April 18, 2011


Well, good morning y'all!!! Here it is, a Monday morning, and I am still at home nursing my knee.....but, I am one step closer since I had the MRI on Friday.  Now, I am awaiting the assignment of a specialist to read the MRI and see what kind of treatment plan they recommend.  I will be honest - anything involving no surgery will sound good to me as I want to be mobile for my son's graduation at the end of May.  Meanwhile, I am still home from work, and resting the knee.  So, I thought I would share a workshop card I did last month! This was a special request design - my hostess really wanted something western themed so I pulled out my Out West stamp set and went to work! I love this set, it is sooo much fun to play with! I was glad I had an excuse to pull it back out and ink it up! I made this more of a male themed card since we card makers tend to focus on flowers and ribbons and pretties, lol! The base of this card is Early Espresso, which I ran through the Big Shot and embossed it with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  Then, using the Elegant Soiree designer paper, I die cut the Top Note shape and a large circle, using them as the background to my images.  The cowboy is stamped on Naturals Ivory card stock - perfect for a male western card! I also used my Big Shot for that circle - both of these circle dies can be found in the Occasions Mini!  I stamped the cowboy hat on the same card stock, but I cut it out and popped it up on a dimensional after stamping the sentiment on some Soft Suede card stock that has been punched out with the Designer Label punch.  I added some twine at the top of the card - no ribbon for this cowboy!! I am thrilled with how this turned out as was the hostess who informed me that she cannot part with this card so she keeps it up on her mantel so she can look at it all the time, lol!! I LOVE making my hostesses smile - it will never get old!!! If you like this cowboy set as much as we do, you can order it and everything else you see here in my online store or contact me to place an order! And, if you would like to hostess your own workshop and have me come and stamp with you and your friends, let me know so we can get you set up on the calendar! Now, I am off to relax my knee and catch up on some paperwork while I can - it is raining outside and the kiddos are on Spring Break so I am sure that once they get up this morning (teens can sleep FOREVER) they will want my attention, lol! I hope your Monday is going FABULOUS - I will be back to share something special tomorrow so until then, happy stampin'!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Early Espresso,Soft Suede,  Naturals Ivory card stock, Elegant Soiree Designer Paper
Inks - Early Espresso classic ink
Stamps - Out West
Tools - Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Top Note Die, 3 1/2 inch Circle Die, 3 inch Circle Die, Designer Label Punch
Accessories-  Twine

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