Monday, July 11, 2011


Well, Monday's seem to be my day to post. I had a very productive weekend, just not in my stamp studio. Hubby and the boys returned from Scout camp on Saturday afternoon. The mood was right for some house cleaning so from 6am-2pm I puttered, cleaned and weeded out. Everything from floors to windows got done, I tell you the house was sparkling. For all of 30 minutes!! At 2:30 the campers came in with all their dirty, smelly gear and made themselves at home once again. Oh well. It was good to have them back again.

Our youngest was home not even a full 24 hours before we repacked his gear and sent him off to church camp for a week. As tired as he was, he was also very excited to go spend the week with old friends from Rochester. Someone in our church sponsored his trip this year so we definitely needed a card to send as a thanks. I used the opportunity to use a new Nellie Snellen stamp I got from the stamp store recently.

I used some older SU items, Ahoy, Matey and the matching jumbo wheel to accent the pirate image from Nellie. The chocolate chip layer was embossed with a weathered stripe folder from Cuttlebug, the name escapes me but it is an older one. I rubbed some CC ink over it to further accent the embossing. Dark brown is so hard to capture on the camera though. His cap got a little lift from dimensionals.

Cute fella isn't he?? Those Nellie Snellen images are very cute and fun to color.

That is all for me today. I am off to work. Arghhhh!!


ChristineCreations said...

Really adorable image Tracy! Great coloring too! So nice for them to sponsor your guy, they must miss him :) I totally hear you on cleaning the house...and then everyone coming home! Have a great week!

Jennifer Scull said...

absolutely adorable!
oh goodness, your post takes me back to the days when we did the exact same thing with all of our guys. now they are home for less than 24 hours for their summer camp work break.

have a wonderful week! :)

Michele Boyer said...

Adorable, Tracy! Wonderful coloring, and I love the knots in the string!

Bonnie said...

Now I was going to say, "What an adorable card, Tracy", but I see everyone has already used that word. So your card is "really cute" and I just love it, the background, and especially the knotted string! I also loved your 4th of July card, but didn't send a comment. It was "adorable"!! I, too, got involved in a cleaning project over the weekend and need to keep going on that since my son has just become engaged!!

Cheryl said...

Hi Tracy! Such a cute thank you, amtey! Yoiu've colored him perfectly, of course!
Hope you are enjoying all this great weather, or were you the lucky ones that got the storms?!