Friday, February 23

Spring is in My House!

After all the snow we got last week, I thought for sure I would still be trying to survive a Chicago winter, but alas, in typical Chicago wacky weather fashion, it warmed up to 50 degrees this week and all the snow has disappeared.
Just in time too! I just got the new Spring Papers from SU! that will appear in the upcoming Spring Mini Catalog and all that snow did not put me in a springy mood. I finally played with the paper that is absolutely fabulous, double-sided, which is my favorite and beautiful colors.

I cranked out 20 of these babies for my swap. I hope it is fabulous enough to appease the swap gods.
I used the new stamp sets, Polka Dots and Paisley and Polka Dots and Petals. Man, I get those names screwed up!
The paperline is caleld Polka Dots and Petals too, I think. I added some Dazzling Diamonds to the flowers on the paper with just a 2 Way Glue Pen to give it some sparkle. Looks fabulous but now I am offically infested with glitter in the house and if there is one thing I can't stand it's the glitter! Ahh, what I do for my craft. LOL
The card is Regal Rose and stamped in the same color ink. The center focus is a Whisper White cardstock mounted on Pretty in Pink and is stamped with Summer Sun (doesn't that sound warm and wonderful), Old Olive and Regal Rose. That scalloped edge was made with my Slit Punch. The Tip was featured on this blog entry in case you missed it. I used the Slot punch to make way for a strip of the patterned paper and White Grosgrain.
At the top I used my Word Window punch to make those two accent pieces and added two Pretty in Pink brads. I love these, the color is so creamy looking. I hope that made sense.
Sellabration is coming to an end, I still haven't mounted any sets. Maybe next week. Also, I am working on a tutorial for my Pinwheel Spinner Card. Many people have asked me, so I am working on a new sample and a complete How-To.
I am heading out of town this weekend so I can visit my baby brother at college and pretend I am young and stupid again. He has promised to let me use the Canon Rebel XT Digital (my secret crush) because he gets to use it for his Photography class. He also mentioned setting up a photo shoot and even getting the travel lights....Yippee! This is why he is my favorite person. Too bad they are calling for freezing rain, guess we will have to take our photo shoot on the road. If anyone has any great ideas for shots, photos, etc...Pass it along. I have a big project coming up that I need to have amazing photos for!
Have a great weekend.


Mimi said...

Clearly, I need more punches! Wow!

Travel safely and enjoy.

Jo said...

LOVE IT. I seriously need everything in this Polka Dot line! Glad it's starting to warm up for you, though it's hard to imagine just how cold it is where you live, here we have had sweltering, oppressive heat for the last week - it's finally raining - yipee. Have a safe trip

Kristi @ Mi Vida Ocupada said...

Gorgeous cards! I'd love to see a catalog for SU :)

Greta Adams said...

awesome...maybe one day when i grow up i can be as awesome as you....hehehe love it!!!!

i didn't get those out the spring mini yet but i did get doodle this and i LOVE it!!!!!

elizabeth said...

love it girl! i love the spring mini so stankin' much! you should see the order that i placed from greta a few weeks ago...holy cow!