Lindsey asked if I purchased the antique typewriter while buying the antique phone set from Hero Arts. Of course. I'm a writer who started out on a turquoise manual typewriter, so I had to pick something typewriter-ish!
There are several sets with typewriters at Hero right now, as well as a background stamp. I got the unmounted rubber set with the really big typewriter. Here's a girl card made with it:
Here's a card for a dude:
How-To Tips: I stamped the paper portion of the image on scrap paper, added the sentiment in a different color, cut it out, and laid it over the same image stamped on the card base, using a dimensional under the top of the sheet and glue on the bottom part. I LOVE this, but seriously, that image is huge. It'll take a little more creativity to come up with another layout for it.
So, now that you've had a few days to think about what you'd like to see on Simplicity this year, please share. Thanks so much for all of your comments already. For those of you who don't want me to change a thing, please don't worry. I'm not looking to change so much as to tweak. And thank you for loving Simplicity just the way it is.
Here are some of my thoughts.
1. I'd like to do more CASifications (simplifying more embellished cards from magazines), but I've been feeling a little flat on that for a while. Must shake myself up for that, but only if you want them.
2. I'd like to do more challenges. Edited to add: That means participate in more challenges, not host more challenges.
3. I'm keeping the OLW challenge with Jennifer going. Everyone seems to enjoy it, and I love seeing what you all do!
4. I'd like to get back to scrapbooking but have no idea how much of that I'd like to put on Simplicity. Not a lot. Maybe one day a week or every other week?
In addition to these items, I'm open to suggestions. So please, suggest away!
stamps: Hero Arts
paper: PTI white