February 28, 2011


Good Monday morning! At least I hope it is - I started my new job today at the bank so as you are reading this, I am learning all kinds of new things, LOL! I am back working full-time although I still do my Stampin' Up! business as well so I will be a busy bee :-)  Sooo, I have to post at night again so I hope the auto timer on google is working *giggle*  Sooo, I guess it is very appropriate that I share a card today with a bee, heehee! This is a card I made at my recent Stamp-a-Stack and I have to say, I am loving the colors! We used the Occasions Mini stamp set Nature Walk.  I just love how this set can be used for so many things, and I find myself inking this one up quite a bit! First we stamped the Marina Mist base of the card with the bees, then added some of the beautiful Botanical Designs patterned paper, also in the Mini.  This paper has such a great vintage use to it and again can be used for all kinds of things.  We scalloped the edges with the Scalloped Trim border punch, then added some yummy Early Espresso Wide striped grosgrain across the middle.  The main images are stamped on Naturals Ivory card stock, which really pairs up well with the vintage papers.  The images were actually stamped by coloring the image with stampin' write markers - I love that we can do this because it allows for you to use different colors for your images! The sentiment is stamped on Naturals Ivory card stock and is from the You're a Gem stamp set, another fave of mine from the mini! I swear this mini is chock full of stampin' goodness - I love it all!!!  We then punched it out with the small oval punch, and popped it up on dimensionals over the piece of Marina Mist that is embossed using the Square Lattice embossing folder, and then punched out with the Modern Label Punch.  Add a couple of vintage brads, and done!!! The ladies loved making this card, and oohed and aahed over the images - well, who can blame them, they ROCK *wink*  If you like the things you see here and would like to have them for your very own, shop in my online store or email me your order and I will be happy to send it in for you! Don't forget:  right now it's Sale-a-Bration, which means FREE stamps and things for you with every $50 order - and we ALL love FREE, LOL!  I hope you are all having a wonderful start to your week! I will be back tomorrow with another SAS card to share, but until then, happy stampin'!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Marine Mist, Naturals, Ivory, Early Espresso card stock, Botanical Designs patterned paper
Inks - Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, So Saffron stampin' write markers and classic stamp pads
Stamps - You're A Gem, Nature Walk
Tools - Scalloped Trim border punch, Scallop Square Big Shot die, Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, Modern Label punch, Small Oval punch
Accessories - Early Espresso wide striped grosgrain ribbon, Vintage brads


Rose Ann said...

This is so very beautiful, Alex! I love the pretty colors and the images!! Best of luck with your new job!! ☺

Crystal said...

So absolutely GORGEOUS Alex this color combo is wonderful!!! LOVE hte bg!!

Eileen Lang said...

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Diane said...

Bee-U-tiful as always Alex!
Best of luck with the new job!
Think of all the money you'll be making to buy some more SU stuff!
Have a great week you Busy Bee!