Sunday, January 30, 2011

Stampy Sunday

Happy Sunday, everyone! I attempted to get sketchy today, but my output was not what I'd hoped. Also, I found another stack of "do this sketch some day" print-outs, so I'm not even close to being done. I am, however, making a dent in the UFO pile and the Heaplet, so there's that.

Today I headed to VA to pick up some items at Angela's they were holding for me. I seriously thought about just having them ship it to me so I didn't have to go into the store and come under the influence of whatever it is they pipe into their air system. But nooo, I went there, and as a good consumer, I purchased. I am weak. But I did break into some of the new stuff this afternoon, so even though I don't do "new loot reveals" en masse, I do tell you when I've broken into something new, so just pay attention and you'll see it. (*waves* Hi, Karin!)

So here's the only official sketch I managed to use this afternoon - FTL (Fall-to layout) #124 from Clean & Simple:

And here's mine:

*Note: This is LARGELY INFLUENCED by the card used in the above post. I also admit that post is what made me order the dress form die from PTI.
**Note2: It is now obvious to me I know not what a dress form looks like in real life, since I failed to trim the top of the poppy DSP to reveal the top of the post. Or maybe I was just not thinking clearly. Yeah, that's it.
***Note3: I straightened the ribbon after I took the photo. I DID!

The stamped image is from the Lovely Labels GinaK set (Nestie-friendly!) stamped in Basic Grey on white and cut with a Nestie Labels 4. The sentiment is from another GinaK set: Labeled with Love. The scallop at the bottom is one of my new MFT dies from my shopping trip today. My LSS has a wall of MFT in the house - stamps & dies. It was so, so cruel. Several of us were muttering under our breaths. I've decided that the Fondle Factor is a real influence. Things I've not added to my online cart were touched and added to my basket in the store. Sigh. I did NOT, however, get the tree die, even though I did touch it. Twice.

In this next version of that card, there is only one minor difference:

The cute flower with a pearl in the center hides an unfortunate ink schmear. Lesson #1 in stamping: There are no mistakes in stamping; only opportunities for embellishment. I rest my case.

Next up, I started to do a sketch, but then I realized I didn't have enough layers, and also this is my own, personal go-to layout for just about anything. So it's not a sketch. But it IS a birthday card and it does use new stuff:

The patterned paper is from my new pack of Basic Grey Hopscotch. LOVE IT! This is for a 20-something young man, so I chose this one from the pack - kinda looks like books at first glance.

The sentiment and frame are another MFT purchase from today. The stamp set came with the die - TOO EASY! NOT FAIR! WE ARE WEAK! At first I was afraid I couldn't cut the card stock first, then line up the stamp, but it was crazy-easy. I used Dotto (temporary adhesive) to hold the die-cut card stock in place, inked up the stamps (I put them both on the block together and inked & stamped once), and since they are clear, it was easy to line it up. I love these things! Looooove!

I snuck in some ribbon and a layer of Sage Shadow card stock that was sitting next to the paper cutter. I think it came out quite manly, don't you agree? :)

And last(ly), since the stamps were already out, and since I had a piece of this paper still out and two extra Basic Gray layers sitting next to it, I made two of these:

Again, too easy. And again, I had an opportunity to embellish one of them:

An unfortunate schmear. Love the little baby Primas I finally opened and used. (yay, me)

(That red 'x' is supposed to inform you that little scrap of whatever is not part of this card. There is just a lot of sticky stuff all over my 6x6 work space, and it stuck. It happens. It will not be sold with the card.)

So that's it for today - I'm all stamped out. But I have lots of new paper packs and new stamps to play with (with which to play), plus I have nothing even started for my February Stamp Camps, so there should be more crafty stuff to share with you this week.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Nice! I am soooooo jealous - we cannot get MFT anywhere up here (and shipping is just too much!) & I covet a couple of their dies... Love the Hopscotch paper - can't wait till my LSS gets it in!

  2. OH I really really like the bottom card, that is me! Seriously ! When I first got here I saw words like sketch and UFO's and I was like wait a minute, is Croooked Stamper channeling my brain waives, because I drew the cartoons for today, but then I saw your pretties and I was like. OMG I WANT THOSE ! Awesome


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