Look Ma, another card!

I think my mojo is coming back! w00t!

This one is for PH's challenge on SCS. HCE02 - Squares, Scallops and Sentiments It's funny how you get an idea in your head and then it decides to go it's own way once you start putting everything together. That's what happened here.

I knew I wanted to use the Inkadinkadoo Cardinal stamp from the Winter Birds set. I haven't used it yet ;) So I started there, then I was looking around my table at the various pieces of scraps and stuff, here you look too, see what I saw? LOL

I found the Basic Gray paper and thought it looked like branches that a bird might sit on, so I went with it. Then I picked my cs colors, easy when Basic Gray seems to match their colors with SU colors! Love that! Wild Wasabi and Cranberry crisp it was.

Ok a square card, NP, no glitter, NP, sentiment 3 words or longer, hmmm ok, found one, scallops, got them too. Now how the heck to pull it all together.

I started with the idea of having the bird on a solid piece of white, but then you could see the PP. Then I thought of cutting out the whole bird, but I looked at the branches it was sitting on and changed my mind rather quickly! I decided on a partial cut out, and did the scallops on the bottom edge, leaving me just enough room for the sentiment IF I split it up around the bird. I liked the idea of leaving the wings popped up, but I didn't want to actually POP them up KWIM? So I just didn't glue them down. The ribbon behind them helps to push them out a bit to make the bird look as though it's flying, or at least trying to take off.

I made a card! Woo Hoo!

SCS is having a Holiday Challenge Extravaganza 2008
and my friend Victoria is hostessing the first challenge, so I HAD to participate! Plus, just maybe, it'll get me back in the swing of things.

So here's my card.

This is attempt #2 for this design. The first one was ok, but the only snowflake I could find was from Season of Joy and I didn't want the circle of dots around the flake, so I tried to make a mask and stamp just the snowflake. (I was using In Colors, so I don't have markers, if SU would make markers for the In Colors, my life would be SO much easier ;) ) Anyway, I got a couple of unwanted marks on the card, so I stamped the Snowflakes from Merry and Bright over the whole side thinking that would help hide the boo boos. It did, but unfortunately the last time I used that stamp I either didn't clean it at all or at least not very well :( It got some pinkish flakes on my card, pretty, but not what I was going for. I did try to overlook that too and stamp the sentiment to finish the piece, but I just HAD to add one more thing. I wanted a flake on the tail of the sentiment, so I stamped one. But I didn't check my stamp and I got smudges on the piece. So with all that wrong just sitting there staring me in the face, I couldn't justify finishing the card. I am a perfectionist and I really don't like "Oopsies" on my cards. So I tried again with a different approach.

This one went smoother. I masked off the side with the sentiment, then I stamped the little snowflakes (making sure the stamp was GOOD and CLEAN this time). Then I marked the lines on the reverse side and scored them with my trimmer. I really wish I had a scorepal for this, but I don't so I used what I have. Then I saw my new Martha Stewart Snowflake punch sitting there and thought "OOOOOO Anna's done a TON of cool things with snowflakes lately, maybe you should try something like that!" Now of course I don't have the cool chunky glitter that Anna has, and I don't have any really cool rust snowflakes or half her talent, but I think it turned out quite nice.

Ribbon Leftovers for sale!

OK I have some ribbon left from the share I did eons ago. Here's what I have left.

Soft Subtles

Pretty in Pink
Barely Banana
Certainly Celery
Bashful Blue
Almost Amethyst (close)

Bold Brights

Glorious Green (close)
Green Galore
Gable Green - gone
YoYo Yellow
Only Orange
Pink Passion
Orchid Opulence(close)
Lovely Lilac
Brilliant Blue
Tempting Turquoise

Earth Elements

Really Rust
Ruby Red (close)
Cameo Coral
Summer Sun (close)

Rich Regals

Ballet Blue
Night of Navy
Taken with Teal
Handsome Hunter
So Saffron
Bravo Burgundy (close)


Very Vanilla (close)
Going Gray

In Colors 2007
Buckaroo Blue - gone

(NOTE: the ribbons are NOT SU ribbons, but match the colors very well!)

The cost is $1.05 for 5 yards. I'm selling the colors in 5 yard increments. So the smallest amount you can order is 5 yards of each color you'd like!

Since these are leftovers and I do NOT plan on ordering more, this will have to be first come first serve basis.

PayPal only please, it's just easier for me. I can take Credit cards through my Paypal account! Shipping and a small Paypal fee will be added to your total once I know how many yards you'd like. Please e-mail with your choices laurakayj @ yahoo . com (just remove the spaces) If you could put ribbon in the subject line, that would help a TON!

Brunch with Santa

Today was Camp Adahi's Brunch with Santa. Kendalyn was SO excited to tell Santa exactly what she wanted. She had a mental list about 30 things long! I told her that Santa only had time to hear 2 or 3 things that she wanted. So in the end she decided to ask for 1. An Easy Bake Oven (Yea me! I know my daughter pretty well! She had NEVER said anything about this until last week. Guess what? It's been wrapped and hidden for 3 weeks! LOL) 2. Jewelry (This is a new one for today. I was told this morning that she wanted a small diamond. OMG, I guess she's going to be "THAT" kind of girl. LOL Hey at least she's getting one thing on her list.

As we were driving to the Brunch, we saw a sign at the Cumru Community Center announcing thier "Lunch with Santa". It was also today. Kendalyn read the sign and said, "Well I guess it's going to be Mrs. Claus there, because we are going to have bunch with the REAL Santa, right Mom?!" I had to try not to laugh. I love that she is still so innocent. I can only hope that it lasts.

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