Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Sometimes... I'll just be posting random silly things...that may or may not have something to do with Stampin'... cuz I'm random... and silly... and as some of you know, I am a confirmed, diagnosed Adult with Attention Deficit Disorder... that explains a lot about me now doesn't it?  

"Hey Ma, you know how you keep yelling "squirrel" all the time...I think I found it!"

or... what's really happening here...
"Hey Abby cat - go get your Ma... we're out of peanuts again"

Monday, September 14, 2015

Fast and Fabulous Cards for September!

Well... they are pretty fabulous... Fast... not so much!  LOL...
It's been too long since my last post... so I'm "throwing this out here" for you to see and admire... no directions... no list of supplies I wish you would go purchase from me... lol... but... You are welcome to take a look... and reproduce at home with your stuff!
If things look familiar... well... it's because I probably found something similar and "tweaked" it a bit... and then it became mine!
Really thought the igloo was clever... sorry I don't have the name of who did it first... well... who knows who actually was first...  I used the Brick Embossing Folder, and then the circle thinlits to cut it out, then the large oval punch to cut the "door" -
I brayered Marina Mist right onto the inside of the embossing folder on the side where the "grout edges are sticking up" so that the grout was blue after I ran it through the Big Shot... oh yeah... thought I was being pretty clever with that one!  Now if my darn cat would just let me type...
Pictures of that another day... or go find me on facebook... it's there!
Happy late Monday to you all...

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

New definition for "Tchotchke" and a spelling lesson!

SO... turns out that word I tried to spell yesterday is real...hah!  Thanks to my dear friend Amanda Frankel over at Our Crafty Playdate for sharing the correct spelling!  It's a weird one, isn't it?  Turns out it's Yiddish... where my family got this word and started using it on a regular basis I'll never know... but that spelling is tricky!
So...try singing it to the tune of "Oh Christmas Tree"... (which is a tad ironic, I'm not sure anyone Yiddish would even have a Christmas tree right?  I mean... I dunno... maybe they do, but that's a lesson for another day) 
"OH... TCH O TCH KE blah blah blah blah blah' ARE singing right?   Hey... THIS is how my brain works... what can I say?
Now... we'll need to add another for our crafting world... because if you look it up.. it's supposed to be a "small decorative object" or "trinket"... I guess that's pretty close to "an embellishment on a papercrafting project"... right?  So... take note of the cute tchotchkes on yesterdays project post!  Happy Wednesday folks!  Go stamp something fun!  

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Halloween 12 x 12 Sampler!

Well... it's finally ready... with 23 hours to spare!  LOL
I decided to go "traditional" and used the color palette of the NEW Designer Series Paper called Happy Haunting  -  Basic Black, Tangelo Twist and Very Vanilla  - I used several of the images from the Hawl-o-ween Treat Stamp Set and Boo to You Framelits Bundle Love love all the bundles in this Holiday Catalog!

Drum Roll....


I also decided since I was limiting the color combo,  I needed something to make it "pop" !  So I used lots of Black Heat embossing, and some fun NEW Black Glimmer Paper , along with our Gold Glimmer Paper for some fun bling! Pictures don't really show the awesomeness...

Here are a couple close ups:

When I get really smart, I'll have one of those cool carousel things where you can see all the products I used... I think it even links to my store!  I'm sure you clever stampers have seen those on the "cool" demo blogs... LOL... I'm a work in progress... Heck ... I'm 60... I think I'm always going to be a work in progress... WOO HOO!
In the meantime... Just contact me at if you'd like info on how and what to order... Kits for this project are pretty impossible, as I'm not allowed to pre-stamp images... Kind of limits what would be in the kit.. Perhaps I need to consider a PDF tutorial option... People have been asking... oh dear... I'm sure getting in over this old head!  
Basic instructions are the same for each month - the background is a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock, then an 8 1/2" square layer, then an 8 1/8" square layer.  The nine squares are 2 1/4" squares, then usually layered with a 2" square - sometimes that layer is designer paper - then comes the fun "chotchky" things... how do you spell chochky?  chotchkey?  Yeah... good luck with that one... I think someone made it up... who cares how you spell it, you don't need to know how to spell to stamp... isn't that a good thing? 
 Thanks for stopping in!  Truly hoping to get more consistent with the posting here... 

and then... .there's those VIDEOS I plan to make...
Check out "this thing"
Any guesses what this is?  Abby's hoping its a new cat toy!  Hah!
Stay tuned... it's gonna happen folks... and you won't want to miss the first one!