We arrived safely back home after a grueling 13-hour drive. Somewhere in Oklahoma (it’s all a blur now) we stopped at a little picnic ground and I found this lovely old merry-go-round. I thought it was the perfect setting for Pam Down’s next card. Her card is so playful.
Pam is such a genius. She proved again how she can use her supplies in unique ways. I hope you can see from this picture how she used the corner rounder punch to make the scallops and enhanced them with a round stamp shape and a smaller circle punch to make that great wild-wasabi border. (If you click on the picture, it will enlarge so you can see.) I can never pull off combining stamp sets, but she was able to combine the circle shapes (I’m sorry, I don’t know the stamp set), Zoofari and background sampler beautifully. I think by keeping her colors simple with a quart of groovy guava, a pint of white and a cup of wild wasabi, she was able to combine stamp sets and patterns and give us that WOW! factor. This little fold is called a tent fold and it’s just an adorable new twist.
I asked Pam how she ever became a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. She told me she went to a Stampin’ Up! party out of obligation to a friend. She didn’t have a clue what the heck it was. She bought one black ink pad, a stamp set, some card stock, and the pastels and that that was all she’d need for the rest of her life. Well, she says, six months later, she figured out that she needed everything in the catalog and she signed up to be a demonstrator so she could get a discount on her products. That was over seven years ago. I’m so glad Pam was such an obliging friend.
Okay, you have to put up with one more road-trekkin’-adventure picture. Just around the corner of our stop in Wichita Falls, Texas, was this – Donuts and Fried Rice. No, we weren’t brave enough to try the cuisine, but isn’t this just a hoot?! I had to take a picture for proof – no one would believe me. I wonder if you can get fries with that.
Here’s hoping you’re having a playful and adventure filled week.