Tuesday, January 1, 2008

More new rubbah!!!!

Hi All!


Have you made your resolutions? I have made a few I hope to abide to. One is to make more "creative time" for myself. I feel like I don't get to create just because I want to as much as I create because I have to. I am tired of cranking out a birthday card while my family waits for me in the kitchen with their coats on while I am upstairs trying to crank out a card for the party we are on our way to. It isn't really that bad...but you get the picture! lol!

Another resolution is to use my cool accessories that I buy and then hoard. Last catalog, I bought the Build a Brad and Pretties Kit and then stashed them away on my shelf. I do this all the time...buy stuff i love and then I am afraid to use it because I don't want to use it up....what is up with that?!?!??!? Anyhow....I am using it all this year! you'll see....I'm gonna use it! :)

Here is today's new rubbah card:

Like yesterday's card, I used the a new set called Embrace Life that is in the new catalog that starts tomorrow. Can you believe the new cattie starts tomorrow????

The main panel is a long stem flower stamped in Black Staz-On Permanent ink. I then water colored it using ruby red ink refills and creamy caramel with my Aquapainter. I can't say enough about the Aquapainters....I LUV 'EM!!!!!! that panel was matted onto ruby red and creamy caramel. I pulled out some ribbon that I have hoarded because I think it is gorgeous....Kraft Taffeta. I have to tell myself....If you run out....order some more! You know what...it felt great to see some of that ribbon that I love on a project! It was liberating! I challenge you to get your stuff out that you are hoarding and use it. You know you have something.....right?....tell me it isn't just me....please......

I digress.....wow!

My next stamped image "happy" is from It's All Good. They are excellent for using punches! And everyone that knows me knows I love punches! I inked up the stamp up in Creamy Caramel and then took my Ruby Red Stampin' Write Marker and colored in the outside edge of the stamp. I stamped it onto whisper White card stock and punched it with my 1 inch circle punch. Then to follow the main image I punched out circles with ruby red card stock and creamy caramel card stock with 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 inch circle punches, respectively. The Designer Series Printed Paper is also from a brand new pack...Ginger Blossom...LOVE IT! I matted it onto Creamy caramel. Did I mention that the Ginger Blossom coordinates beautifully with Embrace Life? It does. It is beautiful!

The card base is Ruby Red stamped randomly with a flower from Embrace Life in Ruby Red ink.

That's it.....let me know what you think....leave a comment below.


Anonymous said...

I love your card. Simple and elegant.

I know what you mean about saving your supplies. I didn't use my build a brad or pretties either. And I still have the original Hodge Podge kit that I got when I first became a demo! I am on board with using more of my favorite supplies instead of letting them collect dust!

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DCG and JAG said...

Beautiful Card!