Sunday, September 26, 2010

Another Retreat Card

Stampin' Up Owl Punch_September 2010


Here is another card from yesterday’s workshop. Stampin’ Up’s owl punch is so doggone cute I can hardly stand it. I’m also quite fond of SU’s Square Lattice embossing folder. I do not think, however, the fine design of this folder would work very well with CTMH cardstock because of its white core.

Speaking of punches, my name was the first drawn for a door prize yesterday, and I had a whole table of goodies from which to choose. Lucky me! I picked this bird punch, which Stampin' Up Bird Punch_2_Sept 2010I love – even more because I was fortunate enough to win it. The new flat punch design – much like that of EK Success – is cool. Flat punches are definitely easier to store than those with handles. So, what did I do with the new punch?


Stampin' Up Bird Punch_Sept 2010

Last night, I didn’t think I would want to stamp today, but it turned out I was wrong. Using many of the same design elements that were used for the owl card, I made this card. Why the color of the Crème Brule ribbon is so washed out looking in the photograph, I don’t know. In person, it matches. I used a sponge dauber to ink the edges of the bird to give it a little added dimension. Otherwise, everything is pretty straightforward … I think.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Cocoa, Crème Brule, Juniper, and Olive cardstock; Veranda paper packet; Juniper, Cocoa, and Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distressing Ink stamp pads; Happy Birthday stamp set; Crème Brule ribbon; Juniper mini brads; Stampin’ Up Bird, Ticket, and Word Window punches; Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch; Sponge daubers; 3M foam mounting tape.

A Slice of Life: My day was quiet and restful. This evening, I made a trip to Wal-Mart to pick up a couple of supplies for my table runner project and was happy to actually find them. I also stopped to visit with Mom for an hour or so.  We experienced another day without rain, and the forecast for the week is mostly sunny with temperatures in the 60s – perfect autumn days. As I write, I am wrapping my mind around the idea of another workweek. It will be busy. That much I know. On the social scene, I am lucky that I do not have to bowl on Wednesday evening, as there is a going away party after work for the young woman, who, until December, was my supervisor for five years. She is leaving the corporate world to explore new avenues, which will include at least few months at home with her preschool daughter. I am so happy for her and know that whatever she does, she will do it well.

That is enough jabber from me for tonight. I hope you had a great day and are looking forward to the week ahead. Make it a good one!


Laurel said...

I love that little owl card, how adorable!

Stampin n da Hood said...

oh my goodness girlfriend!
I miss a few days…er weeks and look at all of your darling art!
love this little guy!

Sparkle said...

What darling cards!

Jeanne said...

Your cards are just fabulous, Kathi. I'm wondering if you ordered that cute owl punch. Congrats on the win of the bird punch! (I do believe they are EK Success punches, designed exclusively for SU) Love what you have done with it!

Sounds like you had a great day. And to answer your question, nope, the Broncos lost, which wasn't a huge surprise as they were playing the Colts a team they typically don't do well against. Ah well, it gave me a few hours to work on a knitting project at least. LOL

Hope your week gets off to a great start!

Sheila H said...

I love your cards and those punches!

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Love your bird card! Congrats on winning the punch, too!
Fun fact: EK Success makes SU punches. Some shapes are exclusive to SU and others are also packaged under EK (without the SU name on them) and sold in regular stores. ;)

Alanna said...

Both cards are super cute. How fun that you won that cool punch.

Lori said...

I love that bird punch. Now after seeing your card, I will have to get it. I bought the owl, but still have to use it.

Carolyn Christie said...

These are beautiful cards! Cute punch too!

Barb said...

The owl card is just plain cute! I LOVE the bird punch is sooo pretty. The Veranda papers compliment it quite nicely.