Sunday, January 23, 2011

Mountain Lion

Today I invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while I tell you my story about this card.  See, this card wouldn't have even been possible without my dear friend Wendy from Canada.  I had been looking for this retired PSX Mountain Lion stamp for about six months without any success.  In early November I sent an email to my Stampscapes group asking if anyone knew where I could locate this retired stamp.  Wendy was so sweet and emailed me back stating she had the stamp and offered to stamp some images for me.  I was more than thrilled!

Well, around Thanksgiving a package arrived in the mail and I just ripped it open without even looking at the return address.  To my amazement it was the mountain lion stamp - not the stamped images, but the actual stamp!  I can't begin to explain how shocked I was.  I was sitting at the kitchen table with the stamp in my hand and my husband said to me "Is something wrong?"  I told him how I had been looking for this retired stamp for months and here it is.  I had this confused look on my face because I really had forgotten about Wendy sending the images then I pulled out her beautiful note saying she wanted the stamp to go to a good home.  I told my husband I couldn't believe someone would be so generous and kind to do this.

I am so grateful for Wendy's generosity and so I made this card to thank her.  We have since become pen pals and I can tell you from the bottom of my heart Wendy is such a wonderful person!

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Stampscapes Boulders, Cascading Falls Lg., Oak Branch, PSX Mountain Lion           
Paper:  The Paper Company Glacial Blue, Night of Navy, Shimmery White      
Ink:  Images - StazOn Stone Gray; Sky - Adirondack Cloudy Blue, Ballet Blue, Brocade Blue, Adirondack Denim; Water - Adirondack Aqua with ColorBox Frost White; Rocks - Going Gray & Basic Gray; Lion - Pearlescent Beige & Close to Cocoa applied with cotton swab
Accessories:  Angel Wings Shimmerz Paint          
Techniques:  Sponging, Masking, Post-It Notes, 1" Circle Punch


Kristi said...

This is so stunning! I have seen Stampscape Stamps before and thought they were awesome. You have done them justice! That was so sweet of Wendy to sen you the stamp. I miss PSX and wish they hadn't gone out of business.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow donna, this is beautiful.
I love your stampscapes cards they always look gorgeous.
And there still people who are very kind.
what a great gift you have reseved.

greetings karin

Becky said...

wow Donna, what a beautiful story and beautiful card.

Bea said...

Beautiful Donna!!!!
Nice story,
Greetings Bea Wagenvoort.

Karen W said...

I left a note on SCS for you also, this is gorgeous and I have that stamp also. I love it!!

Pam~ said...

Donna, such a touching story and a gorgeous card to go with it! Stamping friends are the best!

SandyK said...

Donna, you did a fabulous job using the Mountain Lion. I love the colors and effect you achieved. I didn't know this was the Mountain Lion you were looking for. I have this one. It was very generous of Wendy to give her's up. I found mine last year I think on Ebay. You did wonders with it.

Linda's Crafty World said...

This card is beautiful. I like the story also. You did such a great job on the coloring. TFS

Amy Watson said...

This card looks so picturesque and real! Gorgeous!

Rhonda Langley said...

How thoughtful of Wendy! Looks like you put the stamp to good use making this gorgeous card!

shazsilverwolf said...

This is stunningly beautiful Donna. You do some gorgeous things with stampscapes, thanks for all your encouraging comments, I truly appreciate them.
Does this not go to show how wonderful crafters are? Makes you think how peaceful & caring the world would be if everyone was a crafter!

Morgan said...

Hi Donna,
Just want you to know I am passing on the Stylish Blogger Award to's my post about it.
Thanks for always leaving such great comments!! you are so sweet!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Wow, Donna! What a great story and I have to say that your card is proof that that beautiful mountain lion stamp went to a great home. Absolutely stunning! :)

The Mama Monkey said...

Aw! What a sweet RAK! So glad it has a wonderful new home! Gorgeous card; you certainly used it well!

Anonymous said...

This is a lovely story of a much sort after teasure in the shape of a mere rubber stamp! I can almost feel your amazment at finding it in your hands. You've made a very lovely card with it.

gale said...

What a pretty card. I want to try making a scenic card someday.

KER said...

great RAK back story on did the stamp justice...but then you do these stampscapes so beautifully...always!

Victoria said...

Great card Donna. I too miss PSX.

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