Friday, June 13, 2008

Playing with new stamps

OHHHH How I love to play with new stamps..... The smell of new rubbah' is just as sweet as the smell of freshly mowed grass...On Monday my package from Verve Visual arrived and it was so hot in my stamp room at the beginning of the week I couldn't bare going up there.. Well, the humidity broke and a stampin' I a-went... I have 2 fun events coming up and I wanted to make sure my cards were ready...
As many of you know, I had gastric bypass surgery on January 25th.. (98 lbs gone for good whoo hoo).. Through this adventure I've met 3 of the closet friends I will ever have. One friend officially lost 100.4 lbs this week.. So here is the card I made from us 3 to celebrate this monumental event... Were getting together on the 26th to celebrate and I can't wait for her to see it..
The nice thing about this card is that I made it a 5 1/2" square so the images fit nicely... This first card uses... Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue and Very Vanilla SUP card stock... Chocolate chip ink and blue rhinestone SUP brads.. The PTI sentiment was stamped in versa mark and then embossed in chocolate brown on sticky velum. .This is vellum I found in Mikes that comes in 8 1/2" x 11" sheets so you can cut it to what ever size you need. But the best thing is that it's reposition-able... so even though it's sticky if you don't get it in the right place, you can remove it and put it where you need it. I used this Vellum to make my nephew's first communion invites and it works awesome in the cuttlebug as well (I just adhered it to my cardstock before running it thought the cuttlebug)... And finally a wide chocolate grosgrain ribbon..
When someone is starting their weight loss journey 100 lbs seems so very far away. Michelle accomplished this feat in just about 4 months.. Congratulations Michelle !!!!
Happy Birthday to you.. Happy Birthday to you.. Happy Birthday dear Estelle.. Happy Birthday to you... This is a normal a2 sized card so I off centered the smaller filigree a bit. The differences with this card is I used Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet (PTI) and whisper white card stock, silver embossing powder Berry Sorbet grosgrain ribbon and pink dew drops... It's Estelle's birthday today and I wanted her to have a special card..
It's Father's day weekend which means busy busy busy with 3 dad's to visit... and it will also mean no stamping... So I'll be back next week with more projects..

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.. Enjoy the beautiful weather.. :)
Happy Stamping,
PS... I forgot about a little enabling.. There are a few Friday the 13th specials you should know about..
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Kathy W said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for mentioning sticky vellum; I have never heard of this before. I'll have to check out Michaels...The Verve set is on my wish list.

Anonymous said...

Dreams are wishes your heart makes! How true for you too....98 pounds! Congratulations to you, girl!
you look so good in your new photo!