Happy Monday, Everyone!
I am so excited to be going to the Pittsburgh Mills Mall for the Stampin’ Up Catalog Premier for Demonstrators tonight. I am meeting four of my team members and another demonstrator friend for dinner and then…we get to see the NEW catalog!! I have butterflies in my stomach…feeling kinda giddy so I thought a fun card using the SU Animal Talk was in order today before I head out. It is still on the Retired List but not for long. You can order it online HERE. Item # 132569
I used the sketch at The Paper Players # 193 created by Anne Marie Hile. And this card is definitely for her- an avid animal lover and rescuer. Hope this makes you smile, sweet friend. Thank you for all the effort and creativity you and Lesley Croghan put into the Dynamic Duos Challenge Blog over the last couple of years- we all will miss that awesome site more than ever.
STAMPS: SU Animal Talk
INK: SU Tangerine Tango, SU Baked Brown Sugar
PAPER: SU Tangerine Tango, SU Baked Brown Sugar, SU So Saffron, SU RetroFresh DSP, SU Coastal Cabana
TOOLS: SU 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Nestabilities Circles Die
ACCESSORIES: SU Tangerine Tango Candy Dots, 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon
So many stamps, so many sentiments…but how do you get a sentiment to say exactly what you want? I “erase” some words on one and add others from another stamp. When I saw this week’s MUSE # 34 on Monday created by Therese Calvird, I immediately thought of Home, Sweet, Home…a congrats on a new home. I also had SU Animal Talk on my crafting desk thinking of how to use it for Dynamic Duos # 69 challenge with SU Pacific Point and Old Olive. Then, it came to me- Home, Tweet, Home- enjoy your new home. I just did not ink up “chirp, chirp” and added HOME from another stamp I had on my shelves. I added a small tag like Therese did on her card and used a lot of white space- I think the Woodgrain stamped in SU Sahara Sand ink is so subtle that the white stands out although it is stamped.
SU Animal Talk is one of those “sketchy” lined designs. Even when you stamp it perfectly, it looks imperfect -notice how fuzzy the birdie is? …that’s the charm of it:)
STAMPS: SU Animal Talk, SU Fabulous Phrases, SU Woodgrain Background, SU Tiny Tags (retired), Home from a PTI stamp
INK: SU Pacific Point, SU Old Olive, SU Chocolate Chip
PAPER: SU Whisper White, SU Pacific Point, SU Old Olive
ACCESSORIES: SU Pacific Point Stictched Grosgrain ribbon, SU White Baker’s Twine
TOOLS: SU Tiny Tags Punch (retired)
Here is Therese’s card with its little tag, ample white space, and a die cut home: