Wednesday, September 2, 2009


"I see flowers, I see flowers . . . "  Your trivia question:  Did Julie Andrews sing a song like this??  It's been popping into my head all morning every since I took this picture of my swap card for tonight.  Maybe it is because it just looks so cheerful -- AND I SEE SUNSHINE THIS MORNING!!  Sad state of affairs when you feel like celebrating with a party just because you see sunshine, but that's the way it has been in Michigan (well I guess we aren't really known for our sunshine in this great state, which I will never move from).

Anyway, back to my swap card.  Yes, I love it (how could you not).  My base is Whisper White, with Ruby Red cardstock embossed in the new Final Press embossing folder after I brayed with Craft White on the debossed side of the folder. I thought it looked like strawberry ice cream after embossing (ask me if I like ice cream).  Now I'm hungry!!  I cut the curve and adhered a 1" strip of textured Chocolate Chip cardstock (oops, I applied my W. White sentiment panel from "Beary Nice Wishes" & 1/4" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon first).  My "Beary Best Friends" girl bear (I think she looks like a "Jane" bear -- you know from "Dick & Jane" -- oopsie again, I'm aging myself here) is watercolored with SU crayons and applied to a Chocolate Chip cardstock panel and then applied to card using dimensionals.  I cased this layout from the Fall/Winter 2008 SU IBC.

Gotta get off this PC and get some work done today.  RubberQueen monthly meeting tonight and we will be doing a new technique that I saw on my sideline's blog yesterday (Melissa Roberts) -- looks awesome and I can't wait.  Plus Ronda will have samples of her Shimmer Paint cards that she did at her last card class (if she read her comments this morning!!).  I hope they like my swap as I had to put my thinking cap on for this one.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


  1. Ummm....yeah...thanks for enabling me!! Nice technique and cute card!

  2. Oh, so pretty. The embosing folder looks great.

  3. I too thought of Jane when I seen your card! Ilove you colors and layout. Don't you just love the Create-A-Bear stamp sets and die cuts. I have had a lot of fun playing with the diecuts. TFS Have fun tonight.

    P.S. Sent my registration and deposit in yesterday. YIPPEE

  4. Very cute! I love these embossing folders!

  5. Nice job with the white craft on the embossing! Strawberry icecream...choc chip (cs)....I need a snack! Have fun tonight - share with us what you did/learned! :)

  6. All I saw this morning was my BREATH!!!!! That is the Michigan weather I know but I forgot you got up a lot later than me this morning.

    Nice card looks like a lot of time spent in this one. Nice color job. Of course if you cased it I cannot comment on that. No, she looks like she is having too much fun better than mine was today.

  7. I loved your card!! It got my vote for sure! At first I thought the bears were a little goofy, but now I'm head over heels in love with them.