Tuesday, February 2, 2010

10-Minute Tuesday

Spot On Backgrounds_Jan 2010

Simple might be too much word to describe this card. It is the result of me coming across something I didn’t remember I owned. Imagine that! LOL. It’s me finally doing something with Close To My Heart’s Color Ready Alphabet, which are alphabet adhesive sheets that I purchased who knows when.

To color the letters, I first stamped them with background stamps from the Spot on Backgrounds set and then used a sponge to rub on some same color ink. After determining the center of my piece of Sunkiss Yellow Textured cardstock, I stuck ‘em on, using a metal-edge ruler to keep ‘em straight. A few snips with a corner rounder, and I was done. Easy and IMO kind of cute.

Materials (All CTMH) & Tools: White Daisy and Sunkiss Yellow Textured cardstock; Heavenly Blue, Key Lime, Baby Pink, and Amethyst ink pads; Spot on Backgrounds stamp set; Color Ready Alphabet Oxford Caps; Round sponges; Corner rounder.

And, before I forget to mention it yet again. Close To My Heart is having a buy-one-get-one-free special on its textured cardstock during the month of February with $2.00 from each sale going to benefit Operation Smile in Haiti. I’ll say yet again how much I love textured cardstock. If it came in all 60 colors, it would be all I would use.

I had a good day at work and am looking forward to a quiet evening. I thought about attending a political caucus tonight but thought again. Nah… It’s my nature to get drawn into things, which was fine when I was younger and wasn’t doing the 40-hour gig. Now, I’m kind of selfish with my time.

How was your day? The blogosphere kind of quiet so far today, which I’ll take as a sign that people are busy and have more to do than stamp. Speaking of stamping, I’m off to my clean up my corner that I trashed last night making my Mojo Monday card and another with “found” supplies. I’ll show them to you tomorrow. Until then, thanks for stopping by. Blog friends are the bestest!!

7 comments:

Sharli said...

Kathi,
You've done your magic with this card again! It's very sweet!

I'm with you - getting selfish about my time! I came home just a tad early so I could mend a fence between my house and the neighbors' whose barky dog has been slipping through to do his business in MY yard! The nerve. I hate to tell you, but it was 72 here today. I was in a t-shirt while I worked (and have the scratches on my arm to prove it!) LOL

Deborah Young said...

Very cute!
Honey, I too need my time. I am getting so old and lazy....I hate to leave the house after coming home from work. I even giggle with glee as my driveway appears in sight. Yes, I am officially middle-aged.

Sarah said...

Beautiful!!! Great card Kathi..you know me...LOL less is more.
We are busy here at my house..and with the sickness I just don't seem to have ANY time. My blog commenting is slipping.

Jeanne said...

Wow...this "simple" card sure packs a punch! Love it! And I noticed you tried Sarah's trick of using coordinating paper as your backdrop. Looks great! Giggling that you "found" something you forgot you owned. Sounds like me!! hee, hee

We got a new to us (used, but free) refrigerator over the weekend, so I've been busy transferring food and figuring out how to put our plethora of stuff back onto a fridge. And being just a teensy bit crafty, which I will share soon.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Laurel said...

So darn cute, don't you love finding things!

cardcrazy said...

Very pretty!

Carolyn Christie said...

Too cute! Simple and Adorable!!
My laptop was out sick with a Trojan Virus and who knows what else it caught. Had to have it sent out. But we're back now. :) Have a great weekend my friend!!