In Stamping Mode

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A Wordy Word Challenge

Yay for lazy Sundays!! My sweet girl and I just finished making some Halloween cupcakes and the house smells YUMMY! While the cupcakes are cooling waiting for their (no doubt) multiple coats of orange icing, I figured I'd stop by the old blog-o and make a quick update.

I had some time yesterday to stamp and I was able to churn out a couple of cards for Technique Tuesday's Wordy Word Challenge over on Splitcoast. Technique Tuesday has some GORGEOUS word stamps...especially if you enjoy the handwriting ones...most notably the Ali Edwards line of stamps (LOVE THOSE!) I'm hoping you will play along in the challenge...it's so easy to find stamps with words! And feel free to play along even if you don't have any Technique Tuesday stamps. Either way, you have a chance at winning the Verbose stamp set...play by October 19th!

So I went in two completely opposite directions with my cards...one clean and simple, and one in my favorite shabby style. :)


My first card follows the Clean & Simple blog's latest Fall to Layout 111. Nothing like making some CAS cards for Christmas as they're easy to churn out a bunch in a relatively short amount of time! I used one of Ali's newest Christmas sets, Good Cheer. I'm definitely planning on some more Christmas with this set...it's one of my favorites!



And I know I've used this sentiment before, and in this exact same positioning, but I just love it! I think this is a GREAT card to send someone...especially during Breast Cancer Awareness month, right? I used another Ali set, Loving Words...a MUST HAVE in your stamping arsenal! I also used the new Beaded Oval Nestabilities I've been dying to have since I first saw it! It's so vintagey to me...I don't know why, but it reminds me of those classic beaded depression era bowls and glasses, etc. The patterned paper is from the Webster's Pages Wonderfall & Hollywood Vogue Petite Papers. I also used some coordinating Petal Bloomers...mmmmmm. :)

Well that's all for me this Sunday afternoon. I'm looking forward to icing those cupcakes up and then putting myself into a sugar coma as I finish off the rest of the icing, LOL!

Have a GREAT day and thanks so much for visiting!

5 comments:

Juls said...

wow both of these are just stunning!!!! I love the 2nd one, absolutley gorgeous and just so elegant!!!! Hugs Juls

Lynette said...

Both cards are so beautifully done - love them!

Charlene Austin said...

Melissa....these are awesome!! That's it...I'm going to my craft room right now! I'm inspired.

Carolina said...

Glad you found some time because these are just gorgeous! Love the simplicity and elegance of the first and the soft and sweet...love all the trim - pure shabby beauty!

Danielle Lounds said...

Oh wow! Absolutely gorgeous shabby chic cards! :)

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