March 5, 2008

Rubbadultery - aaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!

I have been movin' fast all morning hoping lightning doesn't strike me - LOL! This is the first time I have used an image NOT made by SU! but I could not help myself - I actually don't own this stamp, the image was sent to me and I will get to that in a minute. But, the card! Aaaahhhh, I saw that little boy and it reminded me so much of mine (who is going to be 19 on Sunday) that I HAD to use it for his birthday card. However, everything BUT the image IS SU! The base of the card is Brilliant Blue card stock, then layered with Pumpkin Pie card stock. I faux stitched all around the two layers, using my mat stack and paper piercer. Then, I used some of that yummy Jersey Shore DP - totally love this paper! I also cut a strip of brilliant blue and layered it with another piece of the Jersey Shore then added a Jumbo Pewter Eyelet. I used my Ticket Corner Punch on all the paper to include the paper strip. The image is backed in Brilliant Blue card stock and if I had to guess, I would say the image is stamped in black stazon on Whisper White but I can't swear to that. I added some Brilliant Blue brads around the image which I colored in using my Stampin' Write Markers. Last, I added some Photo Corners using my punch and added some more of the yummy DP. This card came together pretty quickly and I really like how it came out. And, it is all thanks to Diane aka ddnjoys2stamp who sent me this beautiful card and these wonderful images from High Hopes stamps. Aren't they the cutest??!! I totally love them - thanks soooooo much Diane!!! She is a sweetie and if you have not seen her blog, get on over there because she does fabulous stuff! And, now that I have done it once, I am itchin' to make some more cards with all the fabulous images I have received from bloggin' friends all over! WhooHoo!
FACT#33
I am loyal to a fault. I will always stand behind my friends, in both good and bad times - especially bad, because that is when people need you the most. I am fiercely protective of the ones that I love - I believe this how God wanted us to be. I have a strong faith and talk to God often, in both good and bad times. Since moving to CA, I have had need of Him even more to get through the transition of leaving the Navy, having my son go to college, and leaving all my friends in Florida. I am extremely lonely here, but I have faith that He has a plan for me and so I am closely listening to what He is telling me and trying my hardest to do the things He expects me to do. His love it what gets me through.
I hope all of you have a totally fabulous day!!

34 comments:

Maureen said...

This card is soooo cute! And I know what you mean...I haven't stamped with non-SU in a lonnngggg time...so it does feel like rubbadultery!! I laughed out loud when I saw the title of the post!!

((()))
Maureen

kathleenh said...

Cute card! I love the colors in this. It's ok to stray once in awhile. Especially when you have cute images calling your name.

beate said...

I love the image and your darling card! I am glad you commited Rubbadultery so you could share this cutie with us! LOL
Hugs and smiles

Amber Porter said...

BWAAAAHAAAA! Finally caved to the dark side!!! Hee-hee!!! Love the card! That image is so cute! Oh,I am loving that jersey shore paper too! Can't wait to order some!!

My Paper World said...

I LOVE that adorable image! and you coloured it so beautifully Alex!
Diane is such a sweetie, I love her cards!
Nicola xx

Melissa said...

I would describe myself in the exact same way - fiercely loyal! I've been taken advantage of at times, but I believe that's the way God intended us to be too.

And a little rubberadultry is ok!! LOL! :)

Many Blessings,
M.

Flossie's Follies said...

that is such a great card, I love High Hope images, lucky you.

Marlou said...

only getting to catch up Alex, your cards are amazing!! this is just so so cute!! I have great faith too in The Lord, what a blessing to meet others who also have great faith :) x

Kim Marie said...

Love the card...it really comes together with those coordinating photo corners!

Thanks too for sharing about your faith! Inspiring!
Kim Marie

Mistylynn said...

Adorable little boy. Those papers go so well with the image!
Take Care.
Misty

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

Super duper cute, Alex....rubbadultery and all....and I LOVE the color combos...along with your coloring highlights...you did a MOST awesome job!....Happy Birthday to your son!!

Tracy.H said...

This is such a great card, Alex! I can not belive that this is your first time using a NON-SU image! This one was so awesome...I am sending you more! ;0)

gina said...

Alex, guess what has arrived, YAY your postcards, they were the 2nd ones :) they are great I will add them to the group pics soon, and the card was lovley thank you so much
Gina xx

Catherine said...

your card is too cute. Happy Birthday to your son =)

pescbrico said...

GReat cute card! LOL I love Beate's comment with her "Rubbadultery" :) Have a great day!

Denise ~ said...

These images are the cutest. I would have a hard time not using them too. Love that card! It's adorable. Your coloring is beautiful too. :) Great color combo and layout.

Diane said...

Sorry Alex didn't know you committed to SU only,but glad you liked them anyways.Your card is awesome,so many bright colors,it looks awesome!!!

Deborah said...

Alex,I think it is great to own a variety of rubba! I know how loyal you are to SU! This card is so darn darling, I just love it for your son! No worries! Soon,you will be able to get a veggie and flower garden going, that will be quality time spent with fab rewards!That is the best! Perhaps, you can have a day picnic gathering of your daughters new friends and parents when the weather gets really nice up there! I am here for you, as you have been for me Alex! I know it's not quite the same, (blogland) but better than nobody!(wink)! And I know you have many, many friends and admirers! I myself,am use to the solitude of not seeing people for days, just critters! When my SU! demo gal or UPS drives up the mountain to visit and brings me an order,it is a big event! LOL!I find it harder to make really special friends the older you get, don't ya think so? Not to say one can't bond with a new girlfriend like they know each other for ever! My dearset friends and I go back some 40 odd years, we know each other inside and out! I am sure you have friends like that too, they just don't live near us! Boo hoo! You'll make some new buddies, give it time! Now,if you were on Wysteria Lane, Bre would have brought you a pie and Susan would have delighted you with muffins (store bought)! He he! Sorry to go on and on! Super hugs to you! Deb

Sharon said...

This card is totally adorable! I just love your new invented word-rubbadultery. Too Funny!!

malieta said...

Very cute card Alexandra and the title of your post made me laugh.
malieta:)

Chris said...

What a cute card, I love that image. It reminds me of my little boy who will be 29 in a couple of months. The sure do grow up too fast!! Thanks for the inspiration.

chelemom said...

Soooo cute! I love the High Hope's images too! I have a fisherman son too, but he is only 11!

Deb said...

I so love your card, its my sons birthday this week too, party time for us this weekend! Hope you have a fab time too!

I so love these High Hope stamps, I don't own any yet but think that will change very soon!

Nikki Bond said...

That is a SUPER CUTE images!!!! I would of committed "rubbadultry" too! LOL You are TOOOO FUNNY Alex!!! {SMILEs}

Manna said...

What a great card, Alex! Love the bright colours!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I didn't "get" the title of your post until I read the first comment from Maureen. Duh! I "get" it now! Hello!! Anyway, totally cute! Don't worry about straying . . . it's OK!!

Dawn Easton said...

Alex that card is adorable!!! I don't own any High Hopes stamps either but they look like a lot of fun to colour!!
LOVE your layout and that faux stitching is fantastic!!

CAKVD said...

You are such a good cardmaker! I love all the details, the coloring, and how everything matches perfectly!!
Cheryl

Lauren said...

This is super cute - fabulous job with the coloring. The rubbadultery was so worth it!

Ila said...

Wow!! Absolutley Gorgeous!!...I love your coloring...the colors and design of the card...all just Fabulous!!

Amy G. said...

The images are so cute...love the fishing boy! ;)

Rose Ann said...

This is adorable, and I can see why you couldn't resist!! Love your cute card!! Diane's card is also very pretty!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

So, so cute, Alex! LOVE your coloring!

punknscrap said...

Oh dear...I have just come to check out what you have been up to and I have cased a card of yours without ever seeing it.lol. Same stamp same colour dp, scary.