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No More Cutting Files

As of 26 June 2010, the website and webstore are closed. The previous blog links to cutting files are no longer valid. Please be patient as I go through and delete all the previous links. Thanks! ~Mary

Vaping!

September 10, 2010

I’ve been avoiding my blog  – sorry!   I have been so busy making tons of cards – will try to share them soon.

I no longer make or share cutting files.   You are not allowed to share my files anywhere without my written permission.

The good news is I’m happy and healthy ~ AND I finally quit smoking!  I started vaping instead, so I’m still addicted to the nicotine but without all the smell, ashes, taste, cost, and 4000 deadly chemicals.  Eventually I will get down to 0 nicotine, too! 

Volcano Smoke Free

let the paper help you

August 2, 2010

And again, Hween cards.  For this one, I used the digital version (purchased from SU!) of the same real-life papers to isolate and enlarge the skull image and printed it out and cut with die to make my focal point.  I love how SU! has so many cool digital choices now.  I bought all their digital punches to make mats for some of them.  You should really check out their digital selections!   Even when I buy the real stuff I also buy the digi b/c it’s cheap and I can use it forever and never run out! 

Papers and digital image by Stampin’ Up!, stamps by Inkadinkado.  Nestie dies by Spellbinders.   Black rhinestones by Kaiser.  Card size is A6.

I don’t want to invest in many Hween stamps – I have the greetings set and the teeny image set from Inkadinkadoo and the Witch Way to the Treats from JR, but I LOVED this wheel from SU! and had to have it.  Hubby agreed.  So cute!

Papers and stamp wheel by Stampin’ Up!.  Ribbon is 1/2″ Wrinkled in black from StampSimply.  Black pearls by Kaiser also from Stamp Simply.  Card size is A6.

some JustRite Hween cards

August 1, 2010

And even more Hween cards!  For the first one, I used a JustRite oval border, a greeting by Inkadinkado, and added the teeny spider and web using Eclipse tape and a teeny stamp set also by Inkadinkado.  I colored over purple rhinestones with my black Copic Marker and it made them a cool dark purple/black – so perfect for these papers.

Papers by Stampin’ Up!, stamps by JustRite and Inkadinkado.  Nestie dies by Spellbinders.  Purple rhinestones by Kaiser  from Stamp Simply (colored with black Copic marker).  Card size is A6.

My “Witch Way to the Treats” set from JustRite was the first JR stamps I ever bought as well as the first Hween stamps!  Loved how the pun greeting fit the YUM-YUM-YUM of the SU! DSP.  Also LOVE the new SU! embossing folder!!!

Papers and embossing folder by Stampin’ Up!  Stamps by JustRite.  Nestie dies by Spellbinders.  Ribbon is 1/2″ Wrinkled in black from StampSimply.  Black pearls by Kaiser also from Stamp Simply.  Card size is A6.

glitter and flock for Hween

July 31, 2010

More Halloween cards!  This year’s SU! Hween papers had a paper with the cool Spooky in the bottom.  Cutting it off and heavily inking the edges made it fit a long card (about 4×9) that I have a huge stock of vellum envelopes to fit.  It looked a little plain so I addeed glitter.  Loved it!  I used black Stickles, btw, and it took a half a bottle!  Luckily I buy supplies in multiples…  It still needed something so I scanned the other Hween papers I had, selected the bats and spider and quickly turned them into cutting files.  I cut several sheets in all sizes.  I added glitter to these, too.

This older package of SU! DSP had two odd greenish pages, one striped and one with Hween words.  I have no clue what color green it was (not current or in my stash) so I brayered over it with a sponge brayer in my favorite Rich Razzleberry.  It made the background sort of brown – I love the way it came out.  The bats I cut out and flocked. 

This is another one of the spider cut outs in a large size, glittered.

Papers by Stampin’ Up!, stamps by Inkadinkado.  Nestie dies by Spellbinders.  Ribbon is 1/4″ grosgrain by SU!.  Black pearls by Kaiser from Stamp Simply.  Card sizes are A6 or 4×9..  (Magic Mesh from my stash.)

All the insides of all my Hween cards are decorated, too, with scraps of DSP and stamps.  I’m too lazy to photo all the insides but they are pretty.

edging the edges of these Hween cards

July 29, 2010

I don’t like Halloween but I sure do love the Hween papers from SU! this year and last year and even the year before b/c it was on clearance!  I learned something making these.  My Nesties looked too bare so I ran an olive Copic marker around the edge – which ended up looking not so neat.  To fix it without restamping the whole thing, I just sponged olive ink on  heavily around it and realized I liked it!!!

Papers by Stampin’ Up!, stamps by JustRite, CTMH, and Inkadinkado.  Nestie dies by Spellbinders.  Ribbon is 1/2″ Wrinkled in black from StampSimply.  Black pearls by Kaiser also from Stamp Simply.  Card size is A6.

Papers by Stampin’ Up!, stamps by JustRite and Inkadinkado.  Nestie dies by Spellbinders.  Ribbon is 1/2″ Wrinkled in black from StampSimply.  Black pearls by Kaiser also from Stamp Simply.  Card size is A6.

Papers by Stampin’ Up!, stamps by JustRite and Inkadinkado.  Nestie dies by Spellbinders.  Ribbon is 1/2″ Wrinkled in black from StampSimply.  Black pearls by Kaiser also from Stamp Simply.  Card size is A6.  (Pumpkin brads and Magic Mesh  from my stash.)

 

Gracias and bfly cards

July 27, 2010

Am so hooked on these little $1.50 stamps from Inkadinkadoo!  Papers are old K&Co from my stash – a little too pale for what I wanted but the closest to anything bright that I had.  Twill from my huge ribbon stash which I just reorganized ;-)

Love this card.  Stamped flourishes and embossed in clear sparkle EP on the background paper.  Not sure who stamp is by (is this Northwoods?)  but largest flower and bfly are popped up.  Gorgeous silk ribbon from Stamp Simply!

Been working on re-organizing AGAIN to be more efficient and also started on Halloween cards.  I personally don’t do Hween but most of my family does.  I will admit it is fun to use the Hween colors in papers and some of the stamps are so cute…will start sharing those cards tomorrow!

Other than a few days out of whack due to sinus problems, have been stamping up a storm.  Trouble is finding time to stop and go photograph and upload.  Seems like am never on computer – and I love it!

$10 FREE at Addicted to Rubber Stamps!!!

July 21, 2010

I have been stamping and making cards like crazy – I just keep forgetting to stop and take pictures!  I promise, I will do that very soon.  In the meantime, if you need any card-making product, one of my favorite websites, addictedtorubberstamps.com, is having their Christmas in July sale where selected holiday goodies are 25% off.  AND if you are already a customer you get to choose a $10 gift for ordering (I got a VersaFine red ink pad b/c I am in love with the black one I ordered from Sharon at Stamp Simply) or, if you are not a customer yet, you still get $10 gift just for ordering.  There are different codes so look on the main page to get them.  WooHoo!  I love free…

Even if you don’t stamp, they have papers, cardstock, embellishments, pearls, rhinestones, adhesives, and anything else you could possible need.  I’ve ordered from them for many years and highly recommend them.

Am having such a great time being free ;-).  I am getting so many fun things accomplished!

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