March 3, 2008

stems with a new twist

We have a saying here in Colorado: "If you don't like the weather, just wait 5 minutes." Well, unfortunately, the opposite holds true! Saturday we were outside in short sleeves trimming our rose bushes, the kids were riding their bikes, drawing with sidewalk chalk - we were all enjoying our 74 degree weather. Then sometime during the night the swirly winds came and blew horrible weather in. What is up with that?! Just a sign that spring is soon to come - March is our snowiest month after all.

Sunday is featured stamper day over at splitcoaststampers and I finally did the challenge on a Sunday! Since it was so gross outside, this gave me an excuse to stamp, especially since we did yard work Saturday *wink*. This week's featured stamper is Mary aka Petal Pusher - I chose to CASE Stems with a Twist. So obviously there wasn't much I changed, but that is really the point I suppose. I qualified for some free Sale-A-Bration items, so I chose the Love & Happiness rub-ons and holy cow, they are fabulous! Super easy, super sticky, and look fantastic. On this card I tried something crazy and used 2 different rub-on sheets (old olive and chocolate chip) to create my vine. It would have worked brilliantly if I would have cut the rub-ons out. Instead I was lazy and thought "Surely this will work if I just stick the piece of paper in there and only rub off the images I need." Uh, well not really. I'll remember that for next time. So on the vine I have some oopsies - one extra branch on the right and then a chocolate chip leaf. It still looks okay though, right? I learned my lesson and cut out the flowers and "just because" on my scalloped circle. I love how you can overlap the images.

Things I changed: I trimmed down the chocolate chip layer 1/8" so I could use a white card base (easier to write a little note in), I used rub-ons instead of the Papertrey stamps, I changed the dot background to a little flower out of Little Flowers, I didn't have any old olive wide grosgrain ribbon, so I opted to double up some regular chocolate chip grosgrain instead.

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