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Thanks for visiting my blog. As the title suggests, I love to scrapbook, stamp, and sing! I will share cards and scrapbook pages I create, as well as information about my music - Barbershop harmony.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Lost & found update

What's that old saying about things getting worse before they get better?? I feel this describes my crafty clean-up efforts perfectly! Last night I went back to my search for a missing stamp set - FOUND IT!! It wasn't where I expected either. I stamped off a few images but was too exhausted to do anything else. I'll finish a card with this set on Monday - you may have guessed, it involves Christmas!

This morning I went back to crafty clean-up but took an hour break to use a new Poppystamps die before I put it away in its new home. This item had a manufacturing delay, hence the long wait for my order. I also received a new Blueprints set from My Favorite Things and thought it would pair nicely. Finally, a random stamped fairy showed up during my cleaning frenzy so I decided to color her and incorporate her into my card.

fairy thanks
Supplies: Paper - Anchor Paper bargain bin marbled, Michael's blue, 
My Favorite Things Watercolor Wash, Paper Studio glitter
Stamps - Hero Arts CL663 Thanks a Bunch (retired), CG222 Music Background (retired) and 
August 2016 My Monthly Hero (fairy - sold out)
Dies - Poppystamps Tulisa Collage, My Favorite Things Die-Namics Blueprints 32,
My Monthly Hero die to match the fairy
Other - Lemon Yellow Stickles, Copics, Hero Arts Ocean Ombre sequins,
Distress Inks - Black Soot and Antique Linen

Next, I'm sharing a card made for my friend Heather's sweet husband. Philip loves rock music and plays guitar so I found a rocker Silhouette image for his birthday card. He received it right on his birthday Wednesday so I was glad the postal system came through!

Rocker birthday
Supplies: Paper - Poptone beige and black, BoBunny Christmas Collage (star patterned)
Stamps - Hero Arts CL661 It's Your Day, CG279 Musical Clef, & You Rock (from a rocket set)
Dies - My Favorite Things Die-Namics Blueprints 13 & 21 (retired)
Silhouette images - 60873 Rocker Boy by Patty Young and a bit of music flourish

Who would know that the star paper was from a Christmas pad?! I thought it was perfect for a rock star!! I had to look up the collection at BoBunny because, guess what, I've lost track of that 6x6 paper pad! Who knows where I set it, sigh.... Well, it's back to crafty clean-up (at least I'll try not to get distracted again!). Hope you're having a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping!!


Betty Keefe said...

fun cards Linda - glad the big cleanup is working well for you. rec'd my stencil today - thanks so much - now to use it!!

Dawn Turley said...

Love both these cards. I know exactly how you feel about cleaning up. I often get distracted by finding things on my desk I'd forgotten about!

Jean said...

Both of these cards are fantastic! Great job finding the stamp set. I lost a die from one of my MFT Blueprints sets this past week and went nuts finding it (which I did, in the paper recycling!).

Cat Craig said...

Super cards Linda. That blue is fabulous and how fun that you found a great image for Heather's hubby.

Took me 8 months to fine a die I had lost...it slipped under all the dies I keep in a CD bin in CD sleeves.

Greta said...

Hurrah for finding the missing stamp! Gotta say--at least you're doing the clean up while I continue to put it off feeling so overwhelmed each time I start! 2 fun cards--the star paper is indeed perfect for a rocker!