Monday, December 29, 2008

Bird Watching

If you are anything like me, it's a struggle to come up with cards for the men in our lives.
This was a very simple card that I put together using a stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms called Bird Watching. The plaid paper is from My Minds Eye and the ink I used was Distress Brushed Corduroy. Adding a ribbon tied in a knot to the bottom of the card adds the finishing touch.
I hope you all have a happy and safe end to 2008,

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Christmas greetings to all our blogger friends!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Merry Christmas

Created by Doreen Osland
STAMPS: Xmas Kiss by Penny Black
Merry Christmas by Amuse
PAPERS: Cosmo Cricket(Oh Joy)
SPELLBINDERS DIES: Scalloped & Classic Ovals

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

May the spirit of Christmas...

Created by Doreen Osland

bring joy to your heart & happiness to your home

We are having alot of fun designing with these Thomas Kinkade stamps. I must admit when I first saw them, I thought they were beautiful but didn't really know what I would do with them. As it turns out, they couldn't be easier.
On this card, I used The Night Before Christmas. I stamped the image on white paper using Versafine Olympia Green ink. Then I added yellow colored pencil to the windows. I finished the image off with some stickles(diamond) glitter glue, adding it to the trees and to the roof of the house. The papers I used were Wassail by Basicgrey.
I hope you will give these stamps a try.
Have some fun & enjoy your life,

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Bits & Pieces

Did you follow the 12 Tags of Christmas on Tim Holtz' blog?
I even got up early a few mornings just so I could see his newest tag before I went to work. I've been wanting to try some of the techniques but I'm way too busy right now.
The Fragments just came in today. Tim used these on Tag 3 and 11. All 3 styles are in stock: ovals & rounds; squares & rectangles; tags with tab & hole.
Fond Memories also has a few sets of the Holiday Grungeboard. Tim used pieces from this set on Tags 5, 7, 8. He used the plain Grungeboard to stamp the deer & cut it out on Tag 10 - a technique to use with any of your favorite stamps.
Have you seen the metallic & white Crackle paints? Three of the colors are in stock now: Tarnished Brass, Antiqued Bronze, Picket Fence (white). Brushed Pewter is on back order.
Doreen & I plan to post card samples through the holidays whenever we have time. We may not write much. After all, a photo is worth a 1000 words.

Thank you from all of us at Fond Memories to all our loyal customers! We truly appreciate your business. We wish you all a wonderful Christmas!

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Created by Mary Jo

Papers: Making Memories Falala & Bazzill

Spellbinders Die: Curved rectangles

Inks: Versafine Olympic Green

Old Paper & Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks

Stamps: Cloud9- Christmas Joy

Artist outpost- Snowy Woods

Cloud Nine embellishments

Happy Birthday Dad!

I created this card for my father for his 76th birthday. Not your typical birthday card but my father is very proud to be an American veteran. So this was perfect for him.
I stamped Thomas Kinkade's Hometown Pride stamp using Versafine black ink onto white paper. Then I colored the flag using Faded Jeans and Fired Brick Distress inks. I sponged on black ink around the edges and mounted this onto a piece of black card stock. I ran a piece of red Core'dinations paper through the Cuttlebug using the Argyle embossing folder. The blue mat is also Core'dinations paper with distressed edges.
A BIG THANKS to all of you veterans out there!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Frosty Friends, warm hearts.

Created by Doreen

Cornish Heritage Farms stamps:
Frosty Friends
Warm Hearts
Bazzill Papers:
Spellbinders Die
Curved Rectangles
Prisma colored pencils
Plaid Ribbon
Frosty Friends made the"Snow or other Wintery ideas" list on Card of the Week! Congrats, Doreen!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Skater's Pond II

Another card with the same stamps -Thomas Kinkade Skater's Pond & Christmas Expressions greeting - as the card posted yesterday......
....only a totally different look because of different papers & colors.
The Skater's Pond was stamped on a kraft colored paper with Versafine black ink. I added a touch of color to the pond, sky & windows with Copic markers. Frosted Lace Stickles adds sparkle to the snowy areas yet not a lot of glitter. The image is matted on black & pale yellow. The snowflake paper is from My Mind's Eye. A cream & black check ribbon finishes off the design.
Happy stamping!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Season's Greetings

Another beautiful stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms Thomas Kinkade series called the Skater's Pond.

This image is simply stamped with StazOn black ink on white glossy paper. Yes, it's simple! The antique color is achieved with Antique Linen & Vintage Photo Distress inks. I used one of the Curved Rectangles Spellbinders dies to create the curved ends on the mat. The background paper is actually from Cosmo Crickets Halloween line called Haunted: Ominous. I distressed it a bit.....of course. The ribbon was black & cream. I colored it with Fired Brick & Spiced Marmalade Distress inks to match the mat. "Season's Greetings" is from the CHF Christmas Expressions stamp set. The card is 5" x 6 1/2".

I have another card made with the same stamps that I'll post tonight.......a totally different look.

Keep stamping......enjoy!


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tim Holtz' 12 Tags of Christmas

Remember the new Tim Holtz stamps? The ones we featured here a few days ago.

If you'd like to see what Tim does with them, check out his blog. He started 12 Tags of Christmas yesterday. Each day he shows a new tag with lots of techniques, great step by step photos, incredible designs.....a feast for the eyes!

Many of the products & stamps that he uses are available at Fond Memories.

So inspiring......