And the winner is…..

Howdy folks! It’s time to draw a winner from last weeks About Art Accents stamp giveaway! And the winner is Emilie Boyd! Congrats! I’m sure you will find many ways to use that beautiful Kokopelli stamp set! Well, we made it to the beach yesterday, it was a glorious 85 degree day and the kids played and had a ball. I met one of my best friends who also has 9 year old twin girls (our twin sets have been friends since they were a few months old!) and my son brought a friend he has had since kindergarten and they were all so good. No whining, no injuries, it was a great day! I drove my kids and the boys and I loved overhearing their conversation about the recent Red Sox game and which players were best. I’m so glad they are into other things besides tv and video games. We stayed at the beach until dinner and when we came home I was exhausted, boy that lying around in a beach chair, watching the kids swim really takes it outta me! LOL! I did however, eek out enough energy to make this card:

DCF 1.0

I stamped the geisha on purple and embossed it then painted it with metallic watercolors. I used up some backgrounds I made recently (I seem to love making background papers but never use them, must correct that!) and I also used one of those Making Memories metal tag curler tool thingies that I have had for years! I win the day!

DCF 1.0

The stamp is by About Art Accents. I wanted to try a stamp I have never inked before (shameful I know, I hat the think how many stamps I have in the “uninked” category, one time I said I was not going to buy another stamp until I had used everyone I had at least once…ok…you can stop laughing now…really, stop.)

DCF 1.0

I have another busy end of summer day today, the dog has her yearly checkup (and shots!) and we are going to visit my parents. Wow summer is ending fast! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

DCF 1.0

11 Responses

  1. Great inspiration as always. And you did make me smile re: stamps you haven’t inked yet. I made the same vow and broke it at the first good sale. No matter how hard I try, there will always be new images just calling my name.

    Like

    • I think I’m the queen of uninked stamps right now. At my age I better get trucken or they’ll never get inked. LOL

      Like

    • I blame the stamp sets, you buy it for a couple great images and there are the ones you never use…oh and the sales (shakes fist in the air while yelling “JOANNS!!!”) lol!

      Like

  2. That card is gorgeous. I’m in a purple mood lately too. I made one a la Christine Griffiths tutorial with acetate and a purple iris etc. Your background is great!

    Like

  3. For me just getting to and from the beach takes energy (traffic, parking, lugging beach gear to and from the car….), but always a good time and glad to hear it was for you as well.

    Lovely card and hooray for using an uninked stamp. 🙂

    Like

  4. Thank you for taking time for us at this busy time of the year. I, too, have stamps I have never used but I have learned to keep even the junkiest stamp because one day, out of the blue, it will be the perfect image for that special card. Loved what you did with the geisha girl.

    Like

  5. Great card love the purple, my favorite color. Have a good visit with your parents wish I could visit mine. You don’t know how you will miss them until their gone so cherish every moment. Have a good day.

    Like

  6. Love the card Lindsay!!! Wonderful combo of colors and elements…you do good work! I’m still laughing about your ‘never buy another stamp until you ink up the ‘yet unused stamps’ in your stash….I can certainly relate – we should all get together and open a store with our ‘un-inked stamps’…make millions overnight – LOLLLLLLLLL, and a final Ha Ha!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

    Like

  7. Lindsay,
    I have been reading The Frugal Crafter for a couple of months now, and I just wanted to let you know that you make me smile every day.
    Thanks for all the great ideas, but mostly for your infectious enthusiasm.

    Like

  8. Love your card! Oh those uninked stamps – oh yeah, I have a few of those too! I’ve made that vow not to buy more stamps too but….it never lasts. I made a vow not to buy any more fabric until I use up what I have too and that went out the window last week. I had to take my serger into be fixed and while he was fixing it, I browsed thru the store – oh such lovely fabric. Can’t get enough of stamps, fabric and paper! I’m addicted to all and quite frankly, I don’t care!

    Like

Tell me what YOU think!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: