Saturday, October 17, 2009

Where there's a will.....there's a way!

Or another way to put it...when life hands you lemons

make lemonade!! :-)

I stamped with a couple of friends, today, and took a bunch of cards with me for show and tell. That's my favorite time when everyone shares what they have done during the previous weeks or month.

One of my friends, Richard, has become a STAMPING MONSTER!!! He's blaming ME for getting him hooked :-) he he he

He is relatively new to stamping and is slowly building his 'stash'....remember those days?

Well, he sure didn't let not having many stamps or accessories slow him down! He had a passel of cards to show off! I wish I had my camera so I could have snapped a few photos and shared them here.

BUT......WAIT.....the good news is....I had taken the 14 or 15 cards that I had been working on to show and Richard has a digital camera so I asked if I could take photos of them so I could have something to share on my blog for the next week or so. I was so happy!! I hate being without my camera!

When he gets them uploaded to his computer and sent to me, I will have PHOTOS once again to share!! WHOOHOOOO!!! (Really,'s ok...tap tap tap) :-)

DUH..I just happened to think......why didn't I have him take photos of HIS cards while we were at it!!!

Anyway, I came home and got busy making more he's promised to come over this week since it's his vacation and stamp with I better be ready to take some more photos!


I remembered that I hadn't shared all the projects we had done at here is another one I came up with. I called it a "Hang in there" card.

I got the idea from a Christmas card I had gotten last year and used the mittens from that card as a template for this card.

You can't really see it too well in the photo, but I used the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing folder on the white layer. The 'mittens' are hung on Scrapper's Floss that is strung across the width of the card. I used the Tombow White Gel Pen to add dots around the scalloped circle.

While I am at is another share!
This card used the Scor Pal to make grid lines across the card. Then, I made a slit at the top of the the middle...and inserted my ribbon through and tied in a bow on the front.

I used a Shish ka bob skewer as the plant pick. I just punched a hole at the top and bottom of the inside of the card....and ran the skewer through the holes.

A friend of mine had made a card similar to this for me, although using different stamps, and put it in a bouquet of flowers from her garden. I LOVED the idea!!!

I used the flower image from the TAC set "Simply Divine" and Palette French Lilac ink.
And, of course, I had to add a little bit of Purple Stickles to the centers. Love my Stickles!!

Happy Stamping!!!

1 comment:

  1. Hooray!! that you have someone to help with your pics. Bless you Richard!! Your cards are really cute. I love the mittens one.Your other card is cute and I love using it as a plant pick too.


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