Tuesday, July 16, 2013
A new meaning to Stamp Camp
Hello! I am so glad you stopped by today! I am finally sharing some NEW Stampin' UP items on my card for today!
This spring, we made the decision to upgrade from our ancient pop up camper to a larger pull behind type. A friend of ours was selling his camper and the price was right, so we now own a not so new 5th wheel. I love that it has a refrigerator, stove, microwave, and most importantly bathroom! I am not a 'glamping' (glamour camping) type person, but I am also not a survivalist either! We took our new to us camper for a test run the last week of June. We had a great time sitting around the campfire, and made at least one meal a day over the flames. I'm pretty sure that the light carpet in the camper will never be clean again, but DH has already said his goal is to rip it out and replace it with laminate flooring. Score!
So I'm sure you are wondering what in the world this has to do with stamping right? Well, I have had my new Stampin' UP goodies sitting here waiting to be used and couldn't seem to find the time and mojo to use them. So I packed them up and took them camping with me. I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted to make and just brought the bare bones necessities along. So on Wednesday when it started pouring down rain and everyone retreated into the camper, I pulled out my stamping supplies and got busy! I'm thinking I may start a new trend... Stamp Camping...
As soon as I saw Perfect Blend in the new catalog, I knew I had to have it! It is the perfect set for all of us Java Junkies! In case you were wondering, the sentiment is made to look like this, not an artistic flair on my part! I colored the cup sleeve with one of the new in color markers, crisp cantaloupe and then decided that it looked too bare. I had already tried out the new clay and flower mold at home and on a whim tossed the molded flowers in with my supplies. A little coloring with my markers and I had a coordinating flower that was just the right size for my cup! If you look closely, you can see a stamp shadow at the top of the very vanilla layer... I really need to trim down this stamp a little, but didn't have my trusty snips along. So I inked the heck out of the edges to blend in the ink from my 'oops'. The DSP is retired, but the color and pattern worked so well with this!
I hope you enjoyed my camping card! Maybe next time you'll join me in stamp camping! Just don't forget the bug spray, marshmallows, and coffee!! Have a wonderful day and happy crafting!
Card Recipe: Paper-very vanilla, soft suede, Comfort Cafe DSP (ret), Stamp Set-Perfect Blend, Ink-soft suede, early espresso (how perfect is this!), crisp canteloupe, baked brown sugar, Accessories-simply pressed clay, buttons and blossoms clay mold