Saturday, 2 May 2015
MM156 - Believe in Green Pine Cones
This week's Merry Monday challenge is very specific. Use the word believe, greens and pinecones. Hmmmm. I pondered for quite a while.
I use Evernote to keep track of my stamps. Evernote is an app that lets you create electronic notebooks and search through them. Each time I get a new set of stamps (or dies), I create a 'note'. I copy and paste a photo of the set (usually from the seller's website) onto my note, add tags that include where they're stored in my room, who made the set and what's in the set, and (a new twist) put the link back to the seller's website, so that I can easily link my post back to them.
The point is, I didn't know that I even had any pine cone stamps, but when I typed 'pinecone' into the search function on my Evernote notebooks, the PTI Tinsel and Tags Sprigs set came up and this card idea came to me. I did the same for 'believe' and found the word in a non-Christmas Mama Elephant set, True Friend.
It is a lot of work to get the initial set up done - I started last fall, when Tracey McNeely introduced me to it, but now, I make sure to input my new sets before I put them away. I have about 500 notes there now.
Baby Jesus is an old Market Street stamp and I think the star is from Gina K (both are from my pre-Evernote days). I used a Paper Smooches oval for the shadow under the manger.