Sunday, February 17, 2008

Retail Therapy

You know what I think is pretty funny? I spend all week thinking about all the things i am going to get accomplished on the weekend and when it gets here I procrastinate by going to my local scrapbook stores and quilt shops and visiting with friends. Shame on me. This weekend I went to Scrapping Bunnies this fabulous little store not too far from where I live. They have great stuff. This past weekend they were having a 50% off sale which of course I had to partake in. So since I didn't do chores this weekend, I decided to make cards. I felt the need to accomplish something and paying bills and balancing the finances isn't too fun. Here is a card that I saw a layout on splitcoast for. I loved it so I tried it myself. Believe it or not I have had my stamps from My Favorite Things and hadn't even broken into the plastic. So today I opened them up and made what I think is a pretty cute card. I am really working on making "heavier" cards. That means more layers and stuff. My friend Paula Bloom (see link on my blog - Love blooms in me) has perfected this art. I really like cards that are either Heavy or very simple. I can't seem to find any middle ground. So for now I will operate on extremes. I really like the way this card turned out...I even stamped the inside with the saying "Good Friends are Priceless" and stamped some shoes and a purse to add a little detail in the purely pomegranate ink on the purely pomegranate paper to give it a little extra added effect.
Card Recipe:

Black card stock 5X5 finished card size
Bali Breeze Card Stock
Purely Pomegranate double stitched ribbon
Black stamp pad
Jewel embellishments
White Gel Pen

I made this card for a good friend of mine. Out of the blue she sent me a valentines package that included "Valentina" the valentines boyd bear and some yummy chocolates. It was very sweet of her to think of me. Especially since I didn't get a chance to get a card out to her for Valentines day. So hopefully this card will make her smile. She and I love to shop together. We have been doing it for years and years! We know every mall in our hometown like the back of our hands and were never afraid to brave the malls the day after Thanksgiving. Hope she likes it!
Talk to you soon!


Paula said...

By golly your getting the hang of the "heavy" card! I love the combo of papers you've used and some dots!! Yea!!

Anonymous said...

I didn't know you had that stamp! Great job - and I think you do great with your heaviness. HA!


Susan (rainy) said...

Beautiful combination of papers and colors. Wonderful 'heavy' card!