It's time for a new challenge at Catered Crop. The theme is "musical expressions".
Music expresses that which cannot be said
and on which it is impossible to be silent.
I do a lot of musical cards throughout the year. I have two obsessive high school marching band members, so I am always doing "make some noise" cards, or "woot woot", "high 5" or "amazing" type cards with music notes or instruments. But I decided to go in a very different direction for this challenge.
I have been weeding out my rubber stamps and making some tough stay-or-go decisions. Susan, over on her Simplicity blog, says that if something hasn't been used in six months, it's time to get rid of it. I haven't used rubber in at least a year. I have nothing against rubber except that I have gotten very used to being able to see through clear stamps so I can line things up without pulling out a stamp positioner. I can't simply get rid of all of it because some of it just wouldn't get used often by virtue of what it is (such as retirement or new home sentiments) so I'm looking through it a section at a time. Some stays, some goes. This past weekend, I stumbled on a set by Unity called "Faith". I don't think I've ever used it and the sentiments are quite nice and very current looking. It's staying! I paired one of the sentiments with a music note die from CAS-ual Fridays.
- Stamps: Unity Stamps Faith
- Paper: Stampin' Up Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Amy Tangerine Plus One dsp (on the music note)
- Ink: Papertrey Ink Smokey Shadow
- Accessories: CASual Fridays Heart Note die, Mama Elephant Femme Frames, misc sequins