Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Simple Thinking of You

I stamped this "Thinking of you" sentiment last week while working on another card. It was the wrong size for that card and I, of course, couldn't throw it away:) It was stamped in my favorite brown - Soft Suede. (The stamp and ink are both from Stampin' Up! and likely both retired.) The flowered paper is from a matstack from The Paper Studio and the bottom layer of patterned cardstock is from an old matstack by Recollections. I do believe that is my last sheet from that stack - possibly the only matstack I have even come close to using up!! (Actually, now that I think of it, I think I may have one more sheet.)

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

My Stamping Room

We've only lived in this house for four and a half years, and we painted my stamping room right away. I do like the color, but with the teak furniture (old dining room table and old hutch bottom), everything was too much the same color. (I used a flash for this picture, and the room looks more rose-colored than it actually is.) So, I bit the bullet and moved everything out on Sunday so that I could paint it! This is what things looked like while I was waiting for Jim to help me move out the big furniture.
This is what our family room looks like! How did all of that stuff actually fit into my room - and how will I get it back in?!? :)



Ready for painting! I'm anxious for it to be done. I'm sure it will need two coats. Hopefully it will go back together as quickly as it got emptied, but I don't really think that's possible:)

I had this ready to post, but we actually got it painted yesterday, too! First we did have to remove the table and the desk with the computer. I was hoping to not have to move them, but it was fine. Here are a couple pictures of it painted. And it actually was done well with only one coat of paint!


Now today I will remove the tape, replace the outlet covers, etc., vacuum and start moving stuff back in. I'm so excited ... and amazed that it went so quickly!

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Die-Cut Thanks


When I was in Des Moines in June, I used a friend's die to cut these two pieces. So pretty, I think! For this first one, I had cut the piece with ivory cardstock, and then I matted with some Recollections dotted cardstock and mounted on the card base.

For this second one, I had used the die on patterned paper. I added it to an ivory base. I had lost the little triangle for the "A", so I added a matching gem.

Edited to add: This die is from Simon Says Stamp. You can find it here.

Also (with encouragement from Darnell) I am entering these cards into the Inkspirational challenge, which is "Wave."

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Spring Garden #3

Card #3 and the last using the Stampin' Up! set called "Spring Garden." The stamps from the set are the sentiment, the flowers, and the stems. I again used kid's watercolor paper and spritzed the flowers and stems before stamping. I embossed the matting with a Darice border folder on the bottom.

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Spring Garden #2

Card #2 made with "Spring Garden" by Stampin' Up! The stamps I used for this card are the stem with leaves, the flowers, the butterfly and the butterfly body. For each of them, I spritzed with water before stamping on kid's watercolor paper. The sentiment is from another SU! set. I cut it out with a Memory Box die. I mounted the sentiment on foam squares. The card base is ivory.

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