Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Something New, Something Blue...

I knew it was coming...I took my chances...

I am officially grounded.

I am not allowed to so much as whisper the words (or even type ever so softly) "beautiful Teenage Girl Child" again until further notice (oops, did I just mention "she who shall not be named"?)...I told her everyone was looking at Molly anyway, but she wasn't buying it....If you have no idea what I am talking about, click here....

So how about some shop talk?

Something that would make every teenager on the planet stick their fingers in their ears and wail "lalalalalalalalalalala- can't hear you!"

I have been working today....working on something new, something blue...something slightly comfortable, but different none the less...


Over the past several months I have had several request for more hand stamped stationery.
Honestly, the idea scares me just a bit. My tags are wee little bits of stamping, a contained field that is very easy to keep simple (which has been part of my stamping mantra from the get-go: soft or faded colors, vintage inspired images and overall simplicity).

They are those little single bites of goodness that the contestants are always making on one of my favorite shows, Top Chef ...they are the amuse-bouche of the stamping world....(thank you Google and Wikipedia for teaching me how to spell amuse-bouche)...


Moving on to cards (to me anyway) is like taking the training wheels off. It's such a big surface to work with...that much empty paper intimidates me...

So how about some baby steps first?

How about post cards?


Perfect for short little notes of encouragement- not so small as a gift tag but not the big, full entree commitment of a note card or invitation (at least in my mind, and in that moment, that was all that counted)...


So what do you think?

Not that hard really...actually kind of fun...

Next (baby) Step: Save the Date cards....
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And what would a post from me be these days if I didn't tell you this:
If you haven't entered my OWOH giveaway, what the heck are you waiting for??

Click here!
Go there and post a reply! When I get to 250 entries, I will be adding another prize...
...and I want to give away more stuff, so help me out!

Only three more days 'til Mr. Sunshine comes home on R&R Leave (almost 9 months to the day since I last saw him)...woohooo! I tried to get through the post without mentioning that but I am so giddy, I just couldn't help myself...

And that makes this a HAPPY, walking on Sunshine kind of Tuesday!
Hope it's been a good one for you too...

Until Next Time,

11 comments:

Lori said...

Steph, your postcards are gorgeous!!! i love the colors, the birds, and the sweet wording...they are perfectly wonderful:)

i am not allowed to mention my peeps on my blog either...and oh my gosh, if i posted a pic? i don't even want to think about what would happen!!!

Kathy-Catnip Studio said...

Steph, Your baby steps are so adorable! But, really, your work is always delectable, in any size. Kathy

Becky said...

Love the post cards. I am so excited for you that Mr.Sunshine is coming home. Mine left Jan 5 for 9 months. Hugs and Love

Sarah said...

I think they are gorgeous and can't wait to see what you do next! As for the pictures, I thought they were cute. My kids are too young to complain about being posted about.

Melissa said...

They are just simply you, completely what we would expect..lovely..period.
Im happy for you! Being together again has been a long time comin'. Congrats and enjoy it.
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Of course dreams have wings,....your dream happens to be flying home "with wings" very soon :D...his wings just happen to be on the side of the plane..although im sure he is a little angel if he is anything like you!
~Melissa

Cottage In The Sun said...

Those are beautiful post cards - I love the soft colors! And woohoo!!! so glad Mr. Sunshine is on his way home to you!

Roseann said...

These are beautiful ... fabulous job even if it's only baby steps for you. Can't imagine what would happen if you took huge giant steps!

Jess said...

I absolutely LOVE these cards with the birds on them! How did you make them?! or, what are they made of? I wish I could think of things like this!!

Ann said...

These are freakin' gorgeous! WOW! Your "baby steps" rock! :D

Alisa said...

Oh Stephanie, they are gorgeous!!!
(I'm so into those colors right now.)
Baby steps are working for you. I can't wait to see your next one!

Mary said...

Lovely cards...can I ask a question? What do you use for the "aged" edges...so soft and nice. Mary