Wednesday, April 25, 2012

One Is Never Enough...

When it comes to vintage digital stamps, I can't stop making them.  I love the versatility and the style.  You can change the size, the color, mix and match, leave them black and white or color them in and they all look so wonderful.  Which is why I chose this venue for our current challenge at
Craft Us Crazy; which is
FAVORITE STAMP COMPANY and/or FOUND INSPIRATION! 
My favorite inspiration has to be vintage images and I've chosen to use images provided by the lovely Pamela at Free Vintage Digital Stamps.  Here they are...

Beautiful You
The sentiment I designed on the PC and then printed it onto the cardstock.  Added the gorgeous free face image mounted over an embossed oval frame.  Placed this over the wonderful Be Mine paper from echo park, a lovely gift from Cathy over at Cathy's Creative Place ...thank you!!!  A pink bow and flower in her hair and there you have it, a fun and quirky card for a special female in your life.

 Little Reader
What a blast it was to make this little card.  I fell in love with this free vintage cutie.  Decided to only partially color the image, highlighting the little girl.  I needed some background writing paper and found this in a set of free downloadable vintage paper kit from Far Far Hill.    The library card is also a freebie from a set of four to choose from and they can be found here.  Stamped the sentiment from Kindness Matters and the pen tip from Established Elegance, both stamp sets from Stampin' Up! Finished up with a sheer blue bow and she's ready for the mail!

I Really Do
This particular card is self-explanatory.  I love free olives and quirkiness, you may have noticed that about me by now and so I designed a little card around them.  The papers are again from echo park, Be Mine 6x6 pad.  The olives are colored copics.    I thought a fairly direct and fun little card.
So, that's the trio, because one is never enough...

The Trio

 There you have it, my favorite inspiration and now it's your turn to show us what inspires you!
Here's the scoop...
Your favorite stamp company and/or Found Inspiration
(ie..others, Internet, other DTs & challenges..so forth) please post with your write up!

PLUS...
For the prize this challenge, our sponsor is Jeri herself!!!  NOOO, you don't win her, sorry.  I know she's amazing, but you don't get her.  What you do get is this...she is giving away a
$15 Gift Certificate to your favorite online craft store
(where online gift certificates are applicable)!!!
Okay, you can wake up now, I'm done.
Thanks so much for the visit and I hope you've found a little inspiration here.
Sure would love to see what rings your bell, so submit your favorites for our two week challenge.
High Five and Creative Musings....
Lisa xx

14 comments:

Lisa S. said...

More is More, I knew it! I love this merry little trio and all of the vintage goodness. Now, did I hear right? You like green olives, well me too. This is gettin' scary-same name, loves olives...I'm just sayin'! hehehehe
Seriously these cards are phenomenal and I always enjoy your originality in each and every card/project you share! :D
Thinking of you & the fam today,
Huge Hugs,
L1

1CardCreator said...

Wow these are great! Love the ribbon in the gals hair too. Diane #122

Patricia St Martin said...

Totally awesome, I just love all three cards. You do such a wonderful job. Turned out very elegant with the bows being the right color then drawing your eye right to the image. Lovely cards.
Hugsxxx

Sue said...

Hello Q
First, Thank you for the link you sent me, I loved the Blog.
These are three delightful cards, the 'little reader' is just what Precious does with her dolly, a wonderful image.
'Beautiful You' is so classic, love the ribbon bow in her hair it softens the card up perfectly.
Olives---I am not a fan, I have tried them on many occasions, but not for me, great card though.
Smiles:)
O

Jeanne J said...

Three great cards. Love the clean graphic look of the first, the vintage feel and childhood innocence of the second - and for the third - I'm with you on the olives. I always tell my husband "olive juice" and he looks at me like I'm nuts. How did you get all these done so quick???

Mitra Pratt said...

DUDE! I love your cards...that Olive one had me!!! OH I loved them all....

I am picking you up on my plane, check my blog...well, after I win lotto...but still...

Tracy said...

Quirky??? You??? What ever are you talking about? LOL I think these vintage images are a perfect avenue for you to create with. Three very different cards, but all wonderful. I especially like the sentiment on the first one. LOL Awesome inspiration Twang! Hugs!

Sandy said...

I remember when movie stars looked like your first lady. Pretty neat card. The second image I have. It all reminds me of when I was very young! Now because of my ancient age, I have to go back and look again!
sandy

Sandy said...

Okay, I missed the jar of olive - well dear young lady (and you are so very young) are you olive soaked in anything special? "I Olive You" too!
sandy

Dora said...

Wow these are stunning Lisa, love the style ... so elegant and creative xxx

Samantha said...

fabulous selection of cards, this Olive card would be perfect for my husband he LOVEs Olives and is from Sardinia! tehehhee and great man colours too! hugs me xx

HandmadebyTLC said...

Love your retro look on all three of these proj! Don't you dare pitch a thing! lol Unless you pitch them my way *wink*
Great inspiration!
Hugs
Tammy Louise

Shelby said...

You're bow crazy...but they look fantastic. Have I mentioned I love when you do retro/vintage? Marvelous

Shelby

Margaret said...

You are the queen of free crafting!! Love how unique each one of these are and the sentiments are perfect! While I love the glamour of the first and the humor of the last, I have to say the 2nd one is my favorite! Something about that adorable vintage girly!