WOW I can’t believe that I finally get to tell you this!  I’ve been keeping it a secret since CHA . . . I’m the April Guest Designer over at Inky Antics!

When I was at CHA, I was browsing through the Stampers Anonymous booth looking at al the new releases when I ran into Jackie Wamhoff, founder and creative director of Inky Antics Rubber Stamps.  I got to know Jackie while I was working the stamp show circuit, and always look forward to seeing her at CHA.  When she asked me if I would do a Guest Spot for Inky Antics, I was so excited I couldn’t say no.  So here it is April, and first card goes live today on the Inky Antics Rubber Stamps Blog.

I’m going to show you the card here, but please go over and show Jackie some love on the Inky Blog.  I promised her I would send my readers over, plus you get to read some of the interview I gave her!  You’ll also get to find out all about this card and why I chose the image . . . you don’t want to miss that!




That’s all for me today . . . oh wait!  I need to tell you about the show yesterday.  I got lots of goodies . . . some much needed Copic Markers and refills, some stamps from Our Daily Bread (and I got to see Kelly), got to even see Mary (Stacey Caron’s mom) which was a fabulous surprise!  I met of few of you, my readers, saw lots of my cards in the Rubbernecker booth (even though I’ve been banned/refused from the website since I left the company design team) – yelled hi to Mr. Rubbernecker just to see him squirm (Bad Bad Sherry), got to finally meet Nikki Sivils, and almost forgot . . . purchased some 6×6 paper pads I’ve been looking for!  All in all, it was a great day and I’m so glad I decided to go over!

Thanks for stopping by today, don’t forget to visit the Inky Antics Rubber Stamps Blog and take advantage of the adventures that come your way today!


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Good Saturday morning!  WOW I can’t believe that this past week flew by like it did.  That E-Team hop yesterday sort of snuck up on me . . . and I knew that it was going to happen on the 30th . . . it just got here before I realized it.

There’s a big scrapbooking show over in Louisville at the Fair & Exposition Center this weekend that I’m going to try and attend this morning.  I was supposed to go yesterday, but after the gym, lunch with mom, a visit to Katie . . . well the day was over before I knew it.  PLUS, I was thinking about the $8 parking fee, the $10 entrance fee to the show, the afternoon Friday traffic, the $4.15+ (because I use premium) per gallon gas . . . it wasn’t too hard not to drive over the bridge yesterday.  Of course, I wouldn’t even know about this show, Creating Keepsake Convention, but I saw something on a company’s website.  There hasn’t been advertising here in the papers . . . only on the marque as you drive around the interstate at the Fairgrounds.    Okay, so the more I type about it the less I feel like I want to go over . . . who knows . . . but I do know that Gary Burlin is going to be there and I’m still looking for class supplies.  This is definitely not Stampaway but it could be fun nonetheless.  SO if you are in the area and you’re going to the show . . .  maybe I’ll see you there!

In the meantime, I want to share a card with your that I did a couple of weeks ago.  I wasn’t planning on sharing it with anyone . . . but what the heck!

It was during the week that I was playing with my new Distress Markers when I made this.


The image was stamped on watercolor paper with Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint and Brushed Corduroy markers.   I used an old background stamp and lightly stamped over the image with Antique Linen ink.

I wasn’t too sure what my layout was going to be, so I made my background paper using Wrinkle Free Distress and watercolor paper.  The inks used were Dusty Concord, Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint.  The base of the card was die cut with Spellbinders Grand Labels Eleven.  The ends were scored to create flaps and the over-stamping (with the same old background) was done in Dusty Concord ink.  The seam binding was dyed with Tumbled Glass.

Oh and by the way, the flower is one of my all time favorites that I’ve had forever and a day . . . Penny Black Blush.  I went searching for it while writing this post and found it at Simon Says Stamp in wood mount!  Way cool!

Here’s a close up of the background, along with all the layers behind the image.


I suppose that’s all for me right now.  Thanks for stopping by and remember . . . life is short, make the most of the adventures that come your way today!


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It’s Smiley from After going to the gym Smiley from this morning, YES I said gym, and while I’m waiting on the IU/KY game tonight, I thought I would play a little in the studio.    In case you are wondering, I’m NOT rooting for the Wildcats . . . I actually always root for their opposition . . . and this time it happens to be the Hoosiers (who I always root for)!  All I can say is IU is back Smiley from

AND the gym . . . I’ve been going with mom and my sister to the Wellness Center for 2 weeks now.  We’re going 3 days a week right now, but I’m beginning to think that for me to loose any weight at all . . . well I probably need to go Monday through Friday.  I’ve been doing 30 minutes on the bike and 30 minutes on the treadmill.  Today they said they would start me on some upper body next week . . . I’m ready for that!

Anyhoo, I’ve had this Inky Antics clear set that has been begging for some ink.  I like it because it’s one of those you can color with markers, give it a little mist of water and then stamp it.  Because this one is line drawn, I was able to take a wet paintbrush and pull the color through the image.


After the flower dried, the sentiment was stamped over the top in Archival Coffee.  Since I used the Ranger Distress Markers, I went searching for my old spritzing tool.  Remember those?  I got mine a number of years ago with SU first came out with it . . .  we couldn’t get enough of them.  I figured what the hell . . . time to dust it off!  I did some spritzing with Dusty Concord and Brushed Corduroy Markers to match the flower.  I think I got a little carried away . . . but it was fun!

The paper is my new 6×6 pad from My Mind’s Eye – A Beautiful Life.  The seam binding was dyed with Milled Lavender Distress Ink.

Well, the sun is finally shining after a morning of dull skies and rain . . . I might be a good time to get the shitzes out for a walk.  Thanks for stopping by and remember . . .  life is short, enjoy the adventures that come our way today!


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Hey everybody!  How the heck are ya?  I know I’ve been fairly lax in posting on the old blog lately.  I’ve been so busy with projects I can’t post yet, classes, my girls and other stuff, that it’s been the last thing I think about.  Actually, I was thinking yesterday about my blog and how I used to tell stories, etc., and how I’ve gotten away from it.  I don’t know why either . . . I guess time constraints, design team work, etc.  I’m not happy with the way things have been here . . . so look for some changes.  I’ll write more about that in another post.

How many of you are signed up for and receive the Graphic 45 newsletter?  I didn’t even know about it until a few months ago.  Everyone was talking about the Graphic 45 Design Team Call in the newsletter and I’m going  . . .  duh, what newsletter?   I didn’t try out for the upcoming design team, not because I didn’t see the newsletter (I’ve since signed up for it) . . . BUT because of other, more personal reasons.   My daughter, Kate, is expecting her first baby . . . my first grandchild . . . and I wanted my time to be free so I could babysit!  I’ve been so excited but didn’t want to say anything because the kids were waiting to tell people.  It still may not be okay . . . but I can’t wait anymore!  I’m going to be a grammy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay, back to the Graphic 45 Newsletter.  I have a big project in the newsletter that went out today . . . I altered one of their 5×5 kraft boxes for springtime and it contains that promised video of how to make my flowers.  You can also find the video on my YouTube Channel.

Here’s the box I made.


and on the inside:

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I suppose that’s all for now . . .

Thanks for stopping by and remember . . . life is short, enjoy the adventures of the day!


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