Monday, January 28, 2008

Happy Monday Everyone!!!

Happy Monday everyone!!! I am exhausted!! I finally decided to start my own blog, and I stayed up until 4:00am working on it!!! It's times like this I wish that I didn't have an internal alarm clock and that I was more computer savvy!!! Anyone with more computer skills than I would have had it done in no time, but oh well, what can you do???

So, I woke up at my normal time(7:30am) and decided that I had not had enough sleep. I then laid in bed with my dog Sophie until 9:30am trying to go back to sleep, with no luck, so I decided to get up and see what the Technique Lovers Challenge was over on Splitcoast. Today's challenge was to do this super neat fold called a Dahlia fold.

The directions can be found here on how to recreate this beauty. Some warnings before you start this adventure. Cut a small circleout, I started with the largest of the standard small circles (Nestabilities) and I now have a flower that will have to be on a card that is at least 7in wide if not 7.5in.!!LOL!! I then used the third smallest to cut out my circles. Once you get the circles cut it is a breeze. The tutorial is wonderful, complete with pictures. I cut the circles out of a retired SU paper called Recollections, when I found out it was retiring, I bought a ton of it. I then sponged all the edges to give it a softer look. It is matted on Confetti Cream, Mellow Moss and Bravo Burgundy. I used the ticket corner punch on the edges and sponged again. I placed brads from SU Vintage Brads in the corners, I don't know what it is, but every time I see those corners, I just want to stick a brad in them!!! I then put another piece of the Recollections DSP on Bravo Burgundy and used Mellow Moss and the card base. I put a strip of Bravo Burgundy wide ribbon and then a used Mellow Moss taffeta ribbon to make my knot. I love bows, but they don't like my, so a knot it is. I then created a mat for the Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware, and used the Lrg. and Small Oval Punches from SU to do the sentiment. I sponged the edges on this as well to give it some depth. I almost forgot, that yummy brad in the center of the flower is by Creative Imaginations. I got it at Archiver's, and now every time I go back, I pick up more, I think I have 6 packages of them now!!!LOL!!
Well, that is all my ramblings for now, I am sure I will be back later, I try to stamp at least twice a day, but I am thinking that today is a good day for a nap!! Thanks for looking!!! Have a great day!!

stamps used: Small Script SU
paper: Confetti Cream, Bravo Burgundy, Mellow Moss, Recollection DSP
ink: Bravo Burgundy
tools: Cuttlebug, flower brads, vintage brads, Bravo Burgundy wide grosgrain, Mellow Moss taffeta and Small Classic Circle Nestabilities


  1. Pretty! I love your new blog. Great job!
    ~The SCS gal, girlzclubstampers

  2. Oh SWEET! You just stayed up creating your blog--now I feel better! I love it! The purple bg and bling hearts on your header look so good! You're being added to my blogroll immediately, girl! This card is gorgeous, as I said on SCS. Now, go get some rest, you deserve it! ~Hugs and smiles~

  3. This is wonderful!!! Love your center brad -- gorgeous!!!

  4. Your card is beautiful! Blogging is great, you are going to have so much fun!
    Nicola xx

  5. Well I just love your new blog! Bravo, sister!!!


  6. Hey Jessie! Congrats on your new blog! I'll be stalking yours as well. Your cards today were fabulous! I'm so glad we met on SCS! I'll be back tomorrow to check out your blog! Have a good one!

  7. What a beautiful card. You did such a lovely job of this technique. Love the colors and paper.

  8. Congrats on the new blog - it looks great! I'm adding you to my cretive blog roll, how fun and thanks for sharing your talent!

  9. Sooo pretty! I had fun making this flower too. Yours is so pretty with that dp!! :)

  10. Yeah Jessie! You're blogging! This is an absolutely gorgeous the dahlia with the papers you chose..stunning design!

    Congrats on the new looks great!


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