It seems that every year I find that the month of December sneaks up on me. Of course in spite of all good intentions, I’m never ready. This year is no exception. I have 2 family birthdays this month, (my mother’s is on the 9th and my great niece will be 3 on the 15th) and then of course there’s Christmas. I haven’t even started my Christmas shopping yet and hope to feel up to going out one day this week to do some.
So what have I been doing instead of shopping?? Well, yesterday and today I pulled out some of my neglected stamps that I have and had a play day.
I love my Stampsmith stamps and have seen so many gorgeous cards made with these images. My BF Bonnie makes stunning cards with her photo stamps and as much as I tried, I only got 2 half decent images. I won’t say how much glossy cardstock I wasted in trying to get a decent image. I know it’s a matter of practice, the right amount of ink, the right ink and of course the right amount of pressure on the stamps (this is where I have problems). I’m not giving up just yet & will continue to strive for perfect images. Anyways, this first card is one of my favorite images Lucille Ball. I apologize for the photo here as the Lucy card picture is rather fuzzy.
After giving up on the Stampsmith stamps, I dug out my Paperbag Studio stamps (another favorite of mine) and made the next two cards using these images. I don’t have very many masculine stamps and I love this image and verse. I already have a recipient in mind for one of these cards.
This little girl image by Paperbag Studios is so adorable. I made the ribbon flower and added glitter to the edge.
I love this Penny Black dog image and the verse that goes with it Hope you have a “bee”utiful day!
What a great way to end this post…..hope you have a “bee”utiful day!