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!

16 comments:

~amy~ said...

Such a FABulous card...love the colors and of course the Top Note Bigz Die...

Lydia said...

OH MY GOSH!!! I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!

I LOVE IT!

:) TFS!!

Lydia
www.understandblue.blogspot.com

happiness blooms said...

SOOOOOOOOO CUTE Cami!!!! (I just ordered this set so now I'm doubly excited!!!)

Give A a big Bday hug for me!!!

Bevie Pearl said...

I am so glad you got to stamp. I love it when you stamp. :)
What a great story about A and saying her dad rocks!!

Laurel said...

Wow, fabulous! I love the colors, the stamps, everything. It is just such a cheery looking card.

wendy peatross said...

Love this card. I think I need to get this die, this paper and the stamp set. I've been eyeing them since I first saw them and love what you've done with them.

Annabelle said...

great to see you back, I missed you. great card, right now I'm pondering to buy or the cuttlebug or the big shot, since I have the revolution.

Anne BĂ©langer said...

Wow! I love what you made with the Big Shot ! Your card is fabulous !
(excuse my english, I speak french and my english is not good... but I try to learn !)

Lori Barnett said...

That card is awesome!! So glad to hear from you. Have fun!! Talk to ya soon.

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Again a great card, love the colors too.

Kind regards, Renata

Pauline said...

Such a lovely card made under all that stress!! Well done and I hope the pressure is off you soon :o)

Scrapbookmama said...

Happy Bday to you sweetheart! :) and OHH this card is soo beautiful! My BS is coming tomorrow w/the order goodies I ordered I CAN NOOOOTT WAITT! :)

-Ellie

Lana said...

Cami I have been missing you like crazy. I love your card so much! I'm glad Averie had the best birthday ever! You are amazing! I don't know how you do it all! I LOVE YOU CAMSTER!

Bethany Paull said...

Oh girl! This is awesome. Love the frame.

Diane said...

Wow! I love all of it....I have yet to order my new stuff, now I have to, and that Big Shot, too of course!!! Thanks for sharing all your goodies with us!
www.nelliesnest.blogspot.com

Lisa Trombitas - www.stampwithlisat.com said...

Love your Top Notz card - I've been creating them in my head since I don't have my order yet. Great job! And you squeezed so many new things into one little card . . .
Thanks for sharing!