Sunday, November 23, 2014

First Blog post from TheGrandStampede

Hello from ccccc-ooooo-lllll-dddd Michigan... My name is Shawna Standish and I am an avid card maker, busy mother of two, and wife to my wonderful husband Rob.  

I have been making cards for about 2 years now and have learned a lot from other blogs, YouTube, Pinterest, etc. I have become addicted to stamping and all the fun that comes with it. I enjoy experimenting with new techniques and media which led me to start TheGrandStampede.. I figured I could share some of my work with you and then add links to where I came up with my design inspiration.  You can also follow on Pinterest and Twitter (still new so bear with me.).  I will start out with my most recent work..

 Wedding Card- Very subtle colors look great with cracked background. Perfect for a fall wedding. Stamped with brown ink, embossed sentiment, and colored flowers with Prismacolor pencils. Size: 4x6

Harvest Greetings- Used printed chevron paper with colored scarecrow and stamped corn scene. Word 'Harvest' and 'Greetings' are from two different sets.  Embellished with Stampin' Up brad. Size 4.25x5.5

Reindeer wishes- This is actually a free printout I believe from PaperCrafts. Thought cutting out the second deer gives it a sense of dimension.  The red banner adds a touch of color. Size: 4.25x5.5

God is Love- This elegant card has a touch of color with the Penny Black flower stamps. I think the gray in the border and oval also act as a color.  I love it when that happens.!

Hoppy Day- Stamped pod scene watercolored then added lilypad background paper with red border. Sentiment was hand drawn with white gel pen (any tips on how to use white gel pens without the mess would be awesome)

  Peddler Pack- I just adore Peddler pack stamps. The image does the work for you!! Just add color (if you want!), in this case I used Perfect Pearls and Pearl-Ex for the color. It gives a shimmery look of ornaments on a tree. The blue banner with a Stampin' Up sentiment ties the whole card together.

Well that concludes my very first blog post. I will get more savvy as time goes on so bear with me as I learn!! Also, you can follow me on Pinterest!! Just type in TheGrandStampede. I will come up with a link later. ;) 


Anonymous said...

Your cards are always amazing Shawna and I am so excited about your blog! Now I can follow you here and on pinterest. Thanks so much for sharing! Hugs

Monika Reeck said...

Hallo Shawna
I cant believe you just started your Blog
ok ok I was started so long time agon 2009
but your cards all are adorable
first post and all adorable
AMAZING your card making style
I have 2 Boys and busy with them too but I sometimes can sitting for 1 hour to commenting ladies that also come back and give me some love (psstt I love if getting comment and read again and again...crazy me? hehe LOL)
Hope you have some little time to visiting me back Shawna and thanks for following me..I did too and for me the best way is Follow per Email :)
hugs, Monika

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