Tuesday, August 12, 2008

                   
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Organic Outlines do the Tango

Happy Tuesday! We've had some overcast weather and rain in Dallas the last few days, which we desperately need, but it's really doing a number on my sinuses, so I haven't been very creative today. Plus, I knew I better get the housework done so I'll be free to play with my new catalog order that is arriving tomorrow! Yay! Yes, I splurged on overnight shipping since I only have a few precious days left before returning to work and never having time to stamp again. lol!

I made this birthday card and mailed it out a few days ago, so thought I would go ahead and share it. I used the Organic Outlines set that I won free at Convention and the new Tangerine Tango In Color. This color and especially Pacific Point are the toughest for me to use and the ones that I have the most left of! I actually had to reorder more of the other colors, love them so much!

Oh, a funny...when I went to mail this, I checked to see if it would cost extra because the envelope was kind of thick. The worker (a really nice lady) tries to slide it through her "slot test guide" thing and it wouldn't fit, of course.

Postal worker: "What's this lump here?"

Me: "Mmmm, a rhinestone brad."

Postal worker: Stares blankly. "Mmmm, it doesn't fit. That's going to cost 40¢ extra for handling."

I just laughed. A small price to pay for a hand-crafted card with a precious rhinestone brad and several layers of dimensionals!

Thanks for stopping by! Have you stamped something today?

Recipe
Stamps: Organic Outlines, Occasions Collection hostess.
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Bella Rosa DSP.
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Staz-On Brown.
Accessories: Rhinestone brad from Pretties Kit, 1" Circle Punch, Hidden Garden rub-on (extra from Convention), White Taffeta ribbon (dyed Tangerine Tango), Paper Piercer & Guide, Dimensionals.

21 comments:

Vera said...

Gorgeous Tangerine Tango card, Angie! Well worth the extra postage!

chloe said...

sOOO PRETTY! I AM SO LOVING THAT STAMP SET!!

Tara said...

I have been so wrapped up in my own things I haven't been able to blog hop as much as I would like! ALL the cards in the last few posts have been FABULOUS!!! I especially love the challenge you did...gonna try that when I stuck!
:) gorgeous girlie!

{stampininthesun} said...

Super cool card!! Funny story...what everyone doesn't out rhinestone brads on their cards????
What's up with that??

Enjoli Bennett said...

I love this bright color combo! Hope your sinuses clear up. =)

s00zy66 said...

I, too, am thankful for the rain we've been getting, but I sure hope you feel better soon!

Love this card. It's elegant and beautiful.

Kim Gasper said...

You just stamp away these last few days of summer! I know just how you feel. I was looking at my blog archives and noticed that July got way more air time than the months I was in school. I still have a couple of weeks...I think we got out later than you (late June). This card is so cute. I've seen a few cards with that set that people won at convention. Like it a lot.

Savor the Journey * TexasGrammy said...

Angie, Angie, Angie!!
You are not playing fair!! Arrrgggh!! I always love your first impressions from a new catty .. always have .. and apparently always will. I "need" you to come over & stamp! *wink*

(((hugs)))

Kath said...

Tangerine Tango is a hard color to work with, you did a great job.

Tina said...

I hope you feel better OR maybe you can start work a day or two later. . . . .
I like this card, it's GROOVY!

Jenn D said...

I think this is fabulous! I really love the Tangerine. Have fun with your new goodies. I'll be waiting to see what you come up with.

~amy~ said...

FUN card!!! I love the new Tangerine color...

Silli said...

Hi Angie, I love the colors and the flowers are so fab...:-) Great job. have a nice day!

Alexandra said...

Angie, this looks fabulous - I love that color, it is one of my new faves!!! Hah!!! Men, they just don't get it!!! 40 cents for the smile on the face of the person who gets this - hello??? Totally priceless! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Linda Beeson said...

I love the big designs you picked and the colors are great!

Donna said...

lucky! I love your post title and the card, wow! who wouldn't love to get one of your beauties in the mail! absolutely fabulous

Marilyn said...

Wowsers - love the colors on this card - they just pop!! Loved the story of the midnight snack - husbands just don't get the excitment!! LOL!!

rozie640 said...

This card is stunning, love the colors!

Ashley said...

Love this card. So fabulous! I've been wondering what to do with this set as well because I ALSO WON IT AT CONVENTION! Yeah us! The last prize they gave away! :) I love this set, but haven't used it yet either. So thanks for the inspiration! :)

Catherine said...

very pretty!

Lorraine said...

I think this is so retro - the colors and the stamps together are great. Yep, I don't even bother getting my cards checked anymore. If there's a bump, be it a rhinestone brad or a lumpy bow, I just give it the 62cents postage. I don't know why they're charging you an extra 40 cents???