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Monday, May 25, 2009

Quick I Need A Birthday Card

Ok, I thought I was on top of things this month and then it dawned on me I needed a birthday card and I needed it like a half hour ago!!! LOL SOOOO, I head down to my workroom where I get easily distracted by other things in the room. A stamp set not put away, some card stock sitting by the paper cutter, etc. And the next thing I know another 20 minutes have slipped by.

I quick grab my book where I keep a copy of each Sketch Challenge that Split Coast Stampers has offered. I like having a layout at hand. I had the butterfly stamp from the Stampin' Up! "God's Beauty." I stamped the image on glossy card stock using Black StazOn. I colored it in using an Almost Amethyst marker and a blender pen. Then I came in with Lavender Lace to darken the bottom areas of the elongated ovals on the wings. I sponged he edges and it was ready for layering.

The words came from the Stampin' Up! "Birthday Bests" set. I even stamped on the inside of the card which is something I rarely do. But this set has it all, even a belated stamp. I think this set was designed just for me!!! LOL

I used the Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss folder (again). I just LOVE that background. It goes SO well with most cards!! And especially this card. It was just what the card needed.

And it's great to use up those little pieces of decorative papers too. I have TONS of them. But hey, at least I am using them now instead of hoarding them!!! I have gotten REALLY good about not hoarding my papers any more. How many papers do you have to have before you realize you need to start using them? A few hundred?? LOL I have lots but I have been using them now too!!! It's a start on my way to recovery from hoarding paper. It's a 12 step program and I'm doing well!! LOL

Anyway, my friend LOVES purple and I think this card is purple enough for her, don't you?? LOL I think she'll like it!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today and don't forget about the blog candy!!


Diane said...

I'm sure your friend will cherish it,it looks fabulous!

Unknown said...

A BDAY beauty, I love the butterfly!