Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Playing with new stamps

Many of you may already be aware of the store and challenge blog Paper and Such but just in case you don't I will give you a direct link to the store. Last month they came out with their very first set of acrylic stamps and after playing along in their blog hop, I was the lucky winner of all 4 new sets. Be sure and go by the store and check these out. Julie Smith, the owner and I used to be on a design team together at There's Magic in the Air and I was so happy for her when she started this new venture. You will find lots of great items at Paper and Such, so be sure and stop in for a visit.

The challenge this week is a sketch and I wanted to use the new set "Waterlily", so I turned the sketch on it's side so that I could use the beautiful sentiment as my focal image. This set has a lovely waterlily image along with these two beautiful sentiments, one of which I used inside of my card.

I hope you enjoy this, sorry to be so quiet lately, Rick and I are doing some spring cleaning in August. I have 3 rooms and a bath down so far. I have a new toy that I am super crazy about. It is a floor steamer that has a removable handheld steamer to get things above the floor. Rick has told the cats to run or they'll be next, lol. He isn't far off, I have tried it on just about everything that I can. Steam cleaned the bath, floors, windows (unbelievable job on these, never could get them clean without streaking), mattress, pillows, glass topped stove and microwave. I only got this yesterday and it is my favorite cleaning tool. Since it is too hot to be outside, thought we would take advantage of the A/C. Rick is so much help, he is wielding the vacuum and doing a fabulous job! Well, enough of Mr. and Mrs. Clean, hope you guys are having a fantastic week and will see you in the morning for my Sweet Sketch Wednesday post.
Happy Day all!

Card Details:
Paper SU old olive, certainly celery
Ink: Stampin' Up old olive
Other: Cuttlebug embossing folder, SU mellow moss grosgrain ribbon, Queen & Co pearls, Spellbinders oval die


Olga said...

It's absolutely gorgeous, gotta check em out!

Betty Benton said...

Have you thought about bringing your fabulous tool down to Lake Chapala, Mexico??? I'll give you a room, we'll put Rick and steamer to work, and you and I will go off to play!! Great job on the sketch -- I may have to join you in this one!

Kathy and Lucky said...

I will have to check out the store, your card is so pretty and love how you stamped the background and the top oval. OK, now I know it is super hot here in TX, but if you would like to demo that steam cleaner at my house, it could use a cleaning....??? :)

CraftinGranny said...

Thanks for the link to the new blog, I'll add it to my list. Lucky you to win all 4 sets. Can't wait to see the rest of your goodies.

This is a gorgeous monochromatic card with beautiful colors.

Hope all is well and you are enjoying the summer. It's 106 here today and God only know what the heat index is......phew, I'm ready for some cooler weather. "Love & Hugs" Carol

The Other Patti Sue said...

Such a BEAUTIFUL monochromatic card! You and Rick can come to my place and clean when we move out... it's way cooler here (0=

Janice M said...

LOVE how you used that Waterlily set!! So pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper and Such.

Taylor U. said...

Wow - this is so soft and pretty!!!

Glad you had time to play along with us over at Paper and Such!!

JenMarie said...

So pretty, I love the waterlily in the background! So glad you played along at Paper and Such!

Julie said...

Gorgeous card Patti! You did the set justice. I can't wait to see what you make with the rest of the sets!!! Be sure to come see us on Tues when we release 5 more sets!!!