February 10, 2010

A THANK YOU FOR A FRIEND

Happy Hump Day all!! Well, I am still at my mom's and sister's and having fun although it has rained the whole time I have been here! It is supposed to be in the 70s this weekend though and I am looking forward to that since my sister and I are going to the San Diego zoo for the day - can't wait, I love the zoo! So, I made this card before I left and uploaded it to blogger so I could share it today. It is a square card, one of my favorite kind of card to make and it has been awhile!! I also played around with my new Scalloped Trim border punch (FREE in the Sale-A-Bration catty with a $50 order which can be placed with me here) and came up with these cool nested squares....here I was all proud of myself and then I see that several gals have already figured this trick out, LOL!!! But, I still love how they came out! And, the images and the sentiment are from another new set called With All My Heart, which can be found in the Occasions Mini. I love this set, the flowers are so pretty! I added some dazzling diamonds to my image with liquid glue (click on image to see close-up) as well as a pretty Filigree brad and love how it sparkles! And, I added some little rhinestones to the centers of the flowers - you can find these in the Eggcellent Eggs kit also in the Occasions Mini. So, I will leave you with the recipe and then it is off to do some fun shopping which I always enjoy*wink* Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by, it always makes me smile:-)
Card Recipe:
Paper - Not Quite Navy, Kraft, Very Vanilla card stock, Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper
Inks - Not Quite Navy, Bordering Blue classic inks
Stamps - With All My Heart
Accessories - Bashful Blue satin ribbon, Rhinestones, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Filigree Brad
*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

20 comments:

chelemom said...

This is beautiful Alex!! Hope you make it to the zoo!! Have fun!

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful, Alex! Love the scalloped border! That's pretty!!
Glad you are enjoying your time with them!!! Have fun at the zoo!

Crystal said...

Oh WOW Alex this is beautiful I LOVE how you framed this image!!! Stunning card and colors!!!

Ilene said...

Sounds like you're having a great time there! Love the card! Your card creations are always so inspiring. I've only ever made a couple cards but every time I see yours, it makes me want to do another.

Have fun at the Zoo! Pose some pics when you're back!

Michelle said...

Great card Alex. Love it! I love how you used the punch to make this cool design.

Have fun at the Zoo!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

this is gorgeous. those squares are just.... wow!

hope you're having tons of fun.

hugs ♥

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh this is GORGEOUS!! Love that border punch!!!

Rose Ann said...

Gorgeous punched layers, and pretty colors too!! Love this, Alex!!

Anonymous said...

Another very beautiful card here, Alex. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Joan
MN

Risa said...

Your card is beautiful Alex! I love the color combo and the scallops are fab!
hugs
Risa:)
p.s. I can't wait for the temperatures to change around here, 70 degrees sounds mighty tempting right now:)

Diane said...

Glad you're enjoying your time with your family Alex!
Love the colors,beautiful card!

Jen Martakis said...

This is so pretty Alex. I love the blues!

Marisa said...

Oooh, love how you've created the frame with that new punch. Lovely colours and card!

Lesli said...

I love the card Alex. Have fun at the zoo - I have only been there once but I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Chris said...

gorgeous!! enjoy your trip to the zoo!!

Angie Tieman said...

Very pretty!! Love all that blue! You did an amazing job with all those scallop layers too!

kathleenh said...

Pretty! I love all of the borders.
I hope the weather cooperates for your trip to the zoo. I was there with my family a couple of years ago and it is amazing!

Nikki Bond said...

This is breathtaking Alex! LOVE the color choices...and I'm so jealous you got the corner/edge punch to work together! I can never get mine right!

{SMILES}

Heather P. said...

This is SO gorgeous, Alex!

mudmaven said...

This is just awesome Alex! Love all the shimmery goodness on this and I just love the nested squares! Have oodles of fun at the zoo! ~chris