July 25, 2009


Happy weekend all!! WHOOHOO - I am very excited that it is here!!! I am soooo exhausted since I have been putting in 15 hour days at my new job! I love the job, it is interesting and challenging, but I for one will be very happy when all the CA budget drama is over!!!! And, I have not been able to stamp for weeks but decided that last night I was going to break out the stamps that I have not even inked up from the new catty and play!! So, I used Beate's weekend sketch 90 challenge this week which is being hosted by Laurie and got to work. Now, I changed the sketch a bit because I wanted to use a rectangle rather than an oval, but the basic concept is still there...and I may make another one using the oval shape. I used my new stamp set called Autumn Days and I just love it, that peacock is so much fun to stamp with because there is so much you can do with it. I cut it out and popped it up on dimensionals and like the effect of the peacock walking through the foliage. The DSP is Thoroughly Modern and I combined it with some of the Tall Tales as well. I also tried out my new In-Colors and I have to say, the combinations are nice! I stitched, sponged, and stamped and finally came up with a card I thought I could share in public (I cannot tell you how many I threw away, ugggghh.....) so I hope you all like it!! I am spending the afternoon with a few of my customer friends who are threatening to send a search party out for me because they want their new catties, lol!! Sooo, we will spend this afternoon happily drooling over the catty and filling out order forms AND stamping *wink* I hope you all have a fabulous day - and I WILL be visiting all of you today and can't wait to see what you come up with!
Card Recipe: (all items are SU!)
Paper - Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo Whisper White card stock, Thoroughly Modern and Tall Tales Designer Series Paper Lines
Inks - New In-Color Markers, Soft Suede Stampin' Ink
Stamps - Autumn Days, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories- Modern Label Punch, Basic Jumbo Grommets, So Saffron Brads, Ticket Corner Punch, Mat Stack and Paper Piercer, Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon, dimensionals