Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Love You!

Hello friends! I hope your day is as bright and sunny as it is here in Seattle! Yep, it's bright and sunny in May in Seattle! What a beautful thing! I'm just stopping by for a quickie...wanted to say hey before I'll be gone for a few days! Do you know what today is? The day before the movers bring the sea container to our almost like Christmas Eve! My kids were SO excited to make that connection this morning, they'll get all their toys tomorrow...we are all so excited!

So I was at Joann's in Bountiful, Utah a few weeks ago and found a GREAT stack of paper! Yes, I am a paper-holic! I freely admit it! Back to my story. I found this great stack of paper from DCWV--it's called Recycled. It's full of great designs/colors/texture...way fun! So, I had a coupon and I'm so happy I picked it up! I've had a great time playing with it!

I loved this woodgrain paper-it feels so good! I wanted to use that as my main layer, so I attached it to a ww cardbase and then looked for some great paper to pair with it! I love these little birds! Yes, I'm a huge bird fan right now too!

I cut my bird strip of paper and then a piece of Ridinghood Red cardstock. I scalloped the Ridinghood Red with my scallop border punch and then attached bird paper to my scallop. Next came my ribbon. I used my Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain. Instead of making the ruffles come "forward" I stapled them "up and down." After attaching my ribbon, I attached the scallop/bird/ribbon panel to my woodgrain paper.

I love this "love you" stamp from Technique Tuesday. It is one of Ali Edwards stamps and it is quickly becoming a favorite! I stamped it with Chocolate Chip ink onto WW cardstock. I used my 1 3/4" circle punch to punch a perfect circle! Next, a scrap of Ridinghood Red cardstock made it's way through the Big Shot, accompanied by a scallop circle nestability. I ran the scallop circle through the Big Shot again with my silicone mat to emboss it. I attache the circle to the scallop circle and attached it to my card with dimensionals.

I wanted few little "interest points" so I punced a few circles out of some coordinating paper-and added them to the card. I also added a Coco Latte button...yum!

Just a quick note to tell my girlfriend that I'm so thankful for all the help she's been during our crazy transition time!:)

Hope you have a great day! Thanks so much for stopping by!:)


Caryl P said...

Very cool how you worked the ribbon with the staples, I like the look. Have fun unpacking when all the goodies arrive!

Jenn D said...

I bet your kids are thrilled. Have fun unpacking and getting all of your stuff settled into your home. Your card is beautiful!

Dani said...

I, too, just discovered that paper stack at JoAnns, and I snatched it up right away, too. I looooooove it! Love love love it :) And I love the little card you made with it. I'm very inspired :)