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.