Saturday, September 5, 2009

I Don't Do Mornings

In answer to question in the previous post this must be where the mojo went. I just do not understand how this stuff works. Last card I thought would be a breeze and I eked it out element by element, was tortured over it and didn't really like the way it came out. This one was just plain fun. It didn't end up the way it started out but where it went I like and getting there was fun.
This all starts with the stamp. I won this stamp set, "Celebrate Chandelier" by My Cute Stamps because I left a comment on the ABC Design Blog, at least that's where I think I left it. See my virtual buddy Erin (you can check out her blog here) from Splitcoast got a position on their Design Team and I was checking out her blog and found out about the week of stamp give aways and left comments wherever the blog candy trail left me. And "Voila!" I won this set. Justine sent me the stamp set and asked me to let her know when I used it. Justine is the co-ordinator of the ABC Design blog and her blog is Cardiology. She's giving away some blog candy for her birthday so if you're hungry for some blog candy click here and leave her a comment for a chance to win and then come back to finish reading about my card. I can wait all day but you've only got a couple more days to get over there. She's giving it away on 9/12 and I'm feeling lucky.
Are you back, you still interested in the story behind this card. Okay, so as I was saying, I've been meaning to make a card with this chandelier stamp. It's a fun stamp and I found some paper to use with it but I put aside for awhile. So tonight I thought, what the heck I'm gonna make something with that stamp. I had a sentiment stamp that says "I Don't Do Mornings" and thought that would be cute with a light fixture and pulled that out. I wasn't planning anything but using them. I got out my supplies and started playing around. I pulled out the papers I picked to go with it, Basic Grey, Ambrosia, Grove and Melissa Frances, Olivia (that's the one with the pink chandelier). I remembered there was a challenge on Crafty Creations to use 3 or more design papers so I went hunting for another paper. I liked the Basic Gray, 2 scoops, Cupid's Arrow with the other two papers and so I had my papers ready to go. I stamped the chandelier with Memento Tuxedo Black first and after I stamped it I cut that paper. I decided on a layout and cut the other papers out and sponged the edges of all of them with Ranger Tea Dye and then distressed them. I really enjoy messing up those edges. Then I had to bling it up a little so I glued Taylor's Tiny Twinkles down a row of what would be crystals. The No Time to Stamp Challenge this week is Stamp Simply #103 -Overstamped Sentiment so I stamped my sentiment in Versamark over the chandelier and embossed it in silver, which shows up a lot better in real life than it does in this photo. It's really hard to see the details in this photo but if you click on it, it'll enlarge and you can see the bling and the embossing. Then I took some Ranger Distress Stickles in Scattered Straw and rubbed that over the cupid paper. Lastly I put on some silver Dew Drops.
I want to take this opportunity to thank all you who follow my blog. Every time I see a new picture go up I feel like a kid at Christmas. I read your comments and am grateful for everything you say. It makes my day, hey, I'm easily amused.
And of course I'll leave you with my request that you click on the pink ribbon.


  1. You are AWESOME! I would never be able use this stamp and make something work!! ;)

  2. Fab effect - wonderful comination! Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations! Cheers Claire x

  3. Beautiful, beautiful work!! So elegant and unique!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations!

    Saskia :)

  4. I absolutely love how you used that stamp! Beautiful chandelier, paper and distressing. Very pretty!!!
    Eileen <3

  5. Congratulations Lucky Lady, I have just loaded your card with a link back to your blog at our "Creative Customer of the Week" over on the ABC Design Blog.
    Thank you so much for sharing your project with us, as well as, the wonderful shout out!

  6. Oh Chris, I am so excited for you!!! You totally deserve it! That card ROCKS!!! I wouldn't know what to do w/ that chandelier! Seriously! Thanks also for the link to my blog! You are just so sweet! Hugs!!!


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