Saturday, June 7, 2008

RAK from Pickletree

I received this awesome card in the mail today from Amy Sheffer(pickletree). I swear to you my hands were shaking when I saw the envelope!! What's funny is the fact that I was at work(at the PO), and was sorting the mail, and there it was!! How stinking exciting is that!! The card itself is so gorgeous, and I can't even tell you how lucky I feel to receive it!! It actually arrived at the perfect time. The sentiment on the front says"you're destined for greatness", and it is so funny that it came the day after Christie Ortman from Paper Pretties asked me to be her Design Team Coordinator!! How awesome is that!! It also came on my first day of work by myself, so that was super encouraging too!! Thank you so much Amy, you totally made my day!! Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!!

Easily Enabled

Has it really been two days since I stamped anything??Wow, no wonder I am having withdrawals!! That last card for the MFT GD contest really took a lot out of me!! I had my first day on my own at work, and I barely slept I was so nervous(so now I am exhausted)!! Who knew that a simple 2 1/2hr shift could make you that nervous!!LOL!! I checked the inspiration challenge for today this morning before I left for work, and I have had this card in my head all day. I decided after I made it, that when I die they are going to write "easily enabled" under my name on my tombstone. I mean seriously, my whole life I have not been one to follow the crowd. I always do what I want, no matter what, but for some reason after seeing all of YOUR(yes I am pointing a finger and WAVING it at you) beautiful creations with these fabulous flowers from Michaels made me have to have them. What's worse is that I have never really been able to work with dew drops, but the last few orders that I have placed have had some on them. Oh well, I think it's worth it-translation- I LOVE this card!! It turned out just the way I planned, maybe even better and I couldn't be happier!! I embossed the branch from Artfully Asian on Bashful Blue with winter white EP and then colored in all the flowers and leaves with my white gel pen. After the gel pen dried, I colored over the top of the flowers and leaves with my markers. I did the gel pen first so that the true color showed up, and not the marker color mixed with the blue of the paper. I then layered it with white, Certainly Celery and Rose Red. I then took a piece of taffeta ribbon and a ribbon slide from the Stylized Silver hardware and tied my ribbon through it. The sentiment is a rub on from the SU Sellabration Love and Happiness rub ons and is framed with some more hardware. I added silver brads to all the corners too. The base is the same colors, minus the blue, and it was run through my Cuttlebug with the distressed stripes folder. I put a piece of blue satin ribbon around it that I got from a ribbon share with Jody(texasjodylynn). I then placed three white flowers from Michaels with some hydrangea Robin's Nest dew drops and it was done. That is it for me now. I have an AWESOME RAK to share and I hope to get to stamp some more!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!
stamps-Artfully Asian
paper- Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Rose Red
tools-oval punch, stylized hardware, rub ons, markers, white gel pen, white ep, white taffeta, blue ribbon, white confetti flowers, dew drops, Cuttlebug, distressed stripes folder