Saturday, May 16, 2009

Butterflies & Birds

When I was at Archiver's in the Twin Cities a couple of weeks ago, I picked up a set of stamps, "Butterflies & Birds" by Inkadinkado. The set includes 23 stamps, most of which lend themselves to "inchie art. Like monograms, inchies lend themselves to simple cards, which makes me wonder why I, of all people, have such a time with both! Anyway, after fooling around with all different kinds of things, I finally came up with a card I deem presentable. In fact, I'll even go so far as to say I like it. LOL. For all the fiddling around I did, one would think there would be some explaining to do. Instead, I think the materials list will tell the story.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Black, and Bamboo cardstock; Black and Bamboo ink pads; Inkadinkado Butterflies & Birds and Close To My Heart Say it in Style and (retired) Air Mail stamp sets; Black grosgrain ribbon; Ecru crocheted lace from Wal-Mart; Sponge dauber; 3M foam tape.

I had a very nice lunch with my mom and sister, and later this afternoon, we had coffee before they left town. Between little visitors last night and this morning and the lunch and coffee dates this afternoon, I didn't accomplish any major cleaning jobs, but I don't care. I managed to chip away at a couple of smaller projects, and spending time with my family is more important than wiping away the few crumbs that have accumulated in the silverware drawer.

With no particular plans, the evening should be uneventful with Marv channel surfing from his recliner and me in my corner wishing he had a longer attention span. LOL. Thanks for stopping, and for those of you who leave comments, know that they are appreciated. Enjoy the evening, and take care ...


Sarah said...

Ok firstly ...the patterned paper you made with the air mail stamp set is awesome! I have that set and it's never seen ink!! I have to try this.
Secondly...this card is GREAT! I love the vintage feel and that inkadinkado set rocks. You have a winner here ...I don't like it, I love it!
I wish my Mom and sister were here!! I miss them. Glad you had a nice lunch with yours.

Alanna said...

What a pretty card. I love how you did the background with the airmail stamp. Love the pink lace as well.

Good for you for pushing cleaning away. I think sometimes we as women tend to think everything has to look perfect and be perfectly clean when in reality, that's not what our family will remember. It's the time we spent.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Jeanne said...

Another winner by Kathi! I don't think I could ever come up with something so pretty. Great job.

I'm so glad you got to spend time with your family. I agree, it's much more important than cleaning up the crumbs.

Hope the rest of your weekend is equally nice...and thanks for the lovely comments on my blog, my friend!

pammie said...

Kathi I adore this card. I have been eying up that set for a long time now with no particular ideas in mind on what to do with it. You have me inching closer to the purchase and good thing for me the store is now closed for the long weekend! LOL And I agree - family over crumbs anyday!

Sharli said...

LOVE the muted tones of this card! It's so elegant, reserved, it has character like old paper. Airmail is still one of my favorite stamp sets - I've used mine a LOT. This is a perfect example of the amazing things you can do with it!

I'm glad you have your priorities straight! Family is special. A clean house is only nice.


Laurel said...

Beautiful, love the vintage feel! I still love the airmail stamp.

Kariberry said...

This is beautiful!! Soft colors!

Barb said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love everything about it. Very the lace, the birds, the background. Awesome!