Over at Beate's blog she has a Weekend Sketch Challenge that she sponsors. This is what I made for this week's challenge. I used a stamp set that I adore, SU's Wanted. Yeah, I live just outside a major city (Chicago) and have my whole life, I have always been attracted to the West. The laid backness of it all, the warm summer nights, and oh yeah, the COWBOYS! ;-) I always felt that I belonged out there but my family and friends are here and I just can't seem to bring myself to leave. Anyway, that was probably way more than you wanted to know (lol) but I love these western sets that Stampin' Up came out with and feel the same way about the gorgeous coordinating designer papers. I happened to have a Stampendous EP called Sand that matched the paper perfectly. I did a little faux stitching on it using a piercing tool and the Chocolate Chip marker. I used the Slit Punch to make the scallop.
Here's the Recipe:
Stamps: SU Wanted Paper: Blue Bayou, Sand, Cocoa, SU Designer paper Accessories: Blue Bayou Stitched Ribbon, Brass Rivets and Brads, Natural Hemp Cord , Stampendous EP, Scallop Punch, Circle Punches, Slit Punch, Photo Corner Punch
I'm married to a wonderful man. Together we have two children, and four grandchildren. I have a passion for cardmaking and scrapbooking. I've been doing both now for the last nine years and I just never tire of it! I think it's a great creative outlet and a good form of relaxation and stress relief. I sell some of my work but I truly participate in this craft for my own enjoyment.