Thursday, September 15, 2011

More Steam Punk and a Sale

Hey, Crafty Friends! Quick post today - I made these cards with the leftovers from a card I made last week. You can see it HERE. They were lots of fun to make and it made me happy to use up my scraps instead of just adding them to the mountain that rests in the middle of my craft room. ;) Also - Lindsay is having a sale at Mygrafico - click the sale banner and check it out! Click HERE to go to Lindsay's blog for links to her fabulously talented design team's blogs for more inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!!
Gears: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff
Stamps: Invoke
Ink: Distress Inks (Black Soot, Stormy Sky & Vintage Photo), Ranger Alcohol Inks (Copper & Silver)
Embossing Folders: Tim Holtz
Paper: Bazzill
Glue: Helmar (Liquid Scrap Dots & Acid Free)

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Praying for Peace and Love for everyone.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Happy Thursday, Everyone! It has been raining here all week, so that makes it perfect paper crafting weather ;) And since I have been thinking about the new school year (ds is a Senior this year) and dreaming of all the possibilities that lie ahead for him, I created this card.
I started with BAZZILL card stock for the base of this 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 card. The pattered paper is from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff's Vintage Sheet Music FREEBIE! (click the link for a FREE download) I love the way this paper looks old and smudged. Of course, I had to give it some extra smudges with my TH Distress inks...but I digress...What I think is the COOLEST part of this card is the gears! Did you think they were metal? Guess again. They are just plain ol' Staples cream card stock, colored with copper and gold alcohol inks, then sanded and distressed with-you guessed it-more TH Distress inks. These cool gears are also part of a LINDSAY'S STAMP STUFF svg set (STEAMPUNK). I used my cricut and SCAL to cut them out and Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots to adhere them with dimension.
That's it for today. Be sure to stop by Thefrugalcrafter's Weblog for a cool video she made demonstrating different airbrushing techniques and a peek at the rest of her talented design team's projects this week. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Hey Everyone! Lindsay is having a 40% off Sale today!!!! Be sure to grab the NEW Halloween Doodles set or anything else that strikes your fancy at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff for 40% off today! Here are some products you might enjoy:

Halloween Doodles StampsApple For Teacher SVGGothic Arch SVGBold Black & White PapersPretty Packaging SVGBoo Banner FreebieTeacher's Helper SVGHalloween Favors SVGVintage Halloween LabelsSteampunk Stamps

Thanks for stopping by today. Happy Shopping!!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Create Bliss

Hi Everyone! I was in a crafty mood today and entered a challenge at a site called Paper Hoarders. For the challenge, we had to use lace on a tag, so this is what I made:
I have been wanting to use this dress form from LINDSAY'S STAMP STUFF on a project and today I figured out what I wanted to do with it. I cut out the pieces using my Cricut and SCAL, but if you don't have a Cricut or SCAL you can use the jpeg printables that are included in these sets. I used Distress Inks on the tag, doily sash, measuring tape and the buttons.
I stamped CREATE in the corner (Invoke), embossed the lower edge with a cuttlebug folder then glued all my pieces down with Helmar Acid Free glue and used Liquid Scrap Dots (for dimension) to adhere the buttons. I wrapped the spool with some embroidery thread and attached it to the tag with various ribbons, threads and yarns.
Here are links to the sets I used:

This project was sew much fun to make! That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, and until next time, happy creating!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Howdy, Just a quick post to let you know everything is 40% off today only at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff at MyGrafico!

New Party Kits!

Rainbow Circus Party!Arabian Party Printable & SVGIce Cream Party Kit!Beach Party Printables

New SVG Cutting Files!

Apple For Teacher SVGCake Box Favors SVGLaundry Kids SVGSewing Bits SVGFancy Cupcake Box SVGBag Bonanza!

New Stamps and Papers!

Mod Summer PapersRetro Movie Stamps

Don’t miss this one day sale at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff, save 40% on everything in the shop! Happy crafting!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Dreamy Journal

Hi Everyone! Are you all having a great summer? It is hard to believe that we are almost through our first week in August already. YIKES! Since summer is a time for dreaming and being creative, I decorated this small journal for recording ideas, memories and dreams. What would you put into such a journal? Maybe lists of places you would like to visit, a diary of what you do on any particular day, a drawing or two? Maybe some photographs or movie ticket stubs to remind you of a special date? Perhaps you might record a poem, or a song that is special to you - the possibilities are endless!
Here are the quick details of this easy to do journal:
First, I printed and colored and image from this digi stamp set from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff . I used my scalloped nesties to die cut the image and the border. I layered the scalloped pieces and patterned paper onto the cover. Next, I added a Prima flower and a couple of leaves along with a piece of printed ribbon. A punched corner for the top and done! As I am sitting here looking at it, I am thinking I could have tied some ribbons to the spiral binding for a little added texture and color. Hmmmm...maybe I will take it back to the craft room and do that...
This was a quick, simple project that would make a cute gift or something nice to keep for yourself and you can buy this or any other stamp set this weekend at Mygrafico for 40% off!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend Everyone!!!!

Friday, July 22, 2011

A Project (FINALLY) and a SALE!

Wow! It has been a long time since my last blog post! Life has gotten busy (in a good way) and has taken me away from my hobbies. My family and I have all just gotten home from an almost month long vacation, visiting family and friends from Virginia Beach to Tennessee, to Eastport Maine and lots more in between and back home again. Well, for the day anyway, till we make our way to camp for the weekend where it will hopefully be cooler...
I have a fun project to share with you today that I made before our summer adventures began. I decided to send a box of goodies to 3 of my favorite girls and was inspired to make the box look like part of the present.
I took a shoe box and primed it with gesso, then gave it a coat of a mixture of different color blue paints. I had some colored images and a few pieces of patterned paper left over from other projects and put them all together to decorate my box. All pieces were glued with assorted HELMAR glues.I painted a lighter shade of blue on the areas I wanted to write my addresses on.I really like how this digi image looks like a postage stamp. It is one of my favorites from the Pretty Primitive set at Lindsay's Stamp Stuff :)
More favorite LSS - these are from the Doodle Flowers set.I used these Doodle Flower favorites to cover over a "mess up". LOL The patterned paper is from a paper kit in Lindsay's SHOP HANDMADE store, studio g stamp and a bird that I bought somewhere in my earlier travels...These were cut from scraps using Tim Holtz dies. More die cut digi papers from Lindsay's Shop Handmade store, along with a studio g stamp.
This was such a fun project to do, and really didn't take much time at all. The best part is that you can buy these papers and stamps or anything thing else at Lindsay's Stamp Stuff (at Mygrafico) on sale today and tomorrow!!!
Please let me know what you think of this project - it is my first attempt at altering a box, so I could use a few ideas and suggestions. What have you altered lately? Leave me a link, and I will check it out and see what inspires you :) Have a great weekend, Everybody!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Lindsay's 2 Year Anniversary Sale!

Wow! Lindsay's Stamp Stuff is 2 Years old this month! To thank all of her awesome customers and blog friends she is giving you 40% off everything at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff (mygrafico shop only).

The 40% off anniversary sale at LSS going on through Saturday! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Spring Sale Today Only!

Click on the sale banner to go straight to Mygrafico and save 40% on your purchases!
Happy Shopping!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

OK, Last one, I Promise! least for today...Happy Thursday! I guess I just can't get enough of these Black and White Papers from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff! You can find them at one of two places: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff at Mygrafico for instant downloads or Lindsay's Stamp Stuff at her Shophandmade store where you get a free stamp for every $5.00 you spend, (plus some secret sale items as well)! Check out her blog Thefrugalcrafter's Weblog for inspiration and some fabulous freebies!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderfully crafty day!

P.S. I just got word that there is a sale at Lindsay's Mygrafico Store! 30% off today only!