Sunday, July 12, 2009

Back from Holidays

Hello one and all, I came back from my wonderful month long vacation- feeling very well rested and filled with inspiration. However, my creative plans hit a bit of a roadblock when my dear hubby decided to renovate my scrap room in my absence (and by renovate, I mean build a scrap room- I stamp on a fold out table in an unfinished basement staring at insulation !!) and is about 3/4 of the way done ! So a very grateful me is running around the basement trying to find all my things- not very conductive to creating.

I was able to create the one card that I thought up on vacation

It`s a little card I made using the Roses of Sharon stamp from Lockheart (I`m a bit partial to name`s Rose !!) I coloured it in with my copics, matted it on some Crate paper, and then on some PTI Spring Rain.

The red ribbon is PTI Pure Poppy Twill, and the blue was a bit of ribbon included in an order from Ellen Hutson........Love it ! A couple of vintage button from PTI, and an October Afternoon sentiment stamped on Ripe Avocado finish off this happy little card.

I also wanted to include a card I made for my husband for fathers day.

It`s a cute little Changito stamp from 7kids, that I coloured in with my Copics. After the colouring, I rubbed it all over with New Canvas pallet ink to give it a bit more of a fuzzy look. I made the background using the stripe image from Beyond Basics Border- PTI- as I saw on Nichole Heady`s blog recently.
She also showed us to customize our ribbon with copics, and I made a stripe of brown on the blue gingham ribbon. A couple of button and a brown brad finish if the front of the card.

I`ve got tons of half finished cards and half formed ideas, and I`ll post some pictures of my space once my hubby finishes it........


  1. Welcome back! Love the fun colors of the rose card and the image is so pretty! (I'd be partial too!) and love that you customized your own ribbon! How fun! :) Can't wait to see your new space and hope you're well rested!

  2. Love your little changito card. Those are the cutest little stamps. Welcome back, enjoy your new stamp space.