Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Some stamping…

Hello friends.  I’m kind of taking a little break from stamping.  Things just seem so topsy-turvy lately and I’m spending time going back and forth with my husband, driving three hours one way to my Dad’s home and getting his house packed up, then the weekends we are at home I’m busy getting things done that I’m falling behind on.  And winter is slowly but surely KILLING me, so I’ve got the blahs and am just so tired when I get home.  So I asked my wonderful design teams to give me a little break, and they all graciously agreed.  So, you may see me around here or you may not for awhile.  But I hope to be back again soon!  (OK, reading that it sounds like a TON of whining… sorry, but thanks for indulging me for a moment!)
Last evening though, I had a little down time and decided I needed some stamping therapy.  This first card is really simple, but it was just an idea I had after seeing this darling card last week…
Layered Rose
I used my new, not-yet-used Die-Namics Rose with Overlay die from My Favorite Things!  I cut the rose out twice from bright pink cardstock and once from white cardstock, then glued all three layers together.  Added the sentiment, and done.  SUPER simple, but was just something I wanted to try after seeing Cristina’s cute card.
The next card uses another not-yet-used stamp from MFT… I just had to have this cute Pure Innocence set.
I inked up the Close Knit stamp set and colored with Copics, then used the MFTWSC161 sketch for this week as inspiration for the layout.  Didn’t turn out quite like I wanted…I couldn’t make the circle element work on the lower right as the sketch calls for, but regardless it was nice to have some stamping time last night!  :)
Well, if you read this far, thanks a bunch for stopping by today!  I appreciate it!


Pat Neiheisel said...


So sorry that so much is happening in your life right now. I know the feeling. I hope that things will improve soon and you will come back to cardmaking. I will miss your blog and be thinking of you.
Do you happen to have any cards for sale again? If so, let me know. I need some winter inspiration. Pat Neiheisel

Wanda Cullen said...

Hey, girl! So good to see some stampy goodies from you in my inbox! Love the idea of the stacked dies with a different color under the white! Adorable little PI image! Have a great day and stay warm!

Amy Rohl said...

It's OK to take a break, and I'm glad you're giving yourself that permission! Please take care of yourself, and I'll look forward to seeing your beautiful work when it's right for you!

BTW, I LOVE the corner piece you sub'd for the circle on your WSC card, it's perfect!

Juliana said...

These are adorable cards, Tammy!
One elegant and one cozy cute!!!

Take care of yourself, Tammy!
This is a hard winter!


Monika/Buzsy said...

Tammy, I am so happy had some YOU time and got a little stamping done. Life surely will slow down in a while for you and things will seem different... just give it some time. Love these pretties... the rose die is just so beautiful. Very elegant card... and the sweet MFT stamp... just darling. Take care of yourself.