Monday, July 11, 2016

STAMPlorations in July...

I always like to play with the various STAMPlorations challenges.  Here is a card I made with their CURRENT Theme + Sketch Challenge in mind:

Here's the sketch:

Supplies and notes:
  • First, a confession: I bought more paper.  I know I shouldn't... I am on a mission to reduce my stash, but this is why!!! The creative crafty designers-- you know, the people with our dream jobs-- keep coming out with radical and affordable stuff!  I made this with pineapple paper from a sweet DCWV pack.  
  • I edged the paper and the hand-cut banner with Distress Crayons and smudged them with water.
  • "You give me" was stamped with my handy Target dollar-bin alphas, inked with ColorBox in Glacier Lake
  • "Joy" is a diecut from Taylored Expressions, included with a prize I won last year.
That's all!

I plan to start sending cards to the Send A Smile 4 Kids peeps, but first I am going to ask a nurse-friend if her hospital could use a batch of cards. The SAS4Kids site lists great childrens' hospitals, but none are in the Pacific Northwest... I need to reach out and see if any hospitals out west have a program like this.  


  1. Mimi
    I was thinking you stamped that pineaple
    wow it is a great paper
    worthed to buy it Mimi
    love the colors and only the sentiment can make this paper finish as a card
    amazing idea my friend
    love the pastel color on this card

  2. I'm thinking summer and exotic destinations and Hawaiian shirts looking at this fabulous card! So summery and sweet, great colors!

  3. Awwww - this is just so summery and fun! All those bright pops of pineapple are sure to bring a smile to the face of the recipient. Thanks for playing along with us at STAMPlorations!