Friday, March 21, 2008

Blog Winner & Stampin' with Papertrey Ink

and card stock and ribbon. I had this sketch in my mind for awhile now and actually created a few cards with it but just didn't like the way they came out. Those cards are sitting on my BLAH box (never to be seen by anyone...LOL!) Do you have those kinds of cards? I have plenty! Cover Up

I created this card for a good friend of mine for her birthday and gave her the stamp set also.... she loved it!

Card stock, ink and Swiss Dot Satin Ribbon are from Papertrey Ink February Release and the flowers and the sentiment is from a set called Time Well Spent by Stampin' Up. The flowers are stamped on Stamper's Select White card stock and stamped again on a separate card stock, cut and raised with stampin' dimensional. Flowers and sentiments are water-colored using Aqua Mist Perfect Match ink and added Crystal Stickles.

And, for my first blog candy winner... drum roll please! Toni's favorite on how you celebrate birthdays is....

gretchenhs said...
Blog candy fun!

I celebrate by having all the family over and cooking a big pot of chili (her birthday is in November and she loves chili!). We usually get an ice cream cake with something girlie, this past year was Pretty Ponies, (it usually has something to do with horses, she's obsessed!) and we dance and have a blast. She loves ice cream cake almost as much as I do, which is a lot, since I reign in this area. *grin*

Me: Did you pick this because of horses?

Toni: No, because she cook a big pot of chili, that's a lot of work Mom and it seems fun!

Congratulations Gretchen , please contact me ASAP so I can send your goodies. If I hear from you by tonight I can mail this out tomorrow morning. If not, you'll have to wait until next week. Our friends and family (16 of us) are off to a Mexican Riviera cruise... we're leaving this Sunday and will be back Monday, March 31st. It's my first time on a ship and I'm so excited! Not packed yet but excited. Anyone has been on a cruise? Do you have any tips for me? I'm all Ears.

42 comments:

Angie Tieman said...

Very pretty! And how nice to give her the stamps set too! HAve fun on your cruise!! I've never been on one, so no advice, just have fun!

Glee said...

Oh yes, I have a lot of "those" cards! Fortunately, I have 2 Sisters-in-law who don't mind at all receiving "those" cards to use -- they think they are wonderful. Go figure!

This card is so soft and pretty! It is simply elegant!

gretchenhs said...

Oy my goodness! I've never won blog candy before! Tell your daughter thank you!! Mine is 4 years old and so much fun.

My email is gretchen@sheridanzoo.com
I hate to put my address on an open forum. =)

Gretchen

antje said...

Nice card,....I was three times on a cruise and just love it a real spoiler...would do it immedeatly again...enjoy your vaccation

Carolyn King said...

wow...so pretty. love the cut out flowers and the ribbon. great job!

Diane said...

Beautiful card!!!! Lucky you! Have fun on the cruise!!

Lee said...

I think your card is just lovely!!! And yes......I also have some "duds" sometimes!! LOL I sure hope everyone does!! CONGRATS to the winner!!!

C70 said...

That is a pretty card!!

Congrats, Gretchen!!

Have fun on your cruise, Cath! I am totally green with envy!!! :D

Maren said...

Beautiful card!! Love the layout and the beautiful color!! :-) Happy Easter!

Elaine said...

I love your Papertrey Ink card with SU's stamps!! It's elegant, fun and very cute!

Rose Ann said...

This is so pretty, Catherine!! I love how you popped the flowers and leaves, and the pretty colors!!

Have a fabulous time on your cruise!!

craftyb said...

HI C, OOOH you will have a fabulous time! I was lucky to go on a carribean cruise for my honeymoon - it was beyond fabulous! Of course I NEED to go on another cruise one day! Just soak it all up, try everything, and tell us all how much you LOVED it when you return! bx

Alexandra said...

This card is gorgeous Catherine, I can see why she loved it!!

Have fun on your cruise - I have cruised a lot and you will LOVE it!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

kathleenh said...

Pretty! I love how you popped the flowers up.

Anonymous said...

Have fun on the cruise!!!!! Tell us the exciting things when u get back!

Rein

Janine said...

Beautiful card Catherine... Have a great day!!!

Janine said...

Hi Catherine... sorry forgot to leave you one piece of advice.. I have been a cruise and if you are at all feeling seasick just look at the horizon and breathe...
Have a good time!!!

Ana Baird said...

Gorgeous and stylish card!

Marilyn said...

Great card with this set!! Have fun on the cruise - hope you have a blast!! Want to hear all about it when you get back!

Denise~ said...

Pretty card Catherine. Love the colors and the simplicity. Great accents with the glitter. I love the 3D flowers too. :)

I've also given you an award. Visit my blog for more details. :)

Tina said...

Great card as usual. You will LOVE the cruise. I went on one about four years ago and had a blast. It's the only way to vacation!! Have fun!

LuvCraftn said...

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Have a great week!

elisa said...

A very pretty card.Love it.x

Gwen said...

what a beautiful card! so soft & soothing! love it!

Lisa said...

This card is beautiful, Catherine! I LOVE the sparkle. :) And all of us have one of those 'blah' piles... it's par for the course. ;)

What a sweet friend you are to give her the matching stamp set!

I hope you are enjoying your cruise! I have never been on one, but I dream about it! LOL Someday... ;)

Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. I have bookmarked yours and will visit often! :)

Claudia said...

very pretty card

Lesli said...

Have a great time on the cruise - I am soooo jealous - maybe someday! Great give-a-way!

Corie said...

This card is beautiful!!

I am so jealous -- have a great time on your cruise.

KimberlyG said...

Very pretty card! So soft and serene! Beautifully done! :D

dpkennedy said...

Ooh, today's the day! I am jealous! And yes, lots of those cards...so many that I could have an entire blog for them "the cards that didn't work"...or "the cards that ate my desk". Anyway, have a fabulous time!!

Velta said...

What a wonderful gift!! and the stamp set too! Love the card, heck love your work :)

Elaine said...

The card and colors are just perfect!! I love the way you put this together and can't wait to dig mine out and copy your card! :)

Ana Baird said...

Fabulous card! Love it!

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All Pink girl said...

Stunning card i love it realy gorgeous ,Dawnx

LuvCraftn said...

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CreativeMoonBeam said...

Love the layout and your card, Catherine. I really like how you used the ribbon for a border to divide the image and sentiment too. ~Maria

Diane said...

Hey Catherine,I miss ya!! Hope all is good with you!!

Rochelle W said...

I have a blah box too. But I wouldn't put this card in it. It is very pretty.

All Pink girl said...

Wow what agorgeous card ,so pretty ,Dawnx

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Meda said...

I love this card. I like the monochromatic look and I also like the image. By the way, I have just prepared a boxfull of weding invitations esign that are just not fit for anyone to see anymore. i call them !"RETIRED" :). i Also have a box of unfinished projects. I don*t like that box. It's getting bigger.