Saturday, May 19, 2012


I've been told that the literal translation of the word Namaste is "I bow to you".   I love the way Ram Dass explained its deeper meaning, so created this frameable art in My Digital Studio.   

The flowers on the corners are from the One of a Kind stamp set, which is only available digitally from Stampin' Up!.   The background was created using Hip & Handsome overlays, another digital stamp set, in Elegant Eggplant over a Perfect Plum background.

PS - someone asked how you pronounce it, I think of it as nah-mah-stay.   Here's what Wikipedia has to say about it.

Sunday, May 13, 2012


Just a thought for the day from yoga.   I created the sign in My Digital Studio.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Goodbye Fine Flourish

I love this smaller background stamp.   Such an absolutely gorgeous pattern that can be used in so many different ways.  Say goodbye, since it is retiring on May 31st...

These first two cards were made using the stained glass technique.  You emboss the image onto vellum then color on the back side with markers.  BTW, most of the marker colors on these cards are the 2010-2012 In Colors, so they are also "retiring soon".

Both cards also feature the Framed Tulips embossing folder.   The sentiment is from Sincere Salutations, available from Stampin' Up! only through the end of May 2012.  I thought I had put a pearl in the center of the card with the Pear Pizzazz base, but I'm not seeing it in that picture, are you?!

 The next card uses emboss resist; heat emboss the image (here with Gold embossing powder), sponge with ink in different colors, wipe clean.  Ink and cardstock in Pool Party (that is SO hard for me to type correctly!), Wisteria Wonder and Marina Mist.