Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Stampendous Impressions-Summer Projects

My cousin & I spent many hours on a swing just like this when I was a little girl.  I think that's why this stamp appealed to me so much when I saw it, and while this card may not say "Summer" to most people when they see it, to me (and hopefully to my special recipient,) that's exactly what it represents.
Tree stamp: Stampendous "Tree Swing"

Inside> sentiment stamp also by Stampendous "Sincere Sayings" set

I'm entering this at the Stampendous Summer Project Challenge.

Make it a great day for someone else & it'll come back to you!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Gone, but hopefully not forgotten

If everyone has gotten as bad as me there won't be anyone to read this.  I haven't posted anything or even been on Blogger in so long.  I see I've picked up a few new followers, so a big Hello & Thank You to you ladies if you are reading this.

We're on countdown here- 2 weeks till first grandbaby's due date.  I can't wait to hold him!  And I have a feeling once he gets here my scrapbooking is going to get revived in a BIG sorta way and cardmaking may get put on the back burner just a little bit.  Until then, I'm trying to get a box of cards ready to send off to OWH.  Here are a few of the ones I've made lately.
Free digi stamp by Birdie Brown

Stamps by Stampendous and Lawn Fawn and the embossed frame was made by using 2 Spellbinders dies. 
This looks a lot better in person than it photographed.   I liked it so much I'm going to go back and make several more like it.  I'm also going to enter it over at Glu-Arts for the little OWH challenge they're doing in conjunction with We R Memory Keepers.  The goal is to collect 50,000 cards by July 24th, so if you have a few extra cards in your stash, why not send them in.   It's a great cause & there are some nice prizes too.
Digi stamp: Cre8tive Hands       sentiment stamp: Inky Antics

Sunshine stamp: Studio G      sentiment: Hero Arts "Thinking of You" set
 The next 2 are just a couple of examples of Faux Embossing that  I made up for a workshop I did on different embossing techniques a few weeks ago.

 I love little boxes and so I was excited to see this new idea a couple of weeks ago at Dawn's Stampin' Thoughts.  I should have made a more colorful one, but I just used some scraps I had laying around  to get one made while it was fresh on my mind.

remove the belly band and the box "blooms" open like a flower
this is what it looks like open
 I do have baby on the brain, but not just because of my grandbaby,  I am having to make a lot of baby cards because from June-August I know of 11 young ladies that are expecting, plus 3 more for Sept./Oct.  I don't know what's going on.... we didn't have any snowstorms last winter.
Stamps by Lawn Fawn: Plus One & Pa-Rum-Pa-Pum-Pum sets; Spellbinders dies, & embossing folders by Cuttlebug and Lifestyle Crafts.
Have a great week everyone and a safe, happy  & fun-filled 4th!

Wishing you 
Sunshine & Smiles
Love & Laughter