Monday, November 26, 2012

All Washi-ed Up!

   Anyone who knows anything about me knows I love a good--okay, any--pun and I couldn't resist the title for this post! Just using my washi tape to camouflage a dud card from a set I was making similar to these others I've made before. One of the stamped off sentiments under the top teal stripe of tape [yes...I also enjoy alliteration] was smudged and would not do for the crisp look I was going I did what all experienced paper crafters do: I improvised. I saved the card and the inking I'd already finished by breaking out some tape for a fun look that I actually will produce intentionally sometime!
   Do you have a favorite story of covering something up? [and I do mean in the paper crafting realm only please...] I'd love to hear it if you're willing to share.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


   A funny thing happened while my husband was away...besides hurricane Sandy! After a couple of days without power--the only thing that happened to us up on our hill--I kicked the end of my bed as I often do. This time though, all was not apparently well when I looked down to view the damage and now the kids and I are adept at "buddy taping" to keep the littlest piggy straight with it's mates! We used painter's tape, but I'm thinking now I might actually try some washi...just for fun since I'm always touting the indispensability of my crafting supplies...
   I was nuts without my significant other, and now I'm just nuts about having him home again safe and sound! No matter how long he's gone, it always feels like a full six month deployment like it used to be in our active duty Navy days. 
   You might be wondering what inspired this particular card...or you might not be--but I will tell you anyway! Hero Arts' new challenge for this month is lots of fun to enter, and I did so with colors and a little bling on the acorn here! You should enter something too...especially if you're like me and staying put a little more with a broken toe!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


   Hey everyone! Just a little post to share what I've been working on today. I found that my realistic leaf stamps look terrific stamped in Distress Inks and the repeated impressions look as interesting as the fresh ones. I inchie cut these and had fun composing the grid designs. Next I took my little Hero Arts Printer Alphabet set and stamped half the sentiment and used a marker to ink up the "thanks" from another sentiment set for its size. I like the font graphics I see all over Pinterest and made one of my own. Sent these to my close friends for whom I'm grateful. Also entered them in a challenge over at Simon Says Stamp. Might be worth checking out if you haven't yet!

   I really had fun playing with the grid arrangements and found some interesting combinations using color both matching and mixed. Do you favor the same row/same color, or the mixed? I'd love to hear your opinion!