February 3, 2011


Good morning - or at least I think it is, I have not been up long enough to tell yet, LOL!! Did not sleep well last night - I have a head cold so breathing has become quite the challenge :-)  I did stamp yesterday though, which always makes me feel better! I played with some of my new stuff from the Occasions Mini  - there is sooo much in this catalog that I love it was easier to make a list of what I would NOT be ordering, heeheee! I have been making some cards to mail out to some of my favorite peeps since this was one of my goals for the New Year! I love getting happy mail so I want to return that favor to others :-)  This card I am sharing today is made using the Baby Blossom stamp set (clear item 122000) which I had to have for that cute little frame, lol! The sentiment is actually from the Bold Blossom set(clear item 122232), which is also one of my faves! And, now that I have stamped with it, I love the little flowers, there is soooo much you can do with them!  My base is one of my faves - Crumb Cake card stock(item 120953)!!! And, I punched out small hearts of the same color and used those to make my background - love the texture this makes!  I wanted this card to have a soft look so I sponged the background with Crumb Cake ink(item 121029) and used Baha Breeze card stock(item111352) and Regal Rose card stock(item 105130) as my accent colors.  Lots of texturing going on here - I distressed the edges, ran the Regal Rose layer through my Big Shot(item 113439) with the Square Lattice embossing folder(item 119976), and then sponged all three with Regal Rose classic ink(item 105211).  And, that yummy ribbon going down the center of my Springtime Vintage DSP (item 121782) is the new Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon(item 122332) - this ribbon IS good enough to eat, I love all the colors it comes in, and it is soooo fun to play with!  Check them out, they are in the Occasions Mini and come in lots of fun colors! Oooh, and look at those purdy flowers!! I stamped the, trimmed around them, and popped them up on dimensionals and it looks like a little bouquet!!! I used some bling on this one too - lots of little pearls(item 119247) and rhinestones(item 119246) to pretty it up :-)  And, it is winging its way across the US right now, hopefully to bring a smile to someones face very soon!  I have been really enjoying making cards for others, what a great feeling!  I definitely plan on doing this more often - it makes me smile!! If there are products here that you see that you HAVE to have (how can there not be??  heeehee - I had to have it ALL!) you can order them in my online store or send me an email and I will be happy to put your order in for you!! So, today is a very busy day for me because I am getting ready for my birthday scrap weekend here at my house, so I need to go and get all the yummy snacks and such we will need to make it through :-) I will be back tomorrow with another fun card to share that is also on its way to someone near and dear to me - until then, happy stampin'!!!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Crumb Cake, Baha Breeze, Very Vanilla, Regal Rose card stock, Springtime Vintage designer series paper
Inks - Crumb Cake, Baha Breeze, Regal Rose classic inks
Stamps - Baby Blossom, Bold Blossom (sentiment)
Tools - Pinking Hearts border punch, Modern Label punch, Large Oval punch, Small Heart punch, distresser tool
Accessories - Chantilly lace ribbon, Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon, basic pearls, basic rhinestones


Crystal said...

Alex wow girl this is sooo beautiful!!!LOVe all the elements on this creation and the fabby colors!! Gorgeous ribbon sweets! Have a GREAT one!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Completely beautiful!!

Nikki Bond said...

This is gorgeous Alex! {SMILES}

sherindipity said...

Alex - love the way you used the hearts to make a textured background. Way cool!

Diane said...

Hey Alex! Sucks that you're feeling congested! Hope you feel better real soon,especially for your B'day bash! I always think of you on the 7th cause I share the same b'day!!!! So I hope you have a fun stampin' bash,that's a neat idea!Great way to celebrate your b'day,wish I was near,I'd be there!
(If I was invited that is,lol!)
Don't buy too much junk food now,cause then you'll have to exercise and it'll take away from stamping!!!!

kathleenh said...

Beautiful card Alex! I love the ruffled ribbon and the flowers seem to pop off the card.