Stamps: Trendy Trees, Think Happy ThoughtsInk: Old Olive, Summer Sun, Chocolate ChipPaper: Chocolate Chip, White, Good Morning Sunshine DSPAccessories: Chocolate Chip 5/8 inch grosgrain ribbon, Mini Library Clip, Corduroy Buttons, Linen thread, silver brads, circle punches, sewing machine and thread, paper piercer and mat pack, stamp-a-majig
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Thinking of You
Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments yesterday! I loved hearing all of your own stories to make me laugh. Kids will be kids, won't they? I gave my daughter her card and she started crying. She really loved it. She is a sap just like her Mom! I wrote a lot of nice things in there, including how proud I am of her creativity. She really impresses me. I can't wait to see how she blossoms the older she gets.
I have been really anxious to use all of my new SU! goodies, but I have been really good to pace myself. I have so many other new stamp sets as well, so I am trying to alternate. Today's SCS sketch challenge was a perfect fit for my new "Good Morning Sunshine" DSP and "Trendy Trees" Stamp set. I have to admit that I struggled getting the trees to look right, so I headed to my catty to see how they used it. I fell in love with the little card they had made so I used the same details in my rectangle as they used on their card. It also gave me a chance to break into my new corduroy buttons. I love those things!
I didn't realize that there are brads and buttons! I was excited to see that. I paired it with "Think Happy Thoughts" an older SU! set, but I thought it worked nicely with the card. The sentiment looked straight until I pierced the holes at the bottom and then I could see how crooked it was. I had reworked the focal piece too many times, so left it. I did a little sewing down the vertical panel with my sewing machine and thread. I can't wait to experiment more with this set. It is fun! Thanks for fluttering by!