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Aug 6, 2009

3CT#25 - Summer Time Campout and "True Confessions."

Hey it's Thursday and you know what that means.  Yep, it's time for another 3CloverThursday challenge over on Kerry's Blog (Three Clovers Designs).

This weeks theme is, Super Summery!

I just recently purchased this wonderful stamp set (The Great Outdoors - Inkadinkado) from Hope Stamp Eternal on-line store and made this card with it.

Now I have 2 "confessions" to make about this card. 
Confession #1 - First off I know many people find summer the perfect time to go camping and find it to be very fun and relaxing.  I have to confess it's been YEARS since I've been camping.  Sleeping in a tent on the ground out in the "boon docks, toolie bushes or even the great outdoors" has just never really been my cup of tea.  We use to camp when I was younger and I can remember many a camping trip spent with my parents and yes I had a good time but as I got older it wasn't as glamourous to be out in woods without the conviences of home like a good hot shower, my curling iron/hairblower, a nice warm/soft bed and let's not forget a real toilet (yuck going behind a bush with a roll of TP isn't exactly fun) so slowly but surely I decided camping wasn't for me.  To me camping in an RV really isn't camping either so it was all or nothing in my book as far as camping goes.

Confession #2 - This card was actually made for an entirely different reason.  I was asked to make a Birthday card for a guy who enjoys hunting, camping, the great outdoors etc...so I made this card and realized it would be the perfect card for this weeks "Summer" theme except for the fact that I had a birthday related sentiment on the card.  So being the (clever) or perhaps (lazy) stamper that I am I carefully peeled off the B-Day sentiment and replaced it with the Summer sentiment, photograped the card and then put the birthday sentiment back on.  I know horrible but hey, I just couldn't see stamping something else when this was already done and fit the theme so well.

So there you have it...I've confessed to my readers that I'm a "wuss" when it comes to camping out and  I am also very "clever" (lazy) about making extra cards when a perfect card already exists!

Card Deets:  Stamps: The Great Outdoors (Inkadinkado) and Summer sentiment (Hero Arts).
Card Stock: Basic Black, Ruby Red, Always Artichoke, Whisper White and DP (Mr. Campy - Cosmo Cricket).
Ink: Basic Black, Stampin Pastels
Other: Houndstooth Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, More Mustard Brads, Linen Thread, Foam Mounting Tape.


  1. I don't think you are lazy... I call it creative! It means that this card can be used in many occasions!
    As for me I am not a camper girl too. Actually I never tried it...
    I love your card, Ida! Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. Fabulous design, Ida! I love the colors, the layout and the linen thread between the panels!