It is pouring outside today! I mean, buckets of rain are falling. It is awesome! I love this time of year. I know, there is the whole 'hurricane' thing, but...the storms are awesome here! Since I grew up in the southwest and we had little to no rain for most of my life, the rain still facinates me. I love the rolling thunder and splashing in puddles!
I drove my kids to the bus this morning because we were running late, and well, because it was pouring. Yes, I am a nice mom now and then. The kids were so cute running from the car to the bus with their little backpacks over their heads. Trying so hard to stay dry. Ben cracked me up tho when he darted through the rain only to purposely jump right in a puddle before he got on the bus. Yeah, his teacher is going to love me for that one! I can just hear his little shoe squeaking all day. Good think I am going in to the school today, I will take him some new socks. Silly boy!
I had some time....no, let me rephrase that. I MADE some time yesterday to stamp. I say it that way because, like the rest of you, I have LOADS of things pulling on me all the time. I don't just have extra time laying about that I can choose to stamp in. I MAKE time to stamp because it makes me happy! I love to create. I love to make cards, scrapbook, and alter things. It is my happy time. I NEED that happy time so I can be happy doing the things I don't really like to do. Like, laundry. So, if you are one of those people that say you don't HAVE time to stamp....MAKE time! End of sermon! On to the projects. ;o) This first card is my group swap for this month. Sorry if I am ruining the surprise for you guys....I wanted to show how versatile this Sweetie Pie background paper is. I just love it! It is two sided so there are loads of options using it. This is two different pieces of the paper cut to fit the top and bottom. I didn't layer the whole thing because of that whole paper hoader thing. I snailed a ribbon across the front and folded it back for a sleek look. The bling is a SU Ice Rhinestone brad. Love those! The focal point is from the hostess set perfect presentation. I stamped it on whisper white with Rose Red, cut it out, mounted it on Celery and used the 2-way glue pen to put some dazzling diamonds glitter around the edges. I mounted it with dimensionals.
Now, this card is using same paper, but totally different. Someone sent me a stack of prestamped Bella images a while ago. I just love this one. Of course, I was the model for this stamp. It looks just like me. Especially with my new hairdo. Yes, I have a fro these days...I love it most the time. And the figure on this gal....well, okay, that is what I should look like...just add the effects of 6 babies on this gal and you get the real picture. ;o) The base of this card is also Celery and I used the same papers as the other card. I got this card idea from Amy. The card is held shut by sliping the image under the slot punch. The flowers are punched with the dasiy punch and 1/4 circle punch. I added some dottage with my white gel pen. I added some bling on the flowers, a stripe and her shoes with the 2-way glue pen and dazzling diamonds. This picture is a bit blurry I am noticing....sorry about that! hopefully you can still see how cute it is.
Well, I'm off to get ready for the day. Rainy days are best spent curled up with a good book but life calls! Have a stampin great day and....make some happy time for you!