Monday, April 12, 2010

A flock of cards (plus one)

On Sunday, I got together with a group of my scrapping & stamping friends.  I was to work on DD Clara's elementary school album but decided to simply stamp and make cards instead.  I haven't done that for a long while, and I loved it! It was rainy & blustery outside, and our group laughed, gossiped and created all afternoon. My stamping friend, Katie, loves birds; so I pulled out a bunch of my bird stamps and worked mostly with them. It was such an enjoyable day. I hope you enjoy these fruits of my labor.
ETA:  The bird in hand, bird collage and bird with cat all all from Invoke Arts. The family at the photography studio is a Tim Holtz stamp.  The rooster is a limited edition, hand carved stamp I bought at a stamper's garage sale (it was probably designed and originally sold by Stampfrancisco, as the person who held the garage sale used to work for them).  The ravens are from Alphastamps in Matinez, California.

14 comments:

Amy said...

I certainly do enjoy them - particularly the rooster one! Days like that are good for the soul, glad you enjoyed yourself so much.

Elizabeth said...

The cards are beautiful! You have some great stamps--love the hand with the bird in it.

debs14 said...

I agree with Amy, the rooster is my favourite too! Creative days are certainly good for the soul, pleased to hear you had a lovely day.

Lizzie said...

Sounds like a really lovely day, Rinda! I love your collection of stamps - they are really something!
The cards you have made are great and very professional. I like your choices of background papers, mats etc. A really good "crop" of cards!

Sian said...

Another rooster lover here! My husbands family used to keep a rooster as a pet and you made me remember old Roger for the first time in years..made me smile :)

humel said...

They look fab, Rinda! I love bird stamps :-)

scrappyjacky said...

Sounds like the perfect day...crafting and chatting....I love those days.
My favourite of these cards would be the vintage family.....I love that stamp.

Fiona said...

Sounds like a great day - lovely cards - I really like the bird in the hand stamp.

Deb said...

What a great way to spend a day! And I'm impressed by your stamp collection...love the rooster one the best! xo

Karen said...

Another fan of the rooster card, here, but I'm also partial to the collage of bird images which remind me of a "new" set of stamps I recently purchased.

Nancy Y said...

sounds like a terrific day - we certainly had the weather to stay inside this weekend! You know I love the bird stuff ;-)

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Those are wonderful! I love the bird with the cat

cheryl said...

Sounds like you had a perfect
day. I liked all the cards
especially the one with the Tim Holz
stamp and the collage of birds.
I was just looking for the new ink
Tim Holz has coming out.Do you
order your stamps online or in
the store?

Julie Shoemaker said...

Great cards Rinda and I love the color scheme. You're fortunate to have people near you that share your love for art. BTW, I would love to root through your stamps...very interesting!