Hi friends! Hope you had a fun weekend. I'll tell ya, they go way to fast! I love my weekends and am counting the days to summer break. I am so blessed to be a stay at home mom and not have to be at a nine to five job, because I love being home with my kids. I should say I just love being home. I truly am a homebody. Always have and always will. We aren't ones to be out and about doing lots of things away from the home. When the summer weather kicks in, I'd be wanting to play hookie if I worked outside the house. Notice I said work outside the house, you know the pharse, "Man may work from sun to sun, but a woman's work is never done." And with a bunch of kids that is the truth!
Ok, nuff of that, on to fun stuff! This challenge for Craft Hoarders Anonymous is a fun one! Please go check them out, as papercrafters we hoard stuff up the wazoo, so this is a great way to use your hoard. The challenge was use those stamps. Now, I really don't stamp so much, but boy you wouldn't know it from my darn stash! I got me tons of stamps! All kinds my friends, from everywhere, Stampin' Up!, Rubbernecker Stamps, Recollections, the dollar bin at Michael's, my lss, gosh I don't even know where some came from I've had em so long!
What I did here on this card is a first for me. I stamped onto patterned paper, Graphic 45's Secret Garden line, and then on white cardstock. I cut the dress and hat out, colored the gal, her hair, the shawl and her shoes and bracelet, then I glued the dress and hat onto the image. Some stickles around the dress and hat of course. I also stamped some teeny tiny butterflies, cut them out and glued them then hit them with some stickles. On the bottom I used a border stamp from a set that I've had since the stoneage :D flat back pearls and voila! I like it :) I used my G45 scraps, made a pretty Easter card and tried something for the first time. Not too bad. What do you think -
As you can see I popped her up with some foam squares. I distressed the edge of the matting paper and did some distress ink around the edge. The quote is a pretty one," Easter spells beauty, the rare beauty of new life." Inside I wrote, "May the beauty of Easter's promise be with you always."
Graphic 45 Secret Garden
Rubbernecker Stamp, Lady
Flat Back Pearls, baby blue, medium and small
Water Color Pencils, flesh, pink, baby blue, brown
My forte isn't card-making. My passion lies in altering and layouts, but I do like to make them for special occasions and give them to my family. Plus learning and trying new things is awesome, and this was fun. I hope you like it.
Have a great week friends, till next time!