Monday, July 16, 2012

Back to Stamping

Hi all! It has been ages since I've connected with most of you in a stamping capacity. I really had to take a break from it for a while because I was just not in the mood, nor did I have much time.  Now that I've got one headed to middle school and my baby headed to Kindergarten, I have braced myself for change.  One thing that has always comforted me during times of change is stamping, so I am dipping my fingers slowly into the ink.

One way I figured to be a good starting point was to look at some challenges.  I have a few in my Google Reader feed and picked the Christmas in July theme from the A Muse Studio Challenge Blog.  I always like making homemade tags for gifts, so I decided to get to work early on a stash.  I used these tags as inspiration.

I really liked the easy layout and was able to use scraps of paper from A Muse and from a pad of patterned paper that I've had for a while to make these.  The stamped images and sentiments come from "Holiday Tags" and "Mini Holiday Messages."  I also used some A Muse Studio twine and one of the heart dies.  Look at that!  I used stuff to make more stuff!

I like the way these turned out and I still have some scraps and things out so I might just make more this afternoon while the kids are occupied.  Hope you all have a wonderful summer day  :)


Cathy P in AZ said...

Elena - these are absolutely adorable! I love the way you highlighted your images with the DP circles! Thank you for joining us for Christmas in July at the A Muse Studio Challenge Blog! (And welcome back to the blogosphere - sometimes life takes it out of us, doesn't it?) :)

Lori Barnett said...

Ditto what Cathy said :) But with a Lori twist...YEAH BABY!!!

KimC said...

So happy to see your creativity back on your blog. I love your style and look forward to more tags and cards.

Angela K said...

These are fabulous!! Love them, that is one of my favorite sets! TFS and thank you for joining us for this A Muse Challenge!!