Friday, January 9, 2009

Back to Stamping!

Good Morning!
Well, as you can see I've returned to stamping. Yes, I will still be scrapbooking; but I think that for blogging purposes the stamping is better. I sat for the better part of two hours yesterday staring at pictures just trying to figure out the paper that I wanted to use. Don't you wish that everybody would just coordinate all the time, so that you didn't have that problem? I decided to forget that layout and put another one together. I got the paper and pictures and even a title put on; but then realized I had no embellishments whatsoever to put on it. That in itslf was baffling, since I've an entire folder filled with things. You would have thought I would have found something in there.
Finally, I decided, forget it...I'm going back to stamping. Scrapbooking will just have to be a work in progress for me. I decided to combine Kristina's Color Inspiration with this week's Mojo Monday (which by the way has a new blog of it's very own. Check out the new link) It was a bit hard to get the juices flowing, but I think I did ok. I started with a white base. I probably should have made the card a bit smaller; but these were already prefolded, so I just grabbed one. I added a layer of Chocolate Chip, followed by a piece of Baja Breeze that I stamped with my "Floral" background stamp. I layered Pumpkin Pie and Olive across the bottom and added the eyelets on each side. The Mojo Monday sketch has an oval in it; but I have no way to make an oval, so I decided to use my scallop circle. I stamped the "Happy Birthday" in Pumpkin Pie ink and then added the martini glass stamp from "Cheers to You". I cut a half circle with my circle punch and then added the orange ribbon. I decided that the white just looked a bit bright, so I decided to use my spritzer with markers. A couple of spots got a bit darker than I would have liked; but by that time it was too late to worry about it.
Anyhow, I hope you like it. That's all for me right now. Be sure to come back later for this week's edition of GH Chatter!!


Melissa Sauls said...

Love it! Great job combining the two challenges.

Yankee in England said...

Love the card!

Anonymous said...

Very cute card - love those eyelets!

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