What a pitiful little dog…..makes me feel sick just looking at him! My father-in-law is in the hospital with a bad virus/infection of some sort, and it got me to thinking that I had very little (or no) get well cards in my stash. So, I’m going to show 3 different cards this week using the Wellness Wishes stamp set. It is a very tiny set with 3 images — each one very different in style. It is a good little set to have, but I must admit this is the first time it has been inked up. Sorry! And I even got it FREE during convention last year as an award. I guess it got hidden on the shelf a little bit, but I will be using it more now. I love the cards I created with it. They are simple, and 2 of them are masculine. I never know what to send a man……but I think this dog will do!
I need to tell you that you can get this stamp set for FREE until the end of the month. It is one of the alternate selections during Sale-A-Bration. If you purchase $50 in catalog merchandise, you can choose this get-well set as your free item. Think it over and let me know if you’d like to order it before March 31st. This next photo is a little over-exposed. The truest color is the one above. Concord Crush paper, ribbon, and markers — I love Stampin’ Up! for making everything match!
I colored this little guy with blender pens using Concord Crush, Crumb Cake, and Chocolate Chip markers. Hope you like this one……..and come back each day this week for another card using this set. Since I knew I was going to color with Blender Pens, I wanted to use StazOn ink. This dog has some words below him and I didn’t want to use them on this card. I didn’t want to use a marker (the usual way to OMIT part of a stamp) because it would bleed when you color it with a blender pen. So, here is what I did…
Step 1 — Ink up your image as you normally would.
Step 2 Get a piece of tape and put it over the words.
Step 3 Turn over the stamp and stamp on your carstock.
Step 4 Look at your fantastic image without the words!
Step 5 Make sure you stamp more so you are ready when the next person gets sick!
Allyson’s Rectangle Reverie Quilt
I finished piecing the top of Allyson’s Quilt yesterday. I took it outside for photos and it was super duper windy. So, I finally laid it on the ground and snapped these. Not the best, but they will do until it is quilted and complete. I am thrilled with it, and this pattern was so fast and easy to assemble. I think I will do this one again! It is in a magazine, and I’ll be happy to share if you need more information.
These fabrics are mostly from the “Party in Pink” line by Henry Glass fabrics. I mixed in a couple of prints (the yellow dot, the hot pink solid) and used gray for the sashing. Allyson loves gray, and I wanted something that was darker and wouldn’t show dirt as much as white would. She is very pleased! Now I will work on the back — I’m planning on piecing that back and using some of my left-over rectangles in a strip across the back. And then I want to make her a couple of pillows. This is going to COLLEGE with her in the fall.