April 14, 2011


Good Morning all!!! I am so happy - the sun is shining and no clouds in sight, lol! I am soooo very tired of all the rain....bring on the Spring! We still have the heater on....crazy! Today is MRI day - I am so glad because maybe now we can move forward with a plan to get my poor knee fixed......and get rid of the cane so my son can stop calling me granny, lol!  So, lots on the agenda today! I want to share a card with you that I made for a friend of mine whose father just took a very nasty fall off of a ladder  - he insists on picking the oranges off the tree although he is getting up there in age and really shouldn't! Sooo, I wanted to let her know I was thinking about her with a card!  I chose to use the Blessed Mother stamp set because I just love the flowers in this set - see, you don't have to just use it for Mother's day, lol! It is in the Occasions Mini and the images are just gorgeous! The background on this card is embossed using the Vintage Wallpaper folder and then heat embossed with Iridescent Ice (click on the image and make it larger so you can check it out).  It just sparkles and is soooooo pretty IRL! I kept is simple, and used a small strip of the Springtime Vintage patterned paper, focusing on the blues and greens this time - I just love this paper, can you tell?*wink*  I know, you probably are tired of seeing it, but I can't seem to stop using it, lol!  The sentiment is from the Hostess Level I set Silhouette Sentiments - love this set! If you want this set, all you have to do is host a workshop of $150 and it is YOURS! The images are gorgeous and it has great sentiments as well! To top this card off,  I added some Old Olive seam binding ribbon, which I love because is it so easy to use - it is so pliable you really can do a lot with it! I hope this card makes my friend smile - she is such a neat lady, I have really enjoyed getting to know her! Another fabulous benefit of being a demonstrator - I have met some really wonderful people!!! I am sure as paper crafters yourself, you know EXACTLY what I mean, right??  So, off to do some stamping before I go to the doctor! Thanks for all the sweet emails and comments, I love that you all think about me!  I will let you know what they have to say and whether surgery is in the cards for me......sheesh, I am ready for my knee to be normal again, lol!! Take care and have a wonderful day! I will be back tomorrow - until then, happy stampin'!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Whisper White card stock, Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper
Inks - Not Quite Navy, Old Olive stampin write markers and classic ink pads
Stamps - Blessed Mother, Silhouette Sentiments
Tools - Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, 2 3/8 inch Scallop Circle Punch, Small Oval punches, 1 3/8 inch Large Circle punch, Eyelet Border punch, 1 3/4 inch Circle Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories - Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Old Olive Seam binding ribbon, Basic Pearls


1 comment:

Maureen said...

Alex- love this card adn the one before it too! Lovely creations. Hope your knee issues resolve soon and painlessly...