A Little Vintage

Shelli Gardner, Co-Founder and CEO of Stampin’ Up!® has a creative challenge on her blog every month.  In October, the challenge was to post projects using the Simply Scored scoring tool, so I entered my cornucopia project.   I got an e-mail yesterday telling me that my project was chosen as one of the winners!  Woohoo!!  I got to select any current stamp set as a prize, so I chose Petite Pairs.  I can’t wait to get it and ink it up! If you get a chance to check out SoShelli.com, take a peek at the projects of the other winners.  They’re amazing!

Today, I had to go to the bank (always fun!), and my branch is in the grocery store.  While I was there, I couldn’t help but notice people’s expressions.  Wow!  For a holiday that people say is all about family and togetherness and feasting, there sure were a lot of unhappy and “unthankful” faces in the store.  I know shopping and cooking can be stressful, but I think somewhere we lost the whole idea for the holiday.  So be sure to take a break from all the activities and “busyness” – cooking, cleaning, “Black Friday” shopping, Christmas preparations – and remember all the things you’re thankful for.  I have too many to list, and I’d leave something out, I know.  For now, I’ll just list the four “F”s – my faith, family, friends and free rubber!  (I know…shallow, right?)

Here’s a card I made tonight using the Beautiful Season stamp set.  I started it out as a vintage card, then decided it would work for a sketch challenge.  So it’s a little bit vintage and a little bit new.

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Stamp sets:  A Beautiful Season, Pennant Parade; Ink:  Versamark; Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, So Saffron classic; Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Real Red stampin’ write markers; Cherry Cobbler classic ink refill; Paper:  Holly Berry designer series paper*; Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Wild Wasabi card stock; watercolor paper; Other:  Curly Label punch, Chocolate Chip dotted scallop ribbon, Big Shot, Petals-a-plenty folder, vintage trinkets, linen thread, aqua painter, sponge, Dazzling Details*, pewter embossing powder*, heat tool (*available in the Holiday Mini catalog; all other products available in the 2011-12 Stampin’ Up!® Idea Book & Catalog)

I think I should have embossed the bird with black powder instead of pewter.  It gets a little lost with all the designer paper.  But it’s really fun to watercolor!  I added a few homemade Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details to the berries on the tag after I put it all together.  It’s funny that I’m really not a fan of birds, but I seem to love (and buy) all the “bird stamps” in the catalog.

That’s it for now.  If you’re traveling for Thanksgiving, be safe!  I hope you have a wonderful holiday.  Thanks for stopping by!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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2 Responses to A Little Vintage

  1. Debi Pippin says:

    You are really talented! Love your entry and thanks for the comments on my blog too.
    Debi Pippin


  2. Mom says:

    The cornucopia project is precious…………Sharon is going to ‘post’ it on her kitchen wall – it says what she knows is keeping her going………”Grateful”!! I am so proud of you.


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