Friday, April 20, 2012

Koi background accent

I'll be using this background image on one of the cards in my Destination: Japan classes this month and next month. Feel free to print this out for your own use. The image is taken from a centuries old copywrite free wood cut. I changed the colors and size to fit the card.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Hexagon Stamp coming soon!

I've been busy! Here are a few things you can do with my new Cloisonne Hexagon stamp available in May.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

new stamp teaser

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Something new (again)

Over the last two days I've been inspired to make samples with my newest stamp,(available in May). This one is another multi-use stamp like my Cloisonne Pot and Cloisonne Frame. It's meant to be stamped and cut up. So far I've made 17 different cards and one box from this stamp. My goal is to make 25 cards. When I get there I'll share. So fun!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Happy Girl!

Lily getting a little assistance from Mom opening her birthday gifts. Super fun day!

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Somebody special just turned 1!

Looking forward to a party today for our birthday girl Lily!

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Fantastic family reunion with my cousins and my Aunt Margaret 4-10-12

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

Do it yourself Easter S'mores!

Here's a fun Easter favor. All you need is a box Bunny Peeps, little Hershey bars and Graham Crackers. Put one of each into a cellophane bag (or a sandwich bag) and add the label provided below. I colored the labels with pencil. I borrowed the idea from Pintrest. Enjoy!

s'mores kit labels

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Stella Stirs It Up

Stella is missing her playmate(?) Lilly this week so she's getting into a little mischief . She likes to open the linen cupboard, climb in and stir things up. She doesn't look happy about being found.

Monday, April 2, 2012

March Card Challenge Winners!

Here are the winning entries in our monthly card making challenge at enjoymichaelstrongstamps Yahoo group.
The challenge was to create a card in shades of green. Unfortunately, I don't know the names of the winners yet. I only know them by their Yahoo names, left to right Mybestdogs2, Meiske49 and Snitch45. Please email me at so I can send you your prizes! Thanks for sending in such beautiful work!