"When our eyes see our hands doing the works of out hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our soul flies open and love steps forth to heal everything in signt"

-- Michael Bridge

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Happy Birthday - Wee Memories #62

Hi again! Happy Tuesday. I couldn't wait to get home yesterday to try out my new stamps that arrived this weekend {woo hoo}. I've been admiring all of the pretty projects I've seen using Paper Smooches Stamps, and finally took the plunge and ordered myself the Sentiment Sampler and Boob Tubes. I love the fun fonts & cute/fun images & they were a blast to play with!

I had it in my mind that I was going home to make a card for the Wee Memories #62 Challenge:

and so, that's what I did ;). Here is a look at my card:

I started with a Neenah Kraft card base - which is my fave for cards. {The patterned paper is all from October Afternoon's Sea Side Collection - which I LOVE - it is a perfect set for masculine cards too!!!}. I stamped one of the Boob Tubes onto 3 different patterned papers & then paper pieced them, then also stamped them onto the {Neenah} Kraft Cardstock. Next I cut out the TV screnes & stamped them with the sentiments "Happy Birthday Dad" - the Happy Birthday was from the Sentiment Sampler set & "dad" came with the Boob Tubes set - but they were the exact same font which ROCKED!!! Next I inked up the edges of the tv screne pieces with Weathered Wood Distress Ink (mainly because I cut them out all wonky & needed some type of remedy - but also because I thought it's look really cool!!). I really like how that looks, gives it a little something extra ;).

So, I had a lot of fun with this one. Clean & Simple seems like it should be so easy, but I found it to be kind of a challenge - but I have to admit, it was a seriously fun one!

I'm loving the Paper Smooches Stamps too - amazing quality and such fun designs! I will absolutely be ordering more stamps from them! The sets I have my eyes on in the immediate future are: Sugar Rush, Surf and Turf, Swanky Snowdudes! Guess I better start saving my pennys ;). Anyway, thanks for peeking at my card, I hope you have an awesome day!!


  1. Love, love the paper pieced televisions! So cute!

  2. Super duper cute girl! I love those paper pieced TVS! Love the patterns you chose! Love that you played along with Wee Memories!!!!

  3. Oh my goodness, this card is awesome! Love the TVs! What a great masculine card. You're right that CAS should be easy, but for me, it's often not so simple ;)

  4. So fun :)
    Your paper pieced tellys are adorable! Rx

  5. This is perfect! Love the tvs lined up and my father would be in heaven if he actually had three of them together!

  6. How cute is this...love the retro feel!