Monday, April 10, 2017

Happy Camper #1

...I titled this "#1"  because there are more...
My girls will *both* be going to summer camp this summer, so I have to prepare now!  (I hammer them with mail so they have to get up during mail call in front of the camp and sing songs like "I'm a little teapot" and the "Barney" theme to get their mail!  Ah... the joys of parenthood...)

  • Background base is Tim Holtz resist paper
  • Background first inked with DOx in Broken China and Faded Jeans,  then Vintage Photo,  Peeled Paint and Cracked Pistachio
  • All dies from a Recollections set, this is their first use. "Happy Camper" cut from some previously inked Tim Holtz resist paper, and the trailer was cut from Strathmore watercolor paper and dressed up with DIs and a Micron 005
  • I used Tim's stitch stamp on the edges, then distressed them with a Making Memories distressing tool.   (Just for info-sharing's sake: I also owned the Tonic tool and did not like it... the Making Memories tool is much more ergonomic.)
I'd like to share this at the following challenge:
  • HLS April AG with dies... what a funny language... I remember a couple years ago when I didn't know the lingo... HLS stands for Happy Little Stampers, and AG is Anything Goes! Hope that's helpful to at least one human. 


  1. the DIES is too cool
    I love it and the Background wwwwoooww Mimi
    love that dots there
    sweet card for manly or for a boy who like sleep on the camper
    great idea Mimi

  2. Super cool artsy background! Love that you make cards to mail for your girl's with this camping theme, I'm sure they'll appreciate their mail. Perhaps it may be a bit embarrassing to get them, but they'll survive, lol.

  3. I love the background and camper vans are always a favourite!!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
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  4. what a fun card, and what a fun Mom you are
    thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner (DT)