Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wings of Hope

Hi all, Madge here for another Wonderful Wednesday at OCS.  I’ve chosen to make a Circular Stair-Step card today using P1010660 copy“Wings of Hope” from the wonderful Chrissie Armstrong designs for Whimsy Stamps .   I thought I would make the last of the summer-ie cards.  Remember those days of our youth when the Carousel Ride was the only one we could go on.  I do, being the shortest person in our family and the youngest and shortest of all my friends – I was soooo happy when I could graduate to the Ferris Wheel and the Octopus.  Ok, I’m really dating myself.
Materials used:  Wings of Hope;  Xpress it blend cardstock; Ranger Archival Black Ink/ Copic Markers; Spellbinders die, Circle Cutter (6 “ and 5 3/4” circle). Flowers; Paper from stash; Crackle Glossy Accents.
This will be my last post for August – so until next week. Stamp up a storm, ink up a wish and send it on to someone to brighten their day.
~ rubber hugz ~

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sun Kissed

Hi all, Madge here for another wonderful Wednesday at OCS.  We still have a “Bingo” or TIC TAC TOE P1010633 copychallenge for a chance to win a great prize at OCS. 
I promised to show more pockets and pages from my A Ladies Diary mini album, however I have a Summery card to share using a Whimsy Stamp called “Sun Kissed”.  I absolutely love these images by Elisabeth Bell – they are so pretty.  With this image, I watercolored a background of hills – because I thought of the song “The Hills are Alive” from The Sound of Music, when I looked at the image.  The image was stamped with Ranger Archival Black ink onto Xpress It Blend cardstock and colored with copic markers
The DPS I used is from Echo Park, Flowers from OCS, punch is MS Round-the-page.
Til next week, Stamp up a storm, ink up a wish and send it on to someone to brighten their day.
~ hugs ~

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Ladies Diary - part II mini book

Hi all, Madge here for another Wonderful Wednesday at OCS.  Have you played Bingo with us yet for a chance for a great prize from OCS??  If not, head on over and give it a whirl.P1010550

I have another picture to share today of our daughter and her Dad in a friendly game of Backgammon.  You can see why we didn’t really want to leave.

Ok, on with “A Ladies Diary”!  I am still working on the cover, but here is another insert in the mini album.  AND, it happens to fall into a BINGO line.  Pink & Black; Die cut / Punch; Ribbon / Twine.

There are two hidden pockets on the right side.  The far right one opens to display another lady and a photo collage,  the center right pulls up for a fold out of pictures and journaling.  (Sorry – can’t show you for real).


Next week I promise – I will be able to show off more of the hidden pockets.    Til next Wed.  “Stamp up a Storm, ink up a wish and send it on to someone to brighten their day”.

~ hugs ~


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A Ladies Diary – Continued Series mini book

Still on vacation and even though we were going to be home after a week we decided to stay!  I think it’s safe to say, we are enjoying the Pacific Ocean immensely! P1010559 This picture was taken with a full moon.. .. .. Then there is the daytime with a beach to enjoy to the fullest.  We are at Boundary Bay in Tswassen, and in the backbround is the elusive Mt. Baker, WA across the bay.  I say elusive, because it is very shy – not always wanting to share it’s beauty.P1010570

OK, to get on to my post today…….  I was so happy that Lora at One Crazy Stamper added Graphics 45, “A Ladies Diary” to her inventory.  I am such a Shabby Chic / Vintage lover……and this paper is to die for!  P1010497I have put together a paper bag book for a very, very special lady – she is not a Vintage lover, but I’m hoping that this will sway her a bit.  It is a surprise – so, don’t say anything…….lol.  I have put a great deal of work into this mini album, and decided to share two pages of it at a time.  I LUV, LUV, LUV mini books and with “A Ladies Diary” I have made secret hiding places for journaling and notes. I’ve had a lot of fun thinking up little pockets for secrets.  Unfortunately, since I am not at home, where the book is making it impossible to take pics of how the tags and flaps unfold (). 

I have cut  pieces of the paper to add 3D elements to the pages along with flowers.  I apologize for the paper clips, but the pages would not remain open for photographing.

The two tags on the left side pull out; the tag on the right pulls up and the flap on the right opens up for a hidden pocket.  Don’t you just love the flowers and the clocks for the center folds??  I’ve also used glossy accents throughout this album which is shown on the flowers on the left side keeping a tiny envelope and note in place.

Hope this gives you some inspiration to use “A Ladies Diary” .  Remember, Stamp up a storm, ink up a wish and send it on to someone to brighten their day.

~ hugs ~




Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Bingo Challenge

August is upon us!!  Yikes, it’s scary to think that summer is half gone.  The challenge for the month of August at One Crazy Stamper Challenge is BINGO!  August Bingo ChallengePick any straight line to embellish your submission and BINGO – you’ve got it made!  Enter the challenge and you’ll have a chance to win some free stuff. 
I’ve chose an image called “Leisel” from the OCS store.  She was fun and fast to color with copics.
Materials used:  Stamps:  “Leisel” from CC Designs, Sentiment from YNS Humming-Bird-Beauty, XPress It Blend Cardstock, Copic Markers, Ranger, Archival Ink – Black, Memory Box Floral Square, Flowers, DSP from stash, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Weathered Wood, Sakura Stardust Pen, Sakura White Gel Pen,Clear Gloss finish, misc. cardstock from stash.P1010507 copy
For the wings, I colored in with the Stardust Pen and then added Glossy Accents to seal the pen. Unfortunately, the camera cannot pick up the effects, but it looks like a gossimer type wing.
I am a huge fan of glossy accents and also Ranger Distress inks.
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“Stamp up a storm, ink up a wish and send it on to someone to brighten their day”.
Til next time  ~ hugz ~