Wednesday, August 20, 2008

                   
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Eastern Blooms FS80 Challenge

Happy Wednesday! Man, am I ready for the weekend or what? lol! I came home from work Tuesday very tired and grouchy! My ADD makes it very hard for me to sit in trainings all day, plus it's like 10 degrees below zero with the air-conditioning, and I'm freezing to death! I think I'm going to suggest we do some make and takes...I need to do something with my hands and be creative! lol! Okay, enough whining...sorry!

I made this card Sunday night for the Featured Stamper #80 challenge over at Splitcoast. This week the featured stamper is the super sweet and talented Jessica Rone. I chose this card of hers to copy, and I changed the colors and the stamp set. I also did not add that cute row of brads around the bottom...I tried, but the *cheapness* in me just wouldn't let me do it! I kept imagining them at the bottom of someone's trash can! I was already taking deep breaths using this much cardstock! Girlfriend is not stingy with her layers! lol! They look beautiful, though, and whoever gets this card will know they are very well loved by me! *wink*

A few details...the finished size is 4" x 9". Don't you love these colors together? I wanted to use my new hostess collection Print Patterns paper, so I looked at my SU color wheel and pulled this color combo out: Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke, and Bashful Blue (it also listed Close to Cocoa which I didn't get worked in there.) That color wheel comes in handy sometimes! Also, I wanted to glue the beads on the Eastern Blooms flowers like we did on this Convention make and take, but I didn't have any beads, so I used the Bashful Blue brads instead.

Hope everyone is okay out there with these crazy storms, let us know how you're doing in your part of the country! Thanks for stopping by!

Have you stamped something today?

Recipe
Stamps: Eastern Blooms Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, & Not Quite Navy Print Patterns DSP. Ink: Bashful Blue, Always Artichoke, Not Quite Navy. Accessories: 1" Blue Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Bashful Blue Brads, Dimensionals.

25 comments:

~amy~ said...

Angie, lovin' your card...I chuckled about your comment about your *cheapness*...hmmm...I call it hoarding :) It isn't *cheapness* look at all those layers of cs!!! Dang, I'm going to suggest make and takes at work too! LOL...have a super day!

Vera said...

Wow, what a stunning CASE, Angie! I love the color combination and that awesome new ribbon!

Kath said...

Great card, school starts here today, but being the parent I am excited about that, I feel for the teachers though. Have a great school year and know that the parents are thankful for you:).

Anonymous said...

Love those colors together - I ordered the Maine Blueberry DP which uses similar colors. I can't wait to play!!

Karen Kelly said...

Ha--you just gave me a great idea and that is that I should surprise some of my former coworkers with a make and take at work this afternoon! I wonder if I could get it together that quickly :-) I absolutely love this color combo and the card overall--beautifully done!

Tara said...

so pretty! I can't wait to get my order...this set was first on my list! I am sooo glad I am not the only hoarder out there...I struggle to use hardware when more than 3 are going on a card! :)
...My mom laughs at me that one of the big things on our back to school list is jackets when it's 100 degrees here...but the kids freeze in school if they don't have one!! :)

Donna said...

ooh - your card is awesome! go to Hobby Lobby & get brads for 1/2 price *well not the colored ones* I am getting Eastern Blooms because of you but no DP yet (figure I should use what I have first) boohoo.

Sasha said...

Yes this is just a pure lil beauty you have here .. love it .. I so need to step up my card game .. haha

Vickie said...

Beautiful card Angie!! I just LOVE the colors and this stamp set! I know the feeling about using that many brads...I can't seem to do it either! LOL

Tina said...

This is beautiful and because I live basically where you do, the weather is the same. I'm ok, Fe Fe is very unhappy. She hides, trembles and barks at the thunder. Bless her heart, I don't think the Mother Nature is moved by my chihuahua snarling at the window. HA!

Laura Brown said...

Wow! This is stunning! Just beautiful! I love the brad accents!

Alexandra said...

It's beautiful Angie - you did Jessie proud with all those layers - LOL! Not cheapness, just hoarding - we ALL do it!!! Hah! Make 'n Takes at work - I think you are on to something!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

2stampis2b said...

What a beautiful card! How do you do it every day?!!!

AJ said...

Angie- you have been ON FIRE posting all your new stuff!!!
wowsers~ great stuff too!!!

left you an award on my blog!!
:)

Beverly said...

Angie, this card is great. I love the color combo and everything about it!

Lisa H. said...

love this color combo (I think Kristin Moore just did the same one on her blog post today) guess it is a sign I really need to try it. I love the brads on those flowers just the right addition. I did stamp something today, go seee! and I'm off to squeeze another one or two in. going to try that Top Note on a card.

kathleenh said...

Gorgeous! I love that wide ribbon with it.

Savitri said...

Oh how sweet!!! I love the colors and that stamp. The brads are just right!

Did you get your SL kit? I LOVE mine!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is just gorgeous!!! I love the changes you made!! Thanks for playing!!

s00zy66 said...

LOVE the DP, Angie! Great job! This is fabulous!

Silli said...

OMG!!!!! Angie, I love the image, I love the colors... Your card is very very beautiful...:-) TFS.! Hugs from Germany!

Becky Carafa said...

Angie, this is beautiful! Great case, love the colors!

Kerry D-C said...

oh Angie, this is SPLENDIFEROUS! Every thing is "just right"!
But HA! I already got this set...so you can't force me to buy it!

Kerry D-C said...

ps-sorry you have to go back to work... :( Don't they know that you need an extra week or so to get more stamp time in? Jeesh!

Catherine said...

Great CASE Angie =)