Thursday, February 14, 2008

Thanks Lesa!!!

Thank you so much Lesa, aka okcapitolgirl, for this fabulous thank you card I recieved in the mail today!!! She had recently had surgery, and this is a thank you for the get well card I sent her. I love it!!! I am still working on how to display cards that I get from other stampers, but I assure you, it will have a place of honor!! You rock girlfriend!!! Hope you are feeling better!! If you haven't been to her blog yet, look for her link in my blogs I stalk , you won't be disapointed!!! Have a great day!!!

Inspired By Fashion

Today's ways to use it challenge over on SCS, was to make a card or altered item inspired by fashion. It made me think immediately of Faith, aka Markie's Mom. She told a funny story on her blog in the last couple of days about being a trend setter. That story made me think, am I?? The answer is a resounding NO!! I have what Stacy and Clinton on TLC's What Not To Wear would call, a tired soccer mom look, most of the time. I am usually a jeans and t-shirt/sweatshirt kind of a girl. When I do try to wear more trendy clothes, I feel overdressed and out of place. I do, however, like to dress up for dinner or events, but it is never in a dress! In fact, I only own three, and one is my wedding dress. I used to have a ton, but we had a house fire when I was 20, and all my prom-type dresses were lost!!! I do however, and I am not sure where they are now, have quite the collection of Bridesmaid dresses, but I can't remember if I sold them, or if my Dad is still storing them. I have been a bridesmaid 4or5 times, I can't remember now..............but anyway, back to the challenge!!!

I tried to find something on-line that inspired me, but all I could keep thinking about is wedding dresses, so that is what I went with!!! Back when I first got married I bought all of this yummy paper and embellishments to make my wedding album. I have yet to make the first page of it!!! I decided to use some of the neglected goodies I had bought for my scrapbook since it might be years before I get it done!!! I started with a Basic Black base of 5 1/4square, then a Very Vanilla mat. The paper I used is by K&Co. and isn't it yummy. The bottom paper is called Windsor Words Pearl Foil Paper and the top is Juliana Swirl Pearl Embossed Vellum. I attached the vellum using Bazil black tie pearl brads. Don't they look like the fancy buttons they give with tuxes??? I first tied the black organdy on and knotted it, then the vanilla organdy. I tied a bow with the black then the vanilla. I wrapped a piece of black organdy around the middle so they would look like they were tied together and then finished it off with a bow made out of silver cord. I didn't like how it looked, so I cut the loops of the cream bow, to give it more volume. If I had ordered the Always set, that heart would totally be on this, but it hasn't come yet, so I didn't stamp anything at all. Do you ever do that, get something in your head, and nothing else will do??? I hope it's not just me!!! The sentiment is a sticker by K&Co. too. I did put the vanilla layer on deminsionals, just to give it some more depth. Thanks for looking, and reading!!! Hope you have a fabulous day!!

paper-K&Co. DP, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
tools-black wide organdy, vanilla narrow organdy, silver cord, sentiment sticker