January 18, 2016

House Mouse Valentine

Let's talk layers. To frame a stamped image, I sometimes use multiple layers. I think layers makes the card sturdy and interesting. This cute little House Mouse was in a large lot of stamps I just purchased. I won't be selling the stamp, but I did manage to make a few cards this morning to put in my Etsy shop. Isn't he/she just the cutest thing?

It's time to participate in a challenge. The The Paper Players current challenge is to make a clean and simple Valentine card. I think my little mouse card fits into that category. Looking for inspiration for Valentine's Day cards? Click on over to The Paper Players blog. I always get inspired by the card designs other stampers make for the challenges. While you are there why not enter a card yourself.

January 13, 2016

Kliban Cats

It's been a while since I've come across a Kliban Cat rubber stamp. They still seem to be popular with stampers, so when I saw this stamp for sale, I immediately grabbed it. Today I made a card with this cute stamp of the cat walking a dog.

Kliban Cat Rubber Stamp - Rubber Stampede
Sentiment - Computer generated

January 6, 2016

Happy New Year 2016!

It's a new year, so time for a new start. I feel like I misplaced my creative spirit the last few months, but now that 2016 is here, I'm feeling creative again. I'm happy to announce that not only am I back to making cards, but I've started a new business. I am really excited to start this journey. The name of the business is Creative Heart Designs, of course. My plans include selling items on eBay, selling handcrafted items, supplies and vintage items on Etsy and who knows where I will go from there. I have yet to get things in motion in the e-commerce department, but I will be taking care of that in the next couple of weeks. In the mean time I am doing research, preparing items to offer for sale and making cards.

Hero Arts comes out with a new winter snow scene stamp each year right before Christmas. This year they have one with a deer in the image, so I had to buy it to add to my collection. Since there is a lot of solid area in this image, I removed the rubber from the wood block and backed it with EZ mount so I could stamp it using my Misti. I like making Let it Snow cards at the beginning of the year because its always snowing somewhere.

Snow Scene - Hero Arts
Die Cut Deer - Memory Box
Let it Snow Sentiment - Calligraphy on Vellum