Saturday, January 16, 2010

Clear-mount Stamps & Valentine Card

Hello fellow stampers!

I'm sorry it has been so long. One of my New Year's resolutions is that I'd get better at updating my blog and so far, I'm not doing very well:(

I went to a meeting Thursday night and got to meet with a great group of stampers. There was some swapping and we did a couple make & takes. The coolest thing was getting to use the new clear-mount stamps. I have to admit, I'm one of those old dogs that doesn't like new tricks. I never in a million years thought I would want to convert, but they are amazing! I would go to great lengths to keep my wood blocks in excellent shape. Before mounting them, I would take them outside and put them on brown paper and spray them with polyurethane spray. When ink would get on the sprayed block, 9 times out of 10, I could use a little Stampin' Mist on a paper towel and wipe off the ink. It can be a pain when it rains for days on end or when it's cold & windy outside. A couple times I found the blocks on the ground with dirt sticking to the spray and the paper was missing. There were also times when I'd get sidetracked and forget that the blocks were outside. Luckily, none ever got ruined, but the clear blocks sure make life easier. You just use a little Stampin' Mist and wipe off the ink.

I received my newest order this week and finally got a chance to sit down today and make a Valentine card. I love the new border punch. It adds such a beautiful touch. Here is the card I made today.

Supplies Used:
  • Stamps: Sweetheart & Yummy
  • Cardstock: Pretty In Pink, Pink Passion, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White & Sending Love Specialty DSP
  • Ink: Pink Passion, Chocolate Chip & Old Olive
  • Other: Treat Cups, Heart Punch, & Border Trim Punch & M&M's
If you haven't already, I hope you will give the new Clear-mount stamps/blocks a try. I'm so glad that I did and can't wait to get more:)

Have a wonderful day!



  1. Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for January 18th. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at or visit our Blog Finds of the Day Blog at

  2. Very cute card! I'm glad you got Find of the Day! That is terrific!! Glad you had a good time Thursday night too -- and thank you very much for being my driver! Hugs!!

  3. Congrats on "Finds of the day" that should be everyday for you!!!
    Love all your cards.....


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