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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Fall is in the air...!

Hello! Hope that everyone is having a bright and sunny day! : )

Soooooo, I belong to the Paper Pretties Stamp of the Month Club and fell head over heels in love with this month's stamp!! She reminds me so much of my youngest daughter! How cute is she?!! I wasn't sure what I was going to do first with her, but knew right away that I couldn't wait to ink her up! I played around with several possibilities this morning and came up with this card! I used a ton of miscellaneous products on it! My first thought was to make a 3d pile of punched out leaves, but no matter how hard I tried to arrange them they were just a little too big and just were not working! So I scrapped the leaves and dug out the other punches and tools! I also used my new Nestabilities for the very first time! I have to say I am not really all that impressed with them. I hope that the more I play with them and use them the more I will like them, but so far I just am not in love. I have the Cuttlebug and broke my B plate trying to make it all work out. That was a big bummer! I added a faux cross stitch pattern to the outside edge of my image and some stripes of color behind it. I used some clear half bead embellishments that my sweet SBS2 sister (Hi Karyn!!!) sent me and a little snippet of ribbon that arrived the other day with my new stamps from Sweet N Sassy! I just kept adding and adding to this card until it finally felt done! : ) I also stamped this little cutie twice and layed her for a more 3d look!

My home school group is having a Fall Party next week and I am going to try to come up with some sort of cutsie patootsie treat basket with this stamp!

Hubby is home safe and sound and I am so happy about that! Looks like he actually may get to stay in town for a while this time! Big grin! : )

Hope that you have a wonderful day!! Be back soon!


ScrapMomOf2 said...

OMG, I broke my B plate the first time too! It's OK though, because mine was really old, so it didn't take much! I actually saved the broken pieces, and I still use them when I use the smaller Nestabilities!

Love this card, and I noticed the Nestability panel right away. It looks great!

I hope you're doing well too! I'm horrible with visiting, so I apologize!! Take care!

Lori said...

This is adorable! Hang in there with the Nestabilities--I promise, you'll grow to love them.

Betsy said...

She is too cute for words, you really did her justice.
Sorry to hear DH is traveling so much, it is so hard on a family. Enjoy having him home for a while!

Maria said...

Awesome card, AnnMarie!! I love how you layered the dps. . .and the layout is fabulous! You did a beautiful job coloring the image too! I had a bit of problem with the Nestebilities but I'm learning to use them properly and plan to buy more of them now that I've got the hang of it with my machine!!


Miss Crystal said...

AnnMarie, this card is super cute. I love the layers and the little girl is adorable. Sorry to hear about the Nestibilities. I don't own any but love to look at things made with them.

Catherine said...

Hi AM!
Love all the DP you used on this one! Great faux stitching!
I wasn't too impressed with my nesties when I firt got them, but now I love them! I hope you'll give 'em another try!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

This is so cute, Ann Marie! Love that image and what you did with it!

Cathrine StClair said...

This is very cute! I love the layering and stiching.

Ouch.... sorry about that B plate. I like my nesties - but sometimes miss how quick and easy the punches were. But no embossing and I love that look.