Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Simply Just Believe!

We were blessed this year and able to take 2 vacations! The other vacation was to the Upper Penisula of Michigan with my hubby's family. That's the 6 of us, his sister and her family (4), his other sister and her family (anothter 6) and his parents. We rented a house for a week and stayed together! No your math isn't rusty, that's 18 under one roof for a whole week! Needless to say, there were some tense times but mostly enjoyable! I was able to steal away from all the commotion and stamp. I had just received this beautiful stamp set and I had to use it! My oldest daughter, Abi, picked out these colors. She seems to have a great eye for colors! I like the the focal point on this card. Although I did struggle with cutting around it free hand to get the layer!

Stamps: Just Believe, Woodgrain
Cardstock: Concord Crush, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Concord Crush, Whisper White
Accessories: Organza ribbon

These cards are pretty simple but that's OK! Simple is good too. Simple can keep you focused and ready for the more complicated. It's also really hard to do too much with that many people wanting to know what you are doing and you have limited supplies!  I LOVE these colors together!

Stamps: Just Believe
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Concord Crush, Whisper White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Concord Crush
Accessories: Daffodil Delight grosgrain ribbon

This card is my favorite of the three. The scallop embellishment I had seen somewhere else but I thought it was cool so I added it to my card! Love that the circle in this set fits in one of our punches!

Stamps: Just Believe
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, 1 1/4", 1 3/8" and scallop circle punches

Well, I hope you take a few supplies with you the next time you are on vacation! You might be surprised what you can get done! This helped me realize that I don't need all those fancy tools! Oh, who am I kidding, we all need ALL the tools! :)

Happy Stampin'!
Shelley

5 comments:

Cindy said...

I like the last one best, too! Very nicely done with limited supplies (and yes, we need 'em ALL!).

Yapha said...

Gorgeous cards!! Your layer on the first is fabulous!!

Jennifer said...

I love the colors on the last card but your cutting really is fantastic. Well worth the effort!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

It must be nice to have your own personal consultant. . . . love what the two of you came up with!

Mickey Roberts said...

Oh, wow! Great way to showcase the stamp set. Love the ideas!