Sunday, June 29, 2008

My Very First Stamp Set

When I went to my very first Stampin' Up party about 4 years ago I bought this stamp set. I thought I had alot of cards in my gallery with this set - but strangely enought I don't have a single one! I know I've used this set ALOT... where did all those cards go?


I actually made this card for the SCS color challenge last week using Turquoise, Green Galore and white. I paper pieced the dress forms and used lots of white gel pen accents. The edges of the white paper were sponged with green galore (a little too much). I couldn't get a layout I was happy with so I subscribed to the old theory of "if your not satisfied, just add more", so I did!


How is everyone's summer so far? Mine has been busy with home improvements!! Since we just bought this house last fall we didn't really have time for much outdoor work before the cold weather set it, so now I've been working on the gardens, scraping the decks to be painted, replacing a deck (our whole back deck had to be ripped up because of a water line leak right under it), and other general stuff.


What's everyone else been up to?

14 comments:

pescbrico said...

Really cute card! I love this a lot! :)
Summer wise we had some reno done on our house... and so far that's it... it's still cold outside, but I'm not complaining... I don't like the heat! :)
Have a wonderful day!

Nicole Steele said...

The bright colors and patterns on this card are fabulous! What a festive birthday card. I find myself adding things, too, if I'm not happy with a card or scrapbook page. I love creative detail, so this approach has never failed for me LOL!

We're all about easy living in the summer...we go to the pool almost everyday, read a lot, go to the local farmers' market, and visit my grandparents (they live nearby but since school's out we can spend an entire day there).

I hope your home renovations turn out beautiful, Michelle!

Melanie said...

what a blast from the past this set is!! probabyl the prettiest card I've seen made with it! :)

Janine said...

Michelle this is fabulous... Love the colors!! Summer so far is fabulous. Weather is getting better here ... We have had lots of rain. The grass is green though.

Ret said...

Lovely card, Michelle.
I haven't been up to much yet, but we are going to be in your neck of the woods very soon. We're going back to my hometown to spend July with my Mom, in Saranac Lake. We'll be in Westport to visit my cousins, the Donaldson's. Do you know them? Enjoy your new home!!!
Ret
crafty1ret@eastlink.ca
www.cardsncraftsbyret.blogspot.com

stampqueen said...

What great colors!! I almost bought that set when it came out...my first stamps were alaskan stamps - dog sled, totum pole ect. - that was over 16 years ago....
Love the owl card too - the colors especially.
We did alot of our yard remodeling back in febr when it was cooler (way too hot here in florida for much yard work these days - although the pool gets alot of use :)
tera

GinaP said...

wow, this is GORGEOUS!! I love the color combo, and what a fabulous idea to use your very first stamp set! Mine was in 2001, and it was What's Brewin'. Maybe I should pull that out and join your movement!

Marie Cramp said...

That is wicked cute!!! Can I say that?? lol. I really love it.

Marie
http://scrappingworld.blogspot.com

Darlene said...

Hey, thanks for asking! Your card is just awesome--I really like the look of paper piercing on that stamp set! I have become a caregiver to my Mom, which meant leaving the Chicago area to the family farm. What a change in lifestyle. I have about 1/2 of my stamping stuff here--of course not the stuff I need--LOL. Have a great summer. Darlene L

retiredheather said...

Hey Michelle, I like this card. Don`t be worried about the green cause it looks great. I have not been stamping as long as you and this looks like a great stamp...really in style again with all the fashion stamps. So far I am driving one to summer school, one to work and waking the other one up. I am so glad when they are all gone then I get to stamp. Have a great summer.

Genevieve said...

I think this was my first Stampin' Up set too! I haven't used it in ages! Your card is really cute! Love the colors!

Beth Norman said...

Ohhhh, I really love this card. I love that it has a busy look. Very nicely put together.

Sherri said...

I love your card - love the stamp set, and the DP!! That was before I knew SU existed, now I want that set!! (I guess I'll have to look on ebay;))

Laurie in MN said...

I love the card and all the patterns.

I am keeping our DD busy.
For myself, I enjoy fairs and am looking forward to the County and MN State fair.

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