I stamped!

Do you ever feel just a bit timid if you haven't stamped in a long time? I'm not sure exactly what my problem was, but when I finally did sit down to stamp yesterday, nothing was working. I finally did eek out a card, but it was kind of like pulling teeth. But now that that first card is over, I think I'll be able to kick myself back into high stamping gear. Here's what I came up with for my Bingo Sketch #3 sample.

I started by stamping Penny Black Modesty in Ancient Page Coal Black and coloring with Stampin Write Old Olive and Ruby Red Markers and a blender pen. I stamped the sentiment from Stampin Up's Happy Harmony, using Basic Black and Ruby Red markers to ink the different parts of the sentiment with different colors. Next I stamped the Paisley background on Cranberry Crisp in Cranberry Crisp. This is my favorite color for this background stamp - it's just yummy! Too bad it's retired. :( I cut the larger ovals with my Creative Memories oval cutting system and the smaller oval tabs are made with the SU Small Oval punch. The rhinestone brads are Making Memories and I added a bit of Stickles to the flowers for a touch of sparkle. It was still wet when I took the pic, so it looks kind of bluish and funny in the photo, but I'm hoping it will dry nicely. The ribbon is some gorgeous velvet Maya Road ribbon I won as blog candy a while ago.

Today's Bingo Numbers:
N38 {Daily Pick}
O65 {Courtesy of Nancy}
I20 {Courtesy of Beate}
B7 {Courtesy of Ida}
N39 {Courtesy of Karen}
B11 {Courtesy of Nancy}
O70 {Courtesy of Dottie}
I27 {Courtesy of Julie}

27 comments

  1. Gorgeous card.

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  2. Beautiful card Julee. BTW here is one I created today:
    http://stampowl.blogspot.com/2007/07/snappy-birthday.html

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  3. Julee what a beautiful card. I love all those ovals. I'm going to have to play with my cricut and see what sizes I can come up with. TFS

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  4. Hi! I love your card Julee, I think I need to be getting myself that flower stamp.....beautiful colors!

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  5. I laughed OL when I read your post this morning Julee! I was having some trouble last night myself and our posts sound similar (although mine is much more whiney)!
    I adore the colored-in section of your card, it's beautiful. When I saw it I thought "Gee, that's really pretty PP." I was amazed to read that you made it yourself!
    The ribbon is a perfect touch.

    Here's my (not-so-good) take on the new sketch.
    http://kismetartlife.blogspot.com/2007/07/lost-or-stolen-or-strayed.html

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  6. Very pretty card. Here's mine for this sketch using today's SCS color challenge.
    www.ericasartisticattic.blogspot.com

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  7. This card is beautiful, love the colors and the paper you used.

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  8. Your card are always so incredible. You inspire me!!! Here's mine: http://waldeewee.blogspot.com/2007/07/my-card-sketch-attempt.html

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  9. I hear you about being "blocked" (I call it stamp constipation!)...this looks great though!

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  10. So cute!!! I gotta get that Penny Black stamp. Love it.

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  11. wow! Your card is amazing!!!! I just love the rich colors...you are right...yummy!

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  12. The colors, the velevet ribbon, the paisley and the formally framed sentiment make this a very elegant and pretty card. Nice!

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  13. Love the card!
    Here is mine.
    http://doodleedeestamper.blogspot.com

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  14. I absolutely love this card! The colors are beautiful and the layout is great. I had already purchased that stamp after the last time I saw you use it but haven't had time to play with it yet. I've got to use this sketch! Take care!

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  15. Well Geez! Can you throw a little of that my way? I am still having issues... here is to hoping for a better stamping experience tonight!! LOL :)

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  16. Here's mine Julee, I altered your sketch just a little, but I still think it is pretty close. Thanks for the fun!
    http://sherrie-cardcreme.blogspot.com/2007/07/vintage-baby.html

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  17. another beautiful card
    I entered my entry on the previous post I hope I did it right. loving the Bingo Game

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  18. I had fun with this sketch! Here is my entry
    http://angelosity.blogspot.com/2007/07/another-sketch-entry.html

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  19. Gorgeous card, Julee! I am glad you stamped!

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  20. Very pretty card~ Here's my take on your sketch.
    http://thewillowgarden.blogspot.com/2007/07/julees-blogger-bingo-sketch.html

    Hopefully I can squeeze a few more in tonight!!

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  21. Here's my card using Sketch #1 again. Love your card Julee!!!

    http://stampedinhisimage.blogspot.com/2007/07/im-hitting-beach-baby.html

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  22. Hey Girl, I finally stamped tonight, YEAH!! Here is my card for Bingo: http://stampgirl.typepad.com/burnin_rubber/2007/07/spooky.html

    By the way, love this layout and your card? WONDERFUL!! :)

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  23. Love your card Julee...I think
    I may have to get that stamp
    as it is gorgeous. Barb

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  24. Look forward for your cards every day...you're such an inspiration!!
    Your card is beauty!!

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  25. Think I might be a sketch behind, oh well story of my life, just posted my card for this sketch.

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