Wow. I can’t believe it’s Friday already! My house is quiet, my chores and errands are done, and I still haven’t found all the stamping time I wanted. Well, I did last night – when I should have been in bed. I was on my way to bed last night around 12:30 and ready to sign-off on the computer when I checked the Limited Supply Challenge on Splitcoast for today. Much to my joy, the challenge was posted and I was going to be able to sleep on what I wanted to do. I logged off the computer, shut everything down, and was heading to the laundry room to turn off all the lights, etc., and stopped at my counter. Bad move! The smell of ink, paper and rubber was too much to resist. Ideas were flowing – – I felt the need, THE NEED TO STAMP!

The Limited Supply Challenge, is just that – limited supplies. Today’s challenge is to make a Sympathy card with flowers. One background stamp only (big, little or another turned into a background stamp – but only one). One Sentiment stamp, no Cuttlebug or similar tools, and embellishments are limited to your style.

At 2:00 a.m., the basic layers of this card looked good (in my mind anyway), and then this morning the rest of it came together. I just had to have the set Blossoms Abound and I’ve used it once before this card, and Flannel Plaid just seems to go with everything. The flowers are stamped with VersaMagic chalk inks, and Flannel Plaid is stamped in Very Vanilla. The edges of all the panels are also sponged in the Very Vanilla just to add a little interest. Now, please note: I used 2 brads instead of 20, 1 ribbon and 1 bow instead of 2 or 3, and I only have 6 layers instead of 9 – and I put my background panel directly on the card – I NEVER do that!!!!! Plus, I actually stamped the sentiment on the image – normally I would have stamped it separately, layered it with something else and more than likely raised it up on mounting tape. Oh, and there’s no sewing. I did good, I did real good (here it my southern drawl)!


Stamps: Blossoms Abound and Warmest Regards

Paper: Whisper White, Very Vanilla

Ink: Very Vanilla; VersaMagic Spanish Olive, Hint of Pesto, Aegean Blue and Sea Breeze

Accessories: Brads, Ribbon, Corner Rounder, Square Punch, Sponge Dauber

12 Responses to “Results of Insomnia!”

  1. This is so soft looking and absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I wish I could do that with insomnia!!!!

  2. Sherry, this is awesome! I love the tone on tone and the rounded photo corner.

  3. I have had insomnia for over 10 years now and I just have given up on ever being cured. SO I bang around at night, either crafting or tearing apart the house. Its better when I am the only one here but tonight is my last night alone. Hubby is coming home tomorrow.

    I love the flowers and I actually did a card with a Penny Black sticker recently that I used a glittery pen on the flowers for a shimmer effect but it would have worked on this stamp image too. I maybe will post it later.

  4. Love it! Just perfect! I love how you rounded the corners of the photo corners. Never would have thought of that. Thanks for your inspiration!

  5. Thia card is beautiful – just perfect for a sympathy card especially with the soft colours you used. And yes, I too love the rounded corners. I wish I could get as inspired as you when I don’t have insomnia!! LOL It is still as awesome as all your other cards – I bet it was a real challenge not to add a few extra layers and embellishments. Well done – you rock!!

  6. Very pretty! I wish MY insomnia was as productive!

  7. Sherry, You are SO funny! The smell of ink, paper and rubber was too much to resist – what a blast! But it’s so true!! How many times have I been all set to call it a day when my stamping table lures me over and rivets me to the chair? One too many times, I must admit. However, if all my cards turned out like yours, I’d be a happy camper. Maybe one day . . . . I can grow up to make cards just like you!

  8. Love the vanilla on the white 🙂 Just beautiful, makes a perfect sympathy card.

  9. WOW! This card is fabulous! It is *so* classy!

  10. I really love this elegant creation! So very beautiful!

  11. Hi, I am a fan of “she’s gone stampin” and when she cased you I had to visit your blog. Fabulous card! and… I must agree with a previous poster.. I WISH my insomnia produced half this talent……thank for sharing!! Can you not sleep at least once a week.. LOL

  12. I don’t know how many times I’ve gone in my stamp room to turn off the lights and…well…you obviously know the rest. I don’t know if I’ve ever turned out something this great in the wee hours, though. This is gorgeous. Such a beautiful soft Flannel. I love that stamp!

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