Good mornin' all! Okay, so it is not another chick card this morning, I actually broke out one of my new stamp sets from the Occasions Mini which will be available to customers on March 1st. I love that one of the perks of being a demo is that I get to order them and play a whole month earlier! This set is called Friendly Flowers and I have decided that it is just FABULOUS! I love the flowers, there are so many things you can do with them! I actually cut the big one out and punched the smaller ones out using my scallop punch and my circle punch - how awesome is that??!! I love that our punches coordinate with so many of our sets, too cool, huh?! Anyway, this card will be going in the mail on Monday morning so I thought I better share it today. I used a lot of embellishments on this one, I was in that kind of mood and so I went with it. The base of the card is Night of Navy card stock and the next layer is Nearly Navy card stock. Then, I took a piece of the Jersey Shore Designer Series Paper and cut it into three even panels for the next layer. I love this paper because the flowers match so very well with this stamp set. Then, I added a strip of Nearly Navy card stock which I punched with my small circle punch all the way across and used my ticket corner punch on the corners to give it some interest. The large flower is stamped in Really Rust ink, the medium one in Old Olive ink and the small one in Nearly Navy ink - these three colors match the DP EXACTLY which is why I went with them. They are all stamped on Whisper White to make the colors really pop! On the large flower, I added brads alternating between Nearly Navy and Old Olive. In the center, I added the small felt flower from the Felt Fusion kit - it is the same style of flower as the actual image! I then threaded it with a Nearly Navy brad as well. The Old Olive flower was pierced around the edges with my paper piercer and then I added a Pewter Jumbo Eyelet to the center. The small flower has a rhinestone brad in the middle that came from my Pretties Kit. Then, I popped them all up on dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment onto Really Rust card stock with Nearly Navy ink, punching it out with my Key Tag punch. I then added a piece of Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon, and popped that up on dimensionals as well. Voila! A friend card! I really liked the way it turned out because I love the flowers and how versatile they are! Hope you like it too!
I adore shopping! I can shop for hours - it makes me so very happy! But, not just any shopping, I am in search of the ultimate bargain. There is nothing more satisfying to me than to find a beautiful $80 sweater on clearance for $4 - I mean, how great is that?!! I love to browse, and look at all the wonderful displays - I am not a big mall shopper though! I will go to a mall, but I prefer the stand-alone stores such as Old Navy, Gottschalks, Target, Mervyns, Michaels, Joanns, well, you get the picture! A day spent shopping is the ultimate in fun for me - I look forward to them, especially if I get to go with friends! Which is why it is killing me here since I have no friends yet!! Boy, do I hope that changes soon because I am in serious need of a bargain shopping day - LOL!