Sunday, August 1, 2010

pretty stamps

just got back from an amazing weekend in truckee, ca (lake tahoe area).  we went to a friend's house and had so much fun and i am now SO relaxed and ready to take on the week.  among the many things, rafting on a lazy river (aka i bought a $9 kid's "boat" raft and our other friends had single tubes with cup holders and a separate raft just for a 30-pack, haha), having a late night dance party, and swimming in an alpine lake were definitely at the top of my list.  although i do complain about san francisco because the weather is *cough* less than ideal right now (and that's putting it nicely), i do have to keep in mind the region we live in is amazing.  3 hour drive to tahoe, 5 hour drive to LA, 1 hour drive to napa.  not too shabby.

anyways, now that i'm back i'm busy working on my next project - DIY menus and programs using embossed stamps on a pretty khaki/cement colored card stock.  you might remember my previous example below, that i made at the paper source stationery workshop about a month ago.
well, look at the card on the bottom right - mine won't be this dark but i loved the look of the silver embossed stamp over a darker paper stock.

now it's time to pick a stamp though - i've already purchased one (see the mum stamp on the pink envelope above), but i am still trying to figure out which will be best for what i'm working on.  here are a few options i liked (all photos from papersource.com - these people should be paying me with the amount of props i've been giving them, haha!)


and although i don't need these ones, i wanted to include these too because they are so adorable!

hope everyone else had a great weekend!

stay tuned for a how-to post on embossing :)

8 comments:

  1. Very cute! Love the Happily Ever After :)

    Glad you had a nice weekend!

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  2. Sounds like an awesome weekend! And those stamps are really cute. I've thought about embossing something so I'm looking forward to your post :)

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  3. Sounds like the ideal place to live!

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  4. love the little goose!

    ps. your tahoe pics are making me SO jealous!!!

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  5. Those are really cute. The champagne glasses are super cute & I like the mum the best. The little celtic knot one is really nic too. There are no classes in NY. Wierd.

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  6. the mum is my fav too, but there is something about that navy script-y one in the middle. i wish we had one of these in CT!

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  7. I love the happily ever after one and the one green ivy-esque swirl... soo soo pretty! Looks like you had a wonderful weekend :-)

    Have you seen the acrylic stamps from Close to My Heart? I love that line too.

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  8. they're all so cute - I'd just stick with the mums they're so pretty!

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