Thursday, January 1, 2009

Color Inspiration #36

Question: Now how does one know they are absolutely ridiculously addicted to stamping?
Answer: When you stay up after your New Year's party till 4 am making a card for Kristina's awesome color challenges.

So now as mentioned earlier, here's tonite's story. I was on call for work till 10 o'clock. The minute it turned 10:01 the pager went off and the alcohol went into the belly. Of course everyone at the party didn't have the intention of drinking their faces off and nor did I. We all had our champagne for the countdown (we all as in all 7 of us...) and finished watching 300. What a great movie to be playing on New Year's eve huh? Anyways, I knew that I would never get around to making a card for Kristina's challenge if I left it till tomorrow so 3 am came rolling by and after Jamie crawled into bed with Khuno, I crawled into my craft room and set to work.

So I'm relatively happy with how the card turned out. I absolutely love old olive and rose red so I was quite excited. I got my order in today with the new catalogue's preorders and also the new level 2 stamp sets. I haven't mounted them yet so I looked at my second package I received today! (UPS and Canada Post were both on the ball today) I had ordered some silk flowers that were being discounted from All That Scraps. (I love this site because shipping is VERY reasonable to Canada and you get reward points!) So I bought 2 boxes of flowers, $7.50 each. I got to use some of those flowers and it's always good news when you get to use new product. Then I finally finally finally got to use my dots embossing plate from SU which I've had collect dust for the last 7 months. Boy dry embossing is NOT easy on the wrists or fingers.. Especially when embossing dots... I also got to use my scallop edge punch which I've had a hard time putting to use. Lastly I was able one of my favorite and retiring stamp sets Wonderful Words. And last but not least, I was finally able to pull something out of my Pretties Kit to use!!

Anways it's now 4:26 and I'm exhausted... So for a quick recipe: everything used is Stampin' Up! except the actual flowers. Haahaha that was actually a VERY quick recipe.. Anyways HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


Meda said...

That's the spirit! One night before new year's eve I was sorry to have accepted to go to a New Year party. I was losing one card making night :) I love the simplicity of the layout and the elegance of your card.

Carol Dunstan said...

oooh, now this is very nice!

Tina said...

Sweet, really like the texture of the flowers and scallops.

cassie said...

i really like your card!

nikki schmaltz said...

This is so pretty and those flowers are to die for. Great use of them

Jerry said...

Very elegant. Love the flowers!