Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Traveling and missing my craft table...

Well, with vacations and card parties and other stuff, it's been awhile since I've posted, but I've been busy.  The last few weeks I've managed to get in some great card making sessions too.  So I wanted to post some of my latest.

With the draw down overseas, we are being asked to submit fewer cards, but have been challenged to make even better cards, just not more.  I have found that making fewer cards per kit has really stretched me and help me grow.  I think I was getting into a kind of slump doing multiples of the same cards and it was becoming more of a chore than a fun thing to do. So yay for that.  And I think the trips we have taken this summer got me away from my craft table for stretches of time that rekindled my desire to create again.  Absence makes the heart grow fonder, right?  :)

Here is a shot from one of our trips....Hawaii!  Oh yeah, umbrella drinks and trade winds.  Ahhhh.


One of our trips this summer was to Vegas to visit Dad and Geoff...and of course, where I indulged myself at my very favorite stamp store:  Viva Las Vegas Stamps.  It's on line too, so you can shop there, even if you don't get to Vegas.  But a trip to the store is a must.  It looks so unassuming on the outside, but it is huge inside and has thousands of stamps.  Wheeee.

                                   Now, without further ado, I'll slap some cards up here.

The DP for this one came in a great stack by DCWV called Tattered Time.  
I think it pairs wonderfully with the Gears image stamp that I got at Viva Las Vegas Stamps.  (Pretty cool huh?)
"Miss You" is part of a stamp from a Hero Arts Set.
CS - stash
Ink - Memento / Tuxedo Black


Sentiment - Viva Las Vegas Stamps
Tree - Auntie Amy's Embossing Arts
Swirls - CTMH / Love Life
Zebra - CTMH
CS - Stash
Tree colored with Copic YG03 
Ink - Memento / Tuxedo Black
SU / Soft Suede


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