Thursday, June 23, 2011


Welcome to my blog today and  SSD Tips and Tricks Thursday. Today I have a quick way to add a bit of fun to a card! We are going to make a card you can scratch and sniff! It is very quick and simple to do...Kids LOVE to help with this! Lets get started......

You will need: Craft or embossable ink in color of your choice, clear embossing powder, embossing gun, stamps, and SUGAR FREE Jello in your choice of flavor.

Start by mixing 1 1/2 parts of clear embossing powder with 1 part sugar free Jello. Be sure to use sugar free or the sugar will burn when you heat it. I used a teaspoon and a half teaspoon from my measuring spoon set and mixed 1 1/2 tsp of EP with 1 tsp jello....I am playing with lime and strawberry today!

Stamp image or images with ink and sprinkle with powder mixture. Heat emboss until melted. When cooled, scratch and sniff!! If you do not have craft ink, you can stamp the images with regular ink in your choice of color, and then color in the part you want embossed with a versamark pen....this works super well also... FUN! Endless posssibilities and combinations to play with here. I used SSD "Friendly Fruit" set for my card which matches with lime, strawberry, watermelon, cherry and razzberry jello....perfect set to use....

This is the card I made using this set and the lime and strawberry set....

I cut out the images and put them on pop dots. It really does can scratch the fruit and they smell exactly like they look!

Hope you have fun with this technique and the SSD set "Friendly Fruit". This is a perfect summer time card making project.

Happy Thursday All!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


ITS TUESDAY SKETCH TIME!!!!!   Once again....lets all us blogger gals check out this weeks sketch from Latisha Yoast, our fabulous guest designer for Skipping Stones Design all this month.  Her sketches have really been wonderful to design to....out of the box sort of designs that make you think...think... think...this is her sketch for this week....
I was thinking alright!.....WOW!  a circle!  What image...where should a sentiment go.....what fun can we have here....I would have loved to play with this alot longer, but here is my excuse....I am UP TO MY EARS in WEDDING INVITATIONS, for my oldest son who is getting married 9-10-11, and they would like them out by July 1st or so....and of course I wanted to do them beautiful DIL to be is right there helping,  but this weekend is the crunch time for the last of it...I got sooo engrossed I forgot about Sketch 81 until the last minute.....but let me share what I did in my last minute panic....

Simple yes, but look at the beautiful SSD image on the background from the set "Timeless Textures"...stamped in VersaMark and embossed with clear.  The black bling edge against the  white swiss dot cuttlebugged strip, is a zipper from an old garmet that I knew had some potential...(the rest will become a zipper flower)...but I liked the black with the red. In place of the bow on the sketch, I chose to put my sentiment there...the sentiment is from "Dandelion Dreams"...a saying I try to embrace every day.....LIVE!  LAUGH!  LOVE!   I do wish I had more time to add to this but I do need to do this post and get back to invitations and RSVP cards!....two hundred and twenty five stamped and embossed images need to be colored! 
Hope you all have a super week...before you go please say HELLO on my comments, and then stop on over to the Skipping Stones Design Blog, to see what the rest of the Stamp Tramps have been doing.

God Bless.......Tammie

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Good Mornin to all you fellow blog hoppers out there!!   Hope your week is off to a fabulous start!

Welcome to Sketch Challenge 80 and the release of Dogs Vol 1! If you just came from Karin's Blog ,you are in the right place. If you just happened along my blog today, start at the beginning of the hop at Skipping Stones Design. The entire hop order is there and you can hop from blog to blog with ease.

Be sure to hop along and leave comments on all the fabulous designers blogs. This month we are welcoming the super talented Latisha Yoast, Dina Kowal and Karn Akesdotter to our team as Guest Designers! Latisha will be providing all the fabulous sketch inspiration this month including the awesome sketch we're using in today's hop!  So without further chit chat lets look at Latisha's sketch for this week!

Pretty fun right?  I had some trouble at first with my MoJo on this one.......this is what I came up with using the new "Dogs Vol 1" release.

Lets take a look at the new set!!

Adorable doggies right?  There are so many pet lovers out there that would love to use this set!

Thanks for stopping by today......please continue on the hop.....

Head over to Barb's Blog  blog for some more Skipping Stones Design inspiration!

Have a wonderful week, and please let me know you were here today...I love visiting your blogs in return!


Friday, June 10, 2011


TGIF Fellow blogger buddies.  This week is my turn as the Stamp Tramp from Skipping Stones Design Co., that does Feature Friday.  What Feature Friday does is feature an older SSD stamp set.  I chose the set "You know you are getting Old...." .  I have used this set alot, but I decided to just profile the Birthday cake in this card.  This is the set:

This is the card I made using a sort of fun fold and closure.....Sorry about the poor issue so it is a scan that didn't work very well...however you will get the idea.....
One simple image in a set sometimes can become a focal point with the right layout.  Hope you like.....have a wonderful blessed weekend!    Tammie

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Good Morning blogging friends!  Welcome to another Tuesday sketch from the Skipping Stones Design Blog.  We have a new guest sketch artist this month...Latisha Yoast!  She has a fun line-up of sketches for us.  Lets take a look at the one for this week.
Very Clean and simple...just my style.  So, I kept my card CAS as well.  This is my take on the sketch using Healing Wings.

I colored the butterfly with really is a beautiful stamp!  Please stop on over to the SSD blog to see what all the other Stamp Tramps and our guest artists for this month have created....don't forget to upload your own creation!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!                                Tammie