I am knackered! This week has been a whirlwind, exhausting, elating and has whizzed by at breakneck speed. Both my kiddies have been recovering from nasty bugs, so have been playing tag as to who stayed home from school these past two weeks. On a happier note, one of my darling pals has just had a baby girl and I have been totally absorbed in this journey and this sweet soul. Ah the miracle of new life. The elating, all consuming, exhausting early days of new life! Love it!!
Now it's time for another Loves Rubberstamps weekly Sensational Sunday Blog Hop! The Design Team has been busy creating some gorgeous projects for your Inspiration. Click on each link in the Hop and leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning the mystery prize. If you get lost along the way, each stop will have a full list of links. One of the Design Team posts is the hop's Sensational Sunday Sweet Spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to be in a monthly draw for a $20 Loves Rubberstamps Gift Voucher! We will draw the winner of the Voucher the 1st Sunday of each month from all the comments left on the design team blogs! Remember, you have until 8:00 pm CST Saturday to leave your comments! So come hop along with us and be inspired to create.
This week I've used a fun stamp from the 'Some Odd Girl' photopolymer range called On Safari. I gave this to my pal while she was waiting for bubba to arrive. I had a feeling it was going to be a little girl, so I was keeping my girlie newborn card for the birth. But loved this set and wanted her to have this one too, so gave this as a 'waiting for baby' card. I fussy cut the image and mounted it with dimensional foam pads to make it 'pop off the page'. This gorgeous stamp set comes with some awesome sentiments of it's own, but I chose to use a lovely sentiment from a Whiff of Joy set called Baby Sentiments which fit the theme of my card far better.
I initially stamped the sentiment straight onto the backing paper, but it just didn't stand out enough, so I cut a cute fishtail flag from one of my smaller MFT fishtail stax dies and then trimmed the end to the size I wanted and added the sentiment. It looked much better once I did this. Here's a look at what it was like beforehand.
Image & Sentiment Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
My clever teamies have some gorgeous creations to share with you tonight. They're such a talented crew, so go check out their makes and be inspired. Follow the hop links below to be in with a chance to win the fabulous Loves Rubberstamps Sensational Sunday Blog Hop Candy! You never know where the sweet spot will be! You should have arrived here to my blog from Rebecca Billard. Don't you just love her styley skills?! Such a gorgeous creation this week. Your next stop in the Hop after mine is the fabulous Nick. You're gonna love what she has in store for you! Super fab! Have fun hop hop hoppity hopping!
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I'll be back soon with my next crafty adventure. Our new challenge starts on Tuesday, so get in quick if you want to play along with the current challenge theme. You can check it out at the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge. See you real soon. Hugs, Wends x
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