Tuesday, August 19, 2008
A Flower For All Seasons
Hi everyone! So sorry for the lack of posting. I've had a couple of beyond crazy weeks and I'm afraid it's not slowing down. I got home from Eagle Crest and had one day to to all the grocery shopping and preparations for my daughter's 6th birthday party, then we headed to the lake for the weekend (and her party). This coming weekend is our family reunion so I'll be back up to the cabin on Friday.
I did squeeze in a card this week. Having my new Stampin'Up! order had been KILLING me! I just had to make something or go completely crazy. As you can see, I got some of the new exclusive Stampin'Up! dies.... oh, I'm excited about having the Big Shot! The circles are made with the new 1 3/4 inch punch. When you cut out the die, it has little perforations around the frame. I just used my craft knife and connected the lines to frame it with the designer paper. The main stamped image is raised up with dimensionals. The ribbon is the new Pink Pirouette Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.
Here is the recipe:
Stamps: A Flower for All Seasons, Sincere Salutations
Paper: Old Olive, Whisper White, Georgia Peach Designer Paper.
Ink: Ranger Adirondack Pitch Black, Copics
Other: Top Note Bigz Die, Big Shot, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Crafter's Tool Kit, Soft Subtle Brads, Dimensionals, Craft Knife, Pink Pirouette Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Crystal Effects (frog eyes), Scor-pal.
My daughter had THE best birthday ever! (in her own words)... and she told her friends as her Dad pulled them in the tube, "My Dad Rocks". Oh, you should have seen him grin. I cannot believe she is six and starting school all day this year. I got to hang out with Lisa Mathis and her sweet family too! I haven't seen her since Portland Regionals so it was a real treat..... her kids are ADORABLE! Great friends, family and the sun was out to boot! Indeed a perfect day.
I know I promised to share photos from Eagle Crest too, but I thought you'd want to see a card first since it's been a while since I got to stamp. Okay, busted..... my photos are still on my camera, but I promise to share soon. Hey... I got the card photographed.... I'm making progress.
Hope you are all enjoying the last few weeks of summer..... and your new SU! goodies! I can't wait to catch up on things and visit some of my favorite blogs to see what everyone's been creating. Thanks for being patient and thanks for the emails... I'll be back full force soon. See ya Friday for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge!