September 13, 2008

For Some Special Friends

So it's been a busy week. My younger DD has pink eye - YIPPEEE! (do you hear the sarcasm??) She's been pretty good about her drops, and is already much better, thank goodness!! We're also coming to the end of a very long drawn out home improvement project that I almost can't bear to talk about, because I get frustrated...but we're definitely in the home stretch, THANK GOODNESS!! But these things have really kind of taken me away from the things I love to do when the girls are in bed...stamp and chat on SCS!

I have a few things that I've been waiting to share, but will finally be going ahead with over the next few days.

My first 'installment' is a card I made for my friend Samantha (Sammystamper on SCS). She lives on the other side of the country from me, and we've never met face to face. She reminds me of me really...especially BEFORE I had kids ;) I can't wait for the day she comes to the city, and I head down to hang out and have a few drinks with her!

Ok, so onto the card...
Ta-dah!!! Ok- so I think my FAVORITE part about this card are the paper flowers I made. I've got a few of the punch bunch punches, and decided to finally put them to use! Looking at this card after the fact, I kind of wish I had put a mat behind the DSP, but overall I'm pleased with the way this turned out...and I just love that sentiment from A Muse.

Let's get a closer look at those flowers, shall we???
I used Always Apricot and Really Rust CS punched out 3 daisy shaped punches (1 for each flower) I used my stylus on the backs of the punched pieces (on my rubber mouse pad) to give them more dimension, get that rounded petal look. I did that also on the leaves, but wanted the 'veins' in the leaves as well...the centers of the flowers are the 'sakura' flower shape and it's punched out in PTI's Lemon Tart CS, and the very centers of the flowers are finished off with some cinnamon stickles.

If you ever get the opportunity to check out The Paper Garden it's a really fun book...I need to add some more punches to my 'arsenal' before I can accomplish more of the beautiful flowers in this book, but WOW. The author also realeased another book this summer, called The Paper Boquet which is also carried by All That Scraps...speaking of All That Scraps, did you SEE their new Halloween sets??? I mean really...they don't get much cuter. If you get a chance, stop by, and check them out. I'm tellin' ya, they're SUPER cute...

Well - Samantha - thank you for being such an awesome friend - I hope you enjoyed your package from me :)

Have a great remainder of your weekend everyone, thanks for stopping by!!!


Sue said...

You should post pics of the room..

I love the punched flowers!!

Samantha said...

How could I not love the card and your sweet words on your blog. I loved my card! The sentiment is so wonderful and we will have drinks in the city, hopefully soon than later.

Renee V. said...

Don't you just love these books? I do! I'm like you... slowly adding punches to my collection.
It's fun though.
I really like your card to Sammy and I'm sure she's going to love it!