Phone Booth

thanks in a phone booth

Here’s a sneak peek of a stamp set that will be included in the Sale-a-Bration offerings starting January 22nd.  This set includes three detailed vintage-style images and a sentiment, and I love them all.

When my husband peeked in on me as I was finishing this one up, he told me he “didn’t get it.”  He didn’t understand what the “thanks” ticket, two cent stamp, ruler and phone booth had to do with each other.  Hmmm….  I told him that they were all things that I like — simple as that.  Maybe I won’t be sending this one out in the mail.  🙂

Have a great Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Feeling Sentimental (available Jan. 22), That’s the Ticket, Postage Due, Fabulous Phrases, Measuring Stick
Ink:  Riding Hood Red, More Mustard, Island Indigo, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake (sponging)
Paper:  Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Island Indigo, Very Vanilla, Fan Fair dsp
Embellishments:  Delicate Doilies Sizzlits die, Postage Stamp punch, Ticket Duo Builder punch, Naturals Designer Buttons, Island Indigo Baker’s Twine, 5/8″ Victoria Crochet Trim, Natural 7/16″ Trim Ribbon

Etruscan Postage

Etruscan Postage

I really wanted to play along with the weekly challenge at The Paper Players.  It’s a color challenge, and one of the colors is Pool Party.  I had kinda weaned myself from this color while making Christmas cards the past couple of months, but I think I’ve gotten addicted again.  It seems like I’ve been using it a lot again lately.  I don’t even want to think about it retiring in June.

I used the sketch at the Mojo Monday site.  I really love this sketch!

I hope you have a great Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Postage Due, Perfectly Penned, Etruscan Elegance wheel
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray, Versamark
Paper:  Pool Party, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla, Neutrals DSP stacks
Embellishments:  Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Large Scallop edgelits, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits die, Apothecary Accents framelits, Postage Stamp punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, 5/8″ Victoria Crochet Trim, Cherry Cobbler 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon, Antique Brads, Pearl Basic Jewels, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack


Postage Doily

I wanted to play along with the sketch challenge at the Freshly Made Sketches site.  I love this sketch!  When LeAnne said this is her “go to” sketch, I had to laugh because it is one that I use as my “go to” sketch also.  It’s just a versatile sketch, I guess!

I haven’t used the Postage Due stamp set very much since I got it, and I love it.  So I pulled it out for this sketch.  I embossed it on the gray card stock with clear embossing powder and then tried to distress it with some Crumb Cake ink and a sponge dauber and my scissors.  With all of the coordinating punches and dies that Stampin’ Up sells, this was a pretty quick and easy card to make.

Enjoy your Thursday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Postage Due, Delicate Doilies
Ink:  Calypso Coral, More Mustard, Gumball Green, Versamark, Crumb Cake
Paper:  Pool Party, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, More Mustard, Very Vanilla, In Colors Designer Series Paper Stacks
Embellishments:  Vintage Faceted Buttons, Postage Stamp punch, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Boho Blossoms punch, Perfect Pennants Bigz L die, Clear Stampin’ Emboss powder, Linen Thread, 5/8″ Crochet Trim, 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, In Color Dahlias

Fan Fair Flower

This is another card I made while playing with the Postage Due stamp set.  When it comes to trying to make something with a vintage look, I find I end up pulling out a little of this and a little of that from all of my supplies.  Before I know it, I have a big mess!  Can anyone else relate to that?

Enjoy your day!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Postage Due, Measuring Stick, Daydream Medallions
Ink:  Riding Hood Red, Island Indigo, More Mustard, Crumb Cake (splatters)
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Island Indigo, More Mustard, Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, First Edition Specialty dsp, Fan Fair dsp
Embellishments:  Floral Frames framelits, Vintage Trinkets, Naturals Designer Buttons, 5/8″ Crochet Trim, Early Espresso 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Island Indigo Bakers Twine, Postage Stamp punch, Color Spritzer Tool

Lots of Postage

I’ve been playing around with the Postage Due stamp set lately.  I’ve always loved old postage stamps, though I’m not a collector.  So I fell in love with this set the first time I saw it in the catalog.  But then once I got it, I didn’t really know what to do with it.  I think that’s because I struggle with the vintage look.  While I love this look, I struggle with using it.  I think I’m too much of a clean and simple person who likes straight lines.  But it’s good to stretch yourself every once in a while, so I decided to get this set out and get busy.  I used a sketch from this week’s RetroSketches Challenge:

Here’s my take using this sketch:

I’ve never participated in this challenge before, having just found it.  I’m looking forward to checking it out each week.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Postage Due
Ink:  Versamark, Basic Gray, Summer Starfruit, Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake (for sponging)
Paper:  Fan Fair dsp, Very Vanilla, Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo
Embellishments:  clear embossing powder, 5/8″ Crochet Trim, Linen Thread, In Color Dahlias, Pearl Basic Jewels, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, Postage Stamp punch, Brushed Bronze designer buttons