Monday, February 4, 2008

Unexpected Stamp Time

The good news is that I got some surprise stamping time this afternoon. The bad news is it means I'm working a split shift and have to return to work this evening. But I'll take what I can get, especially if it includes a quiet house and time with my stamping stuff!

The CPS sketch this week is a tough one. I have a couple pieces of dp that are lined up to try it, and this is the first attempt. You can see the sketch HERE. Since my stash of cards is short on masculine cards, I am trying to make some to have on hand. This one uses CTMH paper, and soft sky scraps. I sent the SS throught the Cuttlebug with one of the oval Nestabilities dies, then sent it through to emboss it. The "frame" that results from this embossing is then watercolored with Close to Cocoa. The smaller oval is also from the Nestabilities set and the stamp is from Hambo Stamps. The hardware is We R Memory Keepers and the sentiment is MFT, Icing on the Cake.

This next card is from the Eclectic Paperie Mission: Hey There Cupcake! that was issued with the purchase of the exclusive Stampendous stamp set. This is a fabulous set, with a bunch of interchangeable cupcake tops and bases. Plus a great selection of words to put together a custom sentiment! The dp on this card is from Miss Elizabeth's that I got at the dollar store. Ribbon is from my stash and the other layers are scraps. The rhinestones are also from my stash. I am trying to use my embellishments before buying anything new. So far, so good.

Well, it's almost time for me to return to work. Thanks for looking!


Barb said...

Melissa, these are terrific cards. TFS. Good for 2 more numbers tomorrow.

Heather said...

I love the ties and the argyle combo- very nice.

You left a comment on my blog that you are NEW to this? Wow- I think your cards are great and nothing like a beginner's work!

Anabelle said...

Such cute cards. Love the stamp on the CPS card. Makes for a perfect masculine card. Thanks for playing along on my blog!

Laura said...

Oooh i LOVE that CTMH paper - i have some of that too, and i didn't even THINK to try this week's sketch with it. Thanks for the inspiration! Your cards are darling!!!! :)

Rachel said...

I like what you have done! The cupcake card is especially adorable. How did you do the different color dots on the cupcake wrapper?

See you over at SBS-12!

Dawn said...

great cards! I linked you from the SBS 12 post site.

Hope to get to know you better through the "sisterhood"

kjlowrey said...

I love the Hey There Cupcake too! And I'm wanting the ties after seeing your example!