Saturday, July 28, 2018

Sitting Here Stampin' Up! Set

I promised a few more cards using the Sitting Here stamp set from Stampin' Up!  These were fun to make and I hope that you enjoy them.  These were all part of my participation in the Pink Stamper Design Team.  I am signed up for 3 more months!  Woohoo...I will have some more to share in the next few weeks.

I love to paint with ink!  Using my blender pens and some ink dabbed onto an acrylic block as my palette, I "painted" these images.  I think it's easy to layer the colors on and be artistic without really needing to be an artist.  Sometimes, we don't have all the other pens and paints, but we have ink...and this is a super easy and fun way to paint with color.  Give it a try!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Sitting Here...Again

As promised, I have a few more projects to share with you using the fantastic stamp set from Stampin' Up! Sitting Here.  It's such a special set because even though it appears to be one of those sets with only 1 option, its actually very versatile.  Let me share another way I have used it.

This is a photo of my mother.  How I miss my mom.  It’s always bittersweet to see the photos of her and know I can no longer talk to her when I want to.  But, I have faith and a belief that I will again…someday.  Today I am using an old favorite, Mint Macaron!  I have opted to keep a very simple color scheme of Mint Macaron, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla.

Mint Macaron is a return color that was dropped a couple of years ago.  I missed it!  I'm glad its back and available once again.  I opted to use the hanging bench, snip off the swing and use it as a leg for a standing bench!  Tricky, right?

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Sitting Here

Sitting Here is a stamp set that I showed quite some time ago, but as part of the Pink Stamper Design Team, I had the opportunity recently to work with it again.  It was so fun to pull it out and see what else I could do to make my projects a little different than I did last time.

Here is what I came up with.

I had a lot of fun making this shadow box.  I have wanted to do a sampler for quite some time, but felt a bit daunted with the task.  I knew that I wanted to attempt one while I was still on the design team too, so decided this would be the stamp set I would do it with.  I hope you like it.  Because the shadow box I placed it in, is quite deep, I knew I wanted to add some dimension to my project.  I stamped and cut out multiples of the same image and layering it with Stampin’ Dimensionals gave it that depth I was hoping for.  I also allowed my swing to actually be a real swing as the center focal point.  I added some of the new Nature’s Twine as my swing ropes.  And, my swing actually swings back and forth.  (Not that it needs to!). I once again used the Garden Impressions designer series papers for this project because they really are the perfect paper for this stamp set.

I plan on gifting this to a friend that will be retiring next week.  I am going to miss her a lot at work and hope that when she looks at this, she will remember me Kindly.

I have some more projects to share from this stamp set and will post them later this week.  Please come back to visit!