Well – happy Sunday! On the way home – with my new manicure….mostly…intact! Yes, I even went and got a manicure yesterday before the wedding. I kinda hate going – I’m always pretty sure that as the technicians chatter in their own language, laughing and giggling, that they’re discussing the horrendous state of my nails!! Also – a manicure will typically last me…a day.
Maybe. If I sit around with my fingers splayed and hovering in the air. Which isn’t very likely given…well….life! 🙂
Bottom line…I don’t do it much!
On the other hand – ha!! – I really want to start doing videos and posting them for y’all. So manicures may be something I need to do more of. The trick will be finding a good nail color that coordinates with all the ink that’s probably also going to be gracing my fingers! 🙂
We’ll see how that works out!
The wedding was gorgeous – took place right on the water. It was wonderful to see my friend so happy with his new bride – who is lovely inside and out. And it was great to see my friends from work – who’d driven from Alabama or flown from California for the event. I’m very glad I went! 🙂
For those looking for their Finn-Fan-Fix….take a look at my card and then scroll down to the end of the post! 🙂
My card for today is a quick-and-easy congratulations card that I made with the upcoming Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Reverse Words….
You know what I mean…looks like she just jumped out of bed and her hair fell perfectly into that “look”!
This one used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for my layout.
And the color scheme comes from the Global Design Project, although I used two neutrals in addition to the challenge colors.
Then I wrapped a piece of Emerald Envy 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape. I used a second, smaller, piece of the ribbon to tie tightly around the first piece in a little faux bow.
The panel is matted on Crumb Cake and then popped over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals., To finish it off, I added three little stars in Daffodil Delight from the Brights Enamel Shapes. And that was it for the card front!
On the inside, I pulled out my Flourishing Phrases stamp set and added the congratulations sentiment in Watermelon Wonder. Then I used my Watermelon Wonder, Emerald Envy and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Markers to directly ink the flourish image and stamp it in the bottom corner.
My Crumb Cake Medium Envelope got another Flourishing Phrases flourish on the front – colored the same way with my Stampin’ Write Markers…
Et Voila! This is a totally fun stamp set – makes me look like a complete artiste – which I am soooo not! And it’ll do the same for you, so I hope that when it comes available on 21 Feb that it’ll be one of your free picks! 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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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
The Reverse Word stamp set will be available as a Sale-A-Bration freebie on 21 Feb!
CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
Emerald Envy Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ (sentiment mat)
Whisper White Card Stock: 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (sentiment panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
Affectionately Yours DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap
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So – you know I’m away from home, which means I don’t have any “today” stories. I do, however, have a little story about what happened when Finn-Chewie stole a little people food…
The other day I bought a head of cabbage at the grocery store and for some reason it was trying to shed leaves as we (yes, Finn was “helping” me. He’s a giver!!) were unloading the groceries.
He’s quite the environmentalist. And concerned about the starving children….
Turns out, though? He doesn’t even like cabbage! So he tossed it about for a few minutes and then went on his Finn-way. Looking for something else to put in his mouth!!
Guess there’s really only so much one little dog can do for the environment and the starving kids….:)