Monday, January 28, 2008

Sale a Bration is on the way!


Sale-a-bration is one of my favorite times of the SU year. I absolutely LOVE giving away free stamps! I would do it all year long if I could afford it! This year, we not only have some GREAT stamp sets but also some awesome Rub-ons! I didn't buy all the sets this year because I am trying out this new thing called a 'budget.' Some of you may have heard of it. I did buy one set and a package of Rub-ons. The set I bought is called Friendship blooms. You know I am a sucker for flower stamps! The set has these cute flowers you see on the right, as well as some leaves, a saying (also at right), a row of three flowers and a really cute swirly. This is the first card I've made with it, but I'm sure there will be many more! I really like it! For this card, I used a Not Quite Navy card base and layered on some celery DSP. I have to say here that it is a bit of an odd size....and that is because I found this NQN cardstock on my desk and decided to just make the card 'that' size. The cool part is, when I layered the celery on top, it was the perfect size! Yes, the universe was smiling down upon me last night! I added a strip ofWil Wasabi stitched ribbon around the front of the card. I thought the ends of the knot looked a bit like faux leaves so I tied another knot on with more ribbon so both flowers could have some leaves. I stamped the flowers with NQN and then used my sponge daubers to run some NQN chalk on there. In the middle of the flowers are some NQN brads. You gotta love how all these things coordinate! I stuck the flowers on with some dimensionals. The words are stamped in black onto whisper white cardstock. I rounded the corners with my handy corner rounder.
Tommorrow (Tuesday) is election day! Are you ready to vote? I have the opportunity to work at one of our polling places tomorrow. I was restless all night thinking about it! Yes, there is a LOT more to it than just taking those little slips! I have gone to loads of training classes. It wouldn't be so bad, but I'm in charge! Who's idea was that?! Wish me luck!
Have a happy day!

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