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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Happy Mother's Day and a Confession

Good Morning Peeps! Another rainy day here!

I have to preface my card with a little confession!!! We all, stampers that is, know about obsessions, I mean seriously, we all are obsessed and addicted, wanting everything we see, always on the look out for the newest thing, wanting it all and wanting it NOW right?

Well yesterday I was looking at the sketch challenge on splitcoast and I knew immediately when I saw it what I wanted to do. I wanted to use a water colored rose from the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set for the circle element on my card. The problem with that being, I don't have that set yet. It will be here Friday, but I wanted to use it last night, what to do, what to do?

I e-mailed my friend Lois, who has the set and who has let me stamp images of that flower before, and told her I needed to come and stamp a few more, half joking, half not. Of course she replied that I was welcome to come. I had talked myself out of going by the time I got off work, she lives about 25 miles from me and that would be a 50 mile round trip, sorta of foolish I told myself.

Well, guess what? By 6:30 I was on the phone to her to ask if it was still alright if I drove up, long story short, DH drove me and I got a few roses to make my card, of course it doesn't look as good as I had imagined, but the point is I AM OBSESSED!!!!! I need a 12-step program, or do I???? LOL!!!

I had the idea that I wanted to make a rose, like the ones you see sometimes, that are mostly white, or pale pink with just the tips darker. I need a bit more practice with that one , thankfully I have a few stamped and the set coming soon. But you know, by then I will be over it and on to some other thing!!! You just know I will!!!!

I used cameo coral to color the rose and used coral for the card, along with some riding hood red and Raspberry Tart DS paper.

Well, that is all for today, Thanks for stopping by and letting me confess a little about my obsession.



P.S I have not heard from Michelle, who was the winner of the blog candy on Monday, if I don't hear from her by this coming Monday, I will choose another name.


Lois said...

You are too funny, but your card is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! You did great on that rose. Beautiful coloring.

BTW, where did you get "Raspberry Fizz" paper, is that SU? LOL
Or did you mean " Raspberry TART"? Either way, the card is great!!!


RoseOhio said...

Oh my! This card is just beautiful Vicki! I love it!


Martha said...

just beautiful!
beautiful coloring.

Debbie McPherson said...

I love this card. I had to laugh at your are so funny. It does sound like someone else I know. I also like your note boxes....I wonder who they are You do wonderful work. TFS

Jenn in GA said...

ha! i know how you feel about this technique! i don't have any shimmery white cs, and i'm dying to try it.

i once drove 25 miles one way to pick up an order of gourmet chocolate that had been couriered back from my home state by a friend who had also moved from there here. i think that counts as obsessed.

confession is good for the soul.

Joanne Travis said...

I think we sent our rain along to you, we had it long enough :)
I love this card, this rose is my current favorite and I really love it in the pinks. Beautiful work!!

Ellie said...

Well my love do I have the place for you! lol.. :) I actually am a swap addict! lol I can't say no for Convention I am already in 10 swaps.. but I can't help as you said we stampers see it and must do it! lol. Also SU doesn't help w/all their yummy products! lol

stop by and tell Ellie sent you! :)

Jaspere said...

This was well worth the trip. If I didn't have young kids at home I would have done the same.

carol h said...

WOW!!!! This is just beautiful. The coloring on that rose is absolutely gorgeous. Looks real. I don't find anything at all wrong with driving 25miles one way for a stamp set????? Seems "normal" to me!!!!!!!! TFS

SharonD said...

There are worse things to be addicted too! And the card is lovely.

Dana Hatch said...

Holy cow, you ARE obsessed :). I like your card! Think of how many hours you put into this one with your phone calls, thoughts, and driving time!

Sara said...

Well your card turned out beautiful, so the trip was so worth it.

Rhonda Langley said...

Your card is lovely! And yes we are all obsessed!!! I too have this set on order and am impatiently waiting! Although come to think of it my upline has this set and she only lives 20 min away. . .

Dawn B. (flowergal36) said...

Vicki this is gorgeous. I have this set and have barely used it. This is one of the prettiest cards I have seen made with it. Great job.

Kathy Mc said...

I would say it was worth the trip as your card is beautiful. Your DH must be like mine to be a part of your obsession. That's terrific! Love your blog and enjoy seeing your latest creations.

Reina said...

I love the color of the rose. Your sweet spirit and thoughtfulness is a true blessing.
Thanks for all you do and share with us.
See you Saturday.