February 12, 2011

GOOD FRIENDS ARE HARD TO FIND

Happy Saturday - whoohoo, it's the weekend!!! It is beautiful here in Northern California - a nice breeze, sunny, and not cold, LOL!! Very weird for us this time of year, normally it is raining, raining, raining! Although I hear it is coming, so I better enjoy this while I can *wink*  I had a great time last night with some stamping friends - it was my monthly stamp-a-Stack and I really needed a night with good stamping friends so it was perfect!!  I will share some of those cards over the next few days - today I am sharing a card I made for a really good friend of mine who is always there for me no matter what and I want her to know how much I treasure her friendship so I made her this card! I have discovered over the years that good and true friends are few and far between so I treasure each one I have been blessed with in my life! Her favorite colors are purple and pink so that gave me my color palette for this one.  I used the yummy Lap Of Luxury designer series paper(item 120436) paired with Blushing Bride(item 119796) and Concord Crush card stock(item 119792), which are two of the current In-Colors and I love them!!!  The stamps I used are a Sale-a-Bration set called Bliss: aren't those little birdies and butterflies adorable??!! And, the best part about this set is you can own it FREE!!!! Yep, place a $50 order and you have this one totally FREE :-)  LOVE LOVE LOVE Sale-a-Bration, LOL!!! I stamped the images in purple twice and then cut the little birdies out and popped them up on dimensionals. Then, I added some of the Orchid fine glitter(108796) to give it some bling! I love the glitter because you get a great variety of five different colors in each set for only $13.95!  The sentiment is from an Occasions Mini set called Bold Blossom(clear item 122232) - I love this sentiment, it says exactly what I want to say to her!  That yummy ribbon is the Concord  Crush Stitched poly ribbon(item 119266) and I tell ya, you sure do get a lot of ribbon for you money with this spool:  only $8.95 and you get 15 yards!!! I used some of the cute little buttons from the Subtles Designer button collection (item 119745) - love all the colors, shapes, and sizes of the buttons.  I threaded them with twine and tied it into a bow - soooo girly, just life my friend, lol!  I had a lot of fun making this card because I wanted to put a smile on her face like she has done for me lately!  I put it in the mail this morning so hopefully come Monday or Tuesday she will receive it.  I have decided that sending them is just as fun as receiving them *wink*   If you are interested in placing an order for any of the items you see here today (or anything else for that matter, lol), you can shop in my online store or email me and I will be happy to place your order! Now is the time to get those orders in, FREE Sale-a-Bration items are nothing to pass up, heehee!!!  Today I am going on a date with  my husband for Valentines day.  We both have to work on Monday so we are going to do our celebrating today :-)  Dinner, a blues concert, and together time.....aahhhh....just what the doctor ordered :-)  I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and are getting to spend time with the ones YOU love - it's important!  I will be back on Monday with another fun card to share - until then, happy stampin'!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Concord Crush, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla card stock, Lap of Luxury Designer Series Paper
Inks - Concord Crush classic ink
Stamps - Bliss (SAB set), Bold Blossom(sentiment)
Tools - Scalloped Edge border punch, Modern Label punch, Designer Label punch
Accessories - Concord Crush stitched-poly ribbon, designer buttons, twine, glitter, rhinestones, dimensionals

4 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i haven't seen you in ages, alex - my bad and i'm glad to see you're still making these beauties! absolutely stunning!

hugs :)

mudmaven said...

This is just gorgeous Alex and I'm sure it's recipient will know exactly how valued her friendship is. ~chris

Jessie/knightrone said...

So pretty!! Love it!!

Diane said...

I'm sure she will treasure it!
It's gorgeous,lovely soft colors and that set is beautiful!