Daily Archives: March 3, 2013

A page for Lisa


  • Stamps – Hampton Art Stamps “Kewpie Doll,” Stamper’s Anonymous “P5-1072 Dotted Wings” and “G3-1056 Splendid Adventure,” and Crafty Individuals “Decorative Diamonds”
  • Template – Crafter’s Workshop “Botanicals”
  • Inks – Ranger Distress Inks
  • Ranger Perfect Pearls
  • Vellum

My local stamp store, Stampin’ Cat Studio in Salem, Oregon, is no more. It is a sad time for many of us who have been shopping there and enjoying the sense of crafting community for the past 10-plus years. But as the store celebrated some great times this past Thursday, many of us made 6″ X 6″ pages to put into a memory book for Lisa, Stampin’ Cat’s owner. This page was the one I created for her. I used Distress Inks and Perfect Pearls, along with a plastic template, lots of water and some stamps from my stash. The Perfect Pearls provide a nice sheen (which is not evident in this photo unfortunately!). I stamped the butterfly wings onto vellum for translucent wings to help Kewpie fly! I’m quite sure that all of the supplies I used to create this were purchased at Lisa’s shop. Cheers, Lisa! Here’s to a Splendid Adventure! I wish you well! Thanks for visiting today.

OWH Midweek Throwdown – Recipe Mix – Birthday


  • Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye – Indie Chic Collection – “Saffron ‘Birds’ Batik Paper” (both sides)
  • Sentiment stamp – Hero Arts “Year Round Sentiments”
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Chuck”
  • Border punch – EK Success “Open Scallop”
  • Ribbon – May Arts
  • Cardstock – Bazzill “Sugar Daddy”

I do like to work with challenges that provide a recipe to work from! This week’s Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown challenge was to use the following recipe:

  1. Two patterned papers
  2. One embossing folder
  3. One border punch
  4. Ribbon or twine

As is typical for me, it is well past mid-week–but I’m still up for the challenge! The design is simple and linear, showing off the different textures and patterns across the card. This will be a nice birthday card for a hero to send home. Thanks for visiting!