Monday, March 27, 2023

Marathon Stamping

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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Marathon Stamping

One of my besties "Donna" came for an overnight on Monday March 20th.  I met Donna when she was pregnant with her first born son when we were both RN's at DePaul Hospital.  Well her son is now 40!!!  She has 2 beautiful grandbabies with this son and 6 (yes) 6 with the youngest son.  So she is truly blessed.  

We both come up with "shoebox" projects - with projects usually  cut, scored, and ready to put together and either color with Copics, watercolors, or ink smooching.  We had a 9+ hour marathon on Monday, when at 9:30 I told her I was going to bed!!!

We made several cards - we each had 5 shoebox projects (I think).  When she got here she "dog sat" our Buddy dog as a neighbor passed and hubby and I went to the funeral home.  She was such a good sitter.  And Buddy likes to be with her as she "bribes him with treats".  Hubby cooked lunch for us as well as cleaned up and we started on our marathon.  This is a few of the cards that we made!!!

The first card on the left is a lattice card - oh so much fun - and then Happy Thoughts on the right.  Again another fun one.  

These two cards - first on left is done with the DP paper from Dainty flowers from SU and a darling cute bumble bee for some extra bling.  The card on the right is a creation by Donna - the die cut is a SU die, and then she die cut the flower and did some in water coloring on the flower and leaves.  

The card on the left is a "twisted ribbon" - once you get the first and second placement you have it made.  The card on the right is a twisted angle gate fold.  We decided to go with Easter Bunny theme on this one.  

 The card on the left is a ink smooching background - in which we smooched some ink and then used coarse salt on top.  Using coral, seahorse, and some cute little fishes we completed the card.  The card on the right we used some DP that worked perfect for the beautiful sea creatures.  

Like I mentioned at 9:30 I told my guest I was done and going to bed!!!  The next day we had Cuppa and Card at Paneras Bread company and I was the "guest" instructor.  The theme was "what is your shape.  Cards to follow.  


*Vicki* said...

Wow! Well you didn't waste any time during your marathon for sure! So many beautiful cards and I'm sure you had some fun in between there somewhere! These are all stunning and thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration and fun! Looking forward to seeing your makes coming too!

Cheryl W said...

It sounds like you and your friend had a great day--with great results! I love the idea of a
shoebox project. If my sister lived closer, I could do that with her, as she is a cardmaker, too. I watched a video on the lattice card, and I think I'll have to give that one a try. You shared so many great ideas though, so there are a couple more I want to try, too.

Donna said...

Can't wait until our next get together!

Patti J said...

These are great! Would love to have been in on this party, for sure!!! Hope to see Donna soon - it's been a while! Great job, ladies! Hugs...

loz said...

WOW! 9 hrs. Sound like you had lots of fun with Donna Shirley..Fabulous cards..Loz