April 04, 2010

{SSSC63} Memories . . .

Memories: n. Recollection of the past;
retaining and recalling experiences. 
Thoughts of good times past.

This card was created using Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.  Her team of Sweet Sunday Stampers always inspire me and her sketches are such fun to work with!

This "memories" definition stamp is from Stampin' Up's incredible Define your Life stamp set.  This set has 28 double mounted stamps and endless possibilities.  It's been around awhile, but it's new to me so you'll probably be seeing lots more of it in the posts to come!   I thought the punched circle looked a little plain with only the memories stamp so I added a leaf branch behind.  The leaf was inked up in always artichoke and stamped off twice before stamping on the circle. 

This is a 5-1/4" square card using always artichoke cardstock and K & Company vintage designer paper.  This is a two-sided designer paper with the floral on one side and the stripe on the other.  Since the stripe was a bit bland, I took my Stampin' Up! very vintage jumbo wheel and rolled across it in Versafine vintage sepia ink. 

The sentiment circle is Stampin' Up! naturals ivory and the scalloped circle is ruby red.  On the inside, I used a scrap piece of the designer paper to make a border on the top with the scalloped edge punch.  On the bottom, I've used a fancy new photo corner punch from my dear friend and Etsy customer.  First I punched the photo corner and then I centered it in the Stampin' Up! scalloped square and punched again.  Pretty neat, huh?  : ) 

Some of you have been asking what products I've used on my cards so I'm going to go back to listing the supplies I've used.   But, if you ever have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!  I really do *enjoy* hearing from you!  In fact, YOU are what make this adventure in blogging such FUN!   Thanks for stopping by and come back again soon, ok?  

Easter Sunday Sunshine and Smiles 2 U All! 

"It's surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time." ~Barbara Kingsolver

Supply List:  All products are Stampin' Up! unless noted.
Stamps:  Define Your Life, Best Blossoms, Very Vintage jumbo wheel
Ink:  Always Artichoke, Versafine vintage sepia
Paper:  Always Artichoke, Ruby Red, Naturals Ivory,  Designer Paper (K & Company)
Other: Scalloped edge punch, photo corner punch (EK Success), Button Latte cream button, sheer polka dot ribbon (M's), zig zag stitching


LeAnne said...

Gorgeous! I have this set and was just thinking that I need to use it more....FIND ways to use it more! As usual, your creation is beautiful!

Gail S. said...

Happy Easter, Pam! What a beautiful Nebraska day in Central NE. We had a great day off from work. Love your card - just beautfiul as always. Blessings to you and your family - Gail S.

Linda said...

Oh my goodness I love this card. I just got that stamp set and have not used it. This is beautiful. I love the stitching.
I am having a celebrations at my blog I would love to have you stop by.

Sue from Oregon said...

Such a fine card!

Vicki Burdick said...

Pam, this is amazing, I soooooo love it!!! I got that stamp set and have almost never used it, YOU always are such an inspiration!! I just love your STYLE!!!!

Lee said...

Oh Pam, your card is just beautiful! I love the vintage style, and your little details, like stitching and sponging, make it a pure delight!

Waving from Perth Australia :)

Lee x

Pam Varnell said...

Awwww Pam, this is just gorgeous. So elegant!!! Love it!

CreativeMish said...

Very pretty! and such pretty paper