Well, good morning! I’m typing this on Friday evening, as we sit in eager (?) anticipation of the arrival of Winter Storm Helena to the south. My entire office was closed today in Huntsville as were all of the schools. Here in GA, they sent everyone home early. No doubt to swing by the grocery store to get the obligatory 25 loaves of bread and 37 gallons of milk!
We refrained from a grocery run, but did have to go buy a few bags of feed for the Old Man. So…we took Finn-Chewie with us. I kind of didn’t want to, cuz the last time we went he resembled a bass at the end of the leash. Completely whack. So I almost took the easy way out and left him here. But, as Wayne pointed out, he’ll never figure it out if we never take him.
Dang – I hate when he’s all logical and right like that!!
Well. Apparently the work Finny and I have been doing in the mornings – on the leash, with training treats and the clicker – are paying off!! He was very very good! Perfect? Oh, no – not even. But…under control. Looked like a dog not a fish! Even did some stay-come-heel work. It wasn’t easy for him – lots of people he was sure wanted to pet him….but. He kept it together! I was very very proud.
He was a little surprised that I had so little faith…
When I got home, I whipped up a little card to share, using the pretty new stamp set called Mediterranean Moments. This one was created by Susan Nygaard – when she hit a Million Dollars in Sales! When I hit a million – my stamp set’s going to have a Haflinger and an Aussie – and not cartoon ones, either! Pretty ones – like in this set!
I used a nice little sentiment from the Sitting Here stamp set, and put it all together with some of the Falling in Love DSP. Take a look-see:
I used the sketch challenge at Fab Friday for my layout:
For my art piece, I stamped the pretty Mediterranean Moments cafe scene in Sahara Sand on Very Vanilla. Then I used the super new Watercolor Pencils to oh-so-lightly add a little bit of color to the sketch. I think I used nearly every pencil in the set – just never too much of any one color. I just wanted a bare touch of color.
I used a little Liquid Glue to adhere the art square to a Soft Sky square. I wrapped some Linen Thread and Copper Metallic Thread a couple of times around the stacked squares, securing them in the back with scotch tape and then popped the whole shebang onto the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The sentiment, from the Sitting Here stamp set, is stamped in Early Espresso on a strip of Vellum Card Stock. I snipped a banner end, edged it with Early Espresso and adhered it to the card front with a dab of Liquid Glue. I put the dab of glue under the left side (where I knew there was going to be an embellishment) and then I put the teensiest drop under the word “me” on the strip, and stuck it to the card.
I used a Glue Dot to adhere a Falling In Love Embellishments and then a little Liquid Glue to add a tiny bow made with a piece of Linen Thread and two pieces of Copper Metallic. I added a Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the corner of the art square and the card front was done.
On the inside, I used a second image from Mediterranean Moments – inking just the window with my Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write Marker, and using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get it right where I needed it. Then I inked up the menu board in my first image and added it to the opposite corner.
I used those Watercolor Pencils again to color the inner liner images, matted the panel on Copper Foil and SNAILd it into my Sahara Sand card base. The card front is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals to finish the card off.
I added more of the outdoor cafe image to the front of the Very Vanilla Medium Envelope – using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get just the part of the image I wanted in each corner…
Et Voila! Isn’t Mediterranean Moments just a gorgeous stamp set? I really think Sue and the Stampin’ Up! designers outdid themselves on this one. And the image works perfectly with the Sitting Here sentiments. Hope you like! 🙂
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!
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I’ll be back tomorrow with a fun Balloon Pop-Up birthday card to share! Hope you have a great Saturday! 🙂
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CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
Sahara Sand Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2: (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
Copper Foil: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 3/8″ square (mat for art work)
Soft Sky Card Stock: 3″ square (mat for art work)
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3″ square (art square); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
Falling In Love DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap
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