Today was a beautiful day--I got some errands done, played with some new sets and hopefully will sew some curtains tonight. That chore has been on my to-do list for DAYS.
I love vintage images so one of the first sets that caught my eye in the new SU catalog was Puns from the Past. When I mounted the set, I separated the words and mounted them on the side so I could use the images & words separately. It is a little challenging to use the words when they're mounted on the side; sometimes I take them right off the foam and glue only the rubber to the wood with Crystal Effects. That way they don't "wiggle" so much. I made a little quick set sampler with three of the images:
This card uses some retired DP, SU's new Choc Chip grosgrain and Nesties dies. For the scalloped edges, I cut a scalloped rectangle with my Nestabilities, then cut the edges off and mounted them on my card. Image is stamped in Choc Chip.
This card uses Sketch Challenge 190, which I tweaked a little! The DP is Patterns in Riding Hood Red and accented with SU's new edged ribbon and button to match! I added some faux stitching as well. Not too sure about the circle AND the oval, but it's done!
This was the quickest and my favorite card! That's me--quick & simple! Kiwi Kiss and Basic Black cardstock, Bella Rose DP; a tab punch stapled on for the words--how simple can you get? The background was stamped with Sanded also in Kiwi Kiss!
I also wanted to share a RAK with you from Jen at Jet Studio Designs:
Aren't those birds beautiful!? And finally, I just have to share with you a non-stamping photo. This morning I was transplanting an aloe plant my MIL gave me. I grabbed a brand-new bag of potting soil that had been sitting on my porch all summer long, opened it up and this is what I found:
It just sprung out of the unopened bag, just like this! Unfortunately, it's just a weed I think--doesn't smell like mint or basil. Too bad! Have a great evening! I will be in school taking an Excel class tomorrow, so probably no posting! Stop back for the Color Throwdown Challenge on Wednesday!