May 11, 2011

Goodness


So I got together this past weekend with some other stamping fanatics and online friends and we had a blast!  It was so nice to be with folks who "get" cardmaking and stamping.

Although I spent most of that time chatting and getting acquainted with my supplies, I did manage to get three cards made. *hangs head in shame* yeah...only three.
And this one was the hardest. It just wasn't working for me, so I would put it aside and come back to it later only to discover I couldn't "fix" it. *grumble*

Finally, Tara, genius that she is, suggested stamping the same BG again in white, instead of in a darker ink like I had planned. LOVE the way it looks 3D now...the lighter berry ink underneath and to the right of the white ink makes it look really neat.

Good friends, good food, good conversation + stamps = FABULOUS TIME!
Thanks Tara, Belinda, Jennifer (with the beautiful hair), Pat, and Kirsty for a great time.

Thanks for stopping by today,
*mwah*

10 comments:

yyam said...

Beautiful work Dana! Love the stamped background! :)

P/s: I'm not great at crops either...too much distraction...lol

Belinda said...

Yay, I was totally shocked when I opened this page today! Just stunning! Love the idea of the white and the colors are just too fun! :) And yay for chatting! :) That's the way to do it! Haha!

And I totally agree that Jennifer had lovely hair. Maybe cos I've always wanted the ability to have blonde hair. Hah!

FYI Pat's blog is here: http://pat-commonthreads.blogspot.com/

Christina said...

I loved this the minute I saw it! So glad you stuck with it. Fantastic bright colors, and the 3D look of the stamping is super cool! Glad you had a chance to connect with some stamping friends!

Melissa said...

So glad you had a fun time!!

This card is stunning, what a beautiful background!

Camilla said...

Really cool card!

Diane Jaquay said...

Dana, this is really AWESOME! Love the colors, and that red, text background! Everything just works together really well!!

I'm Renee said...

It's awesome!
Love the ink effect!
And the colors are fabby!
So glad you had a wonderful time with crafty friends...
I would spend most of my time talking too...
and would leave with no completed projects...
so I think you did amazing! :)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Excellent card! Isn't it nice to be with those that can give you a new twist to something? Really like the text background.

Jen W. said...

I love this colour combo and the layered stamping really pops!

Jen Carter said...

I really like this color combo! The background looks great!! It came together well!