Archive for the 'Stamping' Category

Happy Valentine’s Day!

valentine's day spoolHello friends and Happy Valentine’s Day! I had such a fun impromptu crafting session with my sisters and friend Jacqui* yesterday. I brought out all my crafting supplies and we all made valentines for our boos. I decided to ditch the traditional card and made an unravelling message instead. I stamped the message using my alphabet stamps and added a washi tape border. Then I ravalled (is that even a word?) it all up and packaged it inside a little muslin bag! Can’t wait to give this to Rance tonight!

* Thanks Jacqui for helping with the message. You are a true wordsmith.


It’s a Wrap!

presentsBeing the procrastinator that I am, I saved all my shopping, gift-making, gift-wrapping, and card-making til the last minute. I stayed up til 4am this morning stamping cards and making all the my packages look pretty. My favorite go-to combo is kraft paper, ribbon, and shipping tags. On some packages, I added pages from an old german book that I had laying in my scrap bin. Cards were made using a new stamp in the Hero Arts 2011 Catalog. It is definitely one of my faves! Messages are from an old clear set. Off to take a catch some much needed zzzz’s! Wishing you all the happiest of holidays! xo, Mon

The 2011 Hero Arts Catalog is now available!

hero arts 2011 catalogHey Hero Arts fans! The 2011 Catalog is now available for viewing online! Check out all the new stamps and accessories. I think my favorite stamps that I worked on is the My Type cling set and the wood foxes! I wonder what your favorites are?  Photo by the Lisa.

Giving Thanks

thanksgiving cardsLast night, I stamped up these cards using this clear set of stamps I designed for Hero Arts. Use black ink to stamp the image on white cardstock, color with color pencils, cut out, and glue to patterned paper then on to brown card stock. Add a  silver gemstone for the final touch…this little pilgrim needed some bling! The finished card went into mini muslin bags which were stamped as well. I’m so looking forward to Thanksgiving and can’t wait to eat, drink, and laugh with friends and family!

Pillows for Mr. and Mrs.

kara and ryan pillowsMy sister Chan commissioned me to make a wedding gift for her friends Kara and Ryan, who are getting married this weekend in Colorado. I spent Sunday afternoon sewing together a couple of shirt pillows (one using a men’s white tuxedo shirt, and the other a women’s lavender ruffled shirt.) The hang tags and card were made using rubber stamps by Hero Arts. A big congratulations to the couple!

A Little Owl Love for Miss June Adele

owl pillowI made a little sleepy owl pillow for my friend Ruby’s newborn daughter June Adele. She’s so adorable (do you see her in the birth announcement in the photos above?) On Saturday, I drove up to Healdsburg and we spent the day catching up (haven’t seen each other in 3 years!). It was a perfect Saturday afternoon.

Just Saying “Hello”

just saying hello card and giftsA few little goodies going that I’m sending off to a great friend. From top to bottom: Card was made using an old illustration I did for some holiday cards. I added some color to her lips and skirt and cut her out. The bunting was made using cut pieces of rubber scraps! Message stamp by Hero Arts. Guest check plate from Fishs Eddy (love that place! I also got these cute set of bowls). Little mushroom cards from Scrap (love this place too…it’s a “scroungers’ center for reusable art parts!) And more clothespins made over using Japanese washi tape…I think these make great gifts. Now off to the post office…


My name is Mon and I live in San Francisco. This blog is a place where I can share the things I enjoy doing. Including but not limited to: sewing, crafting, drawing, stamping, eating, day-dreaming...Thanks for visiting!

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