Hello Crafty Peeps! Have ya missed me? I've been missing you and getting crafty in the worst way! I have no idea where the summer went, but now there's only two and a half weeks until school starts and less than a week until my first Open House. I've been recovering my stamp room tables and getting some paper goodness ready for you this weekend, and it feels great to be getting inky again!
Today I made a sweet happy little card using this cute sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. I grabbed a bit of my favorite heart print from Magical (only a couple of weeks until this packet goes buh-bye...sob). I stamped the XOXO sentiment across a strip of Sapphire cardstock, and added a stripe made by splitting a zip strip into 1/4" in width pieces.
This is probably me favorite new stamp set from the recently released CTMH Annual Inspirations book. Its on the back cover, and besides being completely adorable, it's also the Operation Smile charity set, so it's cute and a do-gooder. I just did a quick wash of color using a waterbrush. I prefer the small round tip for images like this one. I added a wash of shimmer to the balloons. Then I popped up the most adorable card sentiment ever with some thin foam tape. I'm pretty sure that sweet sentiment is going to live on a block on my desk so I can add it to the back of every card I make.
If you aren't busy this weekend, come on over to check out the new Stamp Pad at my Open House on Sunday the 21st. Just shoot me an email with your details to get your own personal invitation! I'll be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as a drop in event, with a cute little hands-on card to make and a massive $1 well-loved stamp set sale. That's right - it's time to clean out the stash, and I know someone will love all these amazing stamps that are looking for love in a new crafty home! Hope to see you soon!