Wednesday, July 31, 2013

July Stamping With Friends: Wordless

It's the last day of the month so it's time to do a blog post with friends and our theme this month is Wordless. But this isn't any old last day of the month. No sir! This is the last day of the month DURING DARE TO GET DIRTY at Splitcoast. What is Dare to Get Dirty and do I really want to know you might ask? It's only a super awesome week of amazing challenges, outrageous talent, and astounding prizes on the coolest stamping site in the whole wide interwebs that's what. Get thee to Splitcoast and join in the fun. It is WELL worth the $15 for a 6 month subscription or $25 for a year. Plus there are other perks. Seriously. Go. This comes from someone who hates paying for things when she can get almost the same thing for free. But this and Amazon Prime man. Spend the cash.

On to the cards! Since it is Dare to Get Dirty and I have been stamping my little fingers off, I have three cards today. :) 16 cards in 4 days, y'all. That's amazing for this girl! First up, this cheery little gingham number. I tried to make a flower out of the green seam binding and it was taking FORever. White satin to the rescue. This satin is either left over from my wedding dress or my French maid costume, I'm just not sure which. (It was for a play, I promise.) But either way it's at least 8 years old. Hoard much?

The second puts to use a die cut that has been sitting on my desk since October during the other Splitcoast challenges-talent-prizes extravaganza, Hope You Can Cling To. All the parts of this card except the base are scraps or extra die cuts from other projects. Yay for crafty cleaning! And I finally got to use my real enamel dots, which match better in real life! Fun stuff. This card took 15 minutes maybe? LOVE that.

And my favorite card of the bunch. Why? Because one of my dearest friends, who I just happened to meet on Splitcoast, and I challenged each other to hang our laundry to dry this month. I line dried 27 loads of laundry this month and she did even more! I love it. It's peaceful. It gives me time to reflect. To feel the breeze. To pause. Such a great idea and I will be continuing to line dry as often as I can.

Thanks for looking!
Yellow Gingham
Paper - Crate Paper Emma's Paperie line
Other - Martha Stewart seam binding, satin scrap, gemstones, scortape
Ginko Leaves
Paper - PTI Fine Linen cs, Simply Chartreuse cs, A Muse Studio Blackberry cs, Basic Grey Fact line
Ink - Distress Ink Antique Linen
Other - PTI Harvest Berries die, spiral notebook die, MME enamel dots
Laundry Line
Stamps - Unity June Kit of the Month 2009
Ink - Versafine Onyx, SU Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Brilliant Blue, Marigold Morning, Kiwi Kiss, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa
Paper - SU Watercolor paper, PTI Hawaiian Shores, Dark Chocolate cs
Other - Niji waterbrush


  1. I'm having such fun with DTGD, today's challenges sure are easier then some of the techniques have been!

    Love what you've made so far. That clothes line is super sweet! Who would ever think that, when the start of the day for me is dealing with dirty clothes!

  2. Love these!!! That clothes line card is too cute!!!

  3. Paula, I enjoyed reading your post! You are such fun!!!! Your assurance to us that the costume was for a play, cracked me up! Beautiful flower! I love finding new uses for my past craft supplies!!!! One of my favorite things! I love your last card too...but I can't get into the clothes line thing, for real. Too many years of hanging them out as a kid, my all time favorite memory of bringing them in from outside frozen stiff with snow in the creases!!! I am weird, I know, I just can't stand the smell! I love hearing you talk about your joy of line drying though!!! I have enjoyed seeing your cards, see you in the galleries!!!

  4. The clothesline card is my fav too, but I like them all! I miss hanging clothes on the line, so hopefully I can do it next summer. :)

  5. I LOVE the line! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Where have I been? hee hee All so pretty!

  6. I LOVE the line! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Where have I been? hee hee All so pretty!

  7. I LOVE the line! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Where have I been? hee hee All so pretty!