Happy Friday, Stampers!
Today's card project was created for Sharon Johnson's "Stamp Simply" challenge. This week, Sharon asked us to create a sympathy card. For all the challenge deets, and to take a look at Sharon's gorgeous card, clicky HERE.
If you decide to play along, and we certainly hope you do, be sure to link up your card in Mr. Linky, located HERE. If you upload to a public gallery, such as Splitcoast Stampers, please use keyword "ssnotime128."
Sadly, this is my last week Guest Designing for the Stamp Simply Challenge. Many thanks to Sharon and the Stamp Simply girls for a wonderful GDT experience. This group is such a great bunch of uber-talented artists and they've all been so friendly and kind to me. Thanks, Ladies; it's been a blast!
And here's my sympathy card:
Be sure to check out all the amazing projects created by the Stamp Simply Design Team:
Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits,
Jennifer Buck: The Buck Stamps Here,
Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat,
Tammy Hershberger: Stamp Happy,
Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty,
AJ Otto: The Willow Garden,
Deb Saaranen: Dream in Color, and,
Barb Scharm: Explore. Dream. Discover.
I created my card loosely based on a sketch from Stamping 411's Saturday Sketch Challenge. For all the sketchy deets, clicky HERE. For the ginormous view of my card, clicky on the photo.
I stamped my tree and sentiment, both from Stampin' Up's "Thoughts and Prayers" stamp set on Very Vanilla card stock with dye ink, then die-cut with a rectangular die. I left my card stock in the die, and sponged on Distress ink.
I matted the focal image on distressed Bermuda Bay card stock, added a scroll trim border created out of a vintage dictionary page, and tied on some
old vintage raffia.
For all of the mind-boggling product info, check out the supply list, below.
Sooooooo, yesterday Sheila and I teamed up with her
crazy fun sister Jill to look at houses. Because yes, she is going to move in with "Dreamy Jack" after just 1 month of dating. Yikes!
If you've been following my blog, you know that Dreamy Jack is Jill's new soul-mate, poet, and god ... even though this is a guy who regularly falls asleep in sandwiches. Yup, you read that right ... for details, clicky HERE.
The three of us met the real estate agent at the house ... a cute l'il fixer-upper on a beautiful lot.
"Wow, this is really cute! I love it! Wonder why it's so cheap?" Jill mused.
We were to soon find out. When she turned on the kitchen tap, water started leaking down from the ceiling.
"Well, look at the bright side, Jill; it's self-cleaning!" Sheila said.
So Jill made an offer ...
Thanks so much for stopping by today ... hope you have a fabulous weekend!
- Paper Sundaes: Distressing
- Saturday Spotlight: Distressing
- Gingersnap Creations: 3 Colors (Orange, Teal, Chocolate Brown)
- Tuesday Taggers: Gettin' Messy Hands (Distressing)
- Practical Scrappers: Use Stamps
- Incy Wincy Designs: Use Texture
- Card Stock: "Chocolate Chip," "Bermuda Bay," and "Very Vanilla" Card Stock by Stampin' Up
- Designer Paper: Mocha Chica Collection by CHF
- Other Paper: Vintage (1948) Dictionary Page
- Stamps: Tree Image and Sentiment from "Thoughts and Prayers" Stamp Set by Stampin' Up
- Ink: "Chocolate Chip" Dye Ink by Stampin' Up; Antique Linen Distress Ink by Ranger
- Accessories: Flat-Back Adhesive Pearls; Raffia
- Tools: Die-Cut Machine; Rectangle Dies; Scroll Trim Border Punch by Stampin' Up; Stampin' Dimensionals and SNAIL Adhesive by Stampin' Up
- Finished Size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
If you have any questions about Stampin' Up products or stamping techniques, feel free to contact me HERE.