June 24, 2010

FRIENDS NEVER FADE....PREVIEW ALERT!!

Hi all!!! Oooh, I have a fun card to share with you today - it features some of the new sneaky peek items from the new catty - YUMMY! I made this card for the sketch challenge this week over at Stampin' Connection! My fabulous fellow DT gal Liz is the sketch artist this week and it is FABULOUS!!! So, if you are a demo, get on over there and check it out!!!  So, now back to the card, LOL!!! Lots of fun new products on this one! I used a new stamp set called Friends Never Fade and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! Lots of great images in this set and I adore the sentiment! And, doesn't it pair up nicely with the yummy new patterned paper called Greenhouse Gala??!! Ummm....yeah :-)  But, that's not all folks - check out the embossing on the Old Olive card stock......yep, that is a brand spankin' new embossing folder called Vintage Wallpaper!  I love how it looks and think it will be a definite favorite for sure, heehee!! I also sparkled it up by spraying some Vanilla Smooch on there but it is hard to see here.  I made this card for a friend of mine that is very dear to me and has been wonderful to lean on the last few weeks so I wanted lots of pretty details.  I added some stitching around the main images - I just love stitching on my cards! And, I used the scallop border punch on the patterned paper and then added several silver brads to accent the card. Finally, no card is complete without some ribbon so I got out my chocolate chip wide satin ribbon and just love how warm it makes this card!! I really hope she likes it - she is not a computer gal so I am okay with posting this, lol!! She should get it tomorrow in the mail and I really hope it makes her smile! So, there you have it - lots of fun new previews from the new catty that goes live on July 1st! And, don't forget:  you still have time to order some of your favorites from the current catty before they all go byebye on the 30th of this month!! If you need to place an order, you can shop online at my store here or send me an email!  And, if you need a new catty, email me so that I can get one out to you!! Now, off to prep for my class later on and to do some stamping! Thanks so much for stopping by, I love when you do!! Pop in tomorrow - I have something really fun to share!!! Bye for now!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Baja Breeze card stock, Greenhouse Gala Designer Series paper
Inks - Chocolate Chip and Old Olive classic inks
Stamps - Friends Never Fade
Accessories - Vintage brads, Mat Pack and paper piercer, Chocolate Chip stampikn' write marker, playground button, twine, Chocolate Chip wide satin ribbon, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Vanilla Smooch Spritz, Circles 2 Big Shot Die

26 comments:

Shannon Willis said...

Hi Alex, you did a stunning job on this card. Your other projects are just as beautiful. I am enjoying having my coffee while reading your blog. Keep it up. You are inspiring me to keep mine up to date. Thanks for the kind comments on my blog.

Blessings,

Shannon
www.shannonscropstop.blogspot.com

Debbie D said...

This is so pretty ~ Love the color combo! I'm following you now from SC.

Diane said...

Wow this card is stunning! Lot of work went into this for someone special. Great job.
Thanks for the nice comments to me at Rubber & Rafters saying you'll follow me! Wow.
You are now on my list too!

Crystal said...

Alex WOW I LOVE this layout with the circles....What a beautiful card!!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow gorgeous! my palms are just itching for that new catty!!!!

Shari Winterstein said...

Such a beautiful card. Isn't it fun using the new products! Thanks for blessing my day. :)

Angie Tieman said...

Oooooh, super fabby card!! I ordered this paper but not the stamp set, doh! I think I need to go ahead and order it now!

Dani said...

Gorgeous card! Can't wait to see all the new stuff!

julie pitta said...

Alex, I finally came to visit you! Your work is just beautiful!
I feel some casing coming on! Thanks you for always sending me nice comments, I don't seem to ever get any so you always make my day!

Cindy Haffner said...

A true BEAUTY Alex!!

Karen said...

Alex, I so love the vintage look and am so happy that SU has brought it back. I am now following your blog.

www.papercreationsbykaren.blogspot.com

Joan said...

Wow Alex, this is awesome. I love those circular layers - too cool. And all that stitching......you go girl.

Melissa said...

Dang me! This is SUPER cute Alex!

Many Blessings,
M.

a portland granny said...

I DO wish that I lived in your town!! Would I ever have fun with all of your classes!! What a wonderful card! I'm counting the days waiting for my new catalog. I always tell myself that I can't buy any this year.....but alas I succomb....over and over!

Hope your sinus clears up. My 15 year old grandaughter suffers terribly with that condition--usually accompanied by cough, etc.

So, feel better really quickly!

kay said...

Wow, this card is amazing and inspiring!!! I have to case this! Thanks for leaving a comment about my Grad Owls..hihi.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Totally gorgeous card!! I haven't stamped all week as we're getting ready for an overseas move! *sad face*

Ann Schach said...

Gorgeous, Alex! I love the texture and the shimmer! I wish I could sew on my cards...it adds so much! I have signed up to follow your blog through the SC post!

Melissa said...

Stunning Alex, absolutely stunning. You are the most awesome card creator!!!

Rose Ann said...

This is gorgeous, Alex!! I love the images, papers, colors...everything is just fabulous!! Happy weekend!!

Sandra Ryder said...

Awesome card! Just found your blog. You are a very talented lady. Thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Sandra :)

Chris said...

very pretty, love the layered circles!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Gorgeous card, Alex! Love the colors, placement of all the circles, texture and patterns. So pretty!

Julie DiMatteo said...

This card is fabulous! I just love the layout and the colors - it really showcases our new sneak peek items!

kathleenh said...

My set is coming on Tuesday and I can't wait to get my hands on it! Love what you did with it Alex!

Maureen said...

omg! I love this card and am telling you right now I am CASEing it!! LOL
((()))reen

(spoken like a true sister!! LOL)

Chanda Stehlik said...

Oooooh, this is gorgeous! Ya know, I was working my way back thru the list and I think I missed you! I'm sorry. I'm following you now! :)

chanda stehlik
www.bellevuestampingclub.com