Saturday, April 28, 2012

Less Is More....Having a Go

I haven't had a go at the Less Is More Challenges since my dh passed in January.
It was a bit of a ritual for me. He'd know exactly why I wasn't paying him much attention early on a Saturday morning and would wait a bit more patiently than he ordinarily would. This is because he had been the only witness to my utter glee when I was showcased. He knew exactly how much it meant to me. He watched me grow from my inept first submission attempts to finally earning a compliment here and there. He truly was happy for me.

So here we go, I caught up with Mandi and Chrissie at 12 AM, USA time in Arizona, just after I'd posted about Simply Create Too, where I am on the design team. I decided not to wait until my life has changed.

I love this trio of southwestern clay pots from Stampmania. They specialize in images of the Southwestern and can be difficult to find. However during my adventure to a Stamp Convention, I found them and treated myself. Afterall, I am a Southwesterner some 15 years and I do love many aspects of desert living. To continue, the LIM Divas gave us a sketch which can be found here with all the deets. I have colored the pots with copics mainly and a Letraset or two....first time really playing with likely. The sentiment stamped in Memento cocoa brown is from Our Daily Bread. I agonized a bit about the sentiment. I wanted the font to be perfect more than anything and then too, to be only one short line.  My photo skills haven't improved much. And finally, white is, IMO, so tough to get right. Alas, I love a white card base. Well, I'm not tickled pink, but it's been a while, so I'm happy.

Hugs & Blessings,
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Back and Ready To Play

Hi Stamping friends. I'm back from California and in my adopted home state of Arizona. I love it here in the desert. CA was too rainy for me at this time of year, although I was assured that it was an anomoly (sp) and that they needed it. I had a fab time with family, but missed my craftroom lots. I tried to make it up by being a bit of a shopolic on-line, but then I couldn't wait to get home to use what I'd bought...many items which were forgetten until I laid my crafty hands on them. At Simply Create Too, we're having our 12th challenge, It's About Time. I submitted a card...on-time for a change, and already there is a fab submission linked up. Go and check out the team's work and add yours too.

I created a 5x5 card base using SU's Night of Navy. My background is from Impression Obsession and is called Newsprint. This is a huge background stamp that easily covers larger cards. It's made of high quality rubber and is cling backed. I will be getting more of these I'm sure. I stamped all but the clock in Memento tuxedo black. My "note paper" image is from Stampendous Perfectly Clear Stamp Line. The clock is from a set by Kelly Panacci and Sandylion...never saw anything else from this line except the clock set. Then the envie in the corner is from TPC Studio and I used SU old olive as well as SU Tangerine Tango. The clock is stamped in SU white craft ink and embossed with white embossing powder. A little embellie to hold the hands together that is from my stash. A very mixed up card, huh? I often find myself doing this...makes for quite the cluttered desk. Oh, and that's my awful hand-writing on the note itself. And, I really do have to make those cards.

Oh, and please have a bit of patience with me. Blogger has re-vamped its posting methods, and posting has never been my forte, so I hope I get accustomed to it real soon.

Hugs & Blessings