Well, I am back from Baltimore, and I had a great time! I was thrilled with the cooler weather today. I mean, it is October now....and I was ready to turn off the A/C.
I am preparing for my October Stamp Groups and Autumn Stamp Camps this week. We have such wonderful Autumn Stamps that I couldn't decide which to use - - - so I decided to use them both! :)
I got a lot of great inspiration on my trip this weekend, and was anxious to get home and play in my stamp room.
The free set we got for attending the Regional Seminar is Day of Gratitude. It's such a beautiful stamp set! You can find it in the Holiday Mini Catalog. And although it is an Autumn Stamp Set, I have seen non-autumn cards with it as well. So it's a very versatile set!
Here is what I came up with for one of my stamp camps later in the month:
The Card Base is Cajun Craze, with a layer of More Mustard. The stamping is on a piece of Very Vanilla. The ink colors are Cajun Craze, More Mustard and Chocolate Chip. I did a lot of sponging (in chocolate chip) on this card. I love how it just ages the card and makes it look more rustic. The Cajun Craze strip across the middle was punched with the new scallop edge punch, sponged with Chocolate Chip and tied with a piece of Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon.
The greeting is also stamped in Chocolate Chip and punched out with the new Decorative Label Punch (also found in the mini catalog).
The second card I used the French Foliage set. I have to say this is bordering on one of my ALL TIME favorites. You just can't make a bad card with this set. No matter what you do, it's gorgeous! This is one of the cards my stamp group will make this week.
Here is the card I came up with:
The card base on this one is Early Espresso. The layer is Cherry Cobbler (embossed using the square lattice embossing folder and the big shot). The ribbon is a piece of Early Espresso stripped grosgrain ribbon. The images are stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla - and the ink colors are Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and Old Olive. I love the little stamp that looks like splatters - makes it look like you dripped your coffee on the card. LOL. But really, it's very cool and adds dimension to the images.
I have 2 groups that meet on a monthly basis. One meets the first Tuesday night of each month, the other meets the 2nd Saturday ( 10 AM) of the month. The gals stamp 4 cards (2 designs, 2 of each) each month. We have a lot of fun together each time we meet. If you would like to come stamp with us, we would love to have you! Just RSVP to me at least 2 days in advance (I need time to prep material). The cost is $10, or waived with a $30 order.
I hope you will come stamp with us soon!
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