Thursday, July 24, 2014

{Stamp Simply} A Time for Thanks

I'm in thank you note mode here, so today's Stamp Simply card is a quick masculine thank you made with the JustRite Time Heals set.  I stamped the clock and sentiment first, then i cut a mask with the coordinating JustRite Spellbinders Vintage Labels Seven die.  Next, I inked up the JustRite Burlap Background stamp with some kraft and yellow ink and stamped it over my masked image.  The only embellishment is a simple enamel dot.  

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

{TCP Tuesday} Rise and Shine!

Here's another special request card that I made for my Dad.  This one is for a CNA who always called early in the morning before they were awake..  She was another of Mom and Dad's favorites. : )

I used two sets from The Cat's Pajamas on this card... Lean on Me and Rise and Shine.  I'm entering it in this week's TCP Tuesday "Anything Goes" challenge. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

{TCP Summer Blog Hop} Good Morning, Sunshine!

Hello friends!

My Mom's memorial service was yesterday, and I really needed some stamping "therapy" this morning.  My poor blog has been sorely neglected this month!  I wanted to play along with both the Summer Blog Hop for The Cat's Pajamas, and the 1 year anniversary celebration over at The Curtain Call, plus I really wanted to make a card for one of the very special CNA's that worked with my Mom over the past six months.  My sweet CNA has red hair... hence my orange theme... and she always sang "You are my Sunshine" when she went to visit my Mom.  She told me yesterday that my Mom always sang along.  Mom had a beautiful voice. : )  During Mom's final week in the Hospice House she couldn't speak at all, and couldn't really communicate, but one day her CNA came to visit and leaned over and said "You are my sunshine!".  My Mom opened her eyes wide and turned her head and smiled.  It was precious. 

I used the new summer release set "Nature's Hello" from The Cat's Pajamas, coloring my image with Spectrum Noir markers.  I was inspired by the sunshine flooding the room in the Curtain Call picture,  and all the white space in the beautifully organized room.

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Stamps:  Nature's Hello (TCP); Dies:  Framed Up 2 (TCP), Stitched Circle (MFT), Stitched Rectangle (Lil Inker); Accessories:  Spectrum Noir Markers (Gina K), Embossing Folder (Paper Studio), Memento Black Ink 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

{Stamp Simply} So Thankful

Hello friends!

I have a Stamp Simply card to share with you today that uses the newly released JustRite set Stitched Sunflowers Vintage Labels Eight.  I really wanted to use some of my new Kaisercraft Pickled Pear Paper so I decided to go "untraditional" in my sunflower colors and simply shade them in cream to match the paper.  Because of the shabbiness of the paper, I wasn't even too particular to make sure the flower centers were completely inked.  I wanted it to have a vintage-y look... did I succeed?
I love flower sets because you don't have to stay true to life.  A cream sunflower works if it matches the paper, and it gives so much more versatility to a set that you would otherwise consider to be for autumn only.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

{Stamp Simply} Let it Snow

Christmas in July is in the air right now!  I've been watching Hallmark Christmas movies and I see that the ornaments just came out this weekend.  Each year just seems to go faster and faster, doesn't it?

Today's Stamp Simply card is more of a winter card than a Christmas card, and some of you may not share the sentiment, but I always look forward to the first snow.  It's so clean and fresh and new... but I really do hope we have a few more months before it comes!! LOL!

I colored the sweet snowman from JustRite's Applique Christmas Labels set and layered him with some papers from Prima's LadyBird line.  It's not a Christmas pad, per se, but the blues are perfect for a snow scene!  The crystals add some fun sparkle and the pretty blue silk ribbon pulls together the darker blue of the scarf.

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