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Thursday, March 4, 2010


So I've been sorta bummed out lately. Why? Not sure exactly. But one theory is that I haven't stamped purely for fun in ages!! I looked back just now - it seems I snuck in one just-for-fun card back in December. DECEMBER!! Ack. Everything else has been for a purpose - birthday parties, classes, blog hops. Not that I mind doing any of these things, but still - every now and then you have to just stamp purely for fun, with no purpose or end goal! So that's what I did tonight. And boy do I feel better than I did this morning!

Even though this card was purely for fun, I did have some inspiration. I left a comment for Mark over on the Deadbeat Designs blog, telling him that I had no stamping mojo. He replied & suggested I stamp some bluebonnets. That Mark sure is a wise one. Nothing makes this Texan (wait - can I officially call myself a Texan?? I've lived here nearly 15 yrs now, does that qualify me??) - anyway - as I was saying, nothing makes this Texan happier than thoughts of spring and bluebonnets! So this is what I made:The bluebonnet stamp and the "Sending you a big ol' Texas hug" sentiment are both from Deadbeat Designs. That poor greeting got a little lost in all the distressing, but it's easier to see in person. Another thing you can't really see is the gorgeous shimmer this card has - I spritzed the entire thing with Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist. Yum. The straight pin & half pearls were white, I made them blue with a Copic. Love that!

Now my goal is to keep up with the stamping therapy, to keep my spirits high and my mojo intact! Thanks for stopping by today!
  • Stamps: Deadbeat Designs
  • Paper: Kraft from an old kraft envelope (!), Bazzill embossed blue, Stampin' Up Always Artichoke
  • Ink: Stampin' Up markers, Ranger Distress inks (Walnut, Vintage Photo), Copic marker
  • Accessories: Glimmer Mist, Spellbinders die, PTI scallop edge die, K&Co pearls & heart brad, Hobby Lobby gold satin ribbon, machine stitching, straight pin


  1. Libby, this is beautiful! You should stamp for FUN more often. I agree, not having an "assignment" is freeing, and I like those projects the best sometimes myself!

  2. Beautiful card! Love your colors! And yes, you may consider yourself a Texan. Transplanted, maybe but a Texan nonetheless!

  3. i'd say that mojo has returned! beautiful card

  4. beautiful. This card speaks to my distressed little soul. I love it & I hope you had fun making it, because you rocked it! It's stunning. xoxo

  5. WOW - so gorgeous! Your "fun" stamping sure is incredible! ~chris

  6. Wow, Libby, I'm not a Texan, but I'm lovin' those bluebonnets! They remind me of lupine in Maine, which is a much taller version of bluebonnets. Both beautiful flowers and just what we're all needing during this miserable winter!!
    I'm so glad that you took your friend's suggestion! Now, off to look for that stamp!

  7. Lovely! I'm glad you got to stamp for fun!!

  8. This is absolutely gorgeous and love the colors and layering! I agree with you about stamping for 'fun'! I actually do my best work when it's not for a particular reason or an assign., isn't that funny? I guess when you're relaxed and can do what you want, it makes it worth the wait! :)

  9. Libby: Your stamping for "fun" sure turned out beautiful!!! It's a stunning card with all the distressing, great job!

  10. I love this card! I agree that you need to have some stamp therapy once in a while.

  11. Nothing like bluebonnets to get a Texan in the mood for Spring. Mine are up and ready to bloom right now. Can't wait! Yep, we natives will count you as a Texan since you got here as fast as you could.

  12. I LOVE your card- it is absolutely gorgeous!! I can't wait to see the bluebonnets again and this should be a good year for them!! I am sorry to hear that you have been bummed out recently- I hate when I feel that way. It could be because the weather has been so grey and yucky this winter. We used to get the blues every winter in PA. Hopefully these past couple of sunny days (and some just for fun stampin) have lifted your spirits.

  13. LIBBY! I love this card! :)

    And, since I count myself as a Texan you should too, hee hee. :) You've heard Lyle Lovett's song, right? "That's right, you're not from Texas, Texas wants you anyway!"

    HUGS! :)


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