Friday, August 21, 2009

Just for fun

As a member of splitcoaststampers I sometimes participate in papercraft trades. If you don't know about this great website, check it out!

This week I did a couple of cards for a swap about foresty stuff. It could be anything you might find in a forest. I thought of Halloween ghosties and bugs!
Herewith, the cards I made. It was lots of fun!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Today was an exciting day! The crate of rubber stamps arrived from our stamp manufacturer containing the eight lighthouse designs which many have been waiting patiently to get.

I just had to throw together a couple of cards stat! Yaquina Head Light in Oregon was my first try, and it came to me that this design, while intended for a card, could also make a nice mini-album or journal cover. What do you think?

Wasn't real sure about the Cape Hatteras card. It didn't come out quite the way I intended - it's too busy or lopsided or something! But it's a very hot night, late too, and I'll probably run at it again some other time when conditions are more favorable. Everything we do needn't be perfect anyway, right?

Hope you enjoy the look-see!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Coming soon!

We are counting down the days until october pumpkin's latest shipment of rubber stamps arrives from our stamp manufacturer, Picture My Stamps. This will be the set of eight lighthouse stamps. Five are a larger stamp and three are smaller stamps. I posted two samples below, featuring two of the small stamps, and am now working on samples showing the remaining half dozen. Be sure and watch for them!

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Monday, August 3, 2009

New lighthouse stamps

I've started working with october pumpkin's new set of lighthouse designs, making two casual cards using two of the smaller designs.

The cards are each very simple and fast to make. Sometimes a simple card is restful and pleasant, I think. As my mother used to say,"Less is more."

The stamped-on october pumpkin lighthouses were colored with watercolor paints.

I hope you enjoy seeing these! There will be more to come by and by.