Sunday, September 28, 2008

A Lazy Sunday

I was bad this morning. I was so tired and not motivated, all I wanted to do was go back to bed; not shower, get dressed, and drive to the market to set up a tent. Not even a little bit. So I spent about 20 minutes looking for the cell phone number for our organizer, and I called in sick. Then I went back to bed.

I think this will be the end of my Sunday markets for this year. I need to decide if I want to do them next year at all, or maybe instead I'll reclaim half of my weekend and focus on other things. Like The Other Room. I have a dream to one day not be embarassed about That Room. I may even be able to stamp in there...who knows!

I finally got to stamping this afternoon, and I decided to try the Baby Wipe technique. Believe it or not, I have never tried it before, and I have to say it is too stinkin' easy for the amazing effect it produces. Check it out:

This card was CASEd from this one on SCS. It uses three reinkers: Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss and Tangerine Tango. I think these colors with the solid image from Wonderful You is perfect for a Fall card.

I probably should have stamped the flower images a little higher up on the white, because I ended up with a lot of empty up there. Some people are okay with that, but it left me thinking the card is not quite finished, so I added a sentiment:

Then I tried the Striped Wipe technique, or at least my variation of it. I took the wipe with all the ink dots on it and just swiped it across another piece of white card stock a few times and ended up with this:

I stamped some quilt squares from the PTI Quilter's Sampler set onto this and I actually managed to stamp a few on the right spots so they came out really nice. I managed to salvage 6 of them and made this:

Not too shabby for an afternoon, and the first one has been dubbed a workshop card for October. I think The Ladies will love it!

I think I'll watch a movie tonight - I have Elizabeth - The Golden Age. I just love this historical stuff! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Cool cards. I haven't tried the baby wipe technique either.

    Hope you'll post if you like the movie or not. I like some of those historical movies too.

  2. VERY nice :)

    I made a background a few years ago, very similar in color. I have a Magenta cat & present stamp. I chose a coordinating green cs to stamp (in black ink). I stamped just the present on the background, cut it out (paper-pieced). Anyway, your cute quilt card reminded me of it.

    I have two drawers full of stuff like that I don't know what to do with...perhaps I should dig through it may have just inspired me (again)...

  3. Both great cards! I especially love the Autumn colors. So happy Fall is here!


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