5.24.2009

So far this weekend...

every sunday a challenge that comes out at Splitcoast stampers that is called Featured stamper. this weeks is Mercy FS120 and her galleries gorgeous i chose this card of hers for the inspiration for this card. I know i changed more then two things so, probably won't upload it as a fs challenge in the scs gallery. I have a really hard time following challenges because i use them more of a jump start, so the reason i choose this card was i loved her colors haha, but when i got upstairs my new stampscapes were going me me play with ME and i thought hmmm can you do a tall skinny scene? and then i remembered something Lori mentioned the other day, that Janice uses Chalks to color her stampscape scenes and so i was off and running. another "big bucks" lol IE Price less card: StampScapes stamps are: leafless limbs lg, ducks in formation, oak tree med, prickly branches, cloud (cumulus), Cloud Bar, Tall Grasses sm, Buck, Water Grass. Sentiments from the SU set "all holidays" (i think) Ink's are: Memento Rich Cocoa, London Fog, Dessert Sand, Bamboo Leaves, Tea Dye and Weathered wood distress inks. Neenah Classic Cream 80# cardstock, Creamy Carmel and Blue Bayou cardstocks, the dk textured brown cs is from Bazzill, the printed paper is from Dianesdaughters. the green glass dots are "water" dewdrops, there are pop dots under the skinny scene panel, the ribbons from May Arts. there is a bit of sewing thread and also some SU Stampin pastels (what they call chalks) on the images too... this is A-6 in real life. Now this one started a little different then most of my cards i usually start with the image, and this one i had these scraps from the card above and started messing with them thinking these will do a 5X7 card... then spotted this Eagle ( its from Expressions in Ink) and it arrived in my mailbox with the latest batch of stampscapes a week or so ago and this is stamped with Versafine Vintage sepia ink on Neenah Classic Cream cardstock 80# and there is just a tiny bit of su chalks on it and around the birds face. the papers are all the same as card above, mostly same inks and ect... the Felt ribbon came to me as an gift in my Mardi Gras Jester gift from Pam ( Thanks I've been hoarding this) the sentiments from Inkadinkado. the Antique crackling background from SU is stamped with memento tuxedo black on a scrap of the neenah then has Distress colors of peeled paint, old paper, broken china and weathered wood color dusted along it trying to mimic some of the texture/streaky colors in that printed paper.
Saturday Morning we got up and went to 5 yard sales at the second one i bought all of those stamps for a whopping $7.50 and a different one i found the jar ( i like these for my prima flowers i can get my whole hand into them) and the prisma pencils (which have never been sharpened!!!) pencils were 3.00 and the jar was 4.00...
Then an interesting thing happened at the last house we stopped at (that was not even in the newspaper i had just seen signs when we were driving around) we ran into my old CTMH demo (whose retired now) and as it happens had gotten her first cochlear implant on Tim's birthday this year. I haven't seen her in person in years ( her family moved out of this town to one south of here where their families live) anyways so we spent a little bit of time just catching up but, it was good to see her and see she is enjoying what she hears... ( as the mom of 4 who home schools I bet her kids are loving this just as much as she is not to mention her hubs ) anyways so far this weekend the tiles have been sealed and the tub/shower unit is in the bathroom now and Tim's doing the plumbing for that now... this could be say 3 weeks out to being "done" whoo! It will be nice to have a nice bathroom again. (all the ones in this house are yucky) (carpeted)

5 comments:

Janice M said...

Great cards Stacy!! Love the scene you created and that Eagle is beautiful!! I do love to use my chalks on my stampscapes! Great yard sale find! Don't usually find deal like that at yard sales here :(

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I love the scene you created on your first card. The second card is so perfect for a man. What great finds for your yardsale-ing!

Linda M. said...

Nice finds, Stacy.

Isn't neat to run into old friends. Now, you can compare stories and advice from your "new" found friend again.

How come we never have yard sales like this in NC?!

Stampin' Meg said...

That is a lot of stamps on one card , Stacy! I can't believe your yard sale finds- awesome!

Karen said...

What a great yard sale score! You always seem to do so well. :> I Love your stampscapes card!! Everything about it is great..the scene, the colors!!!, and your dewdrops! The colors and scraps from your first card really suit your eagle well! :>