Saturday, February 21, 2009

Scope for Imagination

"You'd find it easier to be bad than good if you had red hair... People who haven't red hair don't know what trouble is."
- Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

When I saw this stamp set in the new Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog I knew I had to have it! It's called A Kind Word and it immediately made me think of Anne of Green Gables. I've always adored those books, and now that I have my own little red-headed niece and nephew that quote makes much more sense!

And isn't it true that stamping gives you scope for imagination? Not only do you get to bring your own unique touch to the images, but the possibilities are limitless. For me it's also my therapy! I'm so busy these days I don't get many free minutes to just sit and stamp - but when I do it's completely relaxing. :)

I used another new SU! product for this card - if you click on the image to enlarge it you might be able to see it better. In the new catty are the SU! Texturz Plates to use in the Big Shot. I used the small dots plate on my designer paper. I then took my sanding block and sanded the tops of the raised dots to give them a distressed look - and the white core shows through. It gives it a nice subtle touch.



I'll try not to leave you hanging for a whole week again - we were just so overwhelmed with everything going on. Oh, and our computers were down for a few days. Our DNS server (no, I don't know what that means) has some sort of brand new virus (really, it just came out in January) and my poor husband has been slaving over it all week.

I love having my personal IT man. :) My computer is fine, and he finally got it connected back to the Internet on Wednesday. But, I'm way behind in my blogroll reading. I'll try to catch up this weekend. Maybe I can find a challenge to try. Or maybe I'll just take a nap!


Materials (all SU! unless otherwise mentioned)

Card stock: Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Watercolor paper
Designer Paper: Candy Lane

Stamps: A Kind Word
Ink: Staz On Black, Old Olive
Other: 2-way Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Blender Pen, SU! Markers, Copics, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Mini Glue Dots, Sponge, Paper Snips, Pink Gingham Ribbon, Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities, Felt flowers, Snail Adhesive, Yellow button (craft supply), Big Shot, SU! Texturz Plate (small dots), sanding block


2 comments:

Heather P. said...

This is such a pretty card! :)

Kristine B. said...

Oh, this is CUTE!! :) I'm with you, I absolutely LOVE the Anne of Green Gables series--have seen all of them! Wish I had them on DVD. Cute card!! :) And, I AM a red-head, lol.

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