Sunday, July 23, 2017


Make It Monday # 291
Emboss Resist Shadow Sentiments

Papertrey's Ashley presented the latest Make It Monday challenge this week.
After stamping "Friend" with black ink, Versamark ink and moving it for the shadow
effect,  I blended Distress inks over the sentiment, added the floral frame, mounted 
the panel on a foam rectangle which was glued to a light yellow A2 card.

Card #1 

Stamp: Bitty Bouquets
Die: Floribunda Frame

Card #2
Earlier in the week I made a card using an older set, Note Niblets. 
I can't remember when I last took this out of its case. When I stamped 
the "Cheer" with brown Versafine ink I didn't clean the stamp off 
completely and it left a light tan shadow. It works for the MIM 
challenge but card #1 fits Ashley's criteria of a white shadow better. 

Stamps: Note Niblets
Die: Note Niblets, SSS Stitched Rectangles

We had an unexpected trip to Kenya the first part of July to help with a dental clinic and construction of a new elementary school campus. While there we were invited to visit three different Masai groups. It was an incredible experience and on one occasion our men each received a blanket and walking stick from the Masai men and the ladies a beaded necklace from the Masai women. I'll share a few photos of my third African adventure below and more in the future.

Hubby Jim behind me and my new friend.

a row of Masai women

Yes, she is carrying 17 adobe blocks. Jim captured 
a video of her briskly walking with this heavy load.


  1. Great job! I especially love your 2nd card. What an amazing trip!

  2. I love your gorgeous cards Vikki and the drop shadows are perfect. Your Kenya pictures are amazing and your necklace is so beautifully made!

  3. Oh wow--incredible pictures, Vikki! Must have been an amazing trip--so neat you guys do that! Both your cards came out great, but I especially love the darling little Cheer card!

  4. Hi Vikki wow!! what spectacular pictures! My husband and I greatly enjoyed seeing them tonight. We have longed to go to Africa! You must love your life! I sometimes have an unexpected trip to the grocery store!! never to a far away country : ) You are well blessed my friend and your cards are adorable too!!