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!


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

16 comments:

Juanita said...

This card looks perfect. This is one of my top sets in the catty. Great work on the card, I love it.

Marlou said...

beautiful card :) your work is gorgeous :)

ChristineCreations said...

Well I didn't even like this set, and now look what you did! So cute, and I love the colors and pattern too. Adorable Kelly!

Cynthia said...

Ahh, the story gets even better! She cried! That's so sweet! I'd cry too to get that adorable card! But I digress! Ok, I too wasn't a fan of this set or the paper but once it gets into your hands I love it! You are such the enabler!!

Tracie said...

Your card is georgous! I'm such a brown and fall colored person, and LOVE this DSP. In fact, I'm in the process of having a custom blog designed, and that paper is my inspiration.

I also love the story of your daughter. I had a very similar situation however it was with the clear embossing powder.

Thank you for sharing.

Dawn Easton said...

OK you TOTALLY got me to add this set to my order ;) Crossed off a couple of ribbons(low stock not new) and got this instead...lol
I LOVE this look Kelly!!!

Vicki said...

I love this card and stamp set! You work is so beautifully layered... works of art!

Amy said...

Hi Kelly,

I thoroughly enjoyed your previous post, especially the happy Pooh ending with that sweet, sweet card! Our daughters will always give us fits, and they'll also always be so close in our hearts!

On to this card---fab, Kelly! I love the papers and that set, and it's great to see the corduroy buttons--I'm still making my list from the new catty!

Marilyn Goodrich said...

Wow, that is gorgeous! So much dimension. Can't wait to get my hands on that set!!

Cindy Major said...

I cannot wait to get my new catalogue stuff either. Those papers, stamps and corduroy accents are all on my list! (the corduroy accents being my fave new embellishment of the whole catalogue)

I love what you created with it! Just makes me even more eager to receive everything!

TFS!
Cindy

Carly Robertson said...

Amazing card and gift idea!! I love the distressing on the card and the colors are so pretty.
Regarding your blog notification question, I too subscribe to your blog and haven’t been getting your updates, however, because I am such a huge fan of your blog I always check it a couple of times a week anyway. Thank you for being such a creative inspiration!

Ruby said...

What a lovely card. I love the colours and the background paper is great.

Brandi Parshley said...

So cute! I love the colors here! Just gorgeous!

Lil' Inker said...

ZOINKS! This knocked my socks off!

Wendy said...

Love this one too!

Elaine said...

what a fun card -- it's really cheery and i think it would be great for a guy too!