These are my first cards using Magnolia stamps. They are designed and made in Sweden, and the only way I've been able to find them is to order them online through sources in the UK. OK. Well, some of you may be wondering, "What the heck has gotten into this girl? We thought she was all into vintage and weird stuff? Why is she showing us all of these cutesy cards?" Well, just before the New Year, I made a resolution to quit making cards to please everybody else. What it boils down to is this. I stamp because I enjoy it. I don't stamp because I want someone else to enjoy it. Does this make sense? Yes, yes, yes, we do create cards to give to others. But, I have found that I loathe, dislike, do not enjoy the creative process when, in the back of my mind, I'm always thinking, "Will so-and-so like this card? I hope they like this card. I'd better do this [insert technique, style, colors, add embellishments here] because so-and-so is really into that." I think this defeats the enjoyment and the purpose for why I rubber stamp and create cards. I hope you're following me here, because I've gone down the deep-end. Well, you'll be seeing LOTS more of these cutesy images. But, once in awhile, I'll delve back into my love for vintage and for all things eclectic. Everything you see on this blog is a different facet of me. And, right now, you're seeing the side of me that is more light-hearted and...as always...just wants to have fun!
First card. Stamps: Magnolia, Stampin Up; Paper: Bo Bunny Press; Ink: Stampin Up Real Red, Summer Sun and Always Artichoke; Embellishments: Thumbtack brads; Colored with prismacolor pencils and COPIC markers.
Second card. Stamps: Magnolia and Stampin Up; Paper: Die Cuts With A View (DCWV); Ink: Stampin Up Purely Pomengranate; Embelishments: Floral brads; Colored with prismacolor pencils and Stickles.