In Stamping Mode

Monday, June 22, 2009

Clean and Simple #20

It's a miracle!! I stamped TWO...count 'em, TWO cards today! They are clean and simple, but hey, I made some time!!! With how my day went today (bad to worse) I needed some valuable stamp time. But let's not dwell on that...let's focus on the CAS challenge over on Splitcoast PAPER PIECING!!!

And then this!

For the Birthday Blessings card, I stamped the flower from Petals of Friendship by H&M Stamps on a piece of Citrus DCWV stack. I actually stamped it twice and cut them both out. For one of them, I focused on cutting out the main petals so that I could run my stylus on the backside to create some dimension. I then stuck a black rhinestone in the middle and painted over the dimensionalized (is that even a word?!) petals with Mello Yellow Shimmerz Blingz. The inspiration for my layout came from the Clean and Simple's blog, Fall to Layout #47.

For the Happy Birthday card, I used the same Citrus DCWV pack with some Kraft cardstock. Oh! The clouds cardstock came from my stash and it is called Cloud Puff by Reminisce. It's very shimmery and sheeny in person, and of course, you can't see that! :) The tree from Season of Trees by H&M Stamps was paper pieced. I think this is such a fun and cute card!

**All the stamps I used are from H&M Stamps, and even though they are sold out, there are plenty more fantabulous stamp sets to be had!**

On another note, I've also been using a lot of Shimmerz...because I'm a sparkle and ribbon kind of girl. :) And Shimmerz is being reviewed on Craft Critique today!!! Wow!! I didn't even know this site existed and I'm sooo excited to have been introduced to it! Talk about some enabling! So, if there was any questions you had regarding Shimmerz, be sure to go on over and take a peek at the review.

For me...I hope to be able to do the Mojo Monday challenge next. I just Looooove me some mojo!!

Have a great day and thanks for getting "in stamping mode." :)


Carolina said...

Beautiful CAS cards!!!! Such great attention to space - love them both!

Liz Goldhawk said...

super pretty cards!!! Love what you did with the FTL sketch, and the scene with the top note looks great!

~amy~ said...

fabulous job on the paper piecing Melissa...super SWEET cards...both of them :)

Unknown said...

awesome cards. Love the top-note birthday one!!

Toby and Valerie Durham said...

I'm impressed that you got 2 cards today - more than me!
I like the hand "stitching" around the tree scene there. That's cute!

Vanessa Middleton said...

Oh! I love the birthday card with the tree. The background papers you used are perfect! So cute!!!

Unknown said...

Cathy put me on to your website. Your work is beautiful. I have forwarded your website on to my daughter Carrie in College Station. She is friends with Lauren and participates in her training. Maybe y'all can share creations someday.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous - this is definitely one that I'm going to steal ;)
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