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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:

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

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    1. 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!!

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  2. 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

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    1. 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.

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  3. 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.

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    1. 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.

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

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

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  5. 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!!! ♥

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    1. 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.

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

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  7. Thank you Barbara, we definitely need some camping weather.

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  8. 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

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

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