Ah, the Sweet Smell of Scraps

I was in a groove, going through my hoarded scrapbook paper, using it up and having fun in the process.
First, I randomly covered card fronts with leftover paper:

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(the blue/pink combos are from Hot Off The Press.)

Then I added images and embellishments:

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(typewriter by Hero Arts; Stampin’ Up punch; imaginisce hot-fix metallic dots)

Here’s a close-up of the embellies:
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And another card:

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(Sillyscape by Hero Arts; clouds dies by My Favorite Things.)

Card for a teen:
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How fun is the above image from American Art Stamp? The speech bubble is a Marvy punch; the “wheeee” is hand written. The images were colored with watercolor pencils.

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be showing some fun embellishments on Friday!

Oh So Chic… the Fashionista!

I needed a fun card to send to a fashion-forward young woman … and this Fashionista set from Close to My Heart fit the bill like haute couture on a model!

My mojo is slow. Sometimes it takes me a while to get started, so I often need to play around with images in seemingly random fashion and see where they take me. I started by stamping (on scrap cardstock)  three of the four female images in the set using olive, sunset and lagoon inks from CTMH:

I paired the image and sentiment with a Basic Grey paper (Lucille) and added touches of Ranger Crystal Stickles to strategic points. Fun!

But you know me… since I had the stamps out, I couldn’t stop at just one card. While I was stamping off the ink in the process of cleaning my stamps, I noticed how cool they looked in the faded second impression on my scrap paper (seen on the right side):

So I stamped the images again, then without reinking, re-stamped on another piece of folded cardstock. Here’s the first impression:

And the second impression, made without reinking:

Fast, fun, fashionilicious!

Did I stop there? Nooooooooooooo…. see more in my next posting!

Fabulous Finds Friday, New American Art Stamp

Another Fabulous Find from the Carson stamp show… a new designer and new images from American Art Stamp. These stamps are sassy and adorable! The new artist is Alece Birnbach. Check out this sophisticated sample:

Here are two I made:

(Sentiment is by Hero Arts)

Do you find it hard to stamp cards for teens? I love these scooter images — just the right amount of attitude for my nieces (I also made a set as a thank you gift for a colleague who rides a scooter… she LOVES them!):

And another version:

I can’t end this post without showing you Madison, the “baby” of American Art Stamp owner Robert Tepper:

Robert is shy, but I managed to snap this pic of the both of them:

Thanks for stopping by!