Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Word Shadow Stamps

As part of my 3h30 waking up time from the other day I got stuck into this Untitled Word Shadow stamp set by Hero Arts and fell in love  with it and landed up making a number of cards using it.  Here is one of those cards:

Paper: MME; Sweet Threads by BasicGrey; Neenah
Ink: Hero Arts chalk ink
Stamps: Hero Arts (AC005 Untitled Word Shadow)
Other: gem; pop dots; lace (Hobby Lobby); Scallop Circle punch (EK Success)

I don't know if any of you are like me, but I can get "anal retentive" sometimes and only see things a certain way.  And that is what happened with this stamp set since the day I got it.  I had it fixed in my mind that I needed to get a circle punch in order to be able to use the set "the way it was intended" (read: the way I was intending!). 

But when I made the card, not having the right size circle punch, I realised I had the scalloped circle punch and why not try it out.  I am so glad that I did because I really like it this way.

So now I am happy, and I got to use more of my scraps!

Well, the airfreight was collected yesterday, and now I am going from room to room digging in those long forgotten drawers with long forgotten things in them and basically throwing stuff away.  Oh how I wish I could live like my MIL!  Just keep what you need and use, the rest is just "noise", hogging up precious space in one's home and ultimately  in one's life!

I cleaned out Natasha's wardrobe yesterday, again, and oh boy, someone is going to be happy to receive the huge bundle of clothes that are now way too small for her!  Gosh, they grow so quickly at this age!

And today, after trying Craig's List for months (and only getting some weird guys to respond with weird suggestions) ,  I need to make calls to some charity organizations to come and collect a beautiful cherrywood set of office furniture, it's simply too big for our new home. 

I halfheartedly met Lisa at the gym this morning, both her and I have not been feeling well, some bug or other has gotten hold of us.  But we made it albeit with the least amount of enthusiasm we have ever shown!

Sorry, long post, lots on my mind.  Hugs to all of you who continue to visit me and leave me such wonderful comments that make me happy and make me smile!

Have a wonderful day!


Kerry said...

I really like the colors you've put together. Very unique and interesting. Good luck with moving!

Lisa said...

Another pretty card from your scraps Brenda love the little bit of bling! Throwing away things can be tough, but usually you're happy with the end result! Hope you feel better soon, no fun being sick with so much to do ;)

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

This card is beautiful, Brenda. I hope you're feeling better today. :)

Lin said...

I really like it with the scallops, too.....I've been like you, "saving" this stamp set until I get the HA frame cut to match it - what a silly thing to do! You've inspired me to get it out and stamp! Thank you!

CinnamonSally said...

You are making great cards with your scraps Brenda, Hope you feel better soon.

Elizabeth Allan said...

The scalloped circle is beautiful as the base for the shadow stamp! Sending smiles!

Lisa said...

Ok- what the heck is going on here? You are the one withthe neverending to-do list, AND you are sick ANd yet you still are a card making fiend! When was the last time I made anything?? It's so bad!
You are doing well using up your scraps and I really like your HA stamp set here!
Here's hopin' we both start feeling better soon! XX

Martha said...

Hi, Brenda! You've created another beauty with your scraps. Love the scalloped circle, lace, and the pretty colors.

Sorry to hear you and Lisa are not feeling well. I hope you are able to get plenty of rest and feel better soon! I'm thinking about you and your BIG move.

Sending you BIG HUGS, my friend!

Robin K. said...

it's so funny Brenda but I have the Hero Arts set Untitled Love and have been doing the same thing every time I use it- die cutting the square images with a square Nestie! Thanks for the inspiration to see outside of my little box:) I hope both you and Lisa feel better!

Dawn said...

I think the scallop circle looks awesome ~ I like this set and seeing your card makes me want to get it now~ Thinking of you and hoping all is going well.

walchowDesign said...

Love how the card turned out, Brenda! Hope you are feeling better today!

Michelle said...

This card is so pretty! Love the colors and the gingham! Feel better!

Maureen Morton said...

Don't know how you are still cranking out these gems, Brenda! Love your reflections - thanks for sharing them. I know you have a million decisions to make - each item requires thought and action. That can zap you. Take care of you and your little love bug......such precious cargo for the big trip. Hugs!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love the sentiment flower - see that scalloped circle was perfect!! Hope all is going well!

Rosemary said...

oh brenda! you are so funny, but i think i do the same things sometimes with stamps! your card is wonderful!!