Tuesday, June 3, 2008

SFYTT day and more peeks & blog candy!!

I am starting today off with a card i did using Jen's Sketch For You To Try - these are always wonderful and go up every Saturday. Jen will also be posting some things using my new stamps on Thursday - she is SO talented I know they will be FABULOUS!!! Lots of pics today so onto the fun stuff! Here is the sketch:

And my card:
I used Cake-cake with Pezzy. Colored in using prismas and gamsol (waiting on my new set of copics *waving to Amy & Jen* you enablers!!). I wanted some texture to the cake icing so i delved into my new Paper Transformed book by Julia Andrus - my oh my is it delish! The icing is made by adding a drop of water to a pile of perfect pearls adn mixing well. Then add glossy accents until you have a thick paste. I *iced* with a dry brush. The background is stamped with another one of my newbies - tiny flowers, dots and leaves. I stamped with versamark and then embossed with bridal tinsel.

Next up is a LO of pics from Easter using three of the Scrollybug stamps. I did these a little different than my norm - i stamped IN COLOR and then colored them in with Ranger ink and an aquapainter. The bricks on the ladybugs are colored with a versamark pen and then embossed with ranger's fired brick distress embossing powder.
the title is done with grungeboard and Ranger pigment ink.

Next up is a poor sick pezzy. background is done with alcohol inks and of course some bead pops from sugar & scraps on my website!
this uses one of the butterflies again. i stamped in versamrk and embossed in detail silver.
The background is painted with pearl paint dabber, alcohol inked and then i added texture to the corners with the silver paint dabber and alcohol inked those too. I am also SO pleased to get our first entry in the acrylic block contest! here is the link:


and now for our daily giveaway - because i love how nice the Tim Holtz Distress Embossing powders work with these stamps i am giving away two jars in your choice of colors! simply leave a comment here and tell me which Ranger product SCARES you!! i know when i started they ALL scared me!!!!! heck i was scared of distress ink! Now i ADORE them all!!!! and i hope to see more entries for the blocks - do you want me to post some of my samples....???? let me know!!

stampy hugs to all!!


  1. Yep - they ALL scare me! I guess because I've never tried them and have no idea how to use them!

  2. I am brand new to all of this so I havent used too many Ranger Products. I really like the Distress Ink. I am a little scared to try the rest of them but really want to. I love your work. Thanks so much for sharing. Please enter me.

  3. I don't have any as they ALL scare me! LOL

    nickicole (ncole1701@aol.com)

  4. Hi,
    I'm Fiorella from Italy... I buy from you Studio G series 12 few week ago , can you tell me the date of shipment at
    Thank you very much!
    Hugs and kisses

  5. I really scare me leave from any new object .. indeed wanted to ask you how you use these inks because I want to buy it with the studio g stamps

  6. STICKLES scare me! Well, they scare my wallet, really...must buy them all!! I haven't used Distress Ink, but I have used the Alcohol Inks for dyeing skittles...
    I love your work! :)

  7. I'm pretty much new to Ranger products. I bought a package of three bottles of al. inks, but haven't tried to use them. Not sure what to do with them. I'll probably dye skittles!

    I don't have any other Ranger Products, so I guess they all scare me too!

  8. Pink Vanilla RoseJune 3, 2008 at 3:01 PM

    All wonderful, Marty, as usual! I'll check back later for new stuff!
    Tracy (aka PinkVanillaRose)from the Cricut MB

  9. I have UTEE, but haven't played with it yet. So, I guess that's my current scary Ranger product to be conquered!

    I think this is my first time at your blog. Very fun.

  10. Alcohol inks still scare me...I have six bottles of them though!!! So I won't be scared for long...

  11. I am scared of them all. I am a very messy person therefore I am scared to try them.

  12. I love all his products, but the grungeboard has to be the one that scares me. I just had to have some, but have yet to take any of it out of the package. LOL Thanks for sharing

  13. I am scared of the Distress Ink too. I'm not really sure where to use it other than to ink the edges of the paper.

  14. I am scared of them all wasting them they aint cheap here :S

  15. I guess I'd have to say the distress ink. I own one pad, and I've yet to open it. Whoops!

    ps. I'm not sure if I'm too late for this blog candy, but I thought it was worth a shot!