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Monday, February 8, 2016

Dreaming of something warm.....

Hello everyone: Each year I get a bit more tired of the cold months, they seem to drag on, with the gray, sunless days, chilly winds, snow falls, etc. so when I saw the challenge at Shopping our Stash  with a theme of "Dreaming of Something Warm", I jumped right in, here is my card.


This image is from a retired Flourishes stamp set called "S'more Fun", I stamped it onto Canson water color paper and colored it with the aqua painter and SU markers, I wont list which colors because I used a bunch of them but, like always, I really love how they blend beautifully.
The challenge ask for us to explain a bit about how our card fits the theme and all I can say is that, going camping to a beautiful, warm, sunny National Park is my idea of relaxation, fun and warmth. 
Building a fire and making S'mores, eating outdoors, going fishing, hiking, swimming.....get the idea?
Here is a picture of the finished inside.


Now, I've seen some blogs where they show pictures of the stamp sets they used so I thought that was a great idea, just in case you see this old favorite on Ebay or from another card maker who happens to be selling her stuff. I got 6 sets, including this one from Stacy Morgan , she still has a bunch of this beautiful stamp sets, here is a picture of the S'more Fun set.


Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.





14 comments:

Sonny said...

Really cute stamp set and you made an adorable scene with it . The pretty colors just make you think of warm days .

Patti Willey said...

How fun! That must have taken some back breaking work to color! Wow what a looker! Now I'm no fan of camping but you had me at Sunshine! Yes! Let's here it for Sun already! I appreciate the image of the stamp, I think it's helpful to share the entire options in the set

Maria A. said...

Ah yes!! we used to go camping with our girls and a couple of times with the two older grandkids, not in an adorable camper like this one, we actually pitched tents and slept on the floor in sleeping bags. I was A LOT YOUNGER!!!!! LOL!!

Lisa Poe said...

I couldn't agree with you more.....tired sunless winter days. BLAH What a bright and cheery camper party camper. Very welcoming. The array of colors are fantastic. Thanks Maria for putting sunshine into my day.

Maria A. said...

Yes, my friend, we need the Sun to come back, even if it's cold, a sunny day is so much better than a gray one. This set's images are so darn adorable, can't wait to make more cards with it.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Lisa, I just love the whole scene, you said it, it's very welcoming.
So glad to bring a bit of sunshine, at least in thought, my friend.

Mary Fish said...

This is a retro fun home run! Beautiful coloring, Maria!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Mary, I've seen this cute campers on the roads, not to big, not to small and perfectly adorable.

lauren bergold said...

ok, first off, big points just for having a stamp set called "S'MORE FUN"!!!!!!!!!! meanwhile, the card is gorgeous & so incredibly detailed WOW. thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (warm!) STASH with us!!! ♥

Maria A. said...

Thank you so much Lauren, this stamp set is a real find for me, I adore that sweet camper and all the other fabulous images.

Barbara Godden said...

Summer camping is just the warm thing we need, fab. card. thanks for playing along with us at shopping Our Stash.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Barbara, we definitely need some camping weather.

Chana Harris said...

Wonderful use of the stamp set! Your colors are so vibrant and "warm." Thanks for accepting the challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!
Hugz,
Chana, DT

Maria A. said...

Thank you Chana, this warmed theme challenge is just perfect for us folks who live up North.