June 7, 2010

GOING, GOING.......

almost gone!!! Here it is, the last month of the current catty, and well, it is time to say goodbye to some faves so we can welcome in the new crew next month, lol!!! I had a workshop last night where I showcased some of my favorites that are destined for retirement (mine have earned it, sure used the heck out of 'em!) so I thought I would share them with you today!!! I know I have been a bad blogger lately - bad sinus infection, husband out of town, and kids finishing up school will do that to a gal!! So, now that things have settled down (a little) I hope to be back to being consistent about posting!!  So, on to the cards!! The first card features some of my all-time favorite items including the stamp set True Friend, just love it! Such a great set with so many possibilities!  I paired it with the Bella Bleu Designer Series paper which is soooo beautiful....and of course I just had to accent this with Kraft card stock and taffeta ribbon.....yummy!!! I love that ribbon, sooooo pretty!! I also used the Boho Blossoms Punch, another fave that I will truly miss! Don't those little flowers look fabulous with the Brocade Blue brads??? This was a fun card to make, I enjoyed using some of my faves together on this project!
This next card features the super cute set called Love Owlways - I just love owls and the ones in this set are super adorable! I had one of my customers laughing at me when I told her that my little winking owl is one sexy bird, LOL!!!  Come on Andrea, you just know he is *wink*  I also used the little background stamps from the Sprinkles set - I love this one, and pull it out quite often so it will be missed in my stamp room!  I did use my new Square Lattice embossing folder - the gals loved the Big Shot demonstration and how this particular folder actually changes the texture of the paper to a cloth feel - LOVE it!! The arrows on this card are also from a retiring arrow punch, lots of fun ways to use arrows and this punch has three different sizes so lots of options there as well! And, of course the super fun Pink Flamingo Designer Series paper - such great paper for those bright summery projects! I had such fun stamping with this group of gals - although two of them were new to me, they are all seasoned papercrafters and they loved these projects - we had a great time laughing, stamping, and sighing about our faves that are leaving!  But, I also gave them a sneaky peek at the new catty, so they are all looking forward to the new ones coming as well!! If you are interested in booking a workshop with me, email me and we will get you all set up! I would love to come and stamp with you and your friends :-)  Need to place an order?  Go online to my website and shop away, the store is open 24 hours! Now, I am off to finish prepping for my techniques class but first, I am treating myself to another cup of coffee and some serious blurfing - gotta catch up with all you talented gals!!! I hope you have a fabulous day, and thanks so much for stopping by, you make my day with your sweet, sweet comments!
Card Recipe (True Friend):
Paper - Brocade Blue, Kraft, Very Vannilla card stock, Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper
Inks - Brocade Blue classic inks
Stamps - True Friend
Accessories - Ticket Corner Punch, Circle Scallop Punch, Kraft Taffeta ribbon, Kraft Corduroy brads, Boho Blossoms Punch, Brocade Blue brads, Stampin' Dimensionals
Card Recipe (Love Owlways)
Paper - Cameo Coral, Ruby Red, Whisper White card stock, Pink Flamingo Designer Series paper
Inks - Cameo Coral, Ruby Red classic inks
Stamps - Love Owlways, Sprinkles
Accessories - Whisper White Taffeta ribbon, 1 3/8 inch, 1 1/4 inch, and 1 inch circle punches, Circle Scallop Punch, Scalloped border punch, Square Lattice embossing folder, Stampin' Dimensionals

10 comments:

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

What adorable cards. And that embossing folder just made it on my wish list! Argh! More on that list is not what I need!!!

Maureen said...

wonderful cards! And I cannot believe its almost time for a new catty!! Holy Smokes!!!
((()))reen

Crystal said...

Great cards Alex....WOW!

Angie Tieman said...

Great cards!! I was so sad to see them go, especially my little owlies! Boo! Hoo!

kathleenh said...

Such cute cards! The owl one is my favorite. It is such a cute set!

Dawn Easton said...

Fantastic, Alex! I am looking forward to the new catty!

Chris said...

very cool cards!

a portland granny said...

Great cards. I love the way you used the different designer papers together!! As always, a treat to visit your site!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Totally cute!!

Melissa said...

Alex your cards are so inspiring, I love them!