Saturday, September 4, 2010

Time Out for mom

Happy 3 day weekend everyone!  I'm so glad for the extra day.  I feel like I've been running around like a chicken with my head cut off this week. 

Sorry for the visual Grandma used to say that all the time.  

Anyhow, I did lots of running around today so I can stay home the rest of the weekend.  I want to stamp.  I need to stamp.  I miss my stamps. 

So after dinner tonight I said, "Mom is taking a Time Out."  They all looked at me like I was nuts.  I rinsed off my plate, sat at my desk, plugged in my earbud thingys and stamped.  Made the hubs clean the kitchen.  Su-weeeeet!  

So I sit down and no stamping ideas come to me.  I'm all dried up!  You know that saying, "Use it or lose it!"  So I looked through my inspiration stack of pics and found a card by Dawn McVey (you can google her) and decided to copy it.  Well, mostly copy it.  You know, once you get going, your own ideas take over. 


A Word for You, Medallion and Elements of Style stamps.  Crumb cake, soft suede, cajun craze and early espresso cardstock.  Soft Suede and Versamark inks.  Kraft taffeta ribbon (retired), Newsprint DSP, Leaves #2 die, Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder and dimensionals. 

I like how it turned out.  You can hardly see it but I stamped the Elements of Style roses on the Early Espresso piece in Versamark.  My Early Espresso ink isn't here yet.  When is it coming?  I'm trying to be patient. 

I also stamped the Medallion on the Cajun Craze in Versamark because my ink isn't here yet either.

Patience is a virtue.  I wish I was more virtuous.

I've been wanting to use the Leaves #2 die lately.  I'm ready for fall.  The leaf was actually a last minute addition.  I like the dimension the embossing folder gives to it. 

I sponged some soft suede on there so the design would pop. 

Apparently my time is up on my Time Out because I have everyone right here, reading along, giving their comments (which aren't very nice), bugging me, wanting to know when I'll be done.........geez, I love my family. 

Thanks for stopping by.  I plan on having another Time Out tomorrow. 

Blessings, b.

1 comment:

Patty Bennett said...

Love it! REALLY love the sponged ink on the textured leaf... that's a WOW... turned out great!! :) Patty