Thursday, August 9, 2012

A Cup of Happy Birthday?

Sometimes I find it so hard to come up with a blog post title and other times it just flows so that is the reason for my ? mark today.  I've been struggling all week to get a post done or for that matter a card ready to post.   I took my dad on Monday and the rest of this week there have been no doctor appointments for me to take anyone to.  That's right 3 days in a row with no appointments or have to's and my fung shway is all off kilter.  LOL!  It's rather cool and rainy here today and will be for the next couple of days the weather man is saying so I'm glad that I did take the day on Tuesday and enjoyed our pool.  We keep it heated with our outdoor woodstove so technically it is warm enough most of the time to swim, but without that sun.......well you get the picture.  If it sounds like I'm rambling, well yes I am.  I'm not always sure what people want in a blog post since I get very few comments, but sometimes I feel the need to ramble.  Sort of therapy maybe?  I've been reading a blog lately that has nothing to do with stamping, just random thoughts this person has and I've been finding it refreshing.  He doesn't care if anyone reads it.  He writes for himself and if others enjoy it so be it.  I actually like his quirkiness in his posts. 

So if you've stayed with me thus far I do have a project to show you.  Our Holiday "mini" catalog made it official appearance on Aug 1 and I finally was able to order some things since I hadn't had the money to do a demo preorder like I usually do.  I wanted to make a card and not have it be a Christmas card and this is what I came up with.

I think this card is fairly masculine.  What do you think?  I used the new stamp set called Scentsational Season and cut it out using the Holiday Collections Framelit Dies.  You can buy these two items separately or you can buy them in a bundle and save 15%.  There are several bundles in this Holdiay catalog.  You can check out the catalog by clicking on the catalog icon to the left on this blog or visit my stampin' store and view items there as well.  And if you are viewing them there you can put them in a cart and make your purchase right there.  Of course you can always call or email me and order directly from me as well.

I got this color combo....Cherry Cobbler, Midnight Muse and Bashfull blue from the Color Coach and then added in the Soft Suede.  Oh and the button is from the Naturals Designer Buttons.  These buttons look like wood.  The ribbon is the 7/8" Cotton Ribbon from the Holiday catalog.  This ribbon has a fine cotton texture that is stampable.  If you want to know anymore please leave me a comment and I'll try and answer in my next post.

Wow another long post!  Are you tired?  LOL!  Thanks for stopping by.



Wendy Zick said...

Hi Renee! I read your posts but don't always take the time to comment. That card is adorable, great color combo!

lynns said...

Love the card. I check your blog every day but sometimes don't leave a comment.


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