Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Little Bit of Stampin' Always Clears Away the Blues!

Hand-stamped by Linda Lou
Copyright Stampin' Up!
So ... I finally did it. Got out the stamps and supplies and made a few cards yesterday. What a great feeling. There's just something wonderful that happens when you create a beautiful card from a piece of a paper, some stamps, ink, and a few embellishments. I know, I know ... the DSP is retired, kind of like being laid off ... but just because it's retired doesn't mean I don't like it or don't want to use it. Kinda like me.... I took Patty Bennett's watercoloring idea, only used the Whisper White card stock. Because it's not coated like the Shimmery White, you have to use the water sparingly and work fast ... kinda do a light wash over the entire rose and then come back in with your darker colors. I thought it turned out pretty. The real test is to put it on your desk, at night, and then look at it the first thing in the morning when you get up. If it still looks as pretty as you thought it did the night before, then that's the true test of a great card!
Bought some tomato plants today and some Weed and Feed. Looks like it's time for me to get outside to do some yard work. Ugh ... I'd rather be stamping.
Got a big day planned tomorrow. Have a great one!
I've got a GREAT recipe for Fried Chicken and Biscuits and Gravy. Made it tonight and it's a heart attack waiting to happen. I'll share the recipe later.

10 comments:

bcyhand said...

Beeautiful! Your attitude makes me smile! God had good things planned for you........

bcyhand said...

Beeautiful! Your attitude makes me smile! God has good things planned for you........

Robin Merriman said...

Gorgeous, Linda! I like the pearls on the ribbon and how you used that holiday paper here. Have a beautiful day!

Tess said...

Your card is gorgeous! I am going to try this today. Have a lovely day. ;)

Jade's stamproom blog said...

The card is beautiful, I tried the tecnique, and I'll have to do it your way, mine turned out weird, I didn't use the shimmer cs, so I will do it that way.Thanks for the lovely card!

Kelly Taylor said...

Beautiful card Linda!

The Peton's said...

I think I can read you mind/mood from all the way up her in Oregon. All day yesterday, I kept thinking you were a little down. I said a few prayers for you. It's not fun to be down. But, if there's one thing you've taught me, just doing SOMETHING and then going to bed, usually clears things up.

P.S. Nice card, it that's your kind of thing:) I think stamping would make me scream.

Jenny Jahn-Hudec said...

I love the card!!! but I missed out on the technique, where do I find out how to do that? it looks like white embossing and then do the wash...is that right?...I dare you to leave the garden this year and just do whatever you like!...you deserve that! Besides, I wanna see more cards!!...lol

Tracy said...

Love the card Linda! adZ

Leigh said...

Oh wow, I love this card. Also the dsp is gorgeous.