Monday, June 2, 2008

Paper Strippin

I had a wonderful weekend with my parents here. It isn't very often I get to see my family since we live on opposite sides of the country. It really makes me sad that my kids don't know their grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins better. That is just the way it is tho.
I was able to put in a bit of stamping time this weekend here and there and started with using up some strips of paper I had left over from other projects. This card opens at the right and if I had it to do over, I would have it open from the bottom. But, oh well! I was going for a semi quilted look here. The ring is a piece from the Tie the Knot simply scrappin kit that I punched the center out of for another project. It says "love" over and over. The center of the flower is stamped with chocolate chip, punched out and adhered with Tombow both to the paper below and the button above. It dries clear! All the stitching is with the white gel pen. The flower was a die cut from a SU special.
Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Close to cocoa, chocolate chip and mellow moss cardstock, ginger blossom designer paper, clear button, mini brad


Scrappy Girl said...

This is a really cute card! We live 4 hours from my side of our family (11 hours from my lil sis) My hubby's parents and brother and his wife live on our farm. I prefer to live away from family, but I would like to live in the same town.

Arcticstamper said...

I like your card, the patterns and colors go really well together. I will have to re-think my scraps of paper. I also understand about living far from everyone. My kids don't see their family but once a year. Sometimes I wish it was different, We live in Alaska, and my husband's family lives in CA and FL, mine live in ID an MT. We fly out of Alaska and everyone still expects us to do all the driving besides. It's quite exhausting. I think that's another reason for us only doing it once a year because it takes a huge amount of time and money in place of a real vacation. No one comes to see us. Lately I've been frusterated, I figure my parents can also fly on a plane, it costs them half the money as it does the four of us-if they wanted to know their grandchildren better, they don't have jobs they are tied to, it's a two way street our door is open. : )

Gina Wrona said...

Very, very nice. Love your work.

Found your blog from when you won the blog candy on Melissa Tootle's blog last year.

Curious, did you ever get your prize? I didn't and needless to say I am extremely disappointed to be scammed like that.

Becky - Stampin in the Tulip City said...

Love the paper strip! The clear button is the perfect touch.