Hi stampers! I've spent most of the day holed up in my stamp studio without much to "show" for it. Why? Because I had to work on my Dirty Dozen entries for Splitcoast today and I can't show them on my blog for a while. BUT, if you're a Fan Club member over on Splitcoast you can see them starting tomorrow! :-) If you're not a fan club member you should be! In addition to being able to view the Dirty cards and challenges it's a great way to give back to all the wonderful people there that make the place so dang cool! That's why I joined! It was my way of saying thanks for all the hard work the moderators put in!
I did make one card for fun when I got up this morning to get the creative juices flowing. I don't usually stamp early in the morning but since we are on a self-imposed hiatus from Panera this month I made some oatmeal and hot tea and sat down at my desk. It wasn't quite as good as what I get at Panera but I can't stamp there so at least that's something:-)
I've been meaning to plat at Retro Sketches for a while now! I saw one of their recent sketches in Pinterest and went to check out their challenge site! Wow! They have some awesome sketches! I will be playing there often I think! Just check this week's sketch out:
Seriously, how cute is that? As SOON as I saw it I had the idea to use the ornaments from merry minis. I just knew they would look super cute.
Stamps: Merry minis, pennant parade
Paper: Whisper white, crumb cake, primrose petals, gumball green
Ink: White craft, soft suede, baja breeze, cherry cobbler, primrose petals, gumball green
Accessories: Cherry cobbler baker's twine, large scallop edgelit, merry minis punch pack, paper piercing pack, vintage faceted buttons, basic pearls and rhinestones
I pulled my colors from the snow festival DSP because I'd planned to try to work some of the DSP in...but that didn't quite happen. I also used my paper piercing pack to poke holes for the "strings". And I know I'm using the white craft ink sponging on crumb cake a lot but gosh, it's just perfect for Christmas and winter cards. It looks so fresh and snowy! I can't stop:-)
I doubt I'll be back tomorrow with a mailable card unless I can find something I've had saved away for a while or unless inspiration strikes late tonight. But I'll be back on Tuesday for sure! And hopefully often now since football is winding down, yay! One more week:-)