February 18, 2011


Happy Friday all!! WOW! This has been a long week.....and I have so much still to get done, LOL! All it has done is storm here, and it has been really really COLD!!!  So, of course I have managed to catch a bad cold, which makes me want to do nothing but lie around with a blanket and do nothing.  This does not make for a very productive week,uggghhhhh........so, lots to get done today! But first, I wanted to share this card I made for the love of my life! I know I am really lucky - he is such a wonderful man, and treats me like a Queen so I wanted to give hm a card for no reason other than letting him know I love and appreciate him!  So, I got out my Bliss stamp set(clear item 123217) that I got FREE from the Sale-a-Bration catty - can you believe how beautiful this FREE set is?? - and went to work!  I just love all the pretty stamps in this set - it is an amazing stamp set, I seem to want to stamp with it all the time lately! I stamped my base card with the little flower in Not Quite Navy ink and then paired the card stock with the Spring Vintage patterned paper(item 121782) from the Occasions mini - this is also one I used again and again, I just adore all the beautiful colors and designs in this pack!  The image is stamped on Very Vanilla card stock(item 101650) - first, I stamped the butterflies and flowers in Baha Breeze ink(item 111833) and then stamped right over that butterfly with my sentiment in Always Artichoke ink(item 105219).  Then, I ran the whole piece through my Big Shot(item 113439) using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder(item117335) .  Pretty, right??!!  I layered it on a piece of Baha Breeze and Always Artichoke card stock that I distressed with my distresser tool that is actually part of the cutter kit(item 106958), an amazing tool you NEED to have, then inked the edges of all three pieces.  I then stamped that little flower in Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke,and Baha Breeze, cute them out, and popped them up on dimensionals, adding some rhinestones to give it some pop! And, since I did not want those flowers stamped on the base card to be ignored, I added pearls to those, lol!  I topped of this card with some yummy Marina Mist Satin ribbon(item 119751), sooooo pretty!!!!  I really had fun with this one because I knew I was going to give it to my love so I wanted it to be really purdiful :-)  I am giving it to him tonight - I hope he likes it!!! If you like any (or all, heehee) of the items you see here, you can order them from my online store or shoot me an email and I will be happy to place your order.  And, don't forget: with each and every $50 order, you get to pick something FREE from the SAB catalog, something like the Bliss set that you see here! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend - stay warm and dry, as I will be doing here, lol! And, find some time to stamp - I know I am going to *wink*
Card Recipe:
Paper - Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke, Baha Breeze, Very Vanilla card stock, Springtime Vintage designer series paper
Inks - Not Quite Navy,. Always Artichoke, Baha Breeze classic inks
Stamps - Bliss
Tools - Scalloped Trim border punch, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder,cutter kit
Accessories - Basic Pearls, Basic Rhinestones, Marina Mist satin ribbon


Stampin with Kristy said...

This card is gorgeous! I love the colors!

Diane said...

Beautiful card Alex!
Stay warm and hope you feel better real soon!

pescbrico said...

I love this stamp set too. Love the colors that you've picked... I have to go play with that set myself! Have a wonderful day.

Hi ! Jennifer Kiddle said...

Hello .. I'm following you via SC thread. Great Blog and so darn cute!

XO, Jennifer

Jennifer said...

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Anonymous said...

Pretty card Alex, love all the detail.

Paula Stewart said...

This card is gorgeous! Just passed the Stylish Blogger Award to you! http://sweetshoppecards.blogspot.com/