Thursday, July 12, 2012

Day 3 - Stretch Your Stamps

Hi all!


I am still trying to keep my head afloat! Why is it, that in the middle of the summer, when I'd like to be enjoying all that this wonderful season has to offer, does my life get so hectic?! Maybe if I didn't feel like I HAVE TO keep up with this fabulous class, I'd get other things done more efficiently! I think the reason I feel that way is because creating is what I love the most! :)

So, day three of class was all about stretching your alphabet stamps. I only own one larger set of alphas, and it's a fun, Lawn Fawn set called, Quinn's ABC's, with open letters. I made two cards and admit I am not thrilled with either one. It was very late again last night when I was creating, so please ignore the smudges and other mistakes! I used the letter "O" to create a graphic background for this first card.




My second card uses the letter "X" for a splash of color. I added some Frosted Lace Stickles too.



Both cards are very simple, but it was fun to use the letters in a different way!

I'm headed out the door soon for work. I'm REALLY looking forward to the weekend off! I'm going to my 35th High School Reunion Friday night! (Now you all know just how old I am!) I can't WAIT to see everyone - always a blast! I really only needed the one day off, but decided I could use three in a row - maybe I'll be able to finally catch up on my life!

Have a great day and a fun weekend! :)

24 comments:

sheila said...

I like both of these cards Barb...they are both very creative! I also like how really different they are from each other while using the same approach. And my 35th is in 3 years so you will have to let me kno how yours goes!

Donna Bowman said...

I really like how you used the Alphas Barb. I never really thought of it. Love the graphic nature of the first one and the fun colors and sparkle of the 2nd one.

Robin K. said...

I've gotta get caught up on class! Really fun way to use the alphabet stamps to create some cool bg's!! Have fun at your class reunion:)

Jackie said...

I think these are great, I especially like the one with the Os. Enjoy your reunion and have a restful weekend off.

stamplover2011 said...

Barb you are doing an awesome job. I am still on day two.... I really need to get moving today. Hope to have some time to get at least part way caught up.

CinnamonSally said...

Looks like this card class is a fun one Barb. Great use of your alphas!!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Barb, these cards are so fun! Love how you used the letters to create background.

Laura Jane said...

LOVE them! Great job using your ABCs

CARO said...

You did a great job of stamping those so straight! The "X" one is so colorful!

Annette said...

wow what great designs...I love these cards...super cute.

Debbie said...

Both are great, such creative use of alphabets. I am loving those classes and trying to keep up but life keeps getting in the way of creative fun :)

Cindy Groh said...

Fabulous ideas using the alphabet stamps.

Lynn said...

Have a fabulous time at your reunion. I'm sure it will be a great time! Loved Cristina's inspiration with the background creations and your cards are gorgeous. Especially love the second one! I'm hoping to get some crafting time tonight!

Sue McRae said...

Very fun use of your alphabet stamps Barb and have a great time at your reunion!

Marybeth said...

Both cards are great! Sounds like a great class. Enjoy your reunion.

Kara Lynne said...

So glad you are looking forward to your reunion. Great idea to use letter stamps like that - never thought of graphic backgrounds!

Trinh said...

So clever of you to use the O to create that background on the 1st card & I love the colorful X's on teh 2nd one. Have a wonderful time at your reunion & enjoy your days off!

Virginia L. said...

Love seeing how you used the alphabet stamps. I don't use mine enough (only have one set!!)! ENJOY your Friday's nights high school reunion! Must. take. photos!!

donna mikasa said...

Great stretching of your alpha stamps! I love the graphic pattern of the O's, and the colorful X's, too!

Greta said...

Well I like both cards--especially using the O to make a bg--I'll have to try that! Hope you had a great time at the reunion. I missed my 40th, unfortunately--so fun to catch up after all those years.

Maureen Morton said...

Thanks for reminding me to use alphas for designs, Barb! I especially love the O one; very cool and "mod". Have a blast at your reunion - you look just like you did senior year.

Brenda said...

I hope you had a great reunion Barb! I'm sure it was a lot of fun to catch up with old school friends! I lot what you did with the letters, those backgrounds are totally awesome! The X one is so cool!

Auntie Em said...

Love both of your cards! I have so many alphas sets that I have never used. I have to go dig through them now and try these out! :)

Cris said...

Your cards are super cute!!!! That was my favorite idea from that class, and I love how you used it!