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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Hi TJ. This Post Is For You - Enjoy The Journey Together card

So as some of you know, I have my blog set up to post to Facebook anytime I post. Plus I also have a photo album on it specifically for my crafty projects. I was told today, by a friend that I work with if I keep posting crafty projects, then another friend of ours was going to block me from being his friend. So it is to TJ, that I dedicate this post to. I love ya TJ. But no worries. If you can't handle the crafting, so be it. : D

Back to the cards. It's that time again. Amber, Marci and I all got our Stampin' Up! orders, so here is what I made. I am so loving the Smooch Spritz from Stampin' Up! I got it in Vanilla this time, but I would love it in all of the colors. The one downside is that it is a smaller bottle. And mind you, I used it on almost all of the pieces to these cards. But making just the 3 of them, I went through half the bottle. Besides the Smooch Spritz from Stampin' Up! I also used Tattered Angels Coffee House spray. I am having a hard time being sparing with it. It sprays a lot and so on small pieces, it goes on really thick. I am learning to be better with it though.

Once Marci and Amber get their projects finished, I'll post those as well.

Here is the inside of my card. If you look closely, you can see the Vanilla Smooch Spritzer everywhere.

The Supplies Used:
  • Cardstock - Crushed Curry and Very Vanilla Stampin' Up!
  • Patterned Paper - Fly A Kite October Afternoon
  • Stamp Sets - Punched Posies, Pedaling Past and Simple Serif Mini Alphabet Stampin' Up!
  • Inks - Soft Suede and Baha Breeze Stampin' Up!, Coffee Shop Tattered Angels, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz Stampin' Up!
  • Punches - Decorative Tag EK Success, Scallop Oval Punch Stampin' Up for EK Success
  • Ribbon - Brown Gingham Making Memories
  • Other - small scissors {used to cut out the bicycle}, Pop Dots Glue Dots
Although the colors aren't a traditional color scheme for a wedding card, I couldn't resist paring this cute bicycle made for two and the October Afternoon paper. I think they compliment each other pretty well. When I had first planned out the card, I wanted to use Thickers to say "Together" on the outside of the card. But then I decided to go with the small card format instead. So I ended up using my Simple Serif Mini alphabet that I haven't used in forever instead. It wasn't exactly what I wanted, but I just went with it. I have always had a hard time with getting the letters to line up straight, so I just stamped and pretended that I meant for it to be crooked : D.

I was hostess this month, so I was excited to get a few extras that I have been wanting for a while. So I got the Punched Posies as my hostess set, and then I also got the Scallop Oval punch that I have been wanting forever and an embossing plate. It's fun to be hostess :D Gotta love free stuff!!!

I just got finished watching some clips and then cast interview for True Blood on Ustream. I am looking forward to it coming back on. I haven't hidden the fact that I haven't liked a lot of the liberties taken in the show. But Aaron Ball said something that made sense to me. He said that the reason why characters in later books are being pulled in sooner is because with the series being 10 books now and counting, they can use material from later books sooner instead of making stuff up {not that there wasn't enough material before in the first few seasons}. I can't imagine the show running 10 seasons though and Sookie being only 27 8 seasons from now, like she is in the books. Only a few years have past by in the timeline of the books. And when you are watching actual actors instead of just picturing the characters in your head, 10 years is a lot. So I am thinking that - although I know they will change things a lot - the show is going to rely more on other books in the series instead of just making things up. On this upcoming season, I can't wait to see Alcide on the Small Screen this season! He's still one of my favorite characters in the series. I was sad they didn't have the actor that plays him in on the live stream. In the mean time, I just finished book 10 and loved it. Not as much as 9, but it was still really good. Can't wait for the next novella to come out and then see where the story goes from here. The one thing about the series that I love is that it isn't completely predictable. That's something to be said considering how many books in it is now. And I love the cast of characters!

After I finished the cards yesterday, I started on a scrapbook page. But it wasn't with photos. Instead it was lyrics to one of my favorite Ingrid Michaelson songs. I have been a big fan of music lyrics for quite some time. I don't care what the genre is, if the song has lyrics I can relate to, I usually end up loving it. I know I am a total dork, but I have notebooks of lyrics to some of my favorite songs. When I saw New Moon in the theatre for the second time, I took my notebook, so I could write down what songs where in the different scenes. I know! Total dork :D. So I decided to start scrapbooking my favorite songs and I hope to have quite a collection over time. Speaking of scrapbooking, I will get back to pictures of Peyton here shortly. I've been working on so many projects that I haven't scrapbooked for a little while.

Last thing before I go. I should get my tutorial up this week! Sorry again for taking so long with it!

Off to bed!


~amy~ said...

Hey you! Love your sweet cards!!!!

Thanks for always checkin' out my flickr stuff:)

I wanted to get back to you about that banner it is:

Have a super day!!