Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Crafting with Mama Sheila

Last Friday I got a call from my Mama Sheila (who is not actually my mom, but a mother-like figure that goes to my church and has become one of my dearest friends in the world!  My kids love her too and call her Grandma Sheila. She loves stamping too and recently signed up to be a demonstrator again for the second or third time. Love you, Mama!).  Anyway, she called to see if she could come over to play. Well, of course!  So we spent the whole afternoon creating a card box and a card to go in the box. I had the brilliant idea for each of us to create two more cards for the box so we would have a total of five cards for our beautiful boxes.  I will share our box and first card later, but today I have my second card to share. I used the sketch at Mojo Monday.  I'm also adding my card to SUO Challenges where they are playing with new toys this week!  Yippee!
It was an afternoon of sharing.  She gave me some beautiful DSP from the Sale-a-bration catalog and I gave her a crafting tote so she can take more of her stamping goodies with her when she travels the country with her hubby for the next two months. Sniff, sniff. :( I didn't think I really liked this DSP, but it is gorgeous in person, and SOOO difficult to decide which of the papers to use. 
I had a lot of fun layering everything on this card!  This is one of my favorite sentiments and I think it looks so striking when you color it different colors with the Stampin' Write markers. That is one of my favorite things to do with our markers!  They stay wet long enough that you can take your time to color everything in, huff on it a bit, and stamp your heart out!  

Stamp Sets: Feel Goods, Betsy's Blossoms
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding, Calypso Coral, Pool Party
Ink: Summer Starfruit, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Pistachio Pudding
Tools: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Labels Collection Framelits, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack and DSP, Subtles Collection Button


  1. Wow! This is gorgeous. Love the layers of DSP, background stamping and bold sentiment. Thanks for sharing your project with us at SUO Challenges.

  2. How wonderful to have such a great stamping friend! Your card is beautiful.. love the combination of patterns from the DSP that you used .

  3. I love stamping with people, seems to make the time go by so much faster! Love the greeting in multiple colors! Thanks for playing along with the New Toy Challenge this time on SUO Challenges!