My clear mount stamps, newly organized.
My DSP and specialty papers organized alphabetically.
My punches newly liberated from their drawer!
The "Before" picture of my wood mount stamps, waiting for some shelf renos!
I will definitely post the "After" photo when it is done! I'm actually looking forward to stamping tomorrow in my more organized room!
I wanted to share another swap card I made for Leadership 2013 in Orlando. This was by far the most time intensive of the 4 swaps I made. But it was well worth the time and trouble as I received some amazing cards back. Thanks to Barbara Welch for organizing the Wow Vintage Swap. Here was my entry in Group 4:
I used muted colours such as River Rock and Baja Breeze along with some DSP from the Sycamore Street collection, which you can earn free for every $60 of product you purchase during Sale-A-Bration! This particular Summer Starfruit pattern is perfect for a vintage themed card! The sentiment is from another Sale-A-Bration product - Vintage Verses - one of my favourite products of Sale-A-Bration! The dress form image is from Established Elegance, a stamp set from the big catalogue.
To complete the vintage theme, I added some Paper Daisies, some of which I dyed using reinker and water, some sponged and crumpled ribbon, water stains courtesy of French Foliage stamp set, and some curls on the Happiest Birthday flag (stamped with Loving Thoughts).
I stitched on the eyelet edging created with Finishing Touches Edgelits, and added the requisite pearls and it was finished! Then I had to make 16 more! I don't mind saying that I had some panicky moments wondering if I would get it done in time, but thanks to my wonderful downline, Doreen, who came over to help and stayed long past her bedtime, we got the task completed.
Stamps: Vintage Verses (w129633; c129636); Established Elegance (w122530; c122532); French Foliage (w120845; c121166); Loving Thoughts (w125843; c125845)
Paper: River Rock (108640), Baja Breeze (111352) and Very Vanilla (101650) card stock; Sycamore Street DSP (127540)
Ink: Classic Stampin' Pads in Crumb Cake (126975), Soft Suede (126978) and StazOn Jet Black (101406)
Accessories: Pearl Basic Jewels (119247); Baja Breeze 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon (122331); Paper Daisies (119243)
Tools: Finishing Touches Edgelits (127010); Stampin' Distress Tool (127562); Labels Collection Framelits (125598)