Thursday, January 10, 2019

Nap Time.....

Hello everyone: I'm sticking to my New Year's resolution of using my old stamps and dies this year.
I'm sure some of you guys are in the same boat as me, getting new stuff and neglecting your old sets that, at one point, you bought planning to use them and then, come some new stuff and there go the old stuff, put away on the shelf, drawer, closet, cabinet, box or whatever.
Not any more in THIS craft room, although I will most definitely use the few new sets I have, my emphasis will be to use the old ones. 
So here is this card, made with an old but beautiful SU set.

This sweet image is from a Stampin' Up! set called "Peace Within" that came out in the 2009-2010 catalog and I can't believe I haven't use this set in a very long time.
I stamped this image on a die cut piece of watercolor paper with Stazon black ink and colored with SU markers, don't you want to curl up with this kitty on your lap and read a book? 
Another one of my resolutions is to use pattern paper, I'm not fond of it mainly because I never know how to combine it or match it.  On this card, I'm not to comfortable with the patterns but maybe that is my lack of experience with this?? I don't know, you tell me if this patterns look ok to you, please.
The little bouquet is from a newer and never used SU set called "Beautiful Bouquet", that is still current but I haven't ink up, again.....shame on me!!!
The sentiment is from another old SU set called "Kindness Matters" (2011-2012 catalog).


This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.

I took a small piece of the pattern paper to decorate the inside, the sentiment is from another old SU set called "Heard from the Heart" (2008), I absolutely love the font on this sentiment, I don't know why I haven't used it before, sheeesh!!  The flower pot is from the same stamp but I only inked this portion with SU markers.

Thank you for stopping by, I sure appreciate your kind comments.
Till next time.


Leslie Miller said...

Oh, wow, Maria! Look at you go with your beautiful coloring and patterned papers! Such a darling, sweet stamp and, yes, I'd love to sit on that chair with the kitty curled up on my lap. You did a great job combining the papers. I like mixing stripes and florals when they have matching colors like this. I generally stick to 6x6 paper pads because they always have coordinating papers. You know how I love them! Your flowers are a perfect accent. Love the inside, as well. I have that sentiment set and have used it quite a lot. Can never have too many sentiments. I'm excited about your resolution. Yay you!

Brian King said...

Gorgeous! Your coloring is amazing, and I love the coordination with this striped paper. Such a lovely card, Maria! you are truly talented! ♥

Mary Fish said...

a perfect setting to showcase your creativity.

Patti Willey said...

Woo! Look at you go with your patterned paper! Great layout for your little cute little scene! You're good at keeping those older stamps, they're never out of style! Lookin' good!

Darnell said...

This is so pretty, Maria! I think you did a wonderful job of coordinating your pp and your coloring is fantastic! I wish you luck with your resolutions ... I always start a new year trying to do those two things and then I fall off the path. :( I look forward to having you inspire me!! Hugs, Darnell

Viv said...

Great stamping here and love all the bright colours too Maria ;) hugs Viv xx

JD/ Jill said...

This is so pretty and I like how your colors pop!