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Virtual Stamp Night! – JUN21VSNC – Narnia

It’s Virtual Stamp Night!  And time for my VSN Challenge.  The theme for this VSN is Fantasy Worlds and I’m looking for cards that represent my favorite Fantasy World – Narnia. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was always my favorite book in the series. I told myself I was going to choose a different book, because I’ve already made a Dawn Treader inspired card for a Teapot Tuesday challenge years ago (that card was just nautical). Alas, I couldn’t talk myself out of the Dawn Treader, so here is The Dawn Treader as a pirate ship. It’s a card for a coworker that just had a baby boy. I thought this “Adventure Awaits” sentiment was perfect for what they have in store for them. Lots of exciting adventures.
I didn’t want my ship to be a pirate ship, but I was too lazy to change the Jolly Roger flag. I also wanted a mouse on the ship and now that I look at it I realize I could have added a mouse (duh), but it’s fine. Reepicheep the mouse was my favorite character in the book. I die cut glittery water and glitter islands. In this scene The Dawn Treader is sailing away from The Lone Islands into uncharted territory. Adventure awaits!

I made two of these cards at the same time, as I usually do. Set my stopwatch for the one hour time limit and finished them with about 25 seconds to spare. You should have seen me fumbling with the paper of the action wobbles trying to get the ship stuck down in time. LOL!

Come on and play along! Don’t worry if you’ve never read the Chronicles of Narnia–there’s plenty of inspiration in just the titles of the books!

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New Kitchen – Teapot Tuesday #662

It’s Teapot Tuesday! And this week we are sending our cards to each other.  Denise has informed us that today is “Grass is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence Day.” She says today is for taking stock in things you do have, and acknowledging that, hey, the grass is pretty green on your side of the fence.  I’m very fortunate that, figuratively (and actually literally) the grass is very green on my side of the fence.  I based my card on the freshest, greenest thing in my life right now–my freshly remodeled kitchen.  I finally moved back in on Saturday.  And I love it so much.  We started in January and lived like this for a little while:

So for my card, I decided to build my kitchen.  I have a set of digital stamps that I purchased from Craftin Desert Divas before the shop closed down.  It has all the pieces I needed to build my kitchen.

I built my card scene from this angle.  Refrigerator, cabinet, sink/window, oven/microwave.  I printed it on Neenah Exact Index and used a ruler to draw in the tile backsplash and floor tiles too.  Then I colored with Spectrum Noir and Copic Markers.

I added some Stickles to the counters on my card because my new counters have a bit of sparkle to them.  But I felt like my card needed something else besides just the kitchen scene, so I looked through my digital stamps for something else fun and found this file that I got as a freebie from Designbundles.net.  You can still download it for free if you click through the link.

So, what do you think of my new kitchen?  I feel like I’m living in a completely different house!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

 

Virtual Stamp Night!

This past weekend was Virtual Stamp Night! One of my favorite weekends of the year.  The theme was Parks & Recreation which resulted in a lot of fun cards.  I spent two hours each night on Zoom meetings with my dear SCS friends.  Chatting with them always puts me in a good mood!

There was Lisa’s Zoo Animals challenge:

My dad has a T-shirt that says “Every zoo is a petting zoo if you’re brave enough.” I chuckle every time I see him wearing it.  I also chuckle every time I put it on a card.

Then there was Sonja’s Marble Technique challenge:

I got out my Wow! embossing powders and tried the Embossed Marble Background tutorial.

Kelly challenged us to “Trail off the Page”:

And Rebekah’s Swing Challenge:

The swings were always my favorite thing at the playground.

Rita wanted to see flower silhouettes on our cards:

Misti’s challenge was to use some form of transportation on our cards:

I’ve never gone out on a canoe at the park, but we do take our boat out from the boat ramp at the park regularly in the summer.  The trick is–you have to time the tide or you’ll get stranded.  I just love this Avery Elle Camp Wanna-Stamp stamp set!

Melody’s challenge had to do with slides:

Why did they cross the playground? To get to the other slide!  My kids cross the playground often to get to the other slide.

Lee gave us a fun sketch:

This card focused more on the “recreation” part of Parks & Recreation.

And I hosted a “Sports at the Park” challenge:

That’s what my kids said is the most fun thing to do at the park.  Play sports.  Just this month, they have played both baseball and basketball with friends at the park.  This little bear is playing baseball at the park.  But I think he has a black eye.  “I wondered why the ball was getting bigger…then it hit me.”

And I still have six more VSN Challenges to finish.  Stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!