Monday, February 23, 2015

Live Your Bliss

Yay! The kids had school today! After a whole week off for cold temps and snow, they actually started on time this morning!

That's a good reason for exclamation points.

Of course, we're back to sub-zero temps tonight, with wind chills around -20, so a delay or cancellation may be in order for tomorrow.


Anyway, I had shockingly little time to stamp last week, considering how home-bound we were, but I did make a few cards to share.  Here's one I made for my niece, who is undergoing a major life change.

Especially after I started making lots of cards for Operation Write Home (whose requirements limit the sentiment options), I began to wonder what some stamp companies are thinking when they come up with odd sentiments. Who would have thought "Live your bliss" would ever come in handy? But it actually perfectly fits my niece's situation. Go figure.

I love that blue. It's Memento Luxe Bahama Blue. Doesn't it just pop right off the card? And with the crisp black sentiment, the focal point panel looks so clean and fresh! Love it! And it doesn't need any embellishment whatsoever.

stamps: Waltzingmouse Fine Feathers, Papertrey Mega Mixed Messages
ink: Memento Luxe 
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: dimensionals


  1. love that blue. those feathers are gorgeous featured that way!!!

  2. Great card, Susan, and hope it fills your niece's need. Love those feathers in Bahama Blue!

  3. I feel calm and blissful just looking at your card. Great design !

  4. That feather stamp is so gorgeous!

  5. Not usually a fan of feathers but this one is really beautiful.

  6. This is so lovely, I almost can't stand it!

  7. Beautiful card so light and airy. This is one of my favourite inks :)

  8. I never seem to have the "right" sentiment when I am making cards. I have many; but you are so right about the odd ones. I also have trouble finding the one I need. So I am in the process of organizing all my sentiments. I am going to break up all my stamp sets and organize by occasion and need.

    I don't have a lot of wood sentiment stamps; but those are already neatly organized in my Ikea Alex drawer unit. I purchased some clear binder covers that I am cutting up and will stick my clear sentiment stamps on in some sort of order. I will then slip them into a bag. I have not figured out the bag situation yet; but will start with quart ziplocks.

    I debated long and hard about breaking up the different manufacturer sets. How will I know who it came from? I decided I don't care. I need to be able to see what I have without so much frustration. This weekend is dedicated to the project.


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