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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Faith

I'm still in the process of learning to carve my own stamps, the 2 next lessons in the book Stamp, Carve and Play from Julie Fei Balzer were to carve a frame and a word (actually first an alphabet, but will be doing this when I have some more time on hand). 





So I wanted to incoporate those 2 new stamps in my last entry for the Q&l challenge.
The words to choose from were harmony and/or faith. I first started looking for a quote with harmony because I was sure that every quote with faith would be religious, was I wrong about this, found more quotes that appealed to me with faith than with harmony lol.

I used: 
Sometimes all you can do is
not wonder
not think
not imagine
not obsess
just breathe and have faith
because miracles do happen

I've ceated a wall with picure frames on.
I started with a background paper from Emphemera's vintage garden Enchanted rose kit, which totally could be someones wallpaper. Stamped my frame stamp on different papers and gold heat embossed this and cut out. Stamped the not in each one and handwrote the rest.



Now I need to make a book out of all my entries, hopefully I will find some time during this festive season. Not only the festivities will keep me busy, but I also need to move my studio from the attic to the basement, because my sweet husband has started finishing off the attic, so me and my son would have a nice place to do our art.But first I need to move all of this ?!??


27 comments:

  1. GOOD LUCK with moving all that stuff but it will be worth it in the end!

    Great carving - look forward to seeing more

    Seasons Greetings

    Kathyk

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    1. thx kathyk, most off the stuff has been moved, luckily, and i'm now well installed in the basement. And it will definitely be well worthed.

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  2. Great carving Vicky, love the little cards you made and moving oh that I really hate, but if you get a nice new studio, well just go for it! Merry Christmas to you and to your family!

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    1. Thx Ruth, I hope you had a wonderful christmas and I wish you all the best for the new year to come.

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  3. Fabulous carved stamps, and good luck with moving all that stuff! Happy 2015 :D

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    1. thx kaybee, I wish you lots of creativity for 2015 and the all the years to come.

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  4. Love your NOT stamp. and that quote certainly rings true.

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    1. thx linda, didn't think I could carve the not stamp, but hey you just have to have a little faith in yourself :-)

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  5. Great stamps, Vicky and I love your spread. I don't envy you your double move - attic to basement and then in reverse - but the results will be well worth it I'm sure! Sending you huge wishes for a fabulous Christmas.

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    1. absolutely Winn, I only wished we had an elevator :-)
      Wishing you lots of creativity for 2015.

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  6. Yikes! that's a move and a half, good luck with it. If I lived closer I'd lend a hand. Your hand carved stamps are fabulous, particularly the Not one. Your quote is an excellent choice to use with your stamps.
    Sending you wishes for a happy Christmas and a fabulous 2015 :o) xo

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    1. you're so kind.
      Wishing you everything you want for the coming year.

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  7. Great quote and carving too. have a great Christmas and good luck packing all your stuff up!

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    1. thx, Elaine, wishing you a happy, healthy and creative 2015.

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  8. What a great way of using just two stamps! I bought that book too and find it absolutely amazing! So many great projects in it! Some books have hardly any meaningful content, but this one is full of ideas and inspiration.

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    1. that's so true Susan. I also like this book a lot, not a waste of money as i alreasy made good use of it.

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  9. Love those carved stamps and good luck moving all that stuff :)

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  10. Wonderful quote, glad you found lots of inspiration. Your carved stamps are fab, don't have the book but did get a beginners stamp carving kit a couple of weeks ago.

    Merry Christmas! :-) xxx

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    1. Good luck with that kit, I'm sure you'll love it.

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  11. Lovely entry and that quote!!! It really touched my heart! Best wishes for the new year! Hope to see you around soon again!

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  12. I like the carved stamps, they're great. It's a beautiful quote and you have used it well on your page.

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    1. thx scrapmate, I will need to figure out a way on storing all those handcarved stamps :-)

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  13. A quote illustrated with your own stamps, what could be better! I don't envy you to have to move all your crafting supplies but it will be so worth it in the end...

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    1. it will and luckily I almost moved everything downstairs and that without straining my back :-)

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  14. A great choice of quote - think it's one I should have hanging on my wall. Love your carved stamps. I'm sure I would lose a few fingers trying that! Wishing you a happy and productive 2015 in your new crafting room.

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