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I saw this card on Pinterest from Melissa Kerman, thank you Melissa for sharing your talent and thought it was a perfect card for my stamp camp.  I did change it up a little bit, but overall it is the same. This card does take a few colors and stamps, but it is also easy to reproduce.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Sahara Sand Cardstock #121043

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 3" x 4"

To make my dragonfly I first stamped it on the small piece of white paper using memento ink.  Using the Always Artichoke ink I took a sponge and colored the middle of it.  Then using the Rich Razzleberry ink and another sponge I did the wings.  When finished I then used the Detailed Dragonfly Framelits to cut it out.  It is easier to color before cutting it out. See the photo below for an example. 


To stamp the background I first started with the lines from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  I stamped off before I stamped it on the paper.  Stamping off means that you ink up your stamp and then stamp on a scrap piece of paper.  This will take off a lot of the ink and you will have a lighter image on your final project.

I then stamped the flowers and the light green design in Pear Pizzazz ink and the little green leaves in Always Artichoke.  The dragonfly is popped and I put Wink of Stella on it.  

On the inside of the card and on the envelope I stamped the flower.  

It has been an eventful week at our house.  On Tuesday the plumbers came to do the work in the basement my craft area.  They finished the work on Wednesday, which was great.  On Tuesday night I came down with a stomach bug and couldn't work for two days. Thankfully Erica is home and is going to help me today with the little ones, so I can work.  I feel better, just very weak as I haven't eaten in 3 days.    

If that isn't enough, yesterday I went to take a shower and we have no hot water.  The pilot light went out in the hot water heater, so I figure this is an easy fix.  Oh no, it won't light.  Our wonderful plumber is coming this morning to look at it.  Here's another problem, if the water heater has to be replaced he can't do it until next week.  

So, I guess we will be staying in a hotel or hitting up some of our friends so we can take showers.  I tried this morning and I just couldn't do it.  It was freezing!!!!  It woke me up!  LOL

Here is a collage of pictures from our plumbing work.  If you notice you will see 3 holes in our ceiling which they covered with nice covers so we can get to them again if needed.  I couldn't believe how clean and careful he was.  I would recommend Mark's Plumbing to everyone.  No it isn't my husband.  When I am talking to his wife we have to say, my Mark or your Mark.  Sometimes I does get confusing. We always have a good laugh over all of it.  

PicMonkey Collage

This weekend we are going to be putting my craft room back together.  I think we are going to totally reorganize it, which is fun.  I am going to be going through a lot of things and getting rid of things I don't use anymore.  I know I have way too much stuff and Mark definitely knows it.  LOL  When it is done, hopefully on Saturday, I will be able to start stamping again!  It will have to be after I sterilize my house from all the germs from me and the kids.  We need to get the sickness out of here!

Have a fabulous Friday and weekend!

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