Friday, January 18, 2008

Ready for some color?

I am! This was a fun, but very messy, card to create. Again, it is all white cardstock, except the brown matting. I started with the pretty pattern bg (CHF) and stamped it and embossed in clear. I then took my canvas (SU) stamp and covered it in versamark and embossed as well. I rolled over the whole background with my brayer in sage (martha stewart) ink. My central flower was the most fun. I stamped the flower (Beautiful Blooms by Papertrey) and embossed in clear, stamped the sentiment, embossed and then drew an outline with my versamark pen around the flower so there would be a white edge to match the rest of the flowers. I embossed that edge then ran over the whole thing with my inky brayer again. One more coat of embossing powder and it was done, and I was messy!
The ribbon is Fancy Pants and the other flowers were simply stamped and then cut out with the flower cuttlebug die.

I have been tagged by two WONDERFUL bloggers and friends. Julee at Poetic Artistry, I'm sure you are all familiar with her blog and her awesome stamp company Verve Visual. I was also tagged by Alli from Card Metaphors, now Alli is a very modern, fresh designer, I just love her stuff! I also have the joy of traveling with her to CHA, but not before we get some stamp time in at my house! So here are the questions and answers of the tag:

1. Name your two favorite scrapbook topics?
Well, I'm not much of a scrapbooker, I'm more of an instant gratification kind of girl with cards. If I had to choose it would probably be my family on vacation (as I look at my stack of Grand Canyon photos) and our pet Lucy.
2. What are the two best places you've been to? I absolutely loved our honeymoon in Maui, that was 15 years ago, time to go again I think! I really enjoyed a trip I took to Italy with my daughter's choir, it was a fantastic time of culture learning and bonding with my girl.

3. Name two things you do every day?Make a coffee (you probably guessed that one) and I pray.

4. Tell us two things that everyone pretty much knows about you? I love a good cup of coffee. I am a planner, don't like to feel unprepared.

5. Two places you wish to visit? Love to see the Holy Land. I'd also love to go to Australia sometime.

6. Two things you may not know about me are: I love to play cribbage, on-line or with my Dad. I chew my nails....terrible habit, don't look too close on my videos!

7. Two nicknames you've had at some time in your life: Sher-bear and Charee (you have to hear my Dad say it)....the ones my hubby has given me will remain private....oohlaalaa.

8. Name two of your favorite drinks? OK this is repetitive.....COFFEE and I like a cold gingerale on a hot day.

9. What are two interesting (in a good or bad way) jobs you've had in your life? My first job (at 14) was working in a pet store....scoopin' poop.
I worked at the bank as a teller before I had kids....I have a mind for math and numbers.
10. What are two things you would like to learn?
I would love to learn to paint, maybe I will get there sometime.
I would also like to learn video editing, this is in my most immediate future as I try to do tutorials.

11. What two things would make your scrapping/stamping work space work even better for you?More natural lighting, I work in the basement, so I have a lot of lamps but there is no substitute for good natural daylight.
More space....what girl doesn't want that!

12. What are two of your best organizational tips for stampers that do not have a lot of space?Only buy what you love, not because it is on sale or a good deal, you will have less "stuff" to deal with.
I love my new "clip it up" it carries all my acrylic stamps and embellishments too!

13. What are your two favorite stamping toys? My copic markers and my nestabilities.

14. If you could have TWO super-powers, what would they be? I'd like to be able to slow down time a little. My kids are at wonderful stages and I wish they could not be in such a hurry to grow up, I love the family time we have together.
I would love to be able to pick up and travel at anytime to holiday/stamp with a friend/see my bloggin' buds.

15. Name two words that describe your stamping/scrapbooking style?
Warm and Unique

16. Name two stamp companies that seem to collect all your money.
Cosmo Cricket (love their papers)

I'm supposed to tag two people to answer the above questions and then to also add a question of their own. The only requirement is that the question must be in twos. I will tag Sharon (aka notimetostamp) she has been so encouraging to me through her comments and I just adore her stamp style. I will also tag Taylor, she was such a delight to meet this past summer and I am looking forward to seeing her at CHA.
Don't worry ladies if you are busy and can't play, I know what that is like! Have fun!


Marilyn said...

Love this card!! It is fun, fresh and funky!! All that embossing is messy, but the effort is worth it all! Love visiting your site & seeing what you're up to!

Marlou said...

stunning card!! love the bright colours :)

Deborah said...

Now that is a very snappy happy card! (wink)! Love it! Worth the mess! Deb

Theresa said...

Stamping out of the box eh? Nicely done! Great idea to emboss the large flower and layer over it!

Anonymous said...

Another day, another fabulous card! I love what you did here, it is so so pretty!
Geny C. (aka Mommy Geny)

Grams4eande said...

This card really brighted my day and you reminded me of some techniques I haven't used in a while!

Conniecrafter said...

Wow all stamping, neat bg's and such pretty flowers!

Lastel said...

Pretty card , love all the color !
Also wanted to let you know I have added you to my blog roll .

Debbie Olson said...

What a fresh take on this PaperTrey set--one of my favorites! Great job!

Deb Neerman said...

Oh, gosh, I LOVE to play cribbage!! I was taught to play by my Dad w-a-y back when.

The only problem is no one and I mean no one, knows how to play this card game! It's second nature to me, but when you try to explain the scoring: 15-2, 15-4, 15-6's you can actually see your listener zoning out. So, I only get to play online. Hey, you don't live in So Florida by any chance, do you!??!

Love the card, too, btw .. really sharp and different.

Anonymous said...

I love this card! How fun to get down and dirty with the embossing!!

For fun, I did the quiz too. You can see it at