February 24, 2008

FRIENDLY FLOWERS - I LIKE 'EM!

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!
FACT #26
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!

29 comments:

Katie said...

Alix, I love this card, the colours are bold but muted too. Does that make sense? LOL It's gorgeous!

Katie

Nikki Bond said...

What a beautiful card Alex! That set rocks! Those colors are great together too! I'm with you on the whole shoppng thing too....could do it for hours...I just wish my kids felt the same way! I guess their lack of like does keep me from spending too much money though! LOL {SMILES}

Dawn Easton said...

Good Morning Alex!

This card is fabulous! Love all your details! Darn, now I'm trying to remember if I got this set coming or not...hmmmmm. I could look but rather wait for the surprise on Thursday...lol

Hope your weekend is going well!

pescbrico said...

I did not notice this set before you made your card! How could I missed it?!
I bet you mean that you don't have friends living close to you to go shopping! It may be better for you wallet this way :) But It's true that shopping with friends is one of the best thing to do! Have a great day!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Gorgeous card!

Leanne said...

Aww This Card Is Lovely..
You Have Some Great Work And Great Posts.

Keep Blogging And Keep Up Your Work.
I Will Be Back Soon To Check Out Your Work.

Love Leanne
x

Tracy.H said...

Wish I was there...I would be so with ya on the shopping trip!! ;0)

dasimonds said...

CASING...
I love this Card..Beautiful!!
I should have this stamp set arriving in just a couple of days.
The colors that you used are great.
Thanks for sharing!

Marlou said...

great card Alex. really beautiful!! glad I made you smile with the hippo card {lol} I love shopping too, but not always do I feel well enough :( wish there was Joanns's and Michael's here!! :) x

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Adorable, Alex! This is so fun and bright. . and would totally birghten anyone's day!

Amy G. said...

Fabulous card Alex! All the details look great and what a cute stamp set! ;)

gina said...

no postcards for me either, the problem is they were the last ones at the library, I knew I should have scanned them!!, strange how it is both of us waiting :)
Gina x
Great card again,

Debbie said...

Alex you have been busy since Ive been poorly you have some lovely lovely cards and this one is totally stunning ... you are so lucky to have so many gorgeous SU products .. I've just joined a stampers 10 club with a wonderful lady called Caz and just started getting the SU bug ... the easter cards are fab too I love the colour schemes .. your blog is just fab :-)
Debbie
x

My Paper World said...

Wow! Gorgeous flowers Alex! How fun to play with your stamps a whole month earlier! and all the embellishing looks really great!
Nicola xx

Diane said...

Wow Alex,you've been really busy lately haven't you!!! Love all these stamps,really cool!!!

Flossie's Follies said...

what a great card, love that new stamp set and your colors are wonderful. Thanks for sharing another fact, these are so great.

Lesli said...

Beautiful Card - I love all the colors you chose!

GiftsByHeidi said...

Gorgeous card! I don't share your love of shopping... unless it's shopping for scrapbook/craft supplies! But, shopping for clothes? Count me out!

Deborah said...

You sure put this darling new set to great use! I got my Mini last week, cute stuff! Love all of your details, what a faithful SU! gal you are! I too love Old Navy, great SALE right now! I am a sap for Nordstroms and Macy's though too! Hugs, Deb

CAKVD said...

I'm a bargain shopper too! I don't get to do it too much anymore, as my daugther doesn't like shopping. But getting great deals always puts a smile on my face!
Cheryl

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

LOVE the card....ALex...BOLD & Beeeeautiful...and a JUMBO eyelet!...whoooowhooo..... I would LOVE to come visit & go shopping with you!!....bargains are my FAVE!

Rose Ann said...

What a fun, and beautiful card!! I love all the colors and big eyelet!! Love your card, Alex!!

Clair & Sharni said...

Lovely card alex xxx

corinnesomerville said...

Adorable card, girlie....as usual :)
I also am a bargain shopper !! I don't go shopping a lot but when i do it's a bargain I'm looking for each and every time !!! I know I've raised my older daughters well too...whenever they go shopping the first place they hit is the clearance rack....ahhhhh....the things that make a mother proud :)

Love ya lots...

kathleenh said...

Hey Alex! I ordered this stamp set to and am loving it! I've only made a scrapbook page with it so far but am looking forward to making more with it. I love the middle flower punched out and the jumbo eyelet in it! Too bad we live so far apart. I love to shop for a bargain too!

punknscrap said...

Gorgeous card Alex, I love the look of that new set.
I have been patiently waiting(not) for our new 08/09 catty to arrive, I am hoping we get some of the fab stamps you guys have. The mini albums went well, the ladies loved them.

Corie said...

This card is just FABULOUS!!

Love all the chick card too -- so adorable!!

LuLu said...

What a brilliant card. Love the stamps and how yo have laid out your card. Well done.

Deb said...

This is gorgeous, love the flowers and great layout!