I've been so busy with the start of marching band season that I've had to slow down my card-making...but not for long! Last weekend, I went to the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Charlotte and discovered a new stamp company - Stamps of Life. They've got some adorable stamps and although I resisted joining their club at the convention, I think I'm going to give in and do it anyway!
One of the stamp sets I bought was the August Stamp of the month - raccoon2love - and I've already made several cards using the stamps, including today's OWH #134 sketch:
Since I don't like fussy cutting, I made an SVG of the raccoon shape by stamping it, scanning it and then tracing it in SCAL. Then I can let my machine do the cutting for me and all I do is stamp the image. I really like this sketch and it didn't take me an hour to complete!
I loved last week's sketch and made this card from it:
The owl and sentiment is also from Stamps of Life - owls2love. So stinkin' cute! I've got several other stamps that I can't wait to play with.
I'm looking forward to the Labor Day Virtual Cardmaking Party (VCMP) that OWH is sponsoring! I applied to be a hostess and I hope to be chosen, but even if I'm not, I'm going to enjoy all the blog-hopping and inspiration for that weekend. If you missed the post about this, you can find it here: OWH VCMP
That's all for now, my blogger friends! I hope to keep up with all the great ideas that keep rolling in at OWH!