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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I got to play! I got to play!!!

So...this week is Spring Break in our neck of the woods. It's only Wednesday, but we've been pretty busy! On Monday we went swimming and on Tuesday, we went to my friend Diana's house for what was SUPPOSED to be cooking school for the kids...well, the weather was SO nice that the kids ended up outside and Diana and I were the only ones in the kitchen...except for the babies (who can't really cook) and my DD and her friend (who pretty much know how to cook anyway and don't really need cooking school). We had a GREAT time though, so it was all good. Unfortunately, we FORGOT to take pictures. I know, LAME! was my down day. I didn't have to DO anything (though I did do laundry and clean the bathroom, as well as pick up our organic veggie box and fill our water bottle). In between the laundry/bathroom and the veggie/water, I got to create - YAY!!!

This is one of the cards I made:
Yes, it uses retired ribbon, but it just looked right, so I had to!!! And Riding Hood Red was SO close to Ruby Red that it just worked. We need Ruby Red ribbon!!!

I stamped the image in Ruby Red on Confetti White and then used a sponge and Ruby Red to sponge around the edges of the Confetti White Cardstock. I matted it on Ruby Red and tied a knot in a piece of Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon before adhering the image panel to the front of the card using dimensionals.

The reason there is a piece of Confetti White on the front of the card, is because I needed a piece of Ruby Red for this card:

and didn't want to cut into a new sheet for just a small piece.

For this card, I stamped the image in Ruby Red on Whisper White. The large piece at the bottom is wheeled with the Vintage Vogue Wheel available in the Occasions Mini, but only till April 30th!

I used the Vintage Vogue set to stamp a background on the So Saffron card base in So Saffron ink.

I'm not sure if you can tell, but I used scissors to scrape the edges of the mat behind the wheeled piece of cardstock. I'm not really a "vintage" sort of person, though I do like the Vintage Vogue set, so the "scraping" is my attempt at "vintage". I'm not sure that I love it, but it doesn't look too bad...

The finishing touch was the hand cut flower and leaves embellished with a half pearl from the pretties kit.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Vintage Vogue (set and wheel) and Happy Moments (ONLY available through March 31st!!!)
INK: Ruby Red, Always Artichoke, So Saffron
PAPERS: Whisper White, So Saffron, Confetti White and Ruby Red Cardstock
ACCESSORIES: Ribbon and Punches

Happy Stampin'!


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