Wednesday, March 2, 2011


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 Right about now, I'd like to relax but I've got a million things on my mind.  That's not necessarily a bad thing, but I'd like to feel relaxed, so maybe tonight I'll take a long relaxing bath.  Ah, that sounds like the ticket.

I thought I'd try to get a couple more cards done today because I have to pack up the scrapbox tomorrow and head north to the land of the ice and snow (wasn't that a song back in the 80's?).  OMG, I can't believe I'm going to have to wear long pants and socks,  I am so not into this weather conversion.  Oddly, no one up there feels sorry for me at all.  LOL.   They're going to like me even less when I show up with a tan. 

This is for My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club sketch challenge, and a couple green challenges (you all want to be Irish this month, don't you, OK, we love the attention) from Really Reasonable Ribbon and Paper Variety. 

Sometimes, there's lots of stuff that you can't see in the photo.  In this photo almost everything is showing except that the white cs was sponged with Close To My Heart "Colonial White".  It's very subtle but it does add a soft hint of distressing.  Once in a while I go for subtle (really, I do, stop laughing, I really do).  The button on the side of the oval is difficult to see too, it's a cute little flower from Stampin' Up.  Lastly, it's not easy to see the stamp on the inside.

Here's the deets:

don't forget the inside

stamp - My Favorite Thing a la modes "Take Time"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black" for front of card; Color Box "Lime Pastel" for inside; Close To My Heart" Colonial White for sponged on white cs
paper - Stampin' Up green cs "Subtles Collection"; SU dsp "Subtles Patterns Pack; Georgia Pacific white cs
miscellaneous - copics; charm; olive burlap thread; pleated May ribbon; Nellies multi frames; brads; MFT stick pin; Kaisercraft lace; SU button; sewing machine; Sulky thread; EK Success "English Ivy" border punch; scrap of plaid paper for piecing the pants

Here's the challenges:
My Favorite Things MFTWSC9 - sketch
Paper Variety - Let's See Your Green
Pink Elepahnt TPE94 - buttons, lace and ribbon
Really Reasonable Ribbon #19 - Green

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.  And take time to relax, and have some fun stamping.


  1. hey there girl...adorable card AGAIN! :) I think I need to come here and get challenge ideas all the time...hmmmmm....and dont ask me to feel sorry for you when traveling up to the ice and snow...I still live it!

  2. this card is BEAUTIFUL! love the ribbon, the sentiment, the super cute design. Thanks for sharing your GREEN at the Paper Variety! Don't forget to hop to our DT blogs - more prizes to win :)

  3. Such cuteness. I really dig the design. :) Thanks for participating at The Paper Variety.

  4. Such a pretty image! Love the charm and the pleats and the ribbon & the color combo! P.S. Don't be thinking you're going to come up here showing off your Irish tan! Can't wait to see you!!!

  5. Terrific card! So beautifully embellished.

    I feel sorry for you having to head into the land of snow and ice. I hate wearing all of those heavy clothes and still being cold. lol

  6. What a wonderful card! Love all the beautiful shades of green! :) The layering of that gorgeous pleated ribbon and trims is just beautiful! Thanks for hopping with us at The Paper Variety!

  7. Great card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

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  9. What a cute card!

  10. This is so sweet! I love all of the little details. :) Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!
    - April


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