Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Welcome to a New Stamping Season!

Hello Stampers!
   Welcome to a new season of stamping!  Although the weather is still saying "summer,"  in my mind it is now fall, since school started today for most students.  I guess that comes from working in schools for so many years.  Even if you aren't connected to the school calendar in any way, fall is the time when everyone seems to get back into a more structured schedule.  While many people find the predictability of routine comforting, others dislike the "daily grind."  Like most of life, our attitude determines our happiness level.  One thing on which we can all agree is that creativity (like stamping) and community (being with our friends) enhances our lives. When we are being creative and enjoying other people,  happiness sneaks up on us and taps us on the shoulder when we are least expecting it.  Let this fall be the time when you break out of your routine every so often and find creativity and community through the enjoyable art of stamping.  I've got many stamping parties and classes on the calendar and you are welcome to join in anytime!  I'll be sending out emails and evites to let you know dates and times, so watch your inbox and pencil in some fun just for you!

I'm participating in a Holiday Mini-catalog swap this week with 18 other demonstrators.  Each of us is making two items with our chosen stamp set.  My stamp set is the gorgeous "Gently Falling," found on pages 16 and 17 of the Holiday Mini.  It is a two step stamp set, but you can use either image (the line-art or the solid) separately or together so you can get three different looks out of this one set! While this card is similar to one I posted earlier, this is the final project that I made for this event.


And here's a quick rundown of the supplies:

Stamps:  Gently Falling (#123804, 28.95 in clear-mount)
               Woodgrain (#117100, 17.95)  hard to see, but used as a background on the mustard panel
               Day of Gratitude (#121148, 18.95 in clear-mount), for the sentiment
Ink:  More Mustard, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Paper:  More Mustard, Soft Suede, Spice Cake Designer Paper ( #124003, 10.95 for 12 double-sided sheets)
Accessories: Square Lattice Embossing Folder (#119976. 7.95)
                      Paper Snips (#103579, 9.95)
                      Tasteful Trim Big Shot Die (#120893, 42.95) for the decorative strip of designer paper
                      1 1/4 inch Square Punch (#119865, 15.95) for easily punching the squares of designer paper
                      Decorative Label Punch (#120907, 16.95)
                      Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430, 3.95 for 300)

I'll be back every day this week with new stamping fun and inspiration for you, so be sure to meet me back here tomorrow at The Classic Card. 
Thanks for stopping by!



1 comment:

  1. Susan, that is a lovely card! The leaf is so pretty and sits perfectly on the squares of dp.