I missed a few Mondays, but I enjoy these sketches and I can usually get a card made using one in under an hour...sometimes it takes me another hour to pick out stamps and paper. I needed a jumpstart and I can always depend on Mary to help me do just that. Her card was so adorable I just had to almost copy it here http://www.stampinpretty.com/2009/07/woo-hoo-its-mojo-95.html. Mary recenly moved to AZ....She's 2 hrs. away from me in Tucson. I hope we meet up someday.
This stamp is from SU's "Always In My Thoughts." I think it's retired recently. It's a handy set because it has great sentiments that fit small squares, or in this case, Nesties. So here I've used two different Nestie sets. Also, the EK Success border punch fleur de lis (sp?) note...I will likely get the fleur de lis pendant Wizard just released. This EK punch is my favorite one. I like how you can use the 'negatives' as corners . The navy mat is cuttlebuged with the Love Language folder...note...I'm super excited about the 11 new folders I purchased from HSN. They're on their way already per HSN. The base is SU's baja breeze and it's definitely retired as it was an In Color last year. The navy mat is the back of a used Christmas card. Do any of you recycle your cards in this way? I have a dear friend where I worked before retirement, who kindly saves them for me after Christmas. I detach whatever parts look re-usable. You'd be surprised how you can get some nice cardstock in this way. Buttons that I sewed on, and SU white satin ribbon round the card out. I colored with SU markers and the pot was done with gamsol and pencil to achieve some shading.
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Hope your week is off to a good start and you'll get some stamping in as a stress-relief method.