January 28, 2011


Happy Friday everyone!! What a great week this was!!! Beautiful sunshiny days, lots of progress on my to-do lists, and good time with friends - man, I love weeks like this :-)  I even stamped some cards to send out to people I have been thinking about, which makes me feel great! I feel like for as much as I make cards, I don't send nearly enough of them and one of my goals this year is to send at least six per month! Here is one that will be winging its way to a good friend back East!  I used one of the stamp sets you can earn FREE in the Sale-a-Bration catalog, whoohooo!!! I just love FREE, lol!!  Ooh, and let me tell you, I just broke into a new pack of DSP from the Occasions Mini and now I am wondering what took me so long??!! It is BEAUTIFUL and I can see me making lots of projects with it - it is called Springtime Vintage(item 121782), and I just love the yummy colors of Baha Breeze and Always Artichoke, they look fabulous together!! Lots of layers on this one; you know me, I love me some layers, *wink*  I also used my Big Shot embossing folders - the Baha Breeze card stock(item 115352) was run through the Big Shot(item 113439) using the Square Lattice folder(item 119976) and the Always Artichoke scalloped circle card stock (item 105119) reflects the designs from the Perfect Polka Dots folder(item 117335) - fun!!! I used the Punch Bunch set(free with every $50 order) from the SAB catty - I love it because every single image in there has a matching punch, making it so much fun to create with! I actually colored my stamp with my stampin' write markers(item 119806) so I could have the different colors - I used Always Artichoke, Baha Breeze, and some Rose Red to add some pop (this is the same color I used for the sentiment as well).  The sentiment is from the stamp set Your a Gem(item 12270, clear) - loooove it!! It can be found in the Occasions Mini as well, and if you have not taken a look at this one, you need to - it has super fun sentiments that you can use for all kinds of occasions or just because :-) I got a little carried away with the pearls(item 119247), but oh, I just love them!!! You get 50 in each pack too, so why not use as many as you can, right, lol!??  And, I also used some of the new seam binding ribbon(pg. 16) in the Occasions Mini - so excited that we have so many new colors to choose from!!! This ribbon is super fun to play with, I am totally addicted, heehee!!  I really like this card, it makes me smile, and I am hoping it does the same for my friend!! Have you sent out a handmade card lately? If not, I challenge YOU to do so - it will make someone feel good, and bring a smile to their face,and isn't that why we do this??  If there are items you see here that I used and you have to have, you can order them online in my online store or you can contact me and I will be happy to help you place an order! Now is the best time to get all the goodies you want because with every $50 spent, you will earn a FREE item from the SAB catalog!!! Can't beat that!!!  So, I am off to the post office with my packages in hand - have a wonderful weekend! I will be back with some more fun cards I made to mail out, but until then, happy stampin'!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Baha Breeze, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla card stock, Spring Vintage Designer Series Paper
Inks - Always Artichoke, Baha Breeze, Rose Red classic stampin' pads and stampin' write markers
Stamps - Punch Bunch, Your a Gem(for the sentiment)
Tools - Scalloped Edge Border Punch, 2 2/8 inch Scallop Circle punch, large Scallop Circle punch, 2 1/2 inch Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch, Modern Label punch, Big Shot, embossing folders
Accessories - Crumb Cake and Baha Breeze seam binding ribbon, Basic Pearls, Basic Rhinestones


Crystal said...

Absolutely GORGOEUS Alex, WOW LOVE this color combo!

Diane said...

Oh it's lovely Alex! I don't think that the pearls are too much,they look lovely! That paper is very lovely!!!Great card as always!
Thanks for your lovely comment btw!
Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful card, Alex!!!!
Thanks for sharing.


Alycia said...

Great use of the punch bunch set in fresh colours (instead of the brights that seem to always come with SAB) ~ thanks for sharing.