Back in June I decided to take the months of July and August off. You know ... everyone needs a chance to rest, relax and enjoy the long summer days. I had visions of getting caught up on my scrap booking ... heck, who am I fooling ... I wanted to just get a few small projects done! I also had visions of taking long walks with my dog, sitting on my patio reading a good book or working on all the unfinished knitting projects I have started. Well, don't we all imagine that with some time off from the craziness of life we can accomplish so much.
Okay ... so here is the reality ... I didn't do ANY scrap booking, I started a book but only got about a fourth of it read and only finished two knitting projects and started 3 more (which are now on my unfinished list)!!!
So I'm actually glad to be back to creating cards and my monthly Stamp-a-Stack classes. I'm also very excited about the new Holiday Mini that just came out today! I get so excited when I see all the holiday stamp sets and projects. I can't wait to get my Halloween stamps sets that I just ordered.
Here is one of the cards that my "peeps" will be making this month. It uses the new Domestic Goddess DSP. I just love the colors: Pool Party and Calypso Coral. I CASEd the card from here. I paper-pieced the little coffee cups using the Pool Party check paper from Domestic Goddess DSP and Calypso Coral CS. The remainder of the cups I colored with the markers. It really "pops" off the front of the card!
The next card uses a stamp set that I just got as an reward for my sales during Sale-a-Bration. It's so much fun to get FREE stamp sets from Stampin' Up. It's called Inspired by Nature and I've wanted it for some time so, of course, I had to use it right away. I used markers directly on the stamp to use multiple colors. I CASEd it here -- it's just clean and simple.
Supplies used: Inspired by Nature and Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess) stamp sets; Old Olive, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White cardstock; Old Olive, Pink Pirouette and Chocolate Chip markers; Old Olive Satin Ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by. Check back for other cards that I'll have at my September Stamp-a-Stack classes.