Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sometimes . . .

. . . I impress myself. Unfortunately, I can't take the credit. Even more unfortunate is the fact that I can't credit the individual that deserves it. OK. I'll stop talking in circles and explain. I have a folder of photos on my computer entitled "Blog Inspirations." When I right click on a photo and save it to my folder, I name it with the title of the blog and the date it was posted. That way, if and when I get around to making the card, I can properly credit the person who inspired me. For whatever reason, I did not do so for the card that inspired this card. Thus, if this card is familiar to you and you happen to know who created the original, please let me know so that I can credit her appropriately.

I love this card. The biggest change between mine and the original is the size. The photo I have saved shows a square card, and of course, the stamps were different. To make the card, I cut a rectangular stencil from cardstock with a Nestabilities die. Centering the stencil on my cardstock, I used a sponge dauber and a relatively light touch to apply Garden Green ink. Then, I second generation stamped the leaves in the background. The rest should pretty much explain itself.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Garden Green, and Cocoa cardstock; Garden Green and Cocoa ink pads; Treasure Life September SOTM; Antiqued Copper mini brads; Cocoa Designer Ribbon Rounds; Edge Distressor; Piercing tool; Stampin' Up Piercing Guide and Mat; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Small Rectangles.

My last post, by the way, was my attempt at humor. Anyone who follows this blog knows I'm crazy about Mr. Marv. I just like to pick on him once in a while. I know a few women with "well-trained" husbands. First, I know what kind of nagging it would take to train one. That's not me. Secondly, what these women are left with are bores, some of whom can't be trusted as far as one could throw them once when left to their own devices. I'll take my faithful slob any day. With that, I'll go to bed, so I can get up and keep that breakfast date I made earlier. Have a wonderful Labor Day. I know I'll appreciate the day off. Until tomorrow, take care.


Laurel said...

Absolutely beautiful! Simple and Classy!

Jeanne said...

Unfortunately I cannot help you with any credits. But I can say that this a one gorgeous card! You've done a beautiful job on creating it. It's very soothing.

Hope you had a wonderful breakfast. Ü

Tiffany Johnson said...

All I can say is that this is beautiful! Do you mind if i lift it too!!!??? hehee... I'm sure you'll find it's creator soon!

Pammiewhammie said...

Kathi you certainly have been one busy lady over the weekend. I LOVE all your cards - oh and can certainly relate to the 'sink issue' - only thing is MY DH is a PLUMBER!!!!! lol

Sonja said...

Oh, I so love this one Kathy!
It might even make a nice sympathy card,no?