Friday, May 31, 2024

Playing with my old Wooden Block stamps . . .

 Hello Everyone & Happy Friday!

WOW!  Another month ending ... where is the time going???

In talking with my BFF Diane (Nellie's Nest) yesterday, she brought a fun challenge to my attention and of course I just had to join her in playing along. 

It's a 'new to me' blog called Tsuruta Designs where she has a challenge the last Wednesday of each month called Wood Block Wednesday.  So glad I'm able to get in on this one since as many of you, I have a TON of old wooden block stamps that could really use some LOVE.  What a great opportunity to do so and what fun!! 

Here's what I came up with ... hope you're inspired to join in and have wooden block fun of your own!!

The stamps I have used are Northwood Rubber Stamps (circa 2006) and my sentiment stamp is Serendipity Stamp (circa 2008).

Though difficult to see in the final card photo, I have cut around the butterfly and it's popped up with dimensional tape.  Tombows were used for my coloring and Pan Pastel was used for the blue background.  Hand faux stitching finished off this beauty!

Here's while it was in process . . .

What fun to go through my many stamps and choose one to play with.  I'll have to mark my calendar so I remember to pop back over next month and join in the fun again!

Other challenges to share in:

Krafty Chicks Challenge #718 - ATG

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - ATG
The Paper Funday May Challenge #65 - ATG with Optional Twist: Flower Shoppe
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #469 - Any Occasion
Shopping our Stash Challenge #522 - How Does Your Garden Grow

Here's wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead!

Thanks for stopping by and as always . . .

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

A Sketch and the color Purple

 Hello Friends ...

I hope all my USA friends had an enjoyable holiday weekend even though
to me, it's a sad reminder of just how many lives have been lost throughout
the years to keep us free!  God be with all those families who lost and are still losing
loved ones in order to continue and keep our freedom!

Onto happier thoughts . . . well so so ... I am sharing a sympathy card lol.

 I don't have much to share on my blog this week so thought I'd create a fun card playing in a couple fun challenges along the way to share with you.  Today I'm playing along in these two challenges ...

 AAA Card Challenges #266: Sketch


 A Place to Start May Challenge - For A Lady


 I have used a fun new stamp set that I just purchased from Simon Say called 'Wild & Free Flowers'.  I've used Tombow markers for my watercoloring.


 Other challenges to share in:

Sweet Stampin' - Clean & Simple
Creative Fingers Challenge #278 - Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations Challenge #218 - Anything Goes


 Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!

As always . . .