Whew! Well I'm feeling better, and Veronica is fine too now. Thank you all AGAIN for the get-well wishes (I know I've been pretty under the weather since the New Year! Hopefully I can kick these bugs and be done with them as I'm sick of being sick!).
My to-do list - around the house as well as with my stamping, and stamp set designing - is MILES long now. I really don't know how I'll ever get caught up now but I'll think of something. I picked a bad time to fall ill (that's how it always seems tho!).
Another thing that happened over the past couple of days is that my blog was switched over to TypePad's new interface (or whatever it's called). For all you readers this won't change a thing - for ME it's going to be interesting. I know pretty well how to navigate the system since the ATS blog has been on the new servers for some time now - but I've been used to using all the original settings for here. This will take some getting used to!
Anywho I did manage to get one whole card done over the past couple of days (pathetic I know - but my stamping mojo definitely went missing while I was sick and still hasn't come back!). I used another one of my new My Cute Stamps sets - this time the Space Ships & Robots set:
I HAD to get the Robot set - it's so cute and I am sorely lacking in anything little boy related when it comes to making cards. It also gave me the perfect opportunity to pull out my Cosmo Cricket Cogsmo papers and blackboard. It was all just meant to go together!
I stamped the robot and the "accessories" onto a piece of white cardstock then cut them out with my Nesties Labels 2 die.
I used VersaMagic and Brilliance inks to stamp the images (you can click on any of these pics to get a pop-up window with a larger view) - I LOVE the coverage of these inks - especially when it comes to clear stamps!
The Happy Birthday sentiment is from MFT's Sassy Sayings set.
The blackboard embellishments came in the Cogsmo blackboard set, and in the Cogsmo paper kit there's a die-cut sheet of images that fit all the blackboard. So all I had to do was pop out the right paper images, glue them onto the blackboard pieces (I used Tombow Mono Multi), then sand the edges a bit (this Basic Grey sanding kit is a MUST have when covering chipboard - I don't know how I lived without it!).
I stamped the cupcake image (which if you look really closely doesn't have a cherry on top - it's actually a bolt - I love that little attention to detail!) in the various inks that I used on the front and that was it!
STAMPS: My Cute Stamps Space Ships & Robots, My Favorite Things Sassy Sayings.
CS: White, Black, Cosmo Cricket Cogsmo Patterned Papers.
INK: VersaMagic and Brilliance Dew Drop inks.
ACCESSORIES: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 2 Dies, May Arts Twill Ribbon, Cosmo Cricket Cogsmo Blackboard, Dimensionals, DoodleBug Mini Brads.