When I popped into my husband’s downstairs office to get something this afternoon, I discovered some mail from this past week, including a package from Laurel. And, what a lovely surprise it was! In the package was this awesome card and a stamp that I once admired. Yes, Laurel, you did indeed “Plant a Seed of Kindness.” I still LOVE this image and am thrilled and honored you shared it with me. Thank you so very much.
The stamp is from Personal Stamp Exchange (aka PSX), a company that stopped manufacturing stamps several years ago. I don’t know why, because its images were lovely. After seeing the card Laurel made with this image, I did a little investigating and even searched for the stamp but to no avail. Laurel’s package was like hitting the jackpot!
And now, the big question. With a small block of time to stamp today, did I do this beautiful image justice?
I stamped the image with Cocoa ink, colored it with Prismacolor colored pencils and used a blending stump to blend the colors with odorless mineral spirits. Because it colored up so nicely with the colored pencils, this is one image that didn’t leave me yearning for the Copics I’m too tight to buy. LOL. I’ve always said fall colors are my favorites. That will be true once fall arrives. In the meanwhile, I am enjoying the lush green of summer.
Materials & Tools: Colonial White and Cocoa cardstock; Basic Grey Indian Summer 6x6-inch paper pad; Cocoa. Bamboo, and Colonial White (pigment) ink pads; PSX stamp and CTMH Say it in Style stamp set; Copper mini brads; Prismacolor colored pencils; Gamsol odorless mineral spirits; Blending stumps; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Classic Circles set; Piercing tool; Stamping Up Piercing Guide & Mat; Sponge dauber.
How are you? Did you have a good weekend? I’ve had a wonderful week/weekend but am exhausted. I’ve been to a parade (Wednesday night) and the county fair (off and on) that ended today. Friday night, the little boys stayed with us. I spent yesterday with Mom, a couple of sisters, and a cousin and her daughter from Winnipeg. Last night, it was back to the fair with the energetic younger members of my family. This morning, Mom and I went to church. This afternoon, the energetic young ones were back for some wet outdoor fun. In the few minutes I had to myself, I cleaned and even ironed a bunch of clothes so I will have something to wear to work this week.
With the exception that I will have to go to work every day, the calendar is not so full for this week. A few days of “Lazy Days of Summer” will suit me just fine. If it isn’t too hot in my little corner, “lazy” is going to include some time at my stamp desk getting reacquainted with the hobby I love. Tonight, however, I am going to go stretch out on my nice, soft bed and watch some television. I anticipate being awake for maybe five minutes. LOL.
Have a wonderful week, my friends, and thanks for stopping by. I hope to chat with you again soon. And one more time, thank you, Laurel! Your kindness touched my heart. As for husband, who leaves my mail on his desk for days on end, I’m going to have to have a talk with him. LOL.