Category Archives: Market Street Stamps

sweet spooky spider


It’s Halloween! I’m not so into the spooky side but I do love all those sweet treats and the smiles on the childrens’ faces. So today I have a not-so-spooky card to share with you. I think you’ll agree with them that this spider is darling. I can’t believe I’m saying that about a spider. I’m much more inclined bid them a quick good-bye!

Today I’m sharing this project on the Market Street blog along with how I created it. If you’re looking for supplies, check out the links below…















Happy Halloween!

just came to say hello…

It’s a party! Wanna come?

Market Street Stamps is having a great block party to kick off their 1st Anniversary! Congrats MSS!

I hope you’ll join us and have some inky fun. There’s a guest designer spot for Market Street Stamp up for grabs as well as a $50 store credit each month for an entire year. Be sure to check it out here!

Once again I gave into the allure of my background stamps and had some inky fun with them. For this design, I’ve combined three different Market Street Stamps to create the background as well as the fun color and pattern on the chipboard tree. Stamping with background stamps is a great way to add interest to a design.

Here’s the close-up…

Quick Tip: I’ve been asked by quite a few people how I stamp so cleanly on canvas and fabric. As I stamp with many types of stamps, I think the secret is in the ink. I love all the Ranger Archival Inks for clean and permanent stamping on fabric. My absolute favorite ink is the Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink. I use it for all black stamping except when using Copic Markers.

















Happy creating!

bountiful blessings

Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s Canadian Thanksgiving today and I’m so excited to be spending the day with my family, cooking pie and turkey and just enjoying all my blessings. I hope today is a day of blessing for you to, even if it’s not Thanksgiving where you are. Every day is a good day to count your blessings.

This card uses the Autumn Greetings Market Street Stamps set and be working a little masking magic, I’ve turned the sweet pumpkin into a lovely festive container for the fall flower bouquet.

Eclipse Tape is my favorite product for masking. It really can’t be beat for precision. To mask this little arrangement I first stamped the flowers and only inked up the blossoms and not the stems. After stamping the flowers, I restamped them onto the masking tape and carefully cut out the image. The more care you take in precision cutting, the better and cleaner your masking will appear. Cover up the flower image with the cut out masking tape and then stamp the pumpkin. I’ve then colored the image with my Copic Markers to finish it off.

Here’s the Copic Marker colors that I used.









Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

autumn & argyle

It’s officially fall and I’d like to share some Autumn greetings with you today. When I think of Fall I think of wool sweaters, leaves and cozy prints. I think of back to school and I think of argyle. Argyle is one of those classic patterns that looks great with almost everything. The Argyle Background from Market Street Stamps is so lovely stamped in any color but I’m lovin’ it here stamped in white pigment ink on kraft. I have lots of ideas for this stamp so stay tuned. You’ll be seeing it a lot!


I paired up last month’s beautiful Autumn Greetings stamp set with the Argyle Background for sneak peek week at Market Street Stamps. I love how beautifully they pair up together! My argyle layer creates a frame for the beautiful fall flowers by using a die to cut out the window. Coloring kraft cardstock with colored pencils is a super easy technique and always looks beautiful.



As I mentioned above, it’s sneak peek week at Market Street Stamps. Here’s how sneak peek week works…

  • DT projects (sneak peeks) on the Market Street Blog Monday thru Wednesday. All peeks are scheduled at 7 pm Central Time.
  • On Thursday, the sets are revealed and all the sets 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)

Supplies: Kraft cardstock by Bazzill, canvas fabric, Argyle Background and Autumn Greetings Stamp set by Market Street Stamps, Primsacolor Pencils, Jet Black Archival Ink by Ranger, Frost White Pigment Ink by Clearsnap, Leaf Trinket Pin by Maya Road

And here’s a peek at another upcoming Market Street set, Sweet Spooks…

This card is super simple. It has an argyle mini stamp in it as well. It’s a slightly smaller scale and comes as just a strip of argyle so that you can stamp it however wide you wish. I’ve stamped the argyle image 5 times for the above card to make the background.

To make the ghost look “spooky”, I’ve stamped it onto vellum and allowed it to “float” on the card. I know vellum can be tricky to adhere without showing the adhesive so here’s my trick…

Quick Tip: Color in the ghost eyes on the reverse side of the vellum for a subtle look. Then, use a glue pen to apply adhesive just on the back of the eyes. You won’t see the adhesive this way and the ghost seems to float on the card.

Supplies: Sweet Spooks stamp set by Market Street Stamps, wisteria ink and paper by Stampin Up, Vellum by Bazzill, Jet Black Archival Ink by Ranger, Glitter pen, Tangelo Memento Marker by Tsukineko

Happy stamping!


thoughts & prayers

Remember yesterday’s post? The Vintage Wallpaper stamp in pink? Well…here it is again! In pink. Funny how that happened. Especially seeing as I created the designs at least a week apart. I guess this is one of those times when working ahead doesn’t quite work out. I usually like to vary things up a little here.


At least today’s design has a slightly different look. It’s soft and pretty as a thinking of you should be.

If you look closely, you’ll find that I’ve used three different shades of ink on this card design. A soft pink, a coral-red color and a lavender. They are chalk inks that blend beautifully on the stamp but making your impression.


Today I’m sharing this design on the Market Street Blog. It’s a daily source of great stamping inspiration. Hope you’ll join us!

Supplies: Kraft cardstock by Bazzill, Solar White cardstock by Neenah, Twinchie by Inchie Arts, Vintage Wallpaper stamp and Comforting Florals stamp set by Market Street Stamps, Jet Black Archival Ink by Ranger, White Pigment Ink by Clearsnap, Chalk Ink by Clearsnap, hem binding, Crystal Trinket Pin by Maya Road

Have a beautiful day!

the compass

This morning I’m sitting here in a fog. It’s fall and it seems, time for a cold. So I’ll be keeping this short and sweet if you don’t mind.

Love these stamps from Market Street Stamps. I’ve been itching to use them together and today’s Market Fresh sketch seemed like the perfect time. Once again, I’ve taken a few liberties 😉  You can find the sketch and the challenge here. Hope you can play along!

Just simple stamping today as these stamps are so great on their own without any techniques at all. Just a little pink ink. I’m really into pink these days for some reason.


I had fun making some felt roses again. I just can’t seem to stop making these! It’s really interesting the different looks you can get by using different felts. These flowers use the Papertrey Ink felt which is a little thinner and makes daintier roses. If you want to compare, here’s a project using the same die with different felt.

Supplies: Cream cardstock by Neenah, Rosebud Memento Ink by Tsukineko, Vintage Wallpaper stamp and Compass Stamp Set by Market Street Stamps, doily by Ellen Hutson LLC, Kraft Ticket by Maya Road, Crystal Trinket pins by Maya Road, 3D Flower Bigz Die by Sizzix, felt, Tiny Attacher by Advantus, Word Charms by Maya Road

Happy creating!

all boxed up

Ready for some more cardboard? Upcycling never looked so good.

The latest Lessology challenge is up and it is to create a trinket box using an upcycled box. In my house there always seems to be an endless stream of cardboard cereal boxes headed for the recycling box. A cereal box seems a little large for a trinket box challenge until you decide to cut it down a little.

I cut my cereal box down to a single panel and then die cut it using a pillow box die. Flip the outer printed side of the box to the inside and you are left with a pretty cardboard colored box. To pretty it up a little, it’s been stamped with the Sweet Lace background stamp from Market Street Stamps. Market Street is sponsoring this latest challenge and have some beautiful stamps to giveaway so make sure you play along!


Supplies: cereal box, Pillow Box Bigz Die by Sizzix, white pigment ink by Clearsnap, Sweet Lace Background Stamp and Autumn Greetings Stamp Set by Market Street Stamps twine, hem tape, Strawberry Shortcake Chalkboard Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels, Jet Black Archival Ink by Ranger, Pearl Trinket Pin by Maya Road

Have a beautiful day!