Monday morning dawned bright and beautiful in California. Not! It was rainy and drizzly and – actually – kind of nice. IMHO, the high desert is at its most beautiful when the rain is just starting to clear and the sun is shining down thru the clouds, illuminating the oddly-green-for-this-time-of-year desert floor. And the smell of the desert after a rain is something you have to experience to understand – just wonderful!
But, it WAS chilly (still is!). And breezy – that’s not so very unusual! So, when it came time to create a card to share with you today, I was kind of thinking about Spring. It’s just around the corner – and I know Wayne is R-E-A-D-Y! And I know there’s a lot of folks in the east and on the plains that are ready as well.
ONE of my two boxes came today. Mailed same day. Same address….Ruh-roh….. hope that second box isn’t AWOL. Perhaps it will arrive tomorrow. I sure hope so, because my paper trimmer is in that box, and the one I bought as a “stand-in” ain’t really cuttin’ it! Oh – ha, pun not intended!
So, here we go. This is a very simple, very clean card today. It took me longer to organize (sort of) my tools and whatnot from my box, figure out the trimmer, and assemble my “photo studio” than it did to build it. Makes it a nice, quick card for when you need a pretty Thank You. Or almost any other sentiment!
I started with a piece of the Painted Blooms DPS – making sure I did my cuts to get some painted blooms framed as I wanted them on the card. This piece is mounted with SNAIL onto a Wild Wasabi mat. I stamped the sentiment from the Painted Petals Stamp Set in Strawberry Slush, and then mounted the layered piece onto a Strawberry Slush card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I stamped some of the smallest butterflies from the Butterfly Basics set onto some Whisper White Card Stock – 2 in Pink Pirouette and one in Crushed Curry (stamped off once on scrap paper and then stamped without re-inking) and punched them out with the Bitty Butterfly punch. I stuck them on with some Glue Dots, and gave each of them a single teensy Pearl Basic Jewel to round things out. And – did I mention this was quick?!?! – the outside was done! 🙂
The inside got a VERY simple treatment – a piece of Whisper White CS, with a strip of left over Strawberry Slush CS layered with a scrap of Painted Blooms DSP (actually the back – decided to give it a little pop).
And there you go! One quick, simple SPRING-Y Thank You card!
That was a quick share – it’s late here. Fortunately, I’m a night person. She says – never! So, I’m ready for bed!
Before I go, though, we got some big news from Stampin’ Up! today. To celebrate the last month of Sale-A-Bration Stampin’ Up! is offering FOUR NEW Sale-A-Bration products that you can earn for free starting March 1! There are two new stamp sets, a new accessory pack and a new vellum pack…these items are in addition to the great Sale-A-Bration items that are already available! Take a look here for my previous post about the great opportunity to earn even MORE Hostess Dollars in March. Take a gander at the new products:
Click HERE to see a flyer on the new products, including some great ideas of how to use them! That vellum has my name on it, I can already tell! Imagine coloring those designs in with your Blendabilities (that you got for FREE in Sale-A-Bration?!?!)
Check out the new Weekly Deals – some great prices on all those embellishments we all like to add to our projects!
Don’t forget the Blog Hop this Thursday! Blog candy is on the menu….See you then.
FEBRUARY 1 – 28 HOSTESS CODE: RKBPBNYM Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess $$ if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift for February is your choice of any item valued up to $4.95 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!
Here are the card cuts for today’s project:
Strawberry Slush Card Stock: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 1″ x 4″ (inner liner strip)
Wild Wasabi Card Stock: 5 1/4″ x 4″ (Bottom Mat)
Painted Blooms DSP: 5″ x 3 3/4″ Main Art piece; 7/8″ x 4″ (inner liner strip)
Whisper White Card Stock: Bitty Butterfly punches; 5 1/4″ x 4″ (Inside liner)
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Backorder Report – as of 23 Feb 15, the following items are on backorder or unavailable to order; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated. The continuing labor disputes at the docks have caused some items to be harder than ever to get in stock. SU has taken the step of simply making some items “Not Orderable”, rather than have our customers simply waiting and waiting. We all hope this situation will resolve soon! Please check out the following list of Backordered, Not Orderable, and Low Inventory items.
Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated.
137360: Butterflies Thinlits Dies–February 25
137364: Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder–February 27
131166: Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill–March 3
Currently the following items are NOT ORDERABLE:
130995: Cherry Cobbler Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers
130998: Daffodil Delight Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers
130999: Old Olive Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers
130997: Pumpkin Pie Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers
138634: Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (Sale-A-Bration)
137951: So You Simply Created Kit
137950: The Perpetual Birthday Calendar Project Kit
131262: Regals Stampin’ Write Markers
126199: Stampin’ Pierce Mat
Currently, the following items have LOW INVENTORY and will move to the “Not Orderable” list (above) once our current inventory is depleted:
102193: VersaMark Ink Refill
126189: Paper Piercing Tool
131003: Rich Razzleberry Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers