Sunday, May 21, 2017

Wood Words (Sneak Peek!)


A few months before my husband retired, we "bought the farm." No, really - we bought a farm! It had been our lifelong goal to get away from the stifling, soul-crushing city life and move to greener pastures. Never in our wildest dreams did we think it would be so far from where we had spent most of our lives, but when you find the place of your dreams, distance doesn't matter. Of all the places we looked at in our property search, this was the one my honey said felt like home to him. And so now it is.


So naturally, when we got back to country living (we lived for a while in rural San Diego County), having a farm house meant we needed to decorate accordingly. I have chicken-themed place mats, and an old metal sign in the kitchen that says Farm Fresh Eggs. Of course, we don't have any chickens (yet). Until now the the focus has been on getting the orchard planted and the garden set up properly. It's a lot of work! I remarked to my better half yesterday that retirement is a lot more work than I thought it would be.


Which leads me to this stamp set, Wood Words, part of the Wood Textures Suite. As soon as I saw this set, I knew it was a "must have!" This and another one called Heartland (p. 39 in the new catalog) are so ME! Both will be available in wood-mount and clear-mount options. Wood Words can also be purchased as a bundle, with the cute little Wood Crate Framelits. Since I rarely have need for a basket, box, or bag, I passed on them, but knowing me, I'll likely regret it later and end up getting them anyway, LOL.


Part of the Wood Textures Suite includes the Wood Textures DSP stack, which I know I preordered, but can't seem to find at the moment. It has to be around here somewhere! So, being the ever-resourceful card maker that I am, I pulled out the trusty Hardwood background stamp and made my own wood, using Sahara Sand, stamped off once.


Can you believe it? I didn't use Mr. Big for this card! *GASP!*

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17 comments:

  1. What a great post.... So happy you guys found your forever farm home! Just wish we could have moved closer to each other rather than further away! Such a cute card!

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    1. I KNOW!!! How did we get it so wrong?

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  2. I like the rooster! Very resourceful to make your own wood DSP. Glad I'm not the only one who has so much crafting stuff I can't always find what I'm looking for.

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    1. Thanks, Sherry! Nice to know I'm in good company, too. *grin*

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  3. Cindy..I absolutely love your card.It just makes me smile..so pretty and fun!!

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    1. You just made ME smile, thanks!

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  4. Oops!! Sent too soon!! Old brain!! I absolutely love your beautiful "paper ribbon" with the Rooster medallion!! Have a good day!!

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    1. Hey, watch it with the "old brain!" Remember, I'm five months older than you. LMBO!!!

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  5. So where is your new farm? What state? I'm in San Diego...Valley Center. Love your card!

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    1. Linda, we are in East Tennessee now. And, except for friends and Rubio's fish tacos, we don't miss San Diego at all! ;)

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  6. What a life change from San Diego to East Tennessee! Enjoy it. Your card is a great symbol of your new laid back life. Love it.

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  7. I just found this. I needed a card that would allow sentiment choices. It's darling and perfect! I hope it's ok to CASE!

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    1. Shelley, absolutely you may CASE! I'm thrilled you like it that much!!!

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  8. Thanks! Any wise words about how you stamped the flowers. I decided I need to mask the paper. How tall is the flower section?

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    1. Oh, noooo! I didn't measure and I sent the card so I can't measure it for you. I know it took me a couple tries to get it right, and the flowers do overlap under the greeting banner and gold mat. Also that I had to tilt the stamp to kind of make it fit and be fairly level with the first stamping. Geez, I'm sorry I can't help more than that. :(

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  9. You sound like me! No big deal. What you've just said is about what I've been working with. Just tweaking sizes. My trick when there are no measurements is to enlarge the Pin to actual size then measure on screen. It's pretty accurate. 😋 I think I need to widen the gold, etc, then I'll be good to go. Thanks!

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