Yesterday was an especially busy day for me. I had a stamp class, a memorial service and luncheon, and an evening vespers service at church. But I enjoy busyness; it gets me interacting with people. In all honesty, I would find it very easy to stay at home reading and crafting if I didn't make the choice to be out and about. Yet, I totally enjoy my social interactions and wouldn't give them up for anything.
I also thoroughly enjoy the fruits of my creativity, of my stamping projects. And I enjoy sharing them with you. This card is a simple card but also one of my favorites made with a stamp set I was sorry I ordered (I actually ordered it for an on-line class that, disappointingly, only used one of the stamps for a background). Every time I order something I am not sure I really like, I force myself to design with it and find I love it. That's what happened with the starfish stamp in the Picture Perfect set, which I shared some time ago. Now I find the Touches of Texture stamp set fall into that same category. My need for sympathy cards influenced this design. Notice the "touches of texture" in the background.
Touches of Texture stamp set (15), W 141934, $45.00; C 143251, $33.00
Flourishing Phrases stamp set (18), W 141531, $49.00; C 141534, $37.00
Whisper White 8½" x 11" cardstock (40), 100730, $9.00
Emerald Envy 8½" x 11" cardstock (24), 141415, $8.00
Peekaboo Peach 8½" x 11" cardstock (24), 141417, $8.00
Emerald Envy Classic Stampin' Pad, 141396, $6.50
Peekaboo Peach Classic Stampin' Pad, 141398, $6.50
Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad, 126965, $6.50
2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes (200), 141410, $9.00
5/8" Burlap Ribbon (5 yards), $7.00