Sunday, March 28, 2010

Wasn't Sure I'd Be Back!!

It's been SO long since I posted that I was starting to wonder, myself, if I'd ever be back. For months, I wasn't quite myself and couldn't seem to muster the "mojo" or whatever it was that normally drives me to stamp. I have recently been re-organizing my stamp room, though, and I think that might be just what I needed to get my creative juices flowing again. I made eight cards today... two of each of the following.

This card started with a Chocolate Chip card base.  I stamped the background image in Chocolate Chip Classic Ink from the Baroque Motifs set.  "Celebrate" was stamped in Baja Breeze and "Your Day" was stamped in Chocolate Chip on Whisper White cardstock.  The dots were punched from So Saffron CS using the 1/4" Circle Punch.  I added that piece along with a strip of Real Red CS to my card base and added a piece of ribbon.  I didn't have any So Saffron ribbon, so this is "traitor" ribbon that I purchased at Hobby Lobby.

This card uses a Real Red card base with layers of Basic Black, Whisper White, and More Mustard.  The monkeys were stamped from the "Fox & Friends" stamp set in Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, and Wild Wasabi.  The sentiment was stamped in Basic Black ink and is from the "Happy Everything" stamp set.  The card was finished off with a piece of Real Red striped grosgrain ribbon.

This card started with a Pink Pirouette base and then I added a layer of Very Vanilla after punching the left edge and piercing the right-hand corners.  I added a strip of Olive Press DSP to the Very Vanilla layer.  The image was created using the new SU punch in Old Olive, Baja Breeze, and Pink Pirouette CS.  The sentiment was stamped in Old Olive.

This card started with a base of Old Olive.  The image was stamped in Old Olive ink from the "Thoughts & Prayers" stamp set.  The sentiment was stamped from the same set in Old Olive on Kraft CS.  I punched a flower using the "Flowers Three" punch in Baja Breeze CS and added it with a half pearl from the "Pretties Kit" and a piece of Old Olive grosgrain ribbon. Before adding that piece to the card, I added a strip of Baja Breeze CS that I scalloped using the scalloped edge punch.
Hopefully, I'm on a roll and won't stop here.  I'll try to do a MUCH better job of updating my blog and being creative!!


Tammy said...

I knew you hadn't lost it!! I have 5 things a month I am involved with down here. I get out of the house and absolutely LOVE creating things. One of our missions for one of them is to make birthday cards for a Hatian orphanage. The other mission we have in one of the other groups is to make cards of any sort for the nursing homes- they are split up between Cabool and Mtn. Grove. I have it all set up in my living room since the basement isn't finished. Derek says the living room is Tammy and Emily's.... stamping stuff and TOYS. LOL Your cards are beautiful as always. Hope your doing okay. Love you.

Christy said...

I love them all. Welcome Back!

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