March 3, 2008

A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME....

you all are awesome!!! Thanks so much for all the great comments about my new craft space (see below post) - I was really excited to share it with people who understand - LOL! My husband was teasing me, he says I am like a kid with imaginary friends - I quickly corrected him and told him my bloggin' friends are as real as he is!!!!! So, I actually DID stamp and I enjoyed my new room immensely. I made a card for a new friend who is a sweetie! She is new to stamping and wants to learn more so I am going to send her some stuff and include this card. This card is the sketch challenge Beate posted on Friday and I really like it and think I will use it again. I actually did the inside too although sorry, that pic is not as clear as I would like it - if anyone has any tips on take the pic of the inside, please feel free to share. I used the stamp set A Little Birdie Told Me, I totally love this set! And, the background is stamped using the Stitched Background stamp which has quickly become my favorite. The base of the card is Kraft card stock which is layered with Old Olive card stock. The striped DP is from the Old Olive Prints Series - I actually used this from the Level One Hostess Pack of Prints, what an awesome Hostess Gift!!! I then used Certainly Celery and Natural White Card Stock for both the image and the ribbon piece. All the paper is punched using my Ticket Corner Punch. I did do some faux stitching and paper piercing - I just can't help myself!! I also sponged the edges of the card stock with Old Olive Classic ink to soften it and blend it together. The little birdie is stamped in black stazon. And, of course no card is complete without my Jumbo Pewter Eyelets which perfectly match the vintage brads that I added to the main image! I threaded Wild Wasabi Striped Grosgrain ribbon through them. The inside of the card is Naturals White card stock that I also sponged and used my punch on. Then, I added the little flower and the saying "your the best" and was done. I hope you like it and are having a wonderful day!!
FACT#31
I have struggled with my weight for most of my life - I have always had to watch what I eat and exercise everyday in order to maintain a healthy look. A recent surgery has really thrown me off that track, and I must get back on it but have not managed to do so yet. I am headed back to the gym tomorrow and will need to get back on the wagon since summer will be here before you know it!

32 comments:

Erin... said...

love what you did with this sketch!! those jumbo eyelets are great!! and great stampin room sooo nicely organized and i love the glass doors!! one day mine will be clean long enough for me to take pics of!!

My Paper World said...

It's gorgeous Alex! I love your cute birdie stamp! and your faux stitching is fantastic!
Nicola xx

Deborah said...

I just can't get enough of this birdie! Darling card, love the way you did your ribbon and sentiment. Hugs, Deb

gina said...

great card Alex
Gina x

pescbrico said...

YOu card is really beautiful. I love the way you put the ribbon on it.
For the weight, let's help each other.. Now I can continue to lose weight. At least you will know you are not the only one making effort! :)
Have a great day!

Diane said...

Beuatiful card Alex! So nice of you
to send her some stuff as a new stamper,she will be so thrilled!!
You're the best,well besides me that is,lol!!!!

Melissa said...

Why oh why have I not purchased those large eyelets??! I love the look of them on almost everything!

Beautiful job!

Many Blessings,
M.

Heather Summers said...

Super cute birdie card! Love the eyelets and the ribbon!

beate said...

Alex, your card turned out fantastic! I love the faux stitching, the paper piercing, the cute stamp and the great colors you picked.
Hugs and smiles

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Such a great card! I love it! I too struggle with my weight, and this winter has NOT been good to me. Good for you on working out! I have never had the discipline to do that. I do walk though, just NOT nearly enough! Shorts? Egads! So not ready for that!

Amy G. said...

Your birdie card is sooo cute! Love how you did the inside too...I never do that! Yikes! ;)

Lesli said...

WOW - I sure love that card - TFS :)

andrea murdock said...

I really like this card and your craft room makes me jealous!!!! LMAO

Tracy.H said...

Love this one, Alex! I keep forgetting to order me some of those big eyelets! ;0)

I am with ya on the weight issue. Been there my whole life too. Got a treadmill a few weeks ago and doing pretty well. 6 days last week...so I am happy. You will do it! :0)

Catherine said...

Love your card and love this set =)

Manna said...

Lovely card, Alex!

Nikki Bond said...

What a cute card Alex! You did great with this sketch! I'm sure your new friend will appreciate all your doing for her! The inside turned out great too! {SMILES}

corinnesomerville said...

Love this card, girlie !!! Don't you love the jumbo eyelets...I just had to order my 3rd pkg of them cause I go through them so fast !

I also have to work hard at my weight. I have to always watch what I eat and exercise I think all those skinny chicks that can lose weight just by thinking about it should be....well have something done to them :)

Dawn Easton said...

Fantastic Alex! It's always fun to get someone new into stamping! I remember how excited I was(and still am) to learn to stamp!

Ana Baird said...

Cute and adorable card!

Tabitha said...

beautiful card and wowsers what great space!!

mochamama said...

love this little card....your stampin room is sooooooo awesome.......I'm with ya on the weight issue. never had a problem with it until I started going through early menopause......now I eat when I'm lonely, sad, bored, angry, happy, you get it allllll the time

Anonymous said...

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Deb said...

This is gorgeous Alex, I so love the birdie, the colour scheme and those fabulous jumbo eyelets!

Amber Porter said...

Great card! Don't you love that striped ribbon! Gorgeous! I love this little set - it's one of my faves.

Rose Ann said...

This is so cute, Alex!! I love your ribbon and faux stitching!!

Denise ~ said...

Super cute card Alex! Love the layout and colors. Using the jumbo eyelets and the ribbon is a really nice touch. Great card! :)

dasimonds said...

Great sketch...
Beautiful Card!!
I love this stamp set...
This looks great done in GREEN!!
Love those jumbo eyelets..
faux stitching..piercing.
Great Job!!!

Helen & Co. said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card! I love the colours and layout, and everything! I'm also very envious of your craft room....it's brilliant and you have so much stuff!!

Ila said...

I love this card!! love the birdie and your accents!! and your craft space looks wonderful!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

What an adorable card, Alex! So, so cute!

Latisha said...

I love this card, absolutely perfect Alex!!! Oh and your new crafting space is to die for! The next time I come home and visit my inlaws in Redding I might have to stalk it out lol