Thursday, December 29, 2011

Fuzzy Slippers

Published in the Spring 2014 issue of RubberStampMadness under the title:  "Tweet Dreams".  Stamps used:  Tweety is from Rubber Stampede; curtain and chaise lounge are from Viva Las Vegastamps; others unknown 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Winter Evening

Colored with Copic Markers and gel pens; 5 stamps used to create this piece.  All unknown except the Memory Box treetop
This scene was published in the Holidays 2014 issue of RubberStampMadness

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The End of the Trail

I love the outdoors, and this scene reminds me of many happy camping and backpacking trips over the years. This scene was colored with pencils. 

Friday, November 25, 2011


This card uses two stamps:  both are from the same unknown company.  The background paper and borders are from the Once Upon a Time scrapbook paper collection.

Monday, November 21, 2011

White Cat

Cat stamp is from Hearts in Touch.  Layered over washi paper.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Planting the First Trees

In the dry American Southwest, the planting of trees is an important investment in the future.  All stamps in this scene are from 100 Proof Press.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Ribbons and Lace

The Stampsmith Challenge for November is "Ribbons and Lace".  Here is my creation using their lovely Art Nouveau stamp.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


This card used one stamp, the mysterious eyes (sorry, I don't know what company it is from). I used sandpaper to remove the printed images from the cardstock and stamped the eyes onto the white paper core.  Other embellishments include vintage trim, velvet ribbon, lace paper, and rhinestone border.  Eyes colored with gel pens and Copic markers.

Friday, November 4, 2011


All stamps used in this scene are from 100 Proof Press.  Train track extension to fit the scene drawn in by hand.  Colored with pencils, chalks and markers.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Autumn birthday card

Card uses 3 stamps over layers of cardstock and scrapbook paper with leaf design

Sunday, October 30, 2011


This piece was inspired by "Roman Girl at a Fountain" by Leon Bonnat.  It was published in the July/August 2007 issue of RubberStampMadness

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


This scene holds a special place for me:  we spent 6 months in Bangladesh in 1999 and loved the people, the music, the colors, and the culture, including the snake charmers.  Stamp credits: woman is from Cherry Pie; snake charmer is from Golden Acorn; cloth bag, arbor, grass in left corner are all from Third Coast Stamps; palm tree and cobra are from 100 Proof Press. 
Published in the March/April 2007 issue of RubberStampMadness

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Hindu god stamp from The Stampsmith.  Colored with Copic markers, gel pens, gold pen.  Layered over papers from India and embellished with metal filigree and jewel brad.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Cat and Moon

This card was created using 2 stamps:  cat, and moon scene.  Both stamps are from unknown companies.  Colored with Copic, Prisma, and Sharpie markers, pencils, Radiant Pearls.  Layered over shimmer cardstock and textured paper from India.


This scene was done as a challenge to myself to use stamps from my collection that don't have a fine-line realistic look (with the exception of the frog).  The source for most of these odd stamps is unknown, and I've never seen anything even remotely like them in a catalog.  Sun isClub Stamp  and pine tree is Penny Black. Published in the Spring 2010 issue of RubberStampMadness

Monday, October 17, 2011


This card was made with 2 stamps: the art photo stamp of the child (from Hearts in Touch) and the line drawing cat stamped on the gold embellishment.  

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


One of my favorite subjects for scenic stamping is fantasy/science fiction. I love the little chicken-children and was happy to use them in a scene. This piece was published in the July/August 2007 issue of RubberStampMadness

Monday, September 26, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011


What is for dinner?  The fish?  The chicken?  Who knows?

This scene required the use of vanishing points and a lot of masking.  The table was a picnic table with the benches "removed" by putting transparent tape over the inked benches on the rubber stamp.  The floor planks and the line on the wall for the hanging herbs were drawn by hand.  The chef's basket was originally empty, and I used the masking technique to add the fish.  This piece was published in the September/October 2007 issue of RubberStampMadness

Friday, September 23, 2011

Spring themed card

The flower stamp is the only stamp used.  I repeated the image over and over on white cardstock, colored each flower, and then colored the background paper dark blue.  Alphabet tiles were swiped with blue ink to match the card.


So many books, so little time to read them all. 
I found stamps that might fit into a classic story theme and then added an actual quote from each story.  The little girl is layered over a vintage Raggedy Ann page.

"This Day Was Starting Out Badly"

Could it get any worse?  Volcanoes and dinosaurs!  Will they make it to the cave in time?
Lots of stamps were used in creating this scene, as well as lots of masking.  Layers and layers of colored pencils and Radiant Pearls were used to get the dark colors.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

"Honey Harvest"

In honor of my husband's first honey harvest from his new hive, I created this still life featuring a jar of honey.  The scene took 5 stamps:  2 bees, the muffins, background wheat arrangement, and honey jar.  All stamps are unknown except the wheat arrangement, which is made by Art Neko.  Scene colored with pencils, Copic markers, and gel pens.

Monday, September 19, 2011


All stamps are 100 Proof Press.  Scene colored with chalks, pencils, and gel pens.

"Barnyard Friends"

This scene is based on a greeting card that had a little girl playing with some goats.  I had a little girl stamp, but no goats, so chickens became the new "friends".  Most of the stamps are unknown (received in swaps). The little girl is from Enchanted Ink (de Stempelwinkel) and the leafy plant is SEI.  This piece is colored using Radiant Pearls, markers, and pencils.
Published in the Spring 2012 issue of RubberStampMadness

Friday, September 16, 2011

Space scene

This piece was published in RubberStampMadness, Fall 2013, under the title:  "It's Time to Go Home, G'Telc".  The intrepid spaceman has been sent to bring the alien, G'Telc, back home.  G'Telc is a gentle, harmless creature who runs away a lot.  

Cherub/music card

Parrot Gentleman card

Lute Player card

Travel card

"Olivia in the Garden"

Woman is from The Stampsmith; Girl is from About Art Accents. Inspired by the painting of John Singer Sargent titled "Carnation Lily, Lily Rose".  The little girl stamp looks like my granddaughter Olivia, hence the title of this stamped piece.  Colored with Radiant Pearl paints.
Published in the Spring 2010 issue of RubberStampMadness

Golfer's card


"Morning Angel"