It was a fun-filled morning yesterday at stamp club and I left feeling totally inspired by all the creativity. We got to try some of the cool new "in colors" and played with some new sets and the awesome new scallop punch. Not to mention, how much we talked, laughed and ate! I've got to give a shout out to our talented demo Jason and to Karmen ~ our hostess with the mostess!
My favorite card we made is the "live with passion" watercolor on the right. This one blew us all away with how simple it was, yet how beautiful. We all thought Jason was fooling us with a Hallmark original. :)
Stamping with markers isn't a new technique, but I forget to use them in this way. We've used the new "Inspired by Nature" set. (p 100) Using the brush end of the marker, we applied ink directly to the stamp. Once it was inked, we spritzed the stamp lightly with water and then stamped it on the white cardstock. Easy-peasy!
Our challenge for next month is to make a card like one in the Stampin Up catalog. Afterall, they've created this beautiful idea book for us to use, right? You'll notice one of the cards below is very similar to the one on the top of page 16 in the new fall-winter catty. Would you have thought to use the spiral edge punch in this clever way? Not me! :)
Now, I better get busy here because I need to make two birthday cards for my stampin buddies (Happy Birthday Jason & Karmen!) and also a 3rd anniversary card for my son Andy and sweet dil (Hi Jami!)
Have a terrific Sunday everyone! Smiles 2 U!
Quote for Today ~ "The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas." - Linus Pauling
Word for Today ~ beneficence \buh-NEFF-i-suhns\, noun: 1. The practice of doing good; active goodness, kindness, or charity. 2. A charitable gift or act.