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!!

3 comments:

Melissa Sauls said...

Love it! Great job combining the two challenges.

Yankee in England said...

Love the card!

newenglandstamper said...

Very cute card - love those eyelets!


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