Thursday, February 25, 2010

I am the Queen of UFOs!

If you are anything like me, you probably have a fair amount of UFOs (Un-Finished Objects) laying around your studio/craft area. I think I am the Queen of UFO Land. I was in the middle of a great project last week when something important came up and I couldn't finish it. This seems to happen to me often! I am always coloring images, but don't put them on a card. I take (and sometimes even print) photos, but don't scrap them, I cut out a wood craft and don't get it get the idea.

I am now on a mission to complete these UFOs in my basement studio and relinquish my crown. I started by using these images from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff that I colored (who knows how long ago, LOL) and made them into cards. I love this tree image, but didn't know what to do with it until I saw a fun card in the Dec/Jan/Feb issue of stamper's sampler take ten magazine. The card was designed by Rosemary Dennis and is on page 5. Being inspired by her card, I created this one.
My card measures 5 1/2 x 7 1/2. I used a cream cardstock base and this cute patterned paper that our very own Lindsay gave me from her stash (THANKS, Lindsay!). I just love this paper and thought it would work well with this stamp. I distressed each layer of paper and card stock before adhering it to my base. I distressed my white string and green button with Timber Brown StazOn ink. Next, I ran a scrap of brown paper through my paper crimper, stamped a sentiment from Stampscapes, added a brad and...VOILA! A finished object!

My second card, isn't quite finished yet. I started it with a blue base and border punched the lower edge and adhered a scrap of green cardstock to the bottom. I added some distress stickles to the image and the scalloped edge of my card base, but it seems to need something else. I was hoping to get some feedback from you all. I can't seem to come up with anything. My ribbons don't quite do it, my flowers seem like too much, but think it might need "more" so I would love any ideas you can give me for this one. :)

To buy these stamp sets and/or check out the new sets Lindsay has in her shop, go to her blog, Thefrugalcrafter's Weblog and you will find a link to her Shop Handmade store and her MyGraficO! store. You will also be able to see what wonderful objects she has created this week and link to her fabulous Design Team blogs! The stamps I used today come from the Funky Forest and Love Grows Here sets. I'm off to finish some more UFOs! See you soon...and Happy Digi Stamping!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

It's Digi Stamp Thursday!

Hey, Everyone! I'm afraid it's another quick card post today. I missed you all last week, as I was sick. I'm feeling better, but this week my mom is sick. I had to take her to the hospital yesterday. The doctors thought she may have had another stroke. The good news is, she didn't and she has an infection that is being treated and she's already feeling much better and may get to come home again tomorrow. So, I just have a quick card using an image I had printed a couple of weeks ago and whipped up into this cute card using two of Lindsay's cute digi stamps. One is from her All Around Phrases set, and the other from the Love Grows set. Lindsay has created a new set which I just LOVE! I was in the middle of creating a project with this new set yesterday when my mom called to say she wasn't feeling well. Now that she's doing better, I'll try and get it finished for next week. Be sure to check out the rest of Lindsay's Design Team's Blogs - I had a preview of one of the cards this week and it rocks! Here is a preview of the new set: I just love this one and think I will use it a lot! You can download it instantly at MyGraficO. Have a great week everyone, and happy digi stamping!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Well, Howdy There!

Just a quick post today - my step daughter and 7 month old grandson are visiting and as you can imagine, I've been very busy! I made this card using a stamp from the All Around Phrases set from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. I was in the mood to do something for a little boy (wonder why?) and came up with this. I opened the stamp in my Print Shop program and changed the color to brown to match the papers and cut it out with my new nestibilities. Very simple and easy, but I really like how it turned out. Go to Lindsay's blog to see what she has done this week and find the links to the rest of the Design Team blogs. Have a great week and Happy Digi Stamping!!!