Monday, February 25, 2008

It's Been Too Long Since I've Stamped


Woohoo!!! I have 2 cards to post today. I was afraid my stamping mojo had left me but I think it's still in the building. Now that I am working "tax season hours", stamping is a luxury I can't seem to fit in. Did it ever feel good to get my hands inky today. Does anyone out there know what I mean? OK, on to the cards.

The first card is for a friend that I work with that needed a thank you card to give to someone. Several people need to sign this card so I made it 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". These size cards are always hard for me because I like to fill up all the space and there is twice as much space to fill up on this one. I pulled out my Bodacious Bouquet that I haven't used in forever. When this set first came out it was my absolute favorite, at least for that month anyway. Anybody else out there like me and you have a different favorite each month. It's a pretty straight forward card. The hardest thing was getting the masking done on all those flowers and leaves. After I got it stamped on white cardstock I cut it out and adhered it with dimensionals on to some Saffron cardstock.

The second card is the first one I have made using the Just Celebrate set from the Occasions Mini that starts next week, March 1st. I stamped the butterfly and used one of my new Copic markers that I got about a month ago to color it in. I only purchased 6 colors with a blender pen to make sure I liked them before I invested any more money in them. Well, I should have known. The Copics are on the top of my wish list now. Loved them!!! I outlined the butterfly with some Turquoise Stickles that I purchased from Michelle at her Ebay store called Stampers Dream. She has lots of great stuff there and a very quick turn-a-round on delivery. The white flowers that I used beside the main image are rub-ons. And I used my first piece from my Silver Hodgepodge Hardware from the Occasions Mini. Those ribbon sliders are so cute. Love them too!!

Have a great week everyone. TFL!!

9 comments:

Nancy Riley said...

You have been missed, Pam! But, you certainly haven't lost your stampin' mojo! These cards are AWESOME! Great job!

Mercy said...

pam...these are wondermous! and yes....it has been a long time since you've stamped! don't let it happen again! LOL!

Jamie Tyson said...

Yay!!! Your back!!! Love the cards, love the colors. You will have to show me the copics. I've had my eye on some as well, but you know me, I'll be addicted!!!

Linsey said...

These are both fabulous! Love the rich teal againgst bright red and those wonderful flowers! Both recipients will adore these sweet creations! And yes, i know what you mean! If I don't get my stamping time, it's probably not gonna be a great day. Although, everyday is wonderful since I can always visit awesome blogs like yours to get some inspiration medicine! great work!

Heidi said...

These are beautiful Pam! Love the colors!

Dawn Easton said...

Pam, your cards are wonderful! I love the masking of all the flowers on the first one...wow! A lot of work...but worth it...the end result is fabulous!
Your second card is so pretty! I just bought some Copics in Florida and ordered more online last weekend...lol
Your MOJO is happening!

Corie said...

Oh Gosh these are just so GORGEOUS

Amy G. said...

Beautiful cards Pam!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Very bright and cheerful! Awsome cards!