Saturday, April 27, 2013

Furry Friends

They are waiting for their National Post Card Week postcards to arrive!
Happy Weekend!
I'll be hanging out at home today, doing some Spring cleaning and getting my postcards ready to go.
Looks like the weather will be beautiful today--hurray!  It's time to pull up the shades and let the sunshine pour in.

Stamps Used:  Beeswax (butterfly, foreground flowers), Stampland (cats in mailbox), StampFrancisco (cat sleeping), Arizona Stamps Too! (grasses, rocks)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

JFF Tuesday: Domicile

watercolors, scissors and glue
This card says, "Welcome to the Neighborhood".  It'd be fun to create working doors on these.  Oh, and think about Halloween.  The possibilities.  They are endless!

Stamps Used:  Just For Fun Rubber Stamps (Home Definition, Collaged Row Houses)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

JFF Tuesday: Peony

Still quite chilly outside in real life, but a stamper can dream...

Stamps Used: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps (peony, gathering pollen partial)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Nothing Happens

I'm trying to think, but nothing happens.
I found this old scan on my computer this afternoon.
As much as I love babies, I do not miss the sleep-deprived stupor that often accompanies them.
Not one bit!
My youngest is three (almost 4) and a great sleeper.

Remember the time when 1.4MB on a 3-1/2" disk seemed like five times the storage space you'd ever need in a lifetime?  Right.  Those days are long gone.

Stamps Used:  Rubber Stamps of America (computer, floppy disk), Too Much Fun Rubber Stamps (safety pin), Leavenworth Jackson (baby), 100 Proof Press (brain, iron skillet), Stamp Diva (lady)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

JFF Tuesday: Dragonfly

Today I made a quick (ha ha...nothing I do is "quick") ATC featuring this cool dragonfly image.
My Mom used to call these insects "sewing bugs".  She was told by her mother to stay far away from these creatures or they'd sew her mouth shut.  eeks!  How do these tales get started?

Stamps Used: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps (dragonfly, water lily)

Don't forget National Post Card Week! info here

Sunday, April 7, 2013

It's Almost Here!

National Post Card Week 2013 begins Sunday, May 5 and lasts the entire week
How about stamping a card and printing up a few dozen copies?

My design is cooling off before I whisk it off to the printer.
I'll give you a sneak peek or two...

Here's the cancellation mark that I created for this year.
You're welcome to use it, too.

To get involved, create a post card!  Most are 6" x 4", but the dimensions are up to you.
As for theme?  Any theme or no theme.  Collectors like to have your name displayed on the front of the postcard, along with the name of the event we're all celebrating.  You can abbreviate to "NPCW", if you wish.

Be sure you use non-copyrighted images for your design.  Photos are o.k. only if you are the copyright holder.  If you're a stamper, stamp something.  Send a copy to Rubber Stamp Madness magazine.*
Splurge a little and have your design printed professionally.  I use Uprinting, but there are many options, including your local Mom-and-Pop shop in the nearest town.

Finally--and this is most important--SEND your postcards to friends, family, and complete strangers between May 5 and May 11 so that the postal cancellation date falls within National Post Card Week.
To get your name included on a list of fellow postcard designers and collectors, send an email to Demaris**.  She'll send you a distribution list.  Mail a pc to everyone on the list, then sit back and wait for the postcard storm to hit your mailbox.

*Rubber Stamp Madness Magazine:  PO Box 610, Corvallis, OR  97339-0610
**Demaris (keeper of the lists):
Here's another peek for you.
See you in the mail?
Search on "NPCW" to find older posts on this subject.