Saturday, February 23, 2008

Easter Inspriation

If you haven't already figured it out, I am kind of a night owl. I stay up until 2 or 3 pretty much every night. Usually if I am lucky, I get to see the next days challenge before I go to bed. I don't usually try to do it until the next morning, that way I have all night to think about what I want to do. So, I was stalking the challenge forum when Steph posted Saturday's Inspiration challenge. We had this picture from Country Living magazine to use as inspiration. I have my neice Madison's birthday tomorrow, so I figured I would go ahead and make my card tonight. I was so happy that the inspiration piece was springy enough that I could make another Easter card, surprise(not).
But first, a little story. Today I was supposed to have a package delivered from SU. I don't know about all of you, but on SU delivery day, I am a total UPS man stalker. I watch for him, every vehicle I hear, I have to look out the window, you know you all do it too!! Well, I waited and watched, and then he was here. He had braved my icy road, pulled in my icy driveway, and when he came out of his truck he had one small white box with him. I said thanks, he got in the truck and drove away. I was sure when he went back to the truck, he was going to come back with my order, but no, he drove away!!! So, I went to the computer, tracked the package and it said out for delivery. I figured, maybe he forgot to give it to me, he'll be back. So I waited, and waited, and waited, and finally I tracked the package again. It had a note on it that said"unable to deliver due to emergency situation beyond UPS's control" DO WHAT!! All I could think of was, you turd, you were just here!!!! Anyway, all wasn't lost, because in the white box, was my 3 new sets from Whipper Snapper!!! YAY!!!! I have never owned any Whipper Snapper stamps, but I kept seeing all these wonderful creations using Anna Wight's(sweetmissdaisy) set Posies For You. When it first came out, I wanted it, but I am ashamed to say, that I didn't want to pay the high shipping cost on it. I liked a lot of the other stamps they offered, but still haven't got to where I can spend 10 or 12dollars on one stamp. When I saw that she had two new sets out, I had to have all three of them!! So my card for the inspiration challenge was made using her set Spring Has Sprung. I stamped the basket and grass on whisper white, and colored them in with SU markers. I went over all of it with my aquapainter to soften it. Then I used my aquapainter and Soft Sky pad to do the sky. I punched the eggs on a seperate piece of paper, colored and cut them out, and then covered them with Crystal effects to make them shiny. The rest is pretty self explanatory. Sorry for such a long post!! Thanks for looking and have a awesome day!!!
stamps-Spring Has Sprung
paper-Soft Sky, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, and DCWV Baby Girl stack
ink-Black stazon and Soft Sky
tools-aquapainter, button brads, crystal effects, SU markers, soft sky ribbon, pretty in pink gingham, and celery grosgrain

10 comments:

  1. Awww.......sorry your UPS man failed to deliver!!! Bad pun...I'm sorry!! LOL I'm with you as a night owl most nites.....but I'm headed to bed and I'll do this challenge tomorrow. I love this gorgeous, layered card!! So soft!! :)

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  2. I know all about stalking Mr. Brown!! Your card is super wonderful. Your work is always so well done and beautiful.

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  3. Your card is super cute!! =) Hopefully MR Brown returns SOON with your SU order, too!! Cheers! -Anna.

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  4. Oh-so-frustrating!!! I hate when that happens! But the good news: instead of mounting stamps today, you made this beautiful card! I love all of Anna's sets -- aren't they awesome? And so is your new blog! I'm adding you to my blogroll and my googlereader, if you don't mind. (Let me know if you do!)

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  5. Cute cute! Love the ribbon and the rows of piercing! don't you just love those mysterious UPS msgs? At least you got something out of the deal! I'll be waiting to see what you come up with!

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  6. fabulous card, beautiful colours.

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  7. Oh so very cute! Glad that you got some happy mail!and I hope that your other order arrives soon!
    Nicola xx

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  8. I know I saw this already, probably commented as SCS on it--and it's worth saying twice, I love it! It's so sweet and love that dp, wonderfully colored image, cute mini buttons! It's all just wonderful! Oh, the ribbon, so pretty! you have done an amazing job on this one, no surprise there, hehe! TFS, hugs!

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  9. Just adorable! The row of piercing is a nice touch and the ribbon is just perfectly matched with the little buttons...love how you coordinated everything!

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