Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Masculine Happy Birthday

We all need masculine happy birthday cards from time to time.    So I used more grungy colors with the Antique Glimmers background  and strip of paper for the Happy birthday stamp  The background is stamped with Wasted  Layers, black pearls, and masculine ribbons finish up the card.

Have an inky day.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Two Different Approaches

Any one who has followed my blog (or my posts on the Design Team for Technique Junkie stamps blog) knows I like to use to different approaches for the same stamp. Both cards use the same chicken stamp -
The first card above uses background paper from my stash and the Chicken Wire stamp on that background ground paper.   The chicken is colored with Copic Markers.
The second card uses a scrap of  background paper over another pieces of background paper.  The chicken is colored with Peerless Watercolors
Both cards use a sentiment from the Chicken Sayings set -
Have a wonderfully inky day!

Friday, July 24, 2015

A Simple Card

Sometimes in life you only need a quick and simple card.  This card fits that description.  I stamped Sea Waves on a prepared background.  Then I stamped Listen to the Sea over and over in a random fashion on a strip of white vellum.  I layered that strip over the Sea Waves and attached some flowery ribbon and tied pale blue ribbon around the card.

And of course I used Glimmer Spray.

Have a wonderfully ink day.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Happy Birthday

Isn't this fun birthday stamp just so cute? used several butterfly stamps on the background - -  and

Both the background and the scrap of paper for the Happy Birthday stamp are use Antique Glimmers with lots of bright ink colors and glimmer spray.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Beach Girl

While on vacation recently with our daughter and her family we went to the beach several days. I always enjoy going to the beach with young children.  Young children see the world so differently than adults, don't they?  I love seeing the world through a young child's eyes. 

This stamp - Beach Girl - reminds me of that time spent with my grandchildren. I used a cloud template to sponge the sky with various colors of ink.  The sentiment, Listen to the Sea, is perfect for this scene.  I colored the sand and sea with Peerless Watercolors.

Have wonderfully inky day.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Glamour Girl

For this card I used Glamour Girl, and Key Script  The girl was colored with Peerless Watercolors

The girl image was layered on a piece of vellum before being attached to the base card. I used Antique Glimmers technique before stamping Key Script. 

Have an inky day.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Good Friends

One of the things I have learned in the last few weeks is that good friends are more than just friends -- they are indeed a treasure.  My hubby and I have had friends that are truly "life long treasure" and we have been friends for not just a few years -- but decades in many cases.  And even we may not have seen each other for several years, we could always call them up and just talk as though it was only yesterday that we saw them.

This card uses these stamps - A Good Friend, Hat Ladies, and Key Script  I also used a die cut of green vellum.  And I layered all of the pieces of the card. 

I used Copic markers to color the ladies, a glitzy spray, and the Antique Glimmers technique beneath the Key Script stamps.

Have you been able to "get inky" lately?

Monday, July 13, 2015


It seems like a long time since I have posted any stamped cards.  Since my husband passed away very suddenly in late June, life became very complicated in my household.  Because I have had so many other things that are a higher priority than stamping, I will be posting some cards I have previously made and have not posted on my blog.  I have had the help and support of family and a ton of friends.  So the saying here is very appropriate. 

This card uses the stamp Little Girls and a saying called  Together .

The image is colored with Copic markers.  Background paper was altered with inks and cut in to three strips for added interest.

I hope you enjoy some stamping time!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

My Husband's Obituary

 Ronald Edward Jackson unexpectedly went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, June 20, 2015, while vacationing in Florida. Born on June 15, 1944, in Rochester, N.Y., to James A. and Myrtle M. (Jackson) Jackson, he was the youngest of six children. He graduated from Greece Olympia High School in 1962.
He then attended Roberts Wesleyan College and graduated in 1967 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. He worked for Eastman Kodak before moving to Kansas City, Mo., to pursue graduate work at Nazarene Theological Seminary. He attended there for two years, and during that time he met the love of his life, Judith L. Broward. They were married on October 19, 1968 and had three children. Ron began working for New York State's Department of Social Services in 1972, and remained there for the next 31 years. Upon his retirement, Ron and his wife relocated to Dover. He then began working for ACS State and Local Services, now Xerox, as a project manager, proposal writer, and analyst. In 2007, Ron joined The National Christian Choir as a baritone, and joined the choir's elite Second Edition in 2012. He was also voted onto the choir's Board of Directors. Ron will always be remembered as a godly, wonderful, vibrant, awesome, wise, and loving man who enjoyed a stupid pun and strange quirks of the English language, was an intense devotee of music in all forms, a devout follower of Jesus, a friend, brother, uncle, cousin, the best dad ever, a fabulous father-in-law, who treated his children's spouses as if they were his own kids, and the world's best Boppa. Ron is survived by his wife of nearly 47 years, Judy; his daughter, Joy Henley, her husband, Dan, and their three daughters, Elisabeth, Faith, and Veronica; his daughter, Jamie Hadarean, her husband Cole, and their three children, Ruben, Aidan, and Naomi; and his son, Stephen, his wife, Laura, and her children, Trinity Crane and Levi Baker. He is also survived by his five sisters, Doris Carnahan and her husband, Roy, F. Joyce Grasby, Patricia Rowley, and Marilyn Turpyn. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, James A. and Myrtle M. Jackson; and his sister, Orma Lee. A memorial service celebrating Ron's life will be held on July 6, 2015, at 1 p.m. at Stillmeadow Church of the Nazarene, 400 Stillmeadow Lane, York. The Rev. Vince Wood and the Rev. Bud Reedy will officiate. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the National Christian Choir. 17-B Firstfield Road, Suite 108, Gaithersburg, MD 20878 -

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