April 16, 2007
Virtual Stamp Weekend
My friend Heather BabyCakes McHooty hosted a Virtual Stamp Weekend. There were several challenges including a color challenge, distressing challenge and a sketch challenge. My favorite challenge was the sketch challenge, which I used on all of my cards posted today. When I look back at a lot of my cards, I am noticing a trend of using a strip of cardstock/patterned paper along with a circle accent of some sort. So this sketch was perfect for me, I love it! I was a stamping machine this last weekend because I needed to stamp graduation cards for a friend. She needs 22 cards, most with a different theme. So I was busy....stamp and clean up, stamp and clean up. Hope you enjoy!
Images include AMuse(piggy and yeehaw), Papertrey Inc(butterflies and sentiments), HA (stitched circle), SU! (congrats graduate), Michaels (you go girl). Pink paper by Three Bugs in a Rug, blue paper by Chatterbox, turq/orange paper by Crate Paper. You can purchase a ton of fun paper at Eclectic Paperie..see link under my shopping area.
Tip of the day: When you only really need to create one card, go ahead and stamp in multiples of 2. It makes so much sense, because you already have the supplies out and it's easy to create in two's because you cut a sheet of cardstock in half anyway. So go and make two, four or more cards to have on hand. And most of the time, I go ahead and use up a full sheet of 12 x 12 patterned paper. I lose the scraps otherwise.
Posted by Michelle Wooderson at 4/16/2007 07:55:00 AM