good impression. They are also perfect for a myriad of techniques and the colors blend beautifully.

Lately I’ve been experimenting with the Ranger Distress Stains. They are just inks that coordinate with the Distress Ink line but they are a very wet ink that is applied with a bingo dabber-type top. I love the watercolor look you can achieve with them and they are also perfect for adding a lot of color to a background in a hurry.

I wanted to highlight the sentiment a little with so much inking and misting going on. To do this I stamped the sentiment a second time onto some white cardstock and then cut out words I wanted to highlight. Really quick and easy to do.


Happy creating!

what it takes…

What does it take to make the world go around?

It takes a whole lot of love, that’s what.

Here’s a sneak peek at a new Market Street Stamps release, It Takes Love.

I love this image and sentiment. And I can think of so many different ways to use it. What a great graphic image! For this design I’ve just stamped it simply and colored in the land and hands in Copic markers. Sometimes simple is just what you need.

Speaking of love and happiness, I couldn’t be more excited to be picking up my daughter at the train tonight. Having everyone together under the same roof again (if only for a few weeks) just has to be the best Christmas present for me this year. Girls’ lunch out is on the agenda for tomorrow. Yay!

If you’re new to Market Street Stamps, here’s how sneak peek week  works…

This month we have just three releases {we’ll call it a mini-release, ’cause why not?} so we’ll be peeking samples from each release today, tomorrow and Wednesday. We’ll have the final reveal and release on Thursday, December 22nd at 7 pm CST!
If this is the first time you’re joining us for a release week, here’s what we’re doing this month:
  • Show Sneak Peek images from our sets Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  Sneak peeks are scheduled for 7 pm CST.
  • On Thursday, our sets will be revealed and all the sets will go on sale at 7 pm Central Time.
  • For ONE WHOLE WEEK after that, new sets are 15% off individually or 25% off if you buy that month’s bundle (all sets in the release). Pretty sweet, huh? And we always ship within 24 hrs, and shipping is FREE over $50 every day!

You can find all the sneak peeks, contest details and release info here. Make sure you stop by to see other ideas of what you can do with this mini stamp set.

Take care and thanks for stopping by!

Classic Pink

In my mind, pink, brown and white are a winning combination that will never go out of style. It’s classic. Inspired by some beautiful new stamps and a gorgeous piece of ribbon, today I have a very classic and feminine card to share with you. It’s perfect for any time of year and has no sentiment making it a great card to have on hand.

The beautiful floral damask stamp that I was inspired by is a new background stamp from Market Street Stamps and is called Grace. I know that this is one stamp I’m going to be using a lot!

The focal point of this design is some new Maya Road chipboard. The two pieces are die cut to fit right into each other. I decided to use them together and pop up the center square chipboard piece on some pop dots. The scalloped frame outer piece is spritzed with some white color mist. To create the inner chipboard accent, I’ve covered it with a piece of Sticky Back Canvas for added texture and then stamped and misted it.

Market Street Stamps is having a fun block party this weekend! I hope you’ll join us for some inspiration and play along! All the details are here.


addtional supplies: twine, lace by Making Memories, brown leaf trinket pins by Maya Road

Happy Friday!

so happy

Today is a happy day for a number of reasons. One, well, I’m just happy to be alive. Two, we’re headed out to celebrate my sweet Mother-in-Law’s 70th birthday and Three…it’s a great day to share a sweet card for today’s Market Street Stamps and The Twinery blog hop!

I hope you have fun joining us today! We’ve all had a ton of fun creating with some fabulous stamps and fun twine. They’re a great pair!

My card was inspired by the fun and bright colors of the Twinery’s Baker’s Twine. Don’t they just pop? They reminded me of some of my favorite shades of ink and I’ve paired up some fun Market Street Stamps with some Glubers and some Twinery Twine to make these fun circular elements on my design.

To create each on, I started off with a 2″ Gluber and then stamped the kraft cardstock. After punching my circles out I applied them to the center of the Gluber and then pressed my twine around and around the rest of the adhesive. I was surprised how quickly they went together!

As part of the fun of the blog hop, there are some fun giveaways you might be interested in. Here’s the details…

The Twinery will be giving away:

One Ultimate Sampler Pack (retail value $25)

Market Street Stamps will be giving away:

One $25 Shopping Spree

For a chance to win these fun prizes, make sure you visit  each day and leave a comment on each post in the hop to be eligible to win either prize.

Deadline for prize giveaway is Friday, Nov 25th.

Prize Winners will be drawn at random and will be announced Saturday, Nov 26th on both The Twinery and Market Street Stamps Blogs.

From my blog you’re going to want to keep hopping along to…

Julie Day













Happy blog hopping!

Such a Hoot

Owls are such a hoot, such a fun trend and can I say that I just adore these sweet and funky owls from Market Street Stamps.

I think what I love most about them is all the fun dots and the darling little expression on their fave. And isn’t it fun that when you stamp them side by side, the dots that form the wings form a visual circle from owl to owl.

The dotty theme carries through into the sentiment and onto the background Paisley stamp.

Today you can find this card on the Market Street Stamps blog.











Have a happy day!