Friday, August 26, 2011

Play Time!!

Actually took some time to do some stamping.  This has been such a busy summer.  Our Patriots' group has really been busy.  We put on a Vacation Liberty School in July, which while it was only a week long, it took a lot of prep time.  Held in on the third floor of a church, air conditioning didn't work all that good and wore a colonial dress all but the last day.  Very thankful it's over, but the kids enjoyed it, so that's what counted.
Had offered to help with the card ministry at our church, but hadn't had a chance to do much, so got with it last week and got several done.  Now, I just have to get them to the gal who is in charge of it all!  But here goes:
 I really like how this one turned out.  I don't normally use patterned paper, but had this piece and it was just dying to be used.  The quote is a stamp from a set called "Inspirational" by Stampabilities.  It is really a versatile set, as you can see!!  

This one has the flower stamp from Stampin' Up.  The "Faith" stamp is also by Stampabilities.
I love the framed look on a Cuttlebug folder embossed card.  This is the dotted Swiss folder, then used Spellbinders to make the frame and tag.  The stamps are from Stampin' Up.

I made two very similar ones for sympathy cards using the "Neutral Shadows" technique from the Technique Junkies newsletter.  It is so easy and looks so elegant!  The cross is from Stampabilities and the word stamp is from Stampin' Up.

This turned out to be one I really liked, too.  I used the "Blended Blotches" technique from the TJ newsletter and the flower and word stamps are from Stampin' Up.  As with everything I do, the paper is all Stampin' Up. 

Other than that, I've made seven pints of zuchinni bread and butter pickles and five pints of pasta sauce, so don't think the last couple of weeks weren't too unproductive!  Hope you are all having a good summer!