Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Well....I filed a grievance with my union department about not getting any "lunch breaks".....and you know what???? Today I got one! hehehehe!!!!! My little one who has been protesting naps with a vengeance has a little cold and she is wore out....so guess what???? nap today! A very small one, but none the less, it is still a nap!

So I thought I would take advantage of today's online color challenge of soft sky, basic gray and whisper white. And not to mention I have rubber that hasn't even felt air outside of their little plastic box that they come in! So the stamp set that "got out" today is Live you Dream from the Occasions Mini Catalog that is current right now. this set also has a coordinating paper pack called Afternoon Tea....Let me tell you....If you haven't bought this paper pack yet...it is a must!!!! The papers look soooo much like fabric and they are so "soft" looking! Beauties...each and everyone of them!

Anyway...Wanna see it????

Here it is:

Card base is basic gray stamped with Sanded in Basic Gray and also sponged on the edges. The background sky panel is that lovely paper I was talking about...Afternoon Tea...matted in whisper white. My Flower panel was made by stamping the flower stems from Live Your Dream in whisper white craft ink and embossing with white stampin' emboss powder with the heat tool. The I took my soft sky sponge dauber (cause any of you that know me knows I have a separate dauber for every color......) and highlighted around the entire flower to give it depth.

And do you know what else????? I went out on a limb and put those flowers on their side....What do you think of that? I thought they looked pretty good laying down instead of standing up.....but what do I know?????

Any way...back to the task at hand...I matted that onto whisper white also. Both white mats were "daubed" with soft sky before adhering to the card.

My sentiment, "Thanks" was stamped with basic gray and then I stamped the little butterfly ( both stamps are in this same set....can you believe it? So diverse) in soft sky before punching with the 1 1/4 inch circle punch. Mat that onto a circle punched with 1 3/8 inch circle punch. I punched a scallop circle out of basic gray and used the foam mat that comes in the mat pack and pierced holes around it before sponging with basic gray.

Here is a close up of that tag sentiment:

oh yeah.....did you notice that I took out the stitches from my Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon? I really like to do this when I don't want my ribbon to look so casual.

There is one more thing! I know you are saying..."But what else could there be????"

Well......I couldn't not "bling" up my ribbon slide from the Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware set that is available in the Occasions mini catalog!!!! I did the same thing that I did Here. Only this time I used Dazzling Diamonds!!! Oh how I love to bling!!!!!
This looks so much better in real life...I promise!

Well...that is about it today. I'm glad you stopped by to see me!

Until later....Happy Stampin'!


newenglandstamper said...

I love this card - the ribbon slide looks awesome!

Corie said...

This is just gorgeous!!