Creative Bliss

Monday, May 26, 2008

Thank You cards...

Hope you had a nice Memorial Day. It was cool and overcast all day, then around dinner time it started to rain, so I am even more thankful we got a bbq in yesterday. I did some shopping instead, so I didn't get out to my craft room as early as I had planned. And once I got out there, I almost couldn't see my table for all the junk stuff piled on it! So, with a huge sigh, I started cleaning up. That took a long time! I only had time to make two semi-quick cards.

Kathi's card inspired this one. 'Course, I don't have the same stamps, but I like how it came out using the Women of Life set from Papertrey Ink. Colors are Ocean, Topiary, Holiday Red and Sunflower. I also used my rectangle Nestabilities. The white brads are from my stash.Remember I said I went shopping? Well, after I bought out checked out JoAnn's, I went to a different Hobby Lobby than I usually shop at. This other one is a bit bigger than the one closer to my house (it used to be a grocery store) and sometimes has more schtuff. I wandered around for a bit, not seeing anything that screamed BUY ME, then I went to the corner where the clearance section was. As I looked through the scrapbooking papers I let out a loud gasp. So loud I got the attention of a clerk pricing items. You are not going to believe this, but I actually FOUND the Basic Grey Romani paper (albeit in 12 x 12) that I had been looking for since March! They actually had several packs (but I only got one). I had to share my quest in looking for the paper with the very nice clerk. I told her I had just been at JoAnn's and they accepted my 50% off coupon from Michaels. She all of a sudden told me, "Come here, I can give you a discount, too." And she took my paper into the back room, repriced it lower and handed it back to me. I got that paper pack for less than half of it's original price. How sweet was that???? Of course I had to use some of that paper today! Remember this card? I had been inspired by this one on the Just Dandy blog. Well, here's my latest version! Ohhh, I'm so giddy! In addition to the Basic Grey paper, I added a bit of Sweet Leaf (CTMH) and some satin ribbon I found at Michaels. The paper flower is also CTMH and I punched a small circle of Sweet Leaf to go under that epoxy circle (from JoAnn's). A quick stamp in blue of the sentiment from Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink) and the card was finished. Not a lot of stamping, I know, but I really like how it looks. :o)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a great week!
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6 comments:

Kathi Carlson said...

As soon as I saw your comment on my blog about your top card, I knew exactly what you would do. Those stamps are perfect - the ones I would have used if I had 'em! And, as for all the Basic Grey paper I've picked up recently, why, oh why, don't I have Gypsy??? I love that card and will have to see if I can't come up with something to use in place of the paper I don't have :-( Don't take me seriously. I'm being a brat. I had a bit of a stamping disaster tonight. You can read all about it next time you visit.

Lisa Ann said...

I love your cards and layouts. I enjoyed my visit very much.

Clearly Inspired said...

Oooo, very pretty! Love your cards and layouts!

stampmonkey said...

Sounds like you really scored at the stores, Jeanne -- what fun! ;D

I really like both of your cards, but I'm really enamored by your "Thanks so much" card -- it's so beautiful! tfs

Stacy said...

Love the brads in the center of the flowers!

Barb W said...

Just beautiful, Jeanne. I love the color combo and that flower is so cute...adds the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for sharing. Now, I'm off to see what else you've been up to! :-)