Margaret here - its been a while since I have been in the craftroom - apprently I managed to compress 3 disc in my neck and one of them keeps hernating anytime I have a flare in my arthritis which has made doing anything that involves holding my head up for too long excrusating painful - but we finally have a medication mix that seems to be working and I am having my first good day in months!
So I am back in the craftroom guest designing for the Scrapbook Nerd and their Facebook group - if you are not a member please come on over and click the join for lots of creative inspiration! We have fun challenges each week from the design team and there are regularly prizes from Joy the owner of the Scrapbook Nerds online shopping website!
This week I am playing with Vicki Boutin's Storyteller collection because I just love all her designs!
Makes my heart happy that she has a grid paper as part of her collections - they are amazing inspiration for both quick cards and pocket scrap-booking!
I also used the TGIG challenge #TGIFC309 to jump start my creative juices!
I used the Concord & 9th Little Love Tags stamp set to create my own DSP background on the whisper white cardstock base in Pool Party.
I than cut out one of the grids from the Storyteller DSP and mounted in on Bermuda Bay cardstock, wrapped that with teal bakers twine and mounted it with dimensionals onto the base. I added a little 3D popped up butterfly from the Storyteller Butterflies layered stickers.I left the inside blank so I can use this card for any occasion when the time comes.
I also made a second card to use up the other half of my base paper cause I tend to create in 'twos'. For this one I used the Storyteller stencils to create a textured background on the base by sponging Pool Party ink. Chose the sentiment Happy Birthday to ... from the My Favorite Things - All About You stamp set placed perfectly in the banner and than adored with a retired sparkly ribbon and some iridescent pearls to complete the card front.
Inside I stamped the bold You in Pool Party to finish the card.
In my humble opinion this stamp set is a must for both cardmaking and using in scrapbook layout titles as it is so versatile for sentiments included fitting so many of life's moments!