February 15th, 2011
Happy Tuesday! I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! I got lucky and had the Rocket Scientist at home with me, so we went to one of our favorite places – Old Towne Orange – and tried a new place for lunch. Bruxie serves waffle sandwiches and boy oh boy are they ever yummy! It’s just a little corner stand and we were super lucky to find a seat. We’ll definitley be going back! If you live in SoCal, you’ve just got to try it!
Today I have another card to share made with the There She Goes stamp set Puppy Love. I used the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 102 from a couple of weeks ago. Patterned Paper is Doodlebug. It’s a Valentine Collection, but I think the bright fun patterns will work all Spring and Summer really. (I got it from TE, but it seems to be out of stock.)
This card might look like a Valentine at first glance, but it is actually a thank you card for my parents from Tessa. When we were opening presents on Christmas Eve, my Mom handed a Nordstrom box to Curt and said she had a gift for Tessa. We just thought she had used the Nordy box to wrap a little dog toy, but no…my mom bought Tessa a shiny red dish at Nordstrom. Wow!
That special gift called for a special thank you card, don’t you think? The above photo of Tessa is included inside the card. Really, there’s just no place like Nordstrom!
I’ve got to run – off to the office today. Thanks so much for stopping by.
February 10th, 2011
Hey! I actually set aside some time to stamp yesterday. I was so excited, I almost didn’t know where to begin so the first thing I did was look for some sketch challenges to get me focused. The card I have to share with you tonight uses Karen’s Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 103. Next I got out a brand new stamp set that Curt got me for Christmas – Puppy Love from There She Goes. Even though I hate clear stamps, I LOVE this stamp set! It is too too CUTE! TSG has several sets I’ve had my eye on (darn that Jodi!) – I might just have to cave on some more. 😉 I stamped a bunch of images from Puppy Love first and then chose one for this 5″ square Valentine card.
Cardstock (Choice Snow White), paper (Echo Park Be Mine), ribbon, rose trim, black Kaiser Craft pearls, Spellbinders Label 10, Diamond Stickles (covering the copic colored heart), Copics, are all from Taylored Expressions. Black cardstock and border punch are from SU. As soon as I saw Karen’s sketch I thought of the pack of doilies sitting on my stamp table. (The doilie is white. Not sure why it looks ivory in the photo.)
Just a quick Valentine and the pure joy that is stamping.
I have a bunch of CHA photos half edited and I just haven’t had time to post them…story of my life. Still I’m glad I gave myself a day to just have lunch with a friend and stamp. It was my birthday gift to myself! I have another card to share as well..maybe I’ll get it posted in a day or two.
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for your patience!