“Simple Stamping” with Daisy Lane
I had such a lovely time last weekend, and I was totally lazy. It was quite fun! I read several books, and in between, Jon and I visited with my mom. She had been having some odd pains that were keeping her from sleeping. Knowing my mom (and being very like her), I knew when she was exhausted enough, she would change her mind about seeing a doctor. Sure enough, that day came a week ago. She called last Monday to tell me she was going to the ER because she couldn’t take it any more; she had to have some sleep. I ran out to pick her up as I didn’t think she should be driving after several sleepless nights.
They took lots of tests and x-rays. Bottom line – she has Lyme’s disease. The final text came back yesterday, but her doctor (and Jon and I) said she could also have had Shingles. How awful to have both at the same time. The good news is she got it treated early, so it should be totally out of her system in a few more weeks. She is feeling better and I’m trying to convince her to rest – not an easy task! I tricked her into binge-watching old Disney movies, and today I found a few more of her favorites on some other free channels. We watched Nanny McPhee today, and I also talked her into watching some of my favorite movies as well. I am so glad she’s “on the mend” and has a name for her discomfort. Not knowing what’s causing it makes the pain worse, I think. Mom is so strong and never complains, so it’s extra hard to watch her suffer. So I am thrilled that she’s on the mend!
All that said, I’m back to blogging! This is a super simple card using only two ink pads and two colors of card stock, two stamp sets, and two sets of Watercolor Pencils. (So it’s a simple eight card – plus the Stamparatus.)
To make this, first stamp the daisy and stem from the Daisy Lane Stamp Set using Crumb Cake Classic Ink. I used my Stamparatus so I could stamp the daisy two times to make it a little more full. To line it up the second time, I used the technique that I demonstrated here. Of course, if you don’t want to line everything up, you can use a separate piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock to stamp the daisy two times, then punch with the Daisy Punch and layer the two punched pieces over the stem.
Color the Daisy with White, Crushed Curry, and Garden Green Watercolor Pencils. I have both sets of pencils, but if you only have the original set, you can use Old Olive and Daffodil Delight for the green and yellow.
I love the Biggest Wish Stamp Set, because you can have big wishes or small wishes or a combination of both. I chose a combination. Stamp the large birthday in Crumb Cake Classic Ink, then stamp the script happy over it using Early Espresso. Finally, adhere the Crumb Cake layer to a Soft Suede card base.
It’s less than a week until Second Sale-a-bration (or Summer Sale-a-bration) and the launch of the July-August Mini Catalog! You’re going to love it, I know. AND – beginning August 3, I’m having a BOGO sale. I have lots of retired Stampin’ Up!® products that I’ll be selling. For every $1. you spend on my retired stamps, you’ll get to select $.50 in current product. So spend $100 on retired products and get $50 in new – and earn a free Sale-a-bration product as well. I’ll post the list by Monday.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!