Upsy Daisy is such a fabulous stamp, I am enjoying the many ways of using it! I am doing a lot of botanical cards lately as my cards have just gone into another shop (a total of 3) and they love the florals....we went into a mall to go to the fruit and vege shop and got distracted by this fabulous shop called 'Gracious Manor' and the next thing you know I am taking my cards over next week for the owners to buy some...guess who will be churning out some cards this week - Praise the Lord for the challenges that keep giving me fresh ideas!
This card is for the Sketch Challenge, I have flipped it onto it's side and SLIGHTLY changed the placing of the sentiment. I embossed Upsy Daisy a while ago, (I did a few at the one time) and sponged around the distressed edges....it is layered on the branches EF, it has 'blue tones' in the photo, but it is green. I love all of the texture, distressing and sponging...it all adds to the 'feel' of a card for me!
I was talking with a friend today via email and about our motive for making cards....we all make them because we love doing it, from the heart....the day that I start making cards for the sake of it and it becomes about the how many I make and the dollars, not the card itself and how it is going to make someone feel, is the day that I stop makng them! I know I make a lot of cards and a lot of them go to shops (which is just an added bonus)...it is all about the card and packing it full of love and warmth...I endeavour to keep them all like that, a gift from the heart...please remind me is it becomes any other way!
Thank you for stopping by, I L-O-V-E it that you take time out of your busy day to drop in on me...you bless me!!! God bless you
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Sat, May 09, 2009 @ 11:42 PM
So lovely Linda!! Such a fabulous use of upsy daisy!! I've haven't got that set - and at the rate I'm going I guess best not! ;) However, you've done just a fabulous job with that !! I love the colours that you have chosen, and your textures as well as the your FAB vintage feel! As for me........ well, about a week ago I purchased some wire shelves for holding paper - 60 12 x 12 slots - and yesterday I was hard at work rearragning my stamping mess. I'm telling you, it's such a big mess that it's still not done. I can nearly see my dining room table for the first time in a year, and that is a cheerful feeling. I think maybe once I get that exhaustive chore done - and it's going to take DAYSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS maybe I can get back to creating!!
Yours in Yakky love!
Can you send me a live link to your blog? I can't seem to get it.
Tommorow am - about 10 hours - son Wm - turning 19 - is off to Hong Kong to visit with his gf's extended family. Oh Linda how I will miss him!!! MY little baby!! Thank heavens Daisy is here - besides my dh - to look after me!!!
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Sun, May 10, 2009 @ 12:58 PM
Linda, your cards are always packed with care and warmth! It is in the details, and that is easy to see. Some galleries have a 'feel' to them- and yours is one. Beautiful work sister. Will pray for strength! Three Shopps! Ai yi yi! May God multiply whatever sleep you get!
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Sun, May 10, 2009 @ 3:07 PM
This card is so YOU Linda! I just love the time and attention you take to each detail. I, too, love the upsy daisy stamp set. It's wonderful and I just love your interpretation of it. Your vintage feel and look are so evident. I'm with you, it's about the feeling you put into a card that makes it a "special" card. I've had people ask me to start selling my cards, but I can't even keep up with my family and church cards. I can't imagine how to keep up with more, yet I would love to do that. I tried making duplicates, but that didn't last very long b/t supplies and time. And, I'm afraid the pressure of it would take away from what I put into every card. I'm so thrilled that 3 shops have now picked you up. How fantastic is that. They see in your cards what we all see and if I notice it changes, I'll let you know, but I know that it won't! Keep on creating Linda!!! TFS!
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