Wednesday, March 24, 2010

And there's a perfectly good island somewhere...where a ride that floats and don't grab your coats...you won't need them where we are going...

Hi, y'all! Thanks so much for coming back to visit me...posting will be pretty sporadic for the next few weeks while we move and get settled into our new place. We aren't going far, but the thought of packing up my craft room makes me get hives! *shudder*

ETA: This card is for all of you who called, emailed, texted, sent cards, sent cheese ;), prayed, or thought of us during the last couple of months. I couldn't have made it through without all of you.

I remembered that I hadn't shared this card with you, so here ya go! I created this at a crop night at The Crafty Scrapper back in February, and I love how it turned out. I think I created it for a Sketch Challenge... AHA!!! I found it!! It was for Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #54. Here's the sketch (since it has been FOREVER ago!):


And here's my card, packed FULL of Papertrey goodies:



This was just me, playing with new goodies, "Cards Gone Wild" if you will. *giggle* I am going to try the "instruction list" type thing...tell me how you like it rather than a blurb of words. I love how Joan does it... she cracks me up. Love her. I will try to come back and link things, but there is so much here, that I'm feeling lazy and not wanting to do it now. But you can find everything at Papertrey Ink.

Step 1: Stamp 5" square of Sweet Blush CS with Polka Dot Basics 2 in Sweet Blush ink
Step 2: Stamp over Polka Dots with Background Basics: Petal Power in Berry Sorbet ink.
Step 3: Sponge edges with Berry Sorbet ink, and mat with Dark Chocolate CS.
Step 4: Add texture with a tracing wheel around all four sides.
Step 5: Cut strip of Aqua Mist for side panel, spong with Close to Cocoa ink.
Step 6: Mat with Dark Chocolate cardstock, punched with SU Scalloped Punch on one side.
Step 7: Use tracing wheel again.
Step 8: Stamp square of Ripe Avocado CS with Turning a New Leaf image in Ripe Avocado ink.
Step 9: Sponge edges with Close to Cocoa and distress with edge of bone folder.
Step 10: Mat with Dark Chocolate and use tracing wheel again.
Step 11: Cut and emboss circle from Vintage Cream CS with Circle Nestabilities.
Step 12: Stamp sentiment from Signature Greetings in Chocolate Chip ink in center of circle.
Step 13: Sponge circle with Berry Sorbet ink, then outside edges with Close to Cocoa ink.
Step 14: Pierce around inside of embossed circle using circle template.
Step 15: Cut larger Dark Chocolate circle and mat.
Step 16: Pop circle up on foam dimensionals in center of Avocado square.
Step 17: Cut card base to 5 1/4" x 10 1/2", fold, and adhere card to base.

See how long that would have taken me to explain with more words?? EEK!! Really, though, be honest, tell me which you prefer...the sentence-paragraph thing, or the step by step one. Promise?

Ok, I will try to be back soon...maybe soon I will get my craft room clean-ish so I can get to my stuff. It has become the "catch-all" again...sigh...but I am hopeful! *wink*

Thanks for visiting me. Have a good one!

Dumb Law for today comes to us from Hawaii:
Coins are not allowed to be placed in one’s ears.

37 comments:

Nancy said...

Glad to see you back, Shannan. I have been praying for you and your boys. Hope your move is smooooooth. I love lists, so the step by step explanation is my preference.

cardcrazy said...

Such a pretty card! I love how you did the step by step instructions for your card! Good luck with your move!

Dana White said...

the card is stunning - good luck with the move; I am sure you will find some hidden treasures in your craft room!

Randee E said...

Gorgeous card and like the step by step instructions. Also had to laugh out load at the dumb law's! Made me smile :0)

Misti (SCS tmryal) said...

We love ya Shannan! Your card is very lovely too!!!

Dee Dee said...

Love the dumb rule of the day, and I was with you when you made the card. Happy. Must find time I can help you with that scraproom...

Shiloh said...

So pretty! They colors are gorgeous together!

michib2006 said...

I really enjoy the step by step method... wow, I didn't realize all the steps involved, no wonder my cards don't look as nice as everyone elses. :)

Julia Aston said...

So glad to see you back Shannan! Wow a move on top of everything - I'd shudder too in thinking of packing up the old craft room - but just think how organized it will all be when re-set up!

Love this card- the bg stamping and wonderful sponging are so pretty!

Bev said...

Awesome card, Shannan!! Big hug! :)

Christi said...

I like the step method too! Very cool idea. :) You're moving?? If you need any help packing I would be more than happy to help. Just LMK! {{HUGS}} and I LOVEEEE your card!!

Sue Ann said...

Love the card ....... love the step by step and LOVE the dumb law of the day!!!

Janice said...

Welcome back and what a stunning card...hope your move goes well and you find some hidden stash in the corners of your craft room!

Kelly Landers said...

Welcome back and good luck with the move!!

Ida P. Krause said...

Shannan first let me say I am so happy to see you back stamping again. I can't imagine what you have gone through these past couple of months. I pray that as the days go by your life will be filled with happy memories and that in the days ahead you will find much happiness as you transition to a new phase of your life. Love your cards, admire your spirit.
Sending you hugs and happy thoughts.

megspaulding said...

So glad to see you posting again! I love this card. It is so sweet! I love all the colors you chose, and that sentiment is great too!

I like you listing out the steps and instructions. HTH.

Laurie said...

Love this Shannan! The colors are amazing!

(and love the little touch of Zac Brown in your post too!) ;)

vicky said...

Hey Shannon.........
It is soooooo good to see you back. As I am a "silent follower", I have always admired your work. Just know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs,
Vicky~~

resmith said...

This is so pretty!! I love your colors.

Diane Jaquay said...

This is so pretty Shannan, and I really love the colors you used!

Joan B said...

gorgeous hugs and major thanks for the shout out. I'm honored!!

Cammie said...

Such a pretty card! I like the way you listed the steps.

Sherry said...

So very, very pretty!

Whimsey said...

ooooo so pretty; LOVE the background, that's phenomenal. Such a pretty card!

Either is fine - probably step-by-step like that is a bit easier? We're good; we just love visiting!!

Katie Cotton said...

love the card! Fabulous job! I'm good with either way of splain'in :)

Sharon said...

love the card...so pretty...and the step by step instructions are great.

Kelly Codd said...

Welcome back! You don't know me, but I have been thinking of you & yours and I am glad you're back blogging. Wishing you good things!

Angy said...

Love the card - the color combo is fabulous and I may just have to CASE it. The only ingredient I don't have is the background stamp. Great job!

Libby Hickson said...

Beautiful card Shannan! Best wishes for the move, big hugs!!

denise:) said...

So happy to see the cards on the blog coming full force! I'm sending you virtual hugs and strength for the "craft room move"- i wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy!
Good luck & still keeping you & your boys in my thoughts...

Basement Stamper said...

Shannan: This is a gorgeous card, I love these colors!

Meahni said...

Hi Shannan, it's good to see you have been a busy girl. Unlike me :-) I love the cards in your last few posts, they're gorgeous. Good luck with packing your craft room, I definitely do not envy you.
Take care
Meahni

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Love this card, such a great combo of fun stamps and pretty colors!! Good luck with the move, it is never fun...

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is gorgeous...I luv the colors. it has green in it...oh and you are so very welcome...big hugs!

enjoy *~*

delightfuldaisy said...

This is beautiful!!

GabrielaD said...

Thinking of you always... The card is very pretty. Good luck with the move.

Christine Blain said...

Well, I'd been 'giving you a little space', and hadn't visited your blog - boy, have I been missing out! Great to see you creating, and LOVE all the cards you're coming up with. My two cents worth is that definitely sentence/paragraph thing is better! Didn't it take you heaps longer to type the instructions in point form??!! Good luck with your move. I often think of you and your boys :)

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