WE are quietly enjoying 'normal' as a week of mid-term mania and illness has passed - and I finished one huge important task, so laid-back normal is kinda good! I am going to make my famous brownies soon and then a nice chicken dinner after we play some monopoly and then a trip to the treadmill later on just to even things out a bit - :)
Did we make each other Valentine cards? No. Is that kinda queer in a house full of card supplies? Probably 'yes'. But I have been more focused on some scrapbooking, and just exploring some of my new goodies and I have something I'd love to share with you...remember the teaser in the previous post? Well, heeeere it is! It's Alex's first baby photo! Hurray - I say that because its been in storage for 22 years!!! Ain't that something? SO any photo came come out to say 'hello' any ol' time as you can see here!
Let 'er rip! Stamping
First things first - I made the pages earlier before I knew I'd pair it with this photo I just grabbed some VERY VANILLA cardstock to begin the process. And look, the previous post makes my point - take some stamps and just let loose! That's all I did! There was no plan at all - it was what we call in artisitic terms 'a very organic experience' .
I used different stamps from different sets, and combined colours I thought would go well together, but there was NO DIRECTION until I stamped the letters - then all I did was aim for a 'fairly' straight line but even then, a little un-eveness looks great. When I was done, I had two pages, the first one shown here is using our alphabet stamp set Lovely Letters - and for some reason unfathomable to me now, I made an 'W' on the end of "SWEET"...??? Who knows what brilliant idea I had at the time, but I made 'sweet history' of it by covering the odd W with a punched out heart ( Heart Punch) and problem solved.