Wednesday, August 14, 2013

How Sweet It Is!

Hello, friends!  I've been away from home and without internet access for a while, but I got to stamp a card and finally got a connection so I could upload it.  Not a very good photo since it was taken on a cloudy day with an iPhone and flash, but at least I can share it!  

Stamping without access to my studio is a little like a limited supplies challenge, but I enjoyed working on this card because this is my very first go at using my brand new Tim Holtz distress markers.  Last summer after CHA I kept telling myself I didn't *need* them, but this year, when the new colors came out, I decided I had to have them after all!  New toys are always so much fun!

Flourishes' Fresh Baked stamp set (I really LOVE apron stamps!)
Memento Nautical Blue ink (Snowcone assortment)
Pebbles Family Ties designer paper
Spellbinders' classic circle dies

Friday, August 2, 2013


It's Splitcoaststampers' Dare to Get Dirty week, and I've been wanting to stamp some cards for it.  I was disappointed that I didn't get to stamp much at all during the month of July because of a subluxed rib joint and ITband problem that made sitting at the crafting desk extremely uncomfortable...for the first part of the month, I couldn't have seen well enough to stamp anyway, but finally the lab got my glasses problem figured out and corrected, so I'm not having constant headaches and blurred vision anymore! The chiropractor and massage therapist  are still working on the rest, but it is gradually getting better.  All that is definitely something to be thankful for! 

It has been nearly as hot as Hades down here in Florida, and when the August and September heat comes, it leaves me longing for the coolness of Fall!  On that note, I pulled out Wplus9's Happy Harvest along with some Authentique Beyoutiful designer paper for a fairly CAS center stair card with a cute Fall scarecrow.    

After diecutting a scarecrow from ivory card stock, I selectively inked the scarecrow's face with London Fog and shirt with Peanut Brittle ink, using Cantaloupe for the tufts of  hay that peek from underneath his overalls, which were stamped on a separate scrap with London Fog, cut out and popped up on dimensional adhesive. His scarf is stamped in Morocco ink.  I added a few SEI buttons from my stash, tied with ivory twine to accent the sentiment.  

I'm hoping to play a few more challenges before the weekend ends! You should join me!  :)

Wplus9's Happy Harvest 
Authentique Beyoutiful designer paper
Memento London FogPeanut BrittleMorocco and Cantaloupe inks