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Wednesday, January 16, 2008


I know-it seems impossible but it's true! I cleared off a little bit of my messy stamping table and actually stamped something! Now these are thank you cards so if you're expecting a thank you from us, and don't want to see your card, just wait a week or two or three. I only have 2 to share right now. I'm experimenting with a new way of doing this so let me know if you hate it. I'm trying to make my blog dialup friendly considering that I'm on dialup and regularly complain about blogs taking too long to load. So the small pic is here and then if you want to see it bigger, click on it (hold the shift key while you click if you want it to open in a new window-apparently the practice of making things open in new windows automatically is annoying so I'll quit doing it).

This first one uses the Vases in Vogue set and I used my copics to color it. I'm not very skilled with copics yet but they're fun anyway-you know, because they cost so much. The ribbon is from Stampin' Up-it's pink velvety kind. Oh and the knot-I was tying some ugly knots before and I found a nice tuturial at splitcoast stampers (you can see the link in my links list) on how to tie a nice looking knot. Anyway, the scallop punch is from marvy and the scallop punch stamp is from Gina K. The cardstock and patterned paper are both from Stampin' Up.

The next one uses the new So Many Scallops set I just preordered from the Sale-a-bration catalog (I'm impatient, obviously). I stamped it with brilliance coral ink. The flower background is from Fun Fillers (I think) and the 'thank you' is from Vases in Vogue; both were stamped using Close to Cocoa classic ink (I sponged a little pigment ink on the edges of the brown square). The cardstock is all from Stampin' Up as is the patterned paper. I'm not exactly sure who made the ribbon. I sewed on the ends of the patterned paper using my little Hello Kitty sewing machine. The button is from Oriental Trading. I copied this sketch almost exactly from a Stampin' Up demo magazine. My mojo is temporarily gone right now so I just copy.


Mitzi Koons said...

I love the cards, Gale! They're gorgeous :o) My little crafty muse is on vacation now, too - so I say copy away! I can't even seem to come up with something for the sketches on SCS...bad, bad,

Longarm Quilting by PattyAnne said...

Hi, I love your card and the bow is really sweet. I looked on the website for directions on making the bow. Can you give me a bit more guidance on how to find it? :) Thanks!!

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