April 8, 2008

ONE OF A KIND

***ETA*** I received this award from Denise - thanks girl, you make my day too! Check out her blog, she rocks!!!



Hi all! What do you think of my new blog header - isn't that sunset gorgeous!! One of the perks of living here! So, yesterday was a great day - my husband took the day off so we could hang out which was really nice! Nothin' special, ran some errands, and had lunch out, but just to catch up was great! I am glad he is home at least for a little while! So, today's card is made with the stamp set One of a Kind which I adore and will never part with no matter how much they may try to retire it!! It is just a wonderful stamp set! What I love about it is you can use so many of our punches with it - that's how I made all the flowers. Cool, huh? So, the base of this card is Ruby Red card stock layered with dp from the Ginger Blossom Designer Series - looovvve it!!! The flowers are mounted on Ruby Red and Mellow Moss card stock. All of the papers are punched with my Ticket Corner Punch. I added four Mellow Moss brads to the corners as well. The flowers are stamped in Ruby Red classic ink on Whisper White and then colored in with my Stampin' Write Markers. The large flower is punched out using my Circle Scallop punch and the smaller flowers are punched out using my Boho Blossoms punch - awesome! In the center of the big flower is a build-a-brad which contains some more Ginger Blossom dp in the center. The next smaller flower has a rhinestone brad in the center, while the two smaller ones have Ruby Red brads. They are all popped up on dimensionals. I then added some Certainly Celery narrow grosgrain ribbon (I got away with the lighter ribbon because of the colors in the dp) which I accented with my Ruby Red Stampin' Write Marker. The sentiment and the small flowers are stamped right on the Mellow Moss card stock in Ruby Red classic ink. So, there you have it - simple but I like the way it turned out! Hope you all like it too!! And, please don't forget to pop over to Christie's blog and leave her a comment so she knows some bloggin' love!!! She is giving away awesome blog candy and is very talented - you won't be sorry! Smooches to all of you!!!

37 comments:

Deborah said...

Love your new banner Alex! The strength and beauty of the lone Oak tree is stunning! Your family looks wonderful! Well, this card is something girlfriend! Just the cutest darn design and stamping I ever did see! Love the color combo!Hugs, Deb

mochamama said...

Your header is awesome, lovely family picture and your card rocks. You've got it going on girl!

Manna said...

I like very much! both your new banner and family piccie, oh, andthe lovely card!

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

Beeeeeeeeeeeeautiful!!!....what MAJESTY!!...and your family photo is wonderful!....Alex, you always make me smile....I am truely blessed to have met you...I would love to come over and play some day!
creative blessings, Debbie

Deb said...

Your banner is beautiful, I am so looking forward to our sunsets in the summer months here.

BEatuiful card too, I love how you tied your ribbon all the way down

Nikki Bond said...

Love your blog overhaul! The new banner is great and love your family picture! You have a gorgeous family Alex! Your card is gorgeous as well! I love your ribbon detail! {SMILES}

corinnesomerville said...

Love the new Blog Banner....GORGEOUS !! LOVE the family photo...GORGEOUS !! Love the card...GORGEOUS !!!
Do you know how many retired sets that I have....none !!! Once they retire, I sell 'em !! I don't even find it difficult to sell 'em too, which is so funny cause I'm so emotional and sentimental. Glad Tony is home and he is able to help with the puppy now :)

suzann said...

That sunset is stunning and it makes a great header. Is that picture of your family new? Nice looking family! But, the new puppy isn't in the picture!

Lauren said...

This card is one of a kind! It's so pretty.

Michelle said...

Hi Alex! Love this card - very pretty.

Your blog banner looks great!

Denise~ said...

Love that new header, what a beautiful setting! Beautiful family photo too.

This is a great card. Love all the flowers and the ribbons. Works great with that DSP too. :)

Denise~ said...

gave you an award Alex. Check out my blog for the details. :)

Denise... said...

Beautiful new banner...love it! Adorable card, of course!

Sara said...

Great card! love what you did with the ribbon.
Great new picture too!

Ila said...

This card is Gorgeous!! Your header is Lovely...and Your family and picture is Beautiful!!TFS!!!

the scrappy chick said...

Hi Alex! That sunset is truly gorgeous! And I love your One of a kind card...one of my fav sets too!
Cyndi

Melissa said...

Good night! Both the card and the banner are beautiful!

Many Blessings,
M.

Wendy said...

The first thing I noticed was the beautiful pic of your family....simply wonderful!

Have a great day!
Wendy

kathleenh said...

Very pretty card Alex! I have yet to get this set but I love what you did with it. I love the new blog header too. That sunset is beautiful. Great family photo too. Stampin' hugs. Kathleen

Kim Marie said...

Your banner warms my heart, if not my toes!! We need more CA in NY right now!!!

Your card was very pretty...love the bows!
Kim Marie

beate said...

Love the changes you made to your blog!
Great card, Alex. Love the paper, love the set and love the hardware.
Hugs and smiles

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Love the banner! Love the family photo! Love the card! I'm feelin' the love today Alex!!

Flossie's Follies said...

what a beautiful sunset, love your new banner, your card is great.

Marlou said...

Hi Alex, I love your new header, very peaceful :) and your card is gorgeous :) hugzz xx

gina said...

Ohhhh my favourite pictures are of sunsets and your new banner is so beautiful, it calms me down just looking at it :) great picture too of you and your beautiful family, and I won't forget the card as well, love the colour and the way you have used the ribbon gorgeous
Gina xx

Christie said...

Love your design! Love your new banner and photo! Awesome!

My Paper World said...

I love those pretty flowers Alex!
This is really beautiful! xx

Joan and Amy said...

I like how you've attached the ribbon on this and also how you've put a brad in each of the punched corners. Very clever. Joan

Beckie said...

Hi Alex, your new banner is gorgeous, what a beautiful view!!
and your card is beautiful too. Very nice.

malieta said...

Hi Alex,
I love your new banner and congratulations on your award!
I love your card and the color combo is awesome.
malieta:)

CAKVD said...

Hi Alex! I just received that stamp set and I can't wait to ink it up!! You did such a wonderful job...I might have to CASE it! I love the new family photo too!
Cheryl

Lesli said...

What a wonderful card - I'm lovin what you did with that ribbon!

theysaywordscanbleed said...

they're pretty adorable.

Arlene,
Federal Way florist

Erin... said...

OOOH what a fun new banner!!! Great card!!! I love this set!! Love what you did with it!!

Could you email me your snail addy again please Thanks:)

NattyK said...

Gorgeous card and your banner is fab, great photo. x

Rose Ann said...

I love this beautiful card!! I love the papers, big brad, and pretty ribbon!!

Wonderful family photo!! You have such a beautiful family, Alex!!

Amy G. said...

So pretty...love the colors and that set! Awesome blog banner too!