April 23, 2010

FLOWER FANCY.....AND SEE YA MONDAY!!!!

Good morning all!!!  Well, I am leaving for the weekend retreat this morning and I am sooooo excited!!! Everything (and I do mean EVERYTHING, lol!) is packed in the car all ready to go.  I brought so much stuff you would think I was leaving for month, LOL!!! I am sure I forgot something though as I always do *sigh*  but I am not going to worry about it, the goal here is to have FUN!!! We are doing a Shoebox swap tonight so I wanted to share my card that I made since the gals that I know that read my blog are already on their way and won't have time to peak and the others I don't know....yet :-)  I decided I wanted to use my Flower Fancy set...I am so glad it is on special this month (20% off, great deal!) since it made me pull it back out and use it - I totally love this stamp set!!!  So much fun to play with!  I decided on a Ruby Red card base....I have to be honest, I will really miss this color when it retires, I love it!!!  I stamped the small flower in the same color ink all over the front of the card.  My patterned paper panels are from the DSP set called Autumn Traditions which you might think is an odd choice but I really thought these colors look summery as well so I went with it!!  The ribbon is Old Olive and is super yummy! I stamped the main image and then stamped and cut out the flower which is popped up on dimensionals.  The sentiment is actually from a different stamp set called Great Friend, another fave of mine.  So, there you have it, my swap card!  I hope the gals like it - I wanted to make something easy to replicate but still be pretty and I think I succeeded....right??!! Come on, tell me I am right, LOL!!  Okay, so now I have to scoot - off to get gas, a coffee for the road, plug in my tunes, and away I go!! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend - I will post pics from the Retreat when I get back!!! Thanks so much for stopping by, I love that you do!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Ruby Red, Whisper White, Always Artichoke card stock, Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper
Inks - Black Stazon, Ruby Red, More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss stampin' write markers
Stamps - Flower Fancy, Great Friend
Accessories - Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Large Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, BS Scalloped Die, Large Circle Die

15 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful card, Alex!

Have a blast this weekend! Don't worry about forgetting something, whatever you forget, someone else will have ;) They always do! You'll return the favour to someone too...haha!
Can't wait to hear all about it!!! Drive safe!

pescbrico said...

I wish you fun for your weekend and I find the color combo and this card very gorgeous. It really pops. Have a great day!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oooooh...that is gorgeous! Absolutely LOVE it!

Betty Townsend said...

Ohhh! I am so jealous, wish I was going to be there to make this gorgeous card! The girls will love it!! Can't wait to hear all about the weekend from you or Candice! Have FUN!!

Joan said...

Gorgeous card, Alex. And have fun on your retreat.

mudmaven said...

Fantastic card! Have fun this weekend and can't wait to hear all about it! ~chris

Diane said...

Beautiful work Alex,as always!
I'm sure you will have a blast this weekend,can't wait to see pics!
I have an award for you on my blog!
Sunshine Hugs,Diane

Nikki Bond said...

It's been a while ssince I've been on here and I'm glad I peeked in! YOur last creations are gorgeous Alex! {SMILES}

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i love it! have a fabulous weekend!

Dani said...

Gorgeous card! Hope you have a nice relaxing and fun weekend!

Chris said...

this is beautiful!! love the lo of this, have a great time!!

Risa said...

What a super cute card Alex! Have a great time this weekend!
hugs
Risa:)

Rose Ann said...

Wow...this is so fresh and beautiful, Alex!! Love it!!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Ooh, this is fantastic! I really like this card! The layout is fantastic!

Marisa said...

Just love this card, Alex :D The partial of that image is grea :D Lovely colours and DPs too.

FYI, you don't need Verve stamps to play the sketch challenges in the Verve Forum on SCS so come and join in :D You may even get lucky and win some Verve!!