Birds & Words

Friday, June 25, 2010

B Line Designs!

The stamps have arrived for the B Line Designs trunk show. I think you are going to love these beautiful images. We have lots of birds, words and garden images. So pretty.....

We have about half wood mounted stamps and half cling rubber. You'll be able to choose what's best for the way you like to work and for your pocketbook.

I'll have these stamps in the store from June 25 to July 30. Stop by!! Its a happy place. :-)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Here's my latest obsession. (Or, additional obsession!!) I was cutting little pieces from Webster's Pages to make shutter cards, so I just kept going with Graphic 45 to make a whole set of cards. One sheet has these diamond shapes with these beautiful botanical images. I used those in a variety of ways to create a set of cards that are very versatile. Thank yous, man cards, general note cards. Very nice set. I love these.

This one uses just a left over bit to add a dimension to the card front.

For this card below, I didn't tie a full knot with the twill, it would have made too big a knot. So I just looped the twill, and stapled it with a Tiny Attacher. Then I used Glossy Accents to glue the brass button on top.

For some reason, I can't delete this duplicate picture, so no extra charge for this image. ENjoy!!

I think this one is my favorite. It should be too busy with all that jazz on the background as well as the focal point, but somehow it isn't. At least I don't think so. Hope you like these G45 simple, simple cards. :-)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Labeling Your Distress Inks

I was working on labels for my Distress Inks yesterday and thought others might like to do the same. Ranger Ink has a link on their site that makes it easy! Go to, click the "Tips and Techniques" tab, and then click "Print Labels for Your Ranger Inks". Then print! I print 4 copies so I can label each side of my Distress Inks. That way, I just put them back in the wire storage without worrying about which edge is showing. Below you see the printed labels. I've cut out a few to use.
Here I've cut individual labels and turned them upside down. I put a piece of double stick tape on the back.

Next I trim the label closely around the words. The label is now sticky on the back.

Now just adhere your labels to each side of the Distress Inks. It nice to have these because the font is already sized correctly to fit. Sure makes it easy to find the one I want. You can then, if you like, apply some ink to these labels. Some people look for words (I am a word girl!!) and some just look for color.

Hope this makes using your Distress Inks even more fun for you. Blessings on you today!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Texture Fades

What are these lovely things?

Well, they are Tim Holtz Embossing Folders. FINALLY! They are hard to photograph, so I'll tell you what they are; deeply etched A2 sized embossing folder in very cool, grungy earthy textures. I've been waitig forever to get them and now they're here, so now I can be happy.
Er. Happier.
Come on in and check them out I can't wait to play with them. And they're here!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

June 26 classes

Susan Mostek, extremely talented and even more extremely nice lady is coming to Rocky Mountain Memories! She'll teach two classes on Saturday, June 26. From 10:30-1:00 she'll lead a class making these two lovely slider cards. Here are pics of the cards, closed and then opened, or "slid".

Lovely! Even prettier in person. Call the store to sign up or for more details 970-577-1415. The afternoon class will feature this lovely little birdie booklet. Both classes use B Line Designs stamps, Webster's Pages and Graphic 45.


Opened. You'll want to know what you need to bring for class, so call the store for details. Classes are limited to 10 students, so don't wait too long. These classes will fill up quick!

Shutter Cards

My new obsession is Webster's Pages. I think their papers are just gorgeous and make up into elegant cards. I've been playing with shutter cards, made by scoring, cutting and folding papers and then embellishing to your hearts content. Here are two cards I made with "Dreams Grow". I used two 12x12 sheets. I cut one sheet to make two cards and then used the other sheet to cut out images and use for embellishments. They turned out very pretty. I can't wait to create some more with other papers!

Here is the card closed.

Here is the same card opened out.

The second card, closed. I may change the middle section, 1/2 of which you see here.

The second card, opened. I don't know what all those little dots are. Not on the actual card. Maybe the sun is reflecting something. Weird!

New Prima Flowers!!

I just got a shipment of bee-utiful Prima flowers. I love Prima flowers. I love saying "Prima". I also got some new 12 x 12 Prima papers and some "Devines", which are felt branches, vines and flourishes. Ahhh. Very pretty.