Saturday, July 23, 2011


Good Evening Everybody!!
I took the day off today from Spring cleaning (there is a method to my madness, just don't ask) to get my fingers inky.  I was surprised when my granddaughter called early this morning to ask if she could come over to scrapbook and swim.  Well, being as I already knew I was taking the day off, I told her to get herself over here so we could get started.  She scrapbooked when she was younger, but is really starting from scratch almost because she is using the "best" product now.  So yes, she had to be shown how to use SU's big cutter, Color Coach, and a few of their other tools.  Before I was introduced to Stampin' Up, I already owned tons of product from that "other" company that doesn't sell stamps.  However, I can't even get her to use it (and she used to love it) because none of the colors coordinate, they didn't have ribbon or any accessories, and after stamping cards with me for a couple of years she absolutely refuses to use "those stickers" from that company (I don't blame her, I wouldn't either -- no comparison with a piece of real rubber).  I just look at all those thousands of dollars I spent on product from the other company (which at the time I thought was the best) and shake my head.  The only thing I will use it for now is when the little ones come over and they want to "play" with crafts.  Long story short, she ended up doing a beautiful 2-page spread with awesome Stampin' Up product, learned a lot, and was very happy.

So back to my original plan to create a card to update my sorry blog (don't worry, I will get back on a schedule again sometime).  I didn't actually get to "really" work on it until after dinner because all I got done when my granddaughter was here was make decisions on my color scheme, designer paper, and stamp set.  The layout of this card was inspired from a card my BFF sent me for my birthday.  I actually saw it when I was at her house in Arizona last November, loved it, and asked her to send it to me for my birthday (only good friends can do that you know).  So this is what I came up with, and I hope you love it as much as I do:

All Stampin' Up Product Used:  Timeless Treasures and Notable Ornate Stamp Sets; Textured Basic Black, Crumb Cake, and Night of Navy Card Stock; Mocha Morning Speciality, First Edition Speciality, and Well Worn Designer Series Papers; Vintage Ink Distressing Essentials; Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Neutrals Button Collection; and Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim Ribbon.
This was a fun card to make and I am so in love with the Mocha Morning Speciality Designer Paper.  The flocking makes it look so rich, and of course, I love all vintage-looking designer paper!!!

Until next time,
"And lead us not into temptation, but deliever us from evil. . . ." -- Matthew 6:13
"Lord, You bore the agony of the Cross for us.  Have mercy on all who are in pain." -- Mark Collins

1 comment:

  1. Sandi, I love the card but I have to tell you that I also love stickers. I've got a ton of them and I'm using them in my scrapbooks. Different strokes for different folks. See you next week. And a word of warning. I'm going to keep bugging you about entering the Artisan Award contest. I looked at all those entries at convention and I'm sure that you could do it. Lynn