Tuesday, November 14, 2017

On the Road Again.....

Hello stamping friends: This week at SHOPPING OUR STASH, my teammates and I have a new fun challenge for you to play with. The theme is TRANSPORTATION and we would love for you to join us in our gallery.  I made this card that I hope will inspire you to play along.

I love Shopping My Stash of old and beloved sets and this one is one my favorites.

This images are from a retired Stampin' Up! set called "Loads of Love", it made it's debut back in 2004  but I didn't buy it until much later, I love the little truck and all the fun accessories you can load on it.  One of my Triathlon friends is finally moving to her new home, after living in a small apartment with her husband, 2 little boys and two small doggies.  I know there are 3 doggies on this card but I told her that maybe now that she has a nice back yard, they could get a third, LOL!! 
I stamped all of this images on Strathmore watercolor paper and colored them with some SU markers, I stamped the truck two more times and cut the back portion of it to accommodate the furniture, boxes and gifts, which are some of the cute images on this set.
The background is done with SU "Lovely as a Tree", the birds are from SU "Up, Up and Away", the fence is a Martha Stewart punch.


I've been finishing the inside of all the cards I make since January of this year and believe me, it saves a lot of time when I mail them, besides, the cards look nicely finished.

The sentiment here is from an old Flourishes set called "Magnolias", the trees from SU "Lovely as a Tree"
So I hope you come and join my teammates and me in the SHOPPING OUR STASH gallery, there you can check out what the rest of the team created for your inspiration.  Stop by their blogs and leave them some comment love.

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Barbara Godden said...

Fantastic card, great colouring and you built a lovely scene with those stamps.

Mimi said...

Wow, terrific job, Maria! Great fussy cutting and building the background! Your friend will love this thoughtful card!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh, Maria! Such a cute scene you made with the trees and fence and birds -- all as a backdrop for one of the cutest and most popular SU sets ever. This is perfect for your friend. They must be so excited about their new home!

Patti Willey said...

Now that's using your Stash! Wow look at the scene you've built, what a fabulous card! So colorful too!

Donna said...

Loads of Love is one of my favourite SU sets as well! And of course Lovely as a Tree, who doesn't love that one?
Fantastic job teammie!

Mary Fish said...

What a clever idea for all the extra cargo!

SONNY P said...

Adorable ! This is just perfect for your friend !
What a cute card and so colorful !
Love it !!