My share for today is one of those projects that covers several things that I wanted to accomplish this weekend.  As it turned out I didn’t do any stamping yesterday – I cleaned the house, did laundry and then we went to a graduation party and then ended up at another party until late.  So no stamping and no blog post for yesterday. stamp411-ssc101 Today I wanted to stamp and decided to combine my ideas.  First the Late Night Stampers group had a weekly challenge to create a summer themed card.  Then there is a new blog – – with a weekly sketch challenge that I wanted to try.  And I had an idea from a friend that I wanted to turn into something too.  So combining those three things here is my card that I just finished:


A few weeks ago I met a new friend, Patty, that came to one of my classes and she came up with an idea to combine the float from the Life’s a Breeze stamp set with the Giraffe from the Wild About You stamp set but she didn’t know how to do that.  “I can do that and what a great idea!” I told her.  I used the “masking technique” to create the float by stamping the float first on a piece of Whisper White card stock and then on a piece of post -it note.  I cut out the post-it note and stuck it on top of the one that I stamped on the card stock.  Then stamp the giraffe image over it so the head is where you want it on the float – and the body and legs are on the post-it note.  When you peel up the post-it note you end up with a giraffe float!  I cut it out to add to my card.  A trick for cutting out the center of the float is to first punch a hole in the center with a handheld punch and then use your paper snips to cut.  I do this instead of trying to poke a hole with the tip of my scissors which always bends the card stock.

The dock-post is one slat from the wagon in the Wagon Full of Fun stamp set.  It is watercolored (actually a left over from a different project.)  I tied linen thread around the float – using a knot I learned as a girl at sailing camp – yes we took knot tying as part of camp which helped later on when I was a cub scout leader for my boys – I taught them all how to tie basic knots. And now I use some of those knots in my stamping projects!

Here is the complete list of supplies for this card:

  • Pacific Point card stock and classic ink
  • Pumpkin Pie card stock and classic ink
  • Bashful Blue card stock and classic ink
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Life’s a Breeze stamp set
  • Something Fishy jumbo wheel and handle
  • Wild About you stamp set
  • Wagon Full of Fun stamp set
  • Linen Thread
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Aqua Painter
  • Close to Cocoa classic ink
  • Paper snips

I think I accomplished all three tasks – now I need to go add my entries in the appropriate places and I have one more that I’m trying to do today.  I’ll be working on my newsletter – so look for that tomorrow if you are on my email list and the Last Chance list will be out tomorrow too – I’ll add that to my blog on the Last Chance page and send via email to my email list.

We are having a beautiful weekend and I hope you are too!