Sunday, May 11, 2014


Hello.  I am entering the next 3 cards into the My Craft Spot Challenge #136. (

On all three cards I used the artiste cartridge for the outside label and inside liner.


She loves Hummingbirds and the sentiment I found on the internet was perfect for how I wanted to convey my feelings for her.

The next one is for my Mother-in-law.  She loves flowers and the pretty yellow color reminds me of her bright, sunny disposition!

The last one is for a lady who was a big part of my growing up.  Her daughter is my best friend and she was always there for me no matter what I needed.


TIP #1
I gently run an emery board over the top of new stamps to help them hold the ink better.
Ink on a new stamp tends to bead up and not make a crisp image.
I have found that the emery board takes that smooth finish off and helps make a crisper image.
I also stamp  on a thin piece of foam like the sheets found in the craft store in the children's craft section.

TIP #2
I don't have alot of sentiment stamps so I use the internet to get words for my cards.
To add them to the card, I draft print them on scrap copy paper then, using the light from the window,
I center my cardstock piece over the printed sentiment and tape it lightly to the copy paper.

Then I run the copy paper through my printer again with it on normal print (and color if wanted).
The sentiment prints nicely on the cardstock and I don't have to purchase alot of sentiment stamps.
This is my favorite tip for card making.  I have an endless amount of sentiments and quotes available to me.
I also save my favorites in a folder on my computer so I don't have to search for them when I want one.
(You can case this idea if you want. LOL)

Thanks for looking and I hope everyone has a wonderful Mother's Day!



  1. These cards are really pretty, your stamped images are just lovely!

  2. Very pretty! Love the way you stamped on the backgrounds! Thanks for playing along with FCCB this week!

  3. Love all the cards you made, I really like the way the inside coordinates with the outside. Thanks for joining our challenge celebrating Mom this week at FCCB. Kim

  4. very sweet card and fun tip.Thanks for joining us at FCCB