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Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Friday Everyone!

Are you ready for Christmas?? I managed to free up some time last night and put a small dent in our Christmas shopping list, but tonight's the grand finale for us. The Man and I are headed to the Mall after work. The closest mall to us is 1.5hrs away (yes, I live in the sticks) so we need our game on and eye on the prize(s) to get it done before closing time! Wish us luck!

Next week is release week for There She Goes and I'm sure it'll be like Christmas all over again! But before we show you a whole new bunch of stamps, we like to revisit some oldie but goodie stamp sets. It's a little something we like to call There She Goes (Again!)! This week's sets are Love Birds, Garden of Friends and Loads of Fun. This week, the Senior Trensetters have shared some old cards with you and today we've whipped up some new ones to share with you!

I chose the hilarious set, Loads of Fun! If you've never read any of the sentiments on this set, you need to! They're all puns on the mundane chore of laundry and they crack me up!

To make this card, I used last week's Deconstructing Sketch #31 (I'm about a week late!) for my layout, some paper from Crate Paper and some bling because even laundry needs some extra sparkle! ;)

I colored the machines in with some of SU's Soft Sky with my aquapainter brush, then I trimmed the cardstock, sponged the edges with Antique Linen distress ink and matted it to some Bitter Chocolate cardstock from Bazzil Basics. The patterned paper is from Crate Paper. I pretty much followed the sketch to a T, but kept the papers to a minimum - especially since they were so bold! Each layer was machine stitched to some Bazzil cardstock. The small scalloped edge was done with decorative scissors. The rhinestones were added, some embroidery floss was added to the center button and I created a banner for the sentiment to balance out the buttons on the top.

I hope I've inspired you to break out your older sets and create something new and fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'm off to battle the last minute shoppers and wrap till I can't wrap no more! If I don't get back here before the big day, I just want to with you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!



Stamps: There She Goes 'Loads Of Fun'

Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', SU's Soft Sky, Going Gray, More Mustard, Regal Rose, Old Olive, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen and Tea Dye'

Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics - Bitter Chocolate, PTI's Kraft Cardstock, PP - Crate Paper

Access: PTI Buttons - Brown, DMC Thread, Adhesive Rhinestones, Fiskars Decorative Scissors, Sponges, Machine Stitching Dimensionals


Jacilynn said...

so cute! I love the little laundry machines. super fun.
Merry Christmas Friend!

Anne-Marie said...

I love your great ideas! Love this creation, sweetie.....MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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