Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The NEED to stamp!

Good morning!  Boy, has anyone else been in a stampin' slump?  I told my husband last night, you know it's bad when I have time to stamp but no motivation or desire!  You really know the winter blahs have set in when you're a stamper that doesn't want to stamp!  So I sat down last night and stamped a few things, neither of which I was crazy about... but this morning I decided to try again and am finally happy with what I did! 
I put the PPA color challenge to work and actually designed my own sketch!  Yep, that means I sketched it out on paper before I even started.  I wish I knew of a way to design sketches digitally and I'd consider having a sketch challenge right here on my blog occasionally.  Maybe some day! 

Anyway, for this card I used a mix of old and new (like always!).  The stamp sets I used are not new, but only the sentiment in the Hodgepodge Hardware is acually retired (Think Happy Thoughts).  The other two are Inspired by Nature and Flight of the Butterfly.  The punches and colors are still available, as well as the DSP Elegant Soiree. 

Hope you like!  And keep your fingers crossed for me that I might be able to hold on to my new found stamping motivation! 

Thanks for stopping by!

SUO Supplies
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Inspired by Nature, THink Happy Thoughts
Colors: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy
Accessories: Itty Bitty punch pack, Desiner Label punch, butterfly punch, scalloped border punch, Big Shot, Dotted embossing folder, basic pearls, Vanilla Hodgepodge


  1. Beautiful card, Kristin! Glad your mojo is returning.

  2. Great take on the color challenge! Lovely card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at PPA.

  3. Beautiful card! I love the label holder and the pearls! Thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts.

  4. Love your design - and the hardware! I don't use mine enough!

  5. And what a great job you did on your own sketch! I love the layout and how the striped DSP looks like a picket fence! And the single rounded corner is such a fun touch. Looks like your mojo is intact now! Thanks, again, for your sweet comment on my PPA card--it made my day! (hugs)

  6. This is so fun and cute. Love the fun details!


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