Saturday, August 10, 2013

Feeling Loved

Do you know how I know my husband loves me?  He let me get up and do nothing but stamp my heart out for 6 hours! Considering we have 4 children and he kept them entertained I am feeling very loved right now. Here's what I worked on.  (Its a lot again, but I did have 6 whole hours.)

First card:
 When I saw the sketch for this one it screamed "Santa Suit!" at me.  So that is what I made.
Stamps: Very Merry Tags
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver Glimmer paper
Ink: Versamark, Real Red Marker
Accessories: Black Embossing Powder, Petite Curly Label punch, Curly Label punch, Square Lattice EF, Big Shot
 A close up of the Stamp.  After I had embossed it I used the Real Red marker to color in the heart.
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Second card:
 I was very torn with the new Holiday catalog as to which Halloween stamp set to get. I knew my budget only allowed for one but each was such a different style and I wasn't sure what I would get the most use out of.  Then, the August Best of set came out and I had no problem making my decision!
Stamp Set: Best of Halloween
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Smoky Slate
Accessories: Oval Framelits, Big Shot, Word Window punch, Candy Dots, 1" Circle punch, 3/4" circle Punch

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Third card:

This card was a sketch and color challenge combined.  I wanted it to be pretty and feminine.  I can see in my photos that the butterfly is a little askew but I will fix it before it goes out to anyone.
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Six Sided Sampler
Paper: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantelope, Pistachio Pudding
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantelope, Pistachio Pudding
Accessories: Elegant Butterfly punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, Pearls Basic Jewels, Big Shot, Beautifully Baroque EF, Designer Frames EF, Labels Framelits
I close up of the Butterfly.  I used my Crisp Cantelope marker to color the pearls.

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Fourth card: 
 I did get out my color coach for some inspiration for this card.  It is so helpful when I've go an idea stuck in my head but no color scheme.
Stamps: Everything Eleanor, Itty Bitty Banners
Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky
Accessories: Paper Snips, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle punch, Bitty Banners Framelits, Big Shot, Large Pearl Basic Jewels, Crumb Cake 3/8" Tafetta Ribbon

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Fifth card:

 This layout yelled at me too.  WASHI TAPE!  WASHI TAPE!  So, I complied.
Stamps: Best of Halloween
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Basic Black
Paper: Very Vanilla
Accessories: Big Shot, Window Frames Framelits, Witches Brew Designer Washi Tape

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Sixth card:
 Out of all the stamp sets in the Holiday Catalog this is the one that my heart fell in love with at first sight! Its a hostess set, so let me know if you would like to set up a workshop to earn this set for yourself.
Stamps: Warmth and Wonder
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Season of Style DSP stack
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Naturals Designer Buttons, Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, Dimensionals, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
 So very, very cute!

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Seventh (and last) card:

 This card, I will admit, took me a while to come up with.  This was a photo challenge, which I had never done before, and I was determined to be inspired.  I made a list of all the colors I thought I saw in the photo, all the things it made me think of, all the textures, memories, and anything else that came to mind.  This was my final product.  It made me think of being a young girl and walking to school - seeing stop lights and stop signs and trees.  How does the photo below inspire you?
Stamps: Six Sided Sampler
Ink: Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Basic Black, Versamark
Paper: Summer Starfruit, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Woodgrain EF, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Hexagon punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

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I'll be gone for a few days to play with the kids before school starts.  Happy Stamping! Pin It Now!


  1. How fun to have so much time to get inky. All your creations are just wonderful.

  2. What a beautiful array of cards, Denise! We're so lucky that your husband let you have stamping time so you could inspire us! I love the Santa suit with the wonderful buttons! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  3. Wonderful halloween card. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

  4. Great projects all of them. Thank you for playing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!

  5. Wow! You made great use of those 6 hours. All of the cards are lovely and you interpret sketches so creatively! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

  6. You lucky girl, 6 hours of stamping! Your Merry MOnday card is adorable, what a great way to use that Santa & heart image! Thanks for playing with the MM sketch this week!

  7. I just popped over from the Pals Paper Arts site and see all of your AMAZING cards hereo. I'm not sure I could chose one that I like best, they are all so wonderful. I'll be stopping back again to see what you have posted! I love your style.

  8. Oh my...what a wonderful assortment of cards you did for challenges this week. Your husband is a sweetie to give you that much time for your craft! Love the soft colors on your CCMC card and the flower in the center! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  9. Love the Santa Suite, thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week.

  10. Love your cards, Denise! Great job with the Merry Monday sketch!

  11. Wow - you have been busy - thanks for joining in our sketch challenge this week at CC&S - the colours you used were lovely - Jacqueline xx

  12. What a wonderful set of cards, I love that Santa suit. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  13. Wow! You were able to accomplish a lot! Kudos to your husband!! Love all your cards! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  14. I love all of your cards Denise. But I have to say my favorite is the Halloween one using the FMS sketch! I am a huge fan of Halloween cards and I love that image and the little touches you added. Lucky girl getting so much crafty time - looks like you made good use of it! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  15. Your stoplight card is seriously the cutest card ever! Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

  16. Stop light, ok- THAT's AWESOME!! What a creative use of that stamp set, thanks so much for sharing with us at HSS!

  17. Wow! You do have a great husband and look at what you accomplished! I love the card for Create...the panels are great stamped in collage form. Pretty color combo. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge this week!

  18. Well I'm impressed just by the amount of cards - I would never be that productive with 12 hours let alone 6!! Lots of wonderful cards in this post! The one for the CAS Colours & Sketches is wonderful - love the colors and the double butterfly! Thanks for playing along with us at CCS!

  19. Oh, I love what you did with the HSS photo challenge! The shiny black layer is just perfect! And yes, I am totally reminded of being a schoolgirl, walking to school with my little stack of books. Great job, and thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments. ~ Erika

  20. awesome work...lucky you to be able to craft for 6 hours!
    thanks for playing with us at Seize the Sketch!

  21. sure put your quality stamping time to good use! AMAZING CARDS! LOVE your Everything Eleanor card...beautiful colors and how you made your own dsp for the sketch! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  22. Wow you were busy!! I love the card with the new hostess set (#6), can't wait to use it :)

  23. Love your color scheme and how you used Everything Eleanor for the sketch.. it is so pretty! What a wonderful array of cards and what a great DH! Thanks for joining us this week for the sketch at Create with Connie and Mary!

  24. What a great collection of cards here! You're a much faster crafter than I am, LOL. I really like the soft colors paired with the CAS - Colours and Sketches layout - and 50 extra points on using the word "askew" in your writeup about that card. (Have you done a Google search for that word? ;) ) Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week!