Friday, December 10, 2010

Are you ready to SQUEEE?!??!!!

This post really should occur on Sunday...AFTER this amazing swap (22 stampers getting together and each making the card with the supplies we bring--so I'll come home with 21 new cards I made there! SQUEE!) I'll be sure to share all the stampy goodness with you in the next couple of days!  However, it's been a MONTH since I blogged and I'm so stinkin excited about my card that I HAD to post about it now!

I got this design/idea from Gretchen Barron...an UBER talented Stampin' Up demonstrator who makes the MOST amazing stuff with paper. (Who got the Poinsettia idea from Connie Babbert, another Stampin' Up Demo in Ohio). Once I saw this idea in my Google Reader I could NOT stop thinking about it! Once I got in my studio and started making the cards I was SQUEEEEEing like crazy!!! Making these made me soooo happy!

First off--I have to show you my view from my stamping table: my super cute Bichon Frise CHIBI :D She makes me SQUEEE whenever I see her...she is so cute and fun. Except today she was a little mad at me because I made her go to the groomer.  I took this pic shortly after we got home and it wasn't until now I realize she's not "smiling" in this photo. She looks kinda mad. Bwahaha!
She props herself up on the back of the sofa that backs up against my IKEA hack desk. I love having her company when I stamp! I do have to make her stop trying to walk onto my desk though! :)

Ok...are you ready to SQUEEEE?!?!?! Here's the RED version of the card--The Poinsettia is made by stamping the leaf from FRENCH FOLIAGE with Stampin' Up Bravo Burgandy ink onto Regal Rose cardstock.  I stamped 13 leaves then cut them out (the worst part...I hate cutting stuff out! But the results are always worth it so I should just stop whining!) The card base is Always Artichoke. I know...I really thought I hated that color...but with Bravo Burgandy it's gorgeous! I then used the Gold Smooch Spritz on the poinsetta for a subtle shimmer. That stuff is AMAZING! More SQUEEEEing ensued!!

Then I thought I'd play with white and gold (with the white shimmer Smooch Spritz)....here's the result!! SQUEEEEEE x 10!!!!! OMG OMG OMG!!!!


So tomorrow I am driving up to Austin (at the Crack of Cranky!!) to have breakfast with my friends Lydia and Kim at Baguette et Chocolat (NOM NOM NOM!!!) then Kim and I are heading up to Georgetown for our Splitcoaststampers Christmas Card Swap! Lydia will be meeting us a little later and then the 3 of us are having dinner before I have to drive home to San Antonio. So. Much. Fun. Can't wait! I'll post again and share all the amazing things I made!!

Thanks for stopping by!!
XOXO
Dana

5 comments:

Chelle (hanwayink) said...

so purty!!! and Chibi is super cute too. a real sweetie <3

Kim Williams said...

OMG!!! The card is so pretty! OK, I am totally reconsidering my design now. So, if I look like I have been up all night when you get to my house at the crack o' cranky, it is because I was up redoing everything. ;-)

See you in the morning! I can't wait!!

Lydia said...

Wait - where's the retweet button? I want to reblog this!!!

I'm done with my swap - now I gotta do my class! HAHAHAHH! :D

wv: brotiv - My brotive candle burns at both ends.

Sue said...

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE is right!!! beautiful stuff!!..and I own that set!!! OMG!!
Have fun...so envious..would love to get together with you too...

Mel Hopes said...

What beautiful cards! I love them and as I have not had one minute to do any stamping for myself! I hope to get down there after leadership. I have done lots of stampy things at work however!
Have a wonderful peacful Christmas!! Love you!!!!!!

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