Friday, July 13, 2012

Stamping Fun!

Last summer I signed up at the last minute for Jennifer McGuire's Stamp Camp.   I happened to mention (whined) that because of my tardiness I was assigned the only bunk left in the cabin - an upper bunk!  Well, Sally from Missouri kindly offered to give up her lower bunk so I could enjoy my stay at Stamp Camp and we have been friends ever since!

We didn't sign up for stamping camp this summer and instead have rented a beach cottage where we are enjoying a stamping vacation.  Today we decided to use a similar image to make a card and see what happened!  I haven't seen Sally's version yet, but I know it will be a perfect masterpiece, full of amazing details and embellishments. 

We chose to use Miss Innocence images and here is my card:

As you can see, the puppy (a Deasey Design digi) is in serious danger of being bopped on the head by that huge cupcake!

Well, doggone!!  That smart little puppy realized the danger and frolicked off to chase a squirrel!!

Ms. Innocence is paper pieced with the cross stitching added by hand on her dress.  Colored with Copics.

Edited to add:  Sally just e-mailed me the darling card she made using a Miss Innocence image called "Beach Bum":

Now isn't this the sweetest card ever?  I love the Polaroid shot of Little Miss Beach Bum in her tie-dyed bathing suit.  Notice how the flag embelli's mimic the little flag on the sand castle.  And the tie-dyed turtles?  To "die" for!  (The turtles were made with a die from Memory Box).  I am hopeful after spending three weeks watching Sally stamp, I will absorb some of this talent!

Had lots of fun at the beach cottage today and can't wait to see what else we can challenge each other to do during our three week vacation!  We are enjoying the provided breakfast, the daily maid service and the charming little town where we browse the stamping stores and end up with home made ice cream before going back to the cottage.

If you haven't guessed by now, I confess that the beach cottage thing is a fantasy; only the cards and the friendship are real!!  Thanks for stopping by!!


Lin said...

That wonderland sounds pretty good - would you please get on it and find the real thing? ;))) Your card is darling, Judy, with and without the puppy!

donna mikasa said...

Judy! I thought you were at an actual stamp retreat!! You are quite the storyteller. I LOVE Pure Innocence images and love your little scene! The puppy is a nice touch!

Chris said...

Hi Judy, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Dawn said...

delightful Judy... don't you just wish you could go to beach with your friend and stamp. Love both your's and Sally's card.

Barb said...

I must admit, you had me believing every word! I was planning on telling you how jealous I was! :) I think we need to actually find such a place - would be a dream come true! Love all the cards - such sweet images!

Cathy A said...

Such adorable summer cards

Elizabeth Allan said...

Judy you are a hoot!! Not only are your cards inspiring, but you can also weave a good tale!