I love my woodsman! Life has been in the fast-lane in my quiet mountain world. I live near the eastern border of Central California in the mountains. I’m sure you’ve heard about the wildland fires California has been experiencing and we are near two of them: the Ferguson Fire near Yosemite National Park and the Donnell Fire, just up the highway from us, in our favorite camping and fishing areas. I operate a blog for our community which consists of many second homes/cabin and therefore many part-time residents. The blog helps to keep them aware of what’s happening in the area. Because of the fires I’ve been very busy adding information to that blog.
In the meantime, I’ve chosen to participate in an annual local craft fair on Labor Day weekend. Chief Fuller Day. Chief Fuller was the last Mi Wuk Indian Nation Chief who named the streets in our community. I’m going through my monthly library and buffet cards to assemble a variety of hand stamped creations to offer to the public. I’ve also had, in the back of my mind, completing a bunch of cards using the retired Wood You be Mine stamp set that features a very buffed woodsman — a familiar job in our area. And those cards are what I’m excited to share with you today. I had all of the woodmen stamped and ready to layer onto a card.
I used current card stock and mostly retired Designer Series Paper that had been stashed along with the prestamped images and stamp set.
Just because a stamp set is retired doesn’t mean you can no longer use it. As I said before, I love my woodsman, and I’ve been waiting to pull ‘him’ out and use the pieces I’d pre-stamped a long time ago. Living in the mountains, where lumbering is an industry, ‘he’ is just the perfect guy for a fun and meaningful card. I didn’t go “Valentine” on any of today’s cards though. You can find the card stocks and Designer Series Paper in my Stampin’ Up! store here.