WOYWW #358, hosted by the lovely Julia. Like last week, I am posting late. The photo above shows two Stampin' Up sets that I have combined for storage. I've been making cards like crazy, but I've also been shopping and my new stamps pile is getting big and neglected. As a diversionary tactic, I decided to work on that pile in between cards. I've had one of these sets, Mixed Bouquet, a long time and had never adhered the rubber to the wood blocks (trying to decide, do I go wood? Cling? Unmounted and Tack n Peel?). The other set, Botanicals for You, is brand new and on cling mount, and I had an extra sheet of cling, so I spent a lovely evening appreciating being able to buy stamps already mounted, while I cling-mounted the old set. Sticky, gooey, MESS! Had my trusty embossing ink for my scissors and my talc for the sticky cushion. It did make it a bit easier, but not much. Anyway, glad that job is done! Probably why I put it off for so long...
I also want to share a couple cards. I have several now that I need to blog, and I have that problem because I'm not blogging as often as I need to. Once again, this problem! Oy! LOL, well, please bear with me (I learned in school that this is a plea for forebearance, not a plea to undress or confess - hahaha - and I often forget that simple test because bare with me just looks more correct). I shall re-commit to do better.
Gecko Galz and am entering this into their April Challenge to use roses, lace and butterflies with at least one of their images:
Micky. (Above is a scan of the card front, closed.)
I must tell you, she is a huge Elvis fan, even has a fabulous shrine to him in her home. I own way more Elvis stamps than I probably should, so it was a no-brainer what to make her. I also began wanting to get my card placed in her shrine, like a personal challenge or something, haha. And so, in my weirdo mind I figured I'd have a good chance if I made a fold card with lots of surfaces for these stamped images. And in the process, I made my very first side-step card!
Thanks again if you are still reading this, I appreciate your visit and comments, and I hope you have an awesome weekend!