January 17, 2011


I am soooo very sorry I disappeared like that - so much going on with the holidays, then I got pretty sick, and then off to Leadership I went!! BUT, I have TONS to share with you so I hope you all did not give up on me :-)  I am going to share some Leadership items today - it was the best one EVAH!!! I had such a great time, made new friends, some old friends, laughed, cried, got new goodies - just one good time was had!!!! The card is one of my swaps using a set called Nature Walk from the new Spring Mini! Now, I don't know about you, but I LOVE everything in this new mini!!!!  I am having the best time playing with all the new embellishments and stamps :-)  I used a lot of different products on this card - I was having so much fun I think I got a little carried away, LOL! But, I love the vintage look and feel of this and I just know this stamp set is going to see a lot of ink from me *wink*  Lots of distressing and sponging too as I really like the effect these techniques add.  I am going to list all the products in my recipe but I do want to note a few of my favorites such as the new embossing folder called Framed Tulips (item 121809, pg. 28).  Soooo pretty and fun to play with! I actually trimmed the Crumb Cake card stock around the embossing so that it frames the base of my card and it looks really pretty this way! My other new favorite is the Baja Breeze seam binding ribbon (item 122331, pg. 16) - can you say YUMMY??! We now carry this scrumptious ribbon in seven colors and it is my absolute favorite ribbon to use and play with!  I am really enjoying all the new products and can't wait to share some more samples with you! I have some fun items to share with you all tomorrow as well as some more pics from Leadership - I just need to get them all edited, LOL!!  Thanks for sticking with me and I WILL be back tomorrow with more :-)  Happy Stamping!!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla card stock, First Edition designer series paper
Inks - Old Olive, So Saffron, Early Espresso stampin pads, Baja Breeze stampin' write marker
Stamps - Nature Walk, Tiny Tags
Accessories - Baja Breeze seam binding ribbon, linen thread
Tools - 3/4 inch oval punch, Big Shot, Framed Tulips embossing folder


Carol said...

Glad to hear you have been having a good time. Missed you. Can't wait to see what you have to share with us from Leadership.

Diane said...

Oh Alex,I'm so happy to see you back! I was sooooo worried,hope your sick stage isn't something too serious! I was checking every
now and then to see if I had just missed your posts,glad to see YOU!
I see you haven't lost your touch,
your card is stunning! I agree with you,everything in the mini is to die for!
Have a great week,and can't wait to come back!

Crystal said...

AWWW Alex sooo happy to see you back sweetie, hope you enjoyed your holidays and I am happy to hear you are feeling better!!! Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! LOVE the texture!

Charlotte said...

I really loved your swap card when Peggy shared what she traded at Leadership! I will have to make one when my order comes in tomorrow!