Work With What Ya Got

Oh NO! I went away on vacation and worked feverishly to set up blog posts before I went. I got them together, set up the publish dates… but apparently didn’t push the right button because I see they’ve been sitting alone in the dark for three weeks….

So here is a quick project  that should have been posted three weeks ago:

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Sometimes I want to create, but the mojo is just not mojo-ing. When that happens, I pull out one or two stamps and limit myself to whatever stash is on my desk. Often, I’ll pick a stamp that hasn’t seen any action for a while. 

In the following card I grabbed this happy silhouette (A Stamp In The Hand F1445) that I bought years ago at a stamp show in Carson, Calif.

On my desk were three new inkpads from Close To My Heart — Clover Meadow, Heavenly Blue and Amethyst — and some glossy scraps from an old brochure that I had cut up.

I got happy with the stamp — just randomly stamping:

happy guy raw

And what happens when you stamp too fast? I got sloppy and left some smudges (can you see them?). But that’s ok — I had to cut this piece down to size anyway. Here’s the first card:

happy guy enjoy

(Enjoy by Hero Arts)

I had a smaller scrap left. I couldn’t just toss it, of course. So here’s another:

happy guy yay

(Letters by Hero Arts, punch by Stampin’ Up!)

I just love these three colors, and I figured as long as they were still on my desk … I made one more card before I cleaned up:

purple blue warm wishes no sentiment

I almost left it just plain, thinking I could add something later. But naw… I couldn’t leave it alone:

purple, blue warm wishes

(Flower, leaves by Kodomo; circle, sentiment by Hero Arts)

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