Wednesday, August 7, 2019


Even though I'm a bit pantywaisted about any temperature below 80 degrees, I could not love fall imagery more than I do.

In college in upstate NY, fall days were the days you felt most alive. That crisp air, the beautiful blues and oranges all around you - it was absolutely magic.

If I could just parachute back there for one week a year, it would be amazing. I'm not interested in staying for anything colder than that, but I do miss the brilliance of a New York autumn.

But it's okay - I can stamp that right out.

My friend Tifany has some new stamps that are helping me through my fall envy.

The first is a sort of zebra print background, but when I saw it, I saw rippled water. My college campus ranged along the Genessee River, and so it was not uncommon to see lovely, brightly colored leaves floating along. I used her new leaves, masked them with masking paper, and then stamped the background over them, before coloring them with Copics.

I texted her this little monster, because I love him so much! He's a little tubby, but it's okay - he can work off that cake :).

I made the background in this video, in case you missed it. Then I used my infinity dies to cut a circle into that. I used that cut out circle in this blog post, and then used the negative space for my monster. 

It's so funny - it's a builder set, and after I stamped the main image, I thought - I WILL GIVE HIM GLASSES LIKE ME - and then after I stamped them, I realized it's just his eyes  - haha.
Anyway, with that embarassing confession out of the way...

I have a lot of blog readers who are hearing impaired. It's why I did closed captions on my videos from way back in the olden days when I had a local crafty TV show - the original YouTube.

One of my longest term stampy class attendees was a sign language interpreter, and so whenever I see sign language stamps, I'm always compelled to buy them. What's great about handmade cards is you don't need to hear to enjoy them!

I took this fabulous background stamp and colored a rainbow pattern into it with my mini markers. Then I just cut out the image from the awesome sign language stamp set with my Scan 'n Cut and adhered it on top of the sentiment circle. It is a layering set, so that yellow portion is the solid image that goes with the outline. I stamped that in Wild Dandelion.

She doesn't just have new stamps tonight - she has more of her awesome bags!

And an adorable enamel pin - I love the new pin craze!

We've had an unseasonably cool spring and summer, so I'm not even sure I'm ready for fall, with my thin blood that hasn't even had a chance to boil yet, but I'll survive. If not, go on without me :).


Scissors - Teal Glitter :: Enamel Pin...
[ INK ]
You Are So Loved :: Zipper Pouch –...
[ INK ]
Zebra Print Background :: 6x6 Clear...
[ INK ]
Party Monster :: 4x4 Clear Stamp Set...
[ INK ]
Leaf It To Me :: 4x6 Clear Stamp Set...
[ INK ]
Hand It To You :: 4x8 Clear Stamp Set...
[ INK ]
Diamond Deco Background :: 6x6 Clear...
[ INK ]
Circle Infinity Dies (H)
[ HA ]
Stabilo Point 88 Mini Pens - BLICK...
[ BLIC ]
Mermaid tidy towel case and glue...
[ ETS ]
Sakura CLASSIC WHITE Fine Line 05...
[ SSS ]
Avery Removable Label Paper
[ SSS ]
Art Anthology BIG CRAFT MAT 24x36 311473
[ SSS ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White
[ GNK ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSP | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT | UNT ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
LightView 2in1 LED Magnifier for...
[ BRG ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Crafter's Companion GEMINI...
[ SSS ]
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Die Storage - Clear Storage Pockets...
[ CHC ]
XL Stamp Storage Pockets
[ ELH ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | CST ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ] Brother CM350 Electronic...


  1. Such a great idea yo use the zebra background as rippling water! It looks awesome! Fall's my favorite season! Your green monster is adorable! I enjoy your writing style! It's fun to read! Thanks for sharing!��

  2. I am so not ready for fall yet either! Our summer was slow to arrive here too, then we had a period of "too hot to be out" days...Perfect summer weather for about the past week or two, and I want it to stick around! Tifany's new stamps are great!

  3. Ah, Fall is my season, so I'm especially loving the "leaf" card - and I can see myself stamping that sign language message a lot, not just for cards.


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