Wednesday, September 23, 2009

May I have the punch on the side, please?

Yes, I do own stamps!

I realized that anyone reading this blog lately might not realize I am a demonstrator for a company that sells STAMPS - I have been so focused on my precious punches.  Sorry, I'll try to be a little more balanced  (please note I said "try" not "promise.")  I am not sure I can make a card without punches  but I can make one where the focal point is stamped.

I created this card for a challenge on a yahoo group SU Rubber Art Scans.  It had to be Halloween themed, contain at least two of the newest In-Colors, and have a button and a scallop.  The card I submitted for the challenge did not have the photo corners on it - after seeing it online I decided I needed to fill a blank space.  I could have done more - but sometimes you just have to say "enough!"

This set, Twick or Tweet, is from the mini catalog and is so much fun.

My dear friend, Carolyn, stamped some images and mailed them to me (I said I owned stamps - I didn't say I owned this one)   What would we do without our stampin' friends?

I think the only odd thing on this card is that I colored/dyed some linen thread by running it between my dusty durango ink pad and a sponge.  There is paper piercing to the right of the image (above the button) - it is hard to see on the black in this photo.  Oh yeah, I did do one more odd thing (odd for me at least) - I used purple.  This is Perfect Plum - I use it so rarely I had to look up the color name.  How pitiful is that?  (Bad Demo - 40 lashes with retired ribbon)

and then....

Loni Holt (VC Rocks Swap Princess) reminded me in a very sweet email that today is my BLOG Birthday!  Blinkin' Thinkin' & Inkin' is ONE MONTH OLD today!  Happy birthday little blog!  May the inspiration fairy hover over you so I can come up with enough ideas for at least one more month.


Anonymous said...

Happy birthday! Hope the inspiration fairy visits you for many months to come!

Stamping Aweigh with Norma said...

Ellen, it may not be punch art, but I still love it!! You are very creative and dying the linen thread...oh so cool. Norma

Carolyn Sharkas said...

I'm sure that the inspiration fairy will still hover around you, she has been there as long as I have known you, the least you could do is send her
my way from time to time :o)
Love this card, well, everything you do, actually.
I can't believe it's only been a month since you started your blog. So glad you did, though.