April 13, 2011


Hi all! I know I have not been posting very regularly but as you know I am struggling with an injury to my knee and so I have not wanted to do too much but sit with it propped up, lol! I have however been doing some thank-you cards for special people who have been sending me sweet cards and checking in on me :-) It warms my heart to know I have such great friends!  And, my family has been wonderful too - Tony and the kids have really stepped it up to make sure that I am not up and walking around on my leg too much.  I am anxiously awaiting Thursday to get here so I can get the MRI and find out the extent of the damage. At least then I can figure out a plan to get life back to normal....whatever normal is LOL!  Sooo, the card!  I love how these colors go to together, they make me happy! They are Rose Red and Old Olive....just yummy!  That sweet patterned paper is from the Springtime Vintage series....I know I use it alot, I just LOVE it!! I have to say I definitely got my use out of it - and, if you like it, you better get it before the end of the month because it is in the Occasions Mini, which ends on April 30th.  That cute new frame that you see is one of our stamps in the set that you can get on special this month - check this link out for more information! All four stamps can be punched out using the Extra Large Designer Label punch, which just happens to be my favorite punch (well, today anyway, lol!) Just a $20 purchase allows you the opportunity to get the stamp set and some gorgeous paper that otherwise won't be available until the new catalog comes out! It's a great sneak peek if you want it  - and trust me, you do *wink*  The embossed piece of Whisper White was cut out using the Top Note Die and then run through the Big Shot with the Finial Press embossing folder - soooo pretty! Some gorgeous Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon, a designer button, and done! I really hope this card makes my friend smile because she deserves it!! So, if you want anything you see her, get on over to my online store and order it quickly OR contact me and I can put the order in for you....but, don't wait to long because the Occasions Mini is going, going, gone at the end of the month :-)  So, I am now off to ice my knee and catch up some more on my reading - it has been kind of nice to have an excuse to sit in the recliner with a good book, lol!! I have several cards to share with you so I am going to be back tomorrow with another one for ya!! Until then, happy stampin'!!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Rose Red card stock, Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper
Inks - Rose Red, Old Olive classic inks
Stamps - Four Frames, Silhouette Sentiments
Tools - Big Shot, Top Note Die, Finial Press embossing folder
Accessories - Designer button, linen thread, Rose Red seam binding ribbon



Patti said...

Such a lovely card. Really like your choice of colors and the embossed layer.

Diane said...

Absolutely gorgeous Alex!
Hope you get better real soon!
It's great that your family are good to you!

lyzzydee said...

very beautifukl card!!!!

Ashley said...

Absolutely Beautiful! :) I love the colors you used! Hope you are feeling better!
Hugs, ash-