Friday, November 22, 2013

Just Because You'll Love It

Once Upon A Time . . . when I first began to stamp, I never would have thought it would end up like this.  

I stamp today for the same reason I began - because I love it.  You'll love it, too.

It's so relaxing to just sit with paper and ink and create.  And today, it's easier than ever because you can go online and get ideas galore for springboards.
Case in point:  this layout is from the Freshly Made Sketches.
It's clean.  It's simple.  And there's so much you can do with it.  

We had a lot going on last night with 4-H, and I didn't get home until late.  So ... I also wanted some colors given to me to use.  I found that at ColourQ.
For card stocks, I used Crumb Cake (120953), which is the same thing as Kraft, Soft Sky (131203) on the inside of the card, and Whisper White (100730).
See the Soft Sky peeking out from the inside there?
The inks I used are Pumpkin Pie (126945), Crumb Cake (121030), Crushed Curry (131173) - since I don't have More Mustard anymore - and Soft Sky (131181).
I always recommend making multiples of cards, since you're cutting one out anyway.  That way, if you're like so many people I know, you can keep one and then send out the other.  Since I keep a blog, I send out both.  I can always refer to the blog if I want to see what I've made and re-create a card or two.

The stamp sets I used are Gorgeous Grunge (130517) - I think I'm addicted to this set - so incredibly versatile!, and A Dozen Thoughts (131056).

Be sure to check out the other fabulous cards on these challenges, and I hope you have a great day doing something you love.

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  1. Too true, I love stamping and all things paper craft related. Beautiful card & perfectly CAS. Hugs Bev x

  2. Very inventive use of those stamps! A perfect CAS creation! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. I'm still procrastinating about buying the Gorgeous Grunge stamp how you've used it here..just enough background detail for your stamped sentiment! Thanks for playing along at Colour Q this week!

  4. Simply beautiful! I love the sentiment you've used, it says everything! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!


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