And now back to our regularly scheduled program…

All that cat business is lots of fun, but there are cards to be made and seen!  Yesterday’s post about my goofball cat got picked up by Freshly Pressed, the front page of  Captain Stupidhead is now a mini-celebrity and while I’m not making any promises, you may see a little more him from time to time.  As my daughter Sara said, “The internet has spoken. And it says that it loooooooves Pookie.”

Pookie did NOT help with this card, and that’s a good thing.  My stamping desk isn’t very big and it’s usually covered with ink pads.  No place for a cat.  However, it’s a great place for some colors that I loved and hoarded when they retired.  Wild Wasabi was an In Color selection in 2007 and Riding Hood Red was from 2008.  I kept a little folder with a few odd sheets of Wasabi, but I must confess that I have a substantial stash of Riding Hood Red.  It’s a deep, rich red that worked with so many colors and I am thrilled to have it back in the Stampin’ Up! Color Family:

Wild Wasabi and Riding Hood Red are back again

  • Awash with Flowers, Woodgrain and Because I Care (Hostess Level I) stamp sets
  • Wild Wasabi, Riding Hood Red, Soft Suede and Whisper White card stock
  • Wild Wasabi, Riding Hood Red and Soft Suede classic ink pads
  • Soft Suede Stampin’ Write marker and the Blender pen
  • Big Shot and Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing folder
  • Corner Rounder, Oval and Scallop Oval punches
  • Linen thread and Stampin’ Dimensionals

I used my Lazy Stampin’ Girl technique on the Two-Step Stampin’ part of the flower.  I inked the solid (flower petal) image with Riding Hood Red, then used a blender pen to remove the RHR ink from the little pod thingy at the base of the flower.  (OK, tell me, what would you YOU call it??  Sheesh.)  The Soft Suede Stampin’ Write marker adds that little change of color that makes a big difference – at least to me.

I’m lovin’ this new catalog and the return of some of my favorite colors, and I hope you are too.


One thought on “And now back to our regularly scheduled program…

  1. I love it. Very clean, very beautiful. You inspire me.

    How do you make everything so smooth and even? Everytime I try using stamps for any type of crafting, it turns out messy, or the edges of the stamps are stamped on the paper 😦


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