Monday, June 8, 2009

Ah Finally Relaxation

Thanks so much for all the great comments over the weekend. You all really bless my socks off & encourage me.

It was really great to get away for a day. Our first trip we didn't go very far since it was a "test the waters" & get a feel for the motor home (my hubby keeps fussing at me that I call it a camper). I'm not much for tent camping anymore so this is the next best thing. It was so much fun sitting out under the awning & grilling dinner. I just felt the stress melt away.

Whenever I have a free moment I'm making cards for Cards For Heroes. I love being able to help our troops in this little way making cards for them to send home to their loved one. Here are a couple more made with scraps to add to the stack....
Hero Arts had a challenge to use background stamps so that was the inspiration for my cards this weekend. I don't have that many Hero Arts stamps & only a few that could be considered background stamps so this is what I came up with.
I really like the look of stamping on canvas fabric that I bought at Joann's in the home decorating dept. I've used Tim Holtz Broken China Distress ink for all the stamping on the first 2 cards.

The spiral thank you stamp was fun but in a circle seemed not right.... so I cut out the spiral to add interest. The ribbon is hiding my "seam" from the acrylic background stamps when I didn't use the Stamp a jig to make sure I was in the right spot -- lazy eye balling doesn't always work even with acrylic.
Checking the boards at the Nook yesterday I didn't make the final round for the guest design team prize. It sure was an intense challenge. I wish the best to each of the final 10 gals & can't wait to see what hoops you have to jump thru this week til a winner is named....
Hope you have a wonderful day.


Pamela said...

Love your cards!

TraceyT said...

These are just gorgeous. Love the stamping and the white and blue.

BeccaRoo said...

Aww I love your little Owl stamp it's so Cute!!