Friday, July 31, 2009

More Herb Expressions

Good morning, Friends! It's Friday! And it's the last day of July! WOW! I took my son school supply shopping yesterday. I found myself laughing as I let my son pick out what he wanted for his folders, spiral notebooks, crayons, etc. Of course, when he is picking it all out, he has to have the "in" stuff! And I let him. But I am hearing moms around me who have 3 and 4 kids saying that they have to pick the "cheaper" items. Yeah, my kid is spoiled. What can I say. But he is our one and only so I don't have to share that money with someone else. And I figure with his dislike of school anyway, that this will give him something to look forward to. I hope... And then we needed new soccer cleats AND new tennis shoes. Yikes! I told my husband that we spent a lot of money! And I still need to get him some more clothes, yet. Sigh. I guess I can wait for new clothes and shoes?

For today's card I used the rosemary image from the Herb Expressions set. And I didn't want the name of the herb to show up so what I did here is take some scotch tape and taped over the part (the words) that I didn't want to stamp. Then I inked up my stamp, letting the tape get ink on it too. Now this is the most important part (and if you forget to do it you will remember after making the mistake), you must take off the tape BEFORE you stamp your image on the cardstock. You can ask me how I know this :). For this card I used the Black StazOn again and my blender pen and ink pads. I love the fall-ish look of this card. Again, very simple! I had read somewhere that when you don't stamp the name of the herb with the image it becomes just another "wild flower"! Great idea!! Thanks for stopping by!

Card Recipes: Stamps- Herb Expressions; Paper- Kraft, Very Vanilla, Autumn Traditions designer paper; Ink- Black StazOn, Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Soft Suede; Accessories- kraft corduroy button, linen thread, blender pen

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