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