In Stamping Mode

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Hugs and Smiles

So, spring break is almost coming to a halt here in my household. I'm kind of sad that it's almost over! I mean, we didn't do anything so notable with our staycation, but we spent lots of time with the kids and family friends, which was GREAT! We discovered geocaching (the kids loved finding little treasures), grilled out at a friends, enjoyed a St. Patty's day shin dig, made a trip to the zoo, and will celebrate Holi day (in the Indian culture) Saturday evening. I've also begun taking an online photography course and I'm spending lots of time taking photos practicing the SLR in Manual mode...HELLO!! It's taking some getting used to. :) But yeah, totally been kept busy.

There has been one thing at the top of my to-do list though...and that was to send a heartfelt "thank you" over to Stacey Caron with Spellbinders. She was sooo generous and sent me a NICE selection of new dies for my work on the Want 2 Scrap design team. Yes, I have the new pennant die in my hot little hands already!! ;) So here is my card...made with one of the new sets from Technique Tuesday, Sweet Somethings. Yep, I also got my order from Technique Tuesday and this set is just one of the new ones that was released at Winter CHA 2011!! I just adore this greeting! I'm sending her big hugs and smiles because I just can't thank her enough!

Love, love it!! I used some of the new Nestabling Labels 2 in Black rhinestones here....also a new release from CHA. My layout inspiration came directly from the latest Mojo challenge, which was just too gorgeous of a sketch to resist.

So as I was creating this card, I realized that I should share some of the things I use to create with. I hoard so badly, really. So this is what I did...I set things aside that I used to create this card with...and added a few of my prized vintage goodies.

See this?

These are my beloved jar of authentic vintage buttons. My mother-in-law gave them to me and these all came from her mom and grandmom. Awesome, right? Well I've had these for well over a year...and, I'm ashamed to say, this is probably almost the exact same amount that I received back then...minus only a few. :) Do I really need to hoard these so? NO! So this is for you....

Papers used on my card from Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 Collection
1 yard of hand dyed seam binding
Maya Road Crochet trim in Ivory
3 mini clothespins
3 vintage ivory buttons
vintage crochet doily
3 vintage tickets
1 hand dyed Prima flower
1 mini kraft bag

All packaged up in a folded and sewn lunch bag...each pocket has a goodie! :)

All the bits and bobs perfect for your creation! What do you think?

It will be up in my Etsy of a kind, so when it's gone, it's gone! Who knows, if this is a hit, maybe I'll create more with future creations? We shall see! Enjoy the weekend's ending is already creeping on us!


teri said...

Bowing to your card greatness! This is absolutely awesome, Melissa!


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