My Stamping Corner

Monday, November 15, 2010

Once a month?.....

I can't believe it's been almost a month since my last post. I've finally got something to show today! I did a get-well card for my sister-in-law and friend who recently fell and broke her hip (yikes!).  She lives quite a distance from me (3 hours!) so it's not like I can run over a casserole to help out or anything.  She's a trooper though and I know she'll do okay with her hubby taking care of her.

I thought this Whipper Snapper stamp, "Recovering Chicken", fit the bill!  I stamped him in Momento Black ink on Bella's Bestest paper and colored him with my Prismacolor Pencils. I popped the deckled edge cutout back into the Nestability and added the shading around the outside edge with small chalk ink pad and sponge.  The cardstock I used is Riding Hood Red, which seems to be a mainstay of mine....which I think SU! discontinued (????).  (I'd love to get my hands on some more because I'm getting low!)  I added the "Ouch!" sentiment - done by my own hand, and felt like any more would've been too much. I tried adding some ribbon, but couldn't get it to look right. Since I was mailing this card, the less embellishments the better anyway! Of course, I just had to add some glitter around this chick to make her complete.  :)

A trip to Hobby Lobby and Archivers today was a special treat! But you should've seen me when I received my "Cinch" from the UPS guy!! I finally have some of the things I need to start using it after my trip - I'm excited! 
My grandson wants a fishing log book (he's 9 and is really into fishing!), so I'm going to try to make one for him. Trying to keep it fit for a "boy" and not all frilled it up will be my challenge!

Have a wonderful week!