Monday, August 20, 2012


Hi blog friends and followers,

It's time for Stamp of the Week at The House That Stamps Built and that means the stamp we're featuring is available to followers of The House That Stamps Built at 50% off the retail cost.  This event happens EVERY Monday, so  become a follower, visit every week and you can get some fabulous rubber for your stamp collection.  

This week's Stamp of the Week is this versatile fern stamp.  This simple little stamp can create big focal images and create exceptional design on your cards.  

Here's a card I created using this adorable fern #1708-G. Just scroll down the page a bit and you'll see it there.   

The base of my card is Pure Luxury CS from Gina K - All Spruced up.  I continued with the challenge from Karen's Designer's Choice Challenge (Using a Score Pal/Buddy) and used my Score Buddy to create the scoring image on white 80# layering weight, PL from GKD.  The Fern is stamped in three different green inks, Memento "New Sprout", "Bamboo Leaves" and "Cottage Ivy".  The sentiment is Repeat Impressions #8607.  (There's time to play along in Karen's challenge and win some RI stamps too.  Click on the link for the details).

Thank you for stopping by and I appreciate (so much) your comments. 

Please check out these Rock Stars for more inspiration using the Fern:

A Personal Note:

Before I sign off today, I'd like to dedicate this space to Bess, our beloved German Shepherd who died on Saturday.  She was such a joy to our home and our lives and we will miss her forever.  She was my constant sidekick.  In this photo (taken last month), she was waiting for me to come back from my walk to the mailbox.  She always walked with me but knew she couldn't go beyond a certain point (too close to the road), so she would walk me just to this point, then sit and wait for me.  If any of you have lost a loved pet, you know this grief.

RIP my sweet Bess I will miss you forever.


Olga said...

cheri my heart breaks for you. It is so hard to lose a friend. they are are babies, hang in there GF! Love the card.

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Cheri - so very sorry to hear about your loss. Pet's do become such an important part of our lives, a family member and when they leave us, it can be so very difficult to deal with. You must have so many happy memories of her that will hopefully provide you with some comfort during this time.
Thinking of you.

joy said...

Cheri, my heart breaks to hear you lost a loved companion. I'm so sorry.
I love the scoring on your card and how you made it accent the fern image.

Karen Hasheck said...

Cheri- I am so sorry to read about the loss of your sweet dog. My heart hurts for how you must be feeling as I do know how much a pet becomes part of your family. You have my sympathy and prayers as you go through this difficult time.

Patti J said...

Oh, Cheri, my heart is aching for you. Bess is the one with her own chair, right? I am so sorry, my friend. Put your right hand on your left shoulder, and your left hand on your right shoulder and squeeze... a hug from me. Your card is beautiful, as always - the scoring is so creative! Please take care, cyberhugs and prayers comin' your way.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Nice scoring! I am so sorry about the loss of your 4 legged person! My deepest sympathy!

ps I unsubscribed for a couple of weeks -- I'll be back~ :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

My heart goes out to you. My current dog is like no other dog that I have ever had before - she is my shadow and has forged a strong, unique and loving bond with each member of our family. She has truly become part of us, and I can tell your dog was the same way.
Know that you gave her a great life, and she loved you for it.

Lynette said...

Cheri - I'm so saddened to learn of the death of your beloved Bess. Just know what a wonderful life she had because of you.

Great card, by the way.

Betty Neville said...

Ah Cheri, your card is beautiful - so creative how you've accented the image with the scoring. I am truly sorry for the loss of your beloved Bess- I know how much you loved her. Must go fix my eye-makeup now. Big hugs to you.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear that you lost your beautiful German Shepherd. They are a wonderful dog. I've had a few and when we lost them it was heart breaking.

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