Archive for July 6th, 2012:
I spoke yesterday about being in such a funk over the last few weeks and I think I found a few remedies for it. I've always known what the remedy has been but sometimes you need a friend to jerk it out of you. Thank God for my friends and all of you that read and give me a lift.
So yesterday my girlfriend called me and said, "What's up Funky?" I belted out a loud laugh and thought to myself that was exactly what I needed to hear. It just made me belly laugh. If you are in a blah mood, friends are what can shake it out of you. After speaking with a few of my girlfriends yesterday I went to bed still chuckling over the conversations. The other remedy was making the short walk downstairs into my stamp room. I received my Holiday Mini pre-order of stamps yesterday. I dug into the box and pulled everything Halloween out and started creating. I LOVE, LOVE creating Halloween stuff. By the end of the night I had created 6 cards and felt pretty good about finding my creative side once again. I will start sharing these creations this week.
Here is another card I made this past week. I love the set For the Birds, #126407. This is such a cute stamp set with all kinds of birdie images. If you are a birdie lover this stamp set is for you!
I used Watercolor paper to stamp and color the birdies. Stampin' Up! has GREAT quality watercolor paper. You can find all the products used below.
Stamps: For the Birds #126407
Cardstock: Summer Starfruit, Marina Mist, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Stazon Black, Summer Starfruit, Marina Mist, Rose Red, Gumball Green
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Victoria Lace, Dahlia's, Subtles Buttons, Summer Starfruit ribbon, Linen Thread, Dotted Scallop Border punch, Birds of a Feather DSP
Now time for a little digital inspiration!
I'm pretty excited that I already have a layout completed of our trip to Iowa. In fact, I have a few. WHOA! Shut the front door! That's unheard of for me. Even better news I completed my Alaska album and a Florida vacation album and uploaded them to print. I was giddy about it. When I had my little "26,000 lost photo" issue last week I promised myself to get busy and create these albums. So I have and what a GREAT feeling.
Below you see the downloads I used for this page.
Bon Voyage Designer Kit- 130873
Font Architects Daughter
Celebrate Any Day Designer Kit- 127757
Wish You Were Here stamp brush-129926
Natural Composition Overlays-130855
Below is one of the albums I finished yesterday. This is the Alaska trip the kids and I took while my Prince was in Iraq. I used the World Traveler Photobook Template. Awesome way to make a quick album.
|World Traveler Photobook Template – Digital Download|
You can find all these fun things in my Online Store.
I hope you are enjoying your Friday. I will choose to stay indoors as it's hot, hot, hot outside. I'm quite happy just stamping away and watching Alexis sew clothes for her American Girl doll.