May 7, 2008

A LITTLE LATE TODAY...

but this morning I had to spend trying frantically to book our hotel room for Convention. Seems SU! had a little snafu and so nothing went as planned BUT I finally got a room for me an my gals (sounds like a song, doesn't it??!) and we are within walking distance of the Convention center - whoohoo!!! So, now on to the card! I seem to be stuck on Tart and Tangy lately - I totally adore this set! The base on this one is Garden Green card stock, then layered with Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper. I double stitched around the outside of this and used my Ticket Corner Punch on the edges. Then, I used my Circle Scallop Punch with Garden Green card stock for the base of my images. I also added small holes all around the scallops with my paper piercer. The images themselves are stamped on Whisper White card stock. For the two green apples, I used my Green Galore and Garden Green Stampin' Write markers to color the stamp directly. The red apple is stamped twice, so I could make it dimensional. Love this! It is colored in Real Red and Garden Green Stampin' Write markers. The center strip is Garden Green card stock to which I added two Jumbo Pewter eyelets, then threaded these with Old Olive narrow grosgrain ribbon - yummy! The sentiment is stamped in Real Read Classic Ink on Whisper White card stock, then layered on Garden Green card stock. It is from the One Smart Cookie stamp set. Both pieces are punched using my Small and Large oval punches. I then added a piece of Real Red narrow grosgrain ribbon, popped it up on dimensionals, and was done! I hope you like it! Now, off to pick my kiddos - toodles!

30 comments:

Denise~ said...

Super cute Alex! I love this set too. Can't get enough of it. Love your colors and layout too! Beautiful work as always! :)

Good news on your hotel too, you're going to have so much fun! I'm jealous! LOL! :)

Joan said...

This is a great card. Love the different layers and the piercing. Amy would love this card....apples and teachers and such.
Glad to hear you're going to convention and that your hotel is all settled. I believe we've got our hotel too....a fellow stamper who is also a travel agent was arranging it. Yipee.
I also liked the orange card you had in an earlier post!
Joan

corinnesomerville said...

Whewww...I'm SO glad you got a room !!! If you hadn't gotten a room I would have let you sleep in our car....hehehehe.
I love the Tart & Tangy set too...and your card is adorable !!!

Love ya :) Squeeze ya in 84 days !

Dottie K. said...

Glad things worked out for you for your trip. Great card, love the apples and colors. :)

Flossie's Follies said...

This is so pretty, love those large eyelets.

Manna said...

Very fun, Alex! Love the layout and colours and of course, the stitching! Have fun at convention. Can't wait to see all the new things you'll show us then.

Jen Glover said...

Alex, I love all your fruity themes lately!!!! How refreshing! *coconut hugs!*

Deborah said...

So tell me dear Alex, do you have an endless supply fo giant or otherwise pewter eyelets and tart & tangy stuff or what? Love this card! You are just too cute! Hugs, Deb

mochamama said...

so glad you got your room! this is a great card. I just got this set last. Couldn't wait for it to arrive......haven't used it once.

kathleenh said...

Cute card Alex! I love that Tart and Tangy set too! I missed the hotel blocks of rooms. Sniff. We ended up with a hotel not in the hotel blocks but we have stayed at this hotel before so at least we know what we are getting.

Courtney Fowler said...

Very cute! I am a tart and tangy fan, ya know!

Dawn Easton said...

Glad you got it all worked out for Convention!! I am sure you all will have a BLAST!
Fantastic card...it's so fun!

Marlou said...

what a gorgeous card alex!!! absolutely beautiful, :) x

Lauren said...

This is adorable. The layering is fabulous!

scrapnnMO said...

OH what a cute card! Love the stamped apples and the design ROCKS! Have a lovely day my friend! :)

Ila said...

Fabulous card Alex!! I love the way you used this set ...and the ribbon treatment looks wonderful!

Denise... said...

Wonderful card. I'm loving that set too!

Nikki Bond said...

Love that tart & tangy and what a perfect layout for it! Love the extra little details too! {SMILES}

Rose Ann said...

Great news about convention!! I love your pretty card too, and your big eyelets!! ;) Hugs!!

NattyK said...

Great card Alex. x

My Paper World said...

Oh so yummy! Love your cute card Alex! xx

Melissa said...

Fabulous Alex!

Many Blessings,
M.

Jo said...

Wonderful card Alex...love the stamps and colours you've used. Big day tomorrow....can't wait!!

malieta said...

Very cute card and I like that set too!
It seems like everyone is going away on vacation...have fun and enjoy the convention Alex.
malieta:)

Erin... said...

well this is just a fab card isn't it!!! Mine comes tomorrow ..finally!! I'm glad you got your hotel squared away!!

hey is there something happening tomorrow i should know about????

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Cute card, Alex! I love that set!

Debbie Yates said...

You have done it again -great card - colors, layout - just awesome! Congrats on your plans for convention - wish I could go - maybe next year!

chelemom said...

OH so cute!!!! I haven't used this set that I HAD to buy......need to pull it out!

Heather said...

Cute set and I like the color combo that you used.

JessicaLynn said...

Just adorable. I really love this card. Great job :)

Jessica Lynn