Saturday, July 23, 2011

Stamp • a • Faire Begins at Home

I have had a crazy, wild, fun, hard, heart-breaking, and blessed summer.  Sounds crazy, hugh?  But so true.  To spare you (and frankly me, too), I will leave out the details except to tell you that my husband has graciously given me this little day in the year to just stamp.  Stamping is such a source of fresh wind in my life.  And trust me . . . I could use it today.  :)

I am going to try and play along with the Papertrey Ink's Stamp-a-Faire challenges and fun all day.  I have NEVER taken a whole day just to play.  This should be interesting and fun.  We'll see what really gets done today.  So, I am sorry upfront for the post blast that should/will happen today.

The first challenge was to stamp a strip using one of our favorite icons in our stamping stash.  I have must have back-to-school on my mind as this is what I came up with.

I like how I went for an obvious, but not-so-obvious, color scheme.  I think it works.  Do you see the shimmer on the Pinefeather card stock?  It is so pretty in real life.  I am still unsure of the main image thingy. I will have to keep looking at it to see if I want to make a change.  But, otherwise, I was super happy.

This was the first card I have actually made since May.  Seriously.  Yes, really!!  My 4th of July post has been scheduled since like November of last year.  :)  Sneaky, hugh?  And my book was ordered at the end of May.  So, let's just say that today is timely and so exciting for me.

Supplies: It is all from Papertrey Ink except the dark green ink (which is Momento) and the spray shimmer (which is from Tattered Angels).


Lucky Girl Paper Arts said...

I love your color combo...I also just started using my glimmer mists I don't know what I did before them...:) Awesome challenge card. :)

Sandra said...

This is so lovely:) Sandra H

Debbie Gaydos said...

This is beautiful! I love the color scheme and the use of the apples to build the background. Awesome job! I'm jealous that you get to stamp all day, lol... I've gotten to play a bit but probably done now. Have fun!

Ted said...

LeAnn, this is wonderful! As a teacher, I'd be thrilled to get such a card! :)