Friday, December 16, 2011

Nature's Nest Birthday

Do you ever leave things until the last minute?  That's not necessarily a good thing when you have to design and make a card and it's being picked up the next day.  Two weeks ago Ron, my Schwan's delivery man, asked me to design a card for his daughter's birthday.

So, fast forward to last evening, which just happens to be Thursday, and I haven't even started on the card.  Between delivering an order, having dinner with my number two son and his family, grocery shopping and a nice long chat with Jean, my late night phone buddy, you can just see the time slipping away.

The nice thing about late night phone buddies, is that it's a good way to brainstorm ideas.  Jean happens to be a very talented Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator so we were on the phone until 2 a.m. chatting while I'm working on the card.  In between the talk about stamps and ink and catalogs and clearance rack items, I ran ideas by her for the card and she made suggestions of things that could work. It was fun and I actually managed to make two cards.

Here is the first card I designed and the one that Ron chose.  The dragonfly was really fun and I want to thank Kathryn Ricks for graciously stamping and sending me the images all the way from Utah!

Stamp Sets:  Nature's Nest, Just Believe, Take It To Heart, Word Play; Inks:  Night of Navy, Cajun Craze, Stampin' Write Markers in Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Basic Gray; Card Stock: Cajun Craze, Baja Breeze, Watercolor Paper; Accessories:  Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder, Jewels Basic Pearls, Smooch Spritz Vanilla Shimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Heat Tool, Stamping Sponge

Tomorrow I'll show you the other card I designed.  Now, don't forget to take advantage of the Clearance Rack Blitz going on in the online store.  Click the 'Order Stampin' Up!® Online' button on the upper right and get them while supplies last!

Blessings from Marsha

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