Monday, April 23, 2012

Happy Monday!

Yesterday was a big day in the Inky Pinky household -  the hubby's birthday. Now you need to understand something, I LOVE birthdays. No, seriously I LOVE birthdays. Doesn't matter who is having the birthday or how old they are I just love celebrating the fact that they are here and we've been blessed with another year to enjoy and love them.

So, back to the hubby. We kept his birthday kinda low-key since we've had sooooo much going on. The family was here to celebrate with a cookout. Our son grilled steaks (YUM!), our son-in-law shucked corn for me (I hate that job!), our daughter was busy fixing the veggie tray, our granddaughters were setting the table, I was fixing baked potatoes and other goodies, and the hubby got to just sit and watch all the fuss for a change! Lots of fun and laughter was the main ingredient!

The stamping portion of this post is the birthday card I made for him.  The image is from  "In Wilderness" and the background stamp is called  "Wonderfully Worn" .  Both the In the Wilderness set and the Wonderfully Worn stamp are to be retired as of June 1st. If you like them, don't wait. They won't be around much longer.

Big Shot Dies: Top Note die
Embossing folder: cuttlebug
Misc. items: Embroidery floss, button, Sticky StripSnail AdhesiveMini glue dots

Using Natural Ivory paper, run through Big Shot with the Top Note die. Ink Wonderfully Worn stamp with Crumb Cake ink and stamp on Top Note. Stamp buffalo image with Stazon Ink on Top Note. Using Early Espresso Ink and Crumb Cake Ink, watercolor buffalo. Use Old Olive to watercolor grass. Trim Top Note just below stamped image. Using Chocolate Chip paper, run through Big Shot with embossing folder that has been inked with Early Espresso. This will ink the recessed areas. Tear & ink edges of embossed piece with Early Espresso. Mount Top Note on Chocolate Chip piece. Take a piece of Crumb Cake paper that is cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored and folded at  4 1/4, ink the Wonderfully Worn stamp with Early Espresso and stamp on Crumb Cake card. Mount Chocolate Chip piece on top using Sticky Strip. Take a strip of Old Olive approx. 1/2 x 5 inches and using the Mat Pack & Paper Piercing tool, pierce paper create holes for cross stitching. Use embroidery floss to stitch. Add button with a glue dot. Adhere Old Olive strip across trimmed edge of  Top Note with Sticky Strip.

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Want to view which stamps are retiring: Retiring Stamps

Have a wonderful day and get out those stamps and make something!

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