Sunday, August 24, 2008

Urban Fabulous Flowers

Ok, I admit it I've been neglecting my "older" stamp sets. It's so easy to do when you get all these fabulous new sets. I've had Fabulous Flowers for a while now almost nine months but it's not one I've used very much. I'm not sure why because I love this large flower and I love the Dare to be Fabulous saying! I think one of the reasons I haven't used it too much is that while I don't mind stamping this image three times and cutting it out to give the flower dimension, it's not something my club members would be happy about. So, I never pulled it out to use with them. Well, today I saw it there looking a little forlorn and decided today was the day to use it! It just so happened that I had my Urban Garden DSP sitting out and I immediately noticed (ok so maybe some of you had already noticed but I hadn't) how similar the large flower in this paper looked to the large flower stamp. I decided I needed to use these two lovely things together! This card measures 51/2 x 51/2 so it's not your "typical" sized card. I used the Coluzzle to make the circles and them moved them over to the edge and cut them off on one side. Of course I used Shimmery White to stamp the flower images and the greeting. All products from Stampin' Up!
Stamp set: Fabulous Flowers
Ink: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Shimmery White, Urban Garden DSP
Accessories: Coluzzle Circle, Paper snips, Scalloped Edge punch, Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon, dimensionals

I have had a fabulous weekend of playing with my stamps and working on projects. I have to say that it's been a lot of fun and I have a lot to show you over the next week or so. I also have to tell you that in the past week I've decided that I'm addicted to Shimmery White cardstock, my Top Note Big Shot die, and my shadow stamps! The last one is really crazy because I wasn't too keen on them when I first saw them. So, I apologize in advance for my upcoming posts (well and quite a few prior ones) that have used those three items. I also did two Quick Cards using the same sketch for Thursday and while the sketch is similar the cards are different. I also apologize for using the "In Colors" so much. I have really grown to love them (well except Baja Breeze but it's growing on me). Tomorrow I get to take my "grandson" Miguel to his first day of Kindergarten. I can't believe he's already starting Kinder. I'm so honored to get to be the one who drops him off for his first day. Of course, I will have pictures and hopefully a scrapbook page made by the end of the day! Until tomorrow.....

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