Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Thinking of you!

Hello there!  Have you been crafty yet today?!  I spent about an hour in my stamp room this morning working on a card. It is a simple card, but it required a lot of fussy little details to make it come together.  While I was in there stamping, cutting and glittering my little ole' heart out I got to thinking about how important this silly stamping thing has become to me.  I joke all the time that it is good therapy and much cheaper than a therapist, but there is some truth to that!  It has been such a beneficial outlet for me over the years and I can honestly say that it may be partially responsible for maintaining my sanity.  I have created cards  to welcome babies into the world. I have created cards to offer love and luck to people on exciting, new adventures. I have created cards that were intended to let someone know how very special they are to me.  I have created cards to bring a smile to someone's face.  I have created cards to wish someone a happy birthday, cards to lift someone's spirits, even cards to poke fun at someone!  I have slapped together paper and stamped it in an attempt to offer condolences to friends that were experiencing loss (even though mere words can seem inadequate sometimes).  I have stamped through my own happy times and not so happy times.  Stamping and creating have become very important to me.  It has become part of who I am and I am grateful to have found such a wonderful outlet.  Soon I will be stamping wedding invitations for one of the dearest people in my life.  My oldest daughter will be tying the knot and she has honored me with the task of sharing that sweet occasion with people.  She has been on my mind a lot lately so my simple card today is for her.  My sweet, amazing, adorable, often a hand-ful kid! Love you Tyler!

She lives at the beach so I thought she might get a kick out of this card! 

I created layers by tearing and adding Dazzling Diamonds to the waters edge and sands edge.  I stamped and (fussy cut!!) the octopus, sea stars, crabs and flag pole from the set Seaside.  I added some details to the sand with Gorgeous Grunge.

I sponged the clouds and the sunshine using a negative mask.  I even drew foam in the water with a white gel pen and tiny little crab foot-y prints with a marker in the sand.  The sea stars also have some Dazzling Diamond sparkle to make them shine.  

Here is a picture of my kiddo!

Hope that you can find some time today to be creative!  It doesn't even have to be stamp related!  Creativity is just so good for you! 

I will be back soonest with more to share!  Have a wonderful day!


Pam said...

You are so right! Making cards got me through a really tough illness a few years ago. I was so grateful to have something to look forward to. Congrats to your beautiful daughter!

Margaret said...

Such a sweet card and I love all of the sparkle!
I really need to get back into my crafty space and therapy myself! It's amazing how grumpy one can get when they don't take time to play!