Friday, September 14, 2007
You just have to play hooky from life, for a few hours. I have been so bogged down with a number of things around here - from heading a volunteer art program at Brett's school, to dealing with extended family issues, to having a teenager (those of you with teens are nodding in agreement, I can feel you!) plus the day to day duties of having a family, and just not having time for stamping just for the heck of it. I miss that and have found that the longer I stay away, the easier it is to not begin, but the grumpier I get because of it.
So this morning, even after posting yesterday that it might be a while 'till I posted, I decided to tell life.....
I NEED A BREAK from you.
So, I stamped. I borrowed some inspiration for this layout from stamp goddess, Michelle Wooderson. She often utilizes an entire sheet of 12 x 12 paper in one sitting all the time. Her advice: cut the paper into 4 x 4 squares, it's enough to make 9 cards. I pulled a few coordinating colors from the patterned paper for the layers and then stamped the main image, ticket cornered a couple of the layers, and assembled the cards. I stamped the birthday sentiment on 4 of them and kept 5 blank. I can stamp the sentiment on those when the need arises. They went together rather quickly and I feel like the left side of my brain is satiated for today.
This was the first time I have really used Purely Pomegranate ink. My pad was so juicy that all images previously looked blotchy and uneven, so I would toss them straight into the circular file. This morning, I finally blotted the ink pad with some paper towels and took away a good portion of the ink, what a huge difference. I actually may use this color more now. I think my Soft Sky pad is next!
Tonight, some down time with Jay. We've Netflixed Wild Hogs and are having movie night. I can't wait.
Well, thanks for listening and have a wonderful, relaxing weekend, doing what you love!
Supplies: Stamps: Priceless, Hugs and Wishes, Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Bashful Blue, Lavender Chalk ink, Paper: Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White, DCWV Patterned Paper from Michaels, Accessories: Pomegranate stitched ribbon, Ticket corner punch, 1/8" circle punch (for ribbon), Mat Pak and piercing tool, Dimensionals