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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Friend to Friend



Good Wednesday morning peeps!!! Another snow day here. The snow and ice have actually stopped but it is still a little scary out. It all started Monday afternoon with freezing rain and man was everything slick! I walked outside of the store where I work to retrieve an item from the sidewalk and fell flat on my butt!!! The ice was deceiving, I thought the sidewalk was just wet, but quickly found out otherwise, I had to literally crawl on my hands and knees back to the covered door area to be able to get up. Needless to say the item on the sidewalk stayed there until hubby came by! Then yesterday we got a mountain of snow, well more like 4 or so inches but it came down so hard and such big flakes for so long, I thought for sure we would be buried! I got to close the sore early yesterday and so I went home and was able to complete my Elvis order. They will be hitting the mailbox soon! I am so excited and a little nervous, I hope she is happy with them.

On to today's card. I used this sketch on Karen Giron's Blog The
Sweetest Thing. I really had trouble with it and I took way to much time to finally come up with something and still it doesn't completely fit the sketch but comes close enough, I think.

I started with a riding hood red base and followed that with some whisper white and some designer paper from the Urban Garden pack. I used the SU stamp set "Love You Much". I originally had intended to use the Love you much stamp from the set but couldn't get it to work for me, so I finally just chucked that portion and went onto the birds. I paper pieced them with some of the DS paper. I punched the heart out with the 3 heart punch with riding hood red. The flowers are punched with the 3 for you flower punch in baja and have a silver brad from the silver hodge podge kit. The friend to friend sentiment is punched out with the word window punch and has another baja flower mounted on one end. I used my new Martha Stewart Valentine Lace punch to add the hearts on the side. I used some riding hood red ribbon and a silver ribbon slide for the knot. The brads are from the flower brads and I put a small circle of riding hood red in the center and covered it with a little crystal effects. The center piece is mounted with dimensionals.

Well, that's all for today. Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Vicki

8 comments:

Katie Ann Brooks said...

I like what you did here. It is a good reminder that things with hearts don't always have to be pink and red and pulls me out of my box. Great job!

Jackie said...

What a cute card Vicki and I like the colors you used....nice work!!!

Karen Giron said...

Vicki - this is adorable! I love the flowers and the accent on the ribbon. Fantastic! Thanks so much for playing this week :)

Jaspere said...

This turned out great. Those colors work well together.

Michelle said...

Wow! You did an AWESOME job! It's gorgeous! Sorry to hear you fell and hope you recovered okay! I fell down wooden steps in Germany on my boofin once....took it a week to stop changing colors from the bruise and I couldn't walk for like 2 weeks! UGH! I wouldn't wish that on you!!

geekyscrapping said...

I hope you're not sore from your fall! I've had a couple close calls this winter - I'm amazed at how many people don't shovel their sidewalks. I love that bird stamp - I keep liking it more and more.

Twila said...

Love this card. So pretty!

carol h said...

Vicki, this is such a pretty card. I love the colors you've chosen. They look Great together.TFS