Sunday, July 5, 2009

Whiff of Joy Entry

We took a "staycation" this weekend and got a local hotel room...hung out and did alot of things as a family. We REALLY needed a break. We love our church ministries, but are doing them 24/7, so it was time to take a weekend off. We are feeling recharged and ready to face our kids/teens classes again. :)

Today I am going to create for a while and maybe do something fun with the kids later. I finished my Whiff of Joy...I don't own any of their stamps yet (would love, too, but finances are not in the right place now for new purchases), but my dear friend Jen has stamped me a few so I can participate in some challenges. You still have some time, if you wanted to submit an entry for Whiff of Joy. Come on! What are you waiting for?

Whiff of Joy Stamp: Willow with Umbrella
Patterned Paper: Sassafrass Lass, American Crafts, My Minds Eye
Coloring: Copic, Close to My Heart (Yellow)
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (weathered wood)
Ribbon and buttons (misc.)

**Note: Do not be afraid of the cool curving shape. I used my flexible ruler for the cardstock and then traced that shape onto my patterned paper so the curve would be the same. It was not hard at all. The paper pleating was a new technique for me. Not hard at all. I did use the distress ink on the clouds and a strip of white paper to do the pleating to get a softer blue look.