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Saturday, June 04, 2011

Elements of style

Good Saturday Morning and Happy National Donut Day to you all!  Today I think is my Mom's favorite day.  For some reason she's been hooked on donuts lately and today is a fitting day for her.  I told her that I'd take her to the bakery this morning but she said no she bought a box yesterday at the store ~ I think it was because she wanted to sleep in.  Me however, I was up at 6:00 this morning and hubby and I had a little time to ourselves.  We went fishing.  This weekend is free fishing weekend here in Kentucky and we thought we'd take our chance at it.  I caught 2 fish, 1 turtle and countless crawdads.  The turtle I named Tony and the 1st crawdad was Carl.  And yes, they all went back into the water.  Of course after I've watched the marathon last weekend of River Monsters I was a little leary of reeling in the line.  But we enjoyed ourselves - time we don't get too much alone together.

I'm sure that your tired of the blah blah blah, huh?  How about getting down to a card?  Ok, let's go...

This past Wednesday I noticed on SCS that the tutorial was for a center step card.  Well I did complete one back in February with a set of gals who I met - they are a great bunch.  I never posted it so better late than never I say!
The base card is Chocolate Chip that I layered with Certainly Celery and Rose Red.  The images are stamped from the Elements of Style stamp set - this is one of my GO TO stamp sets.  I just love it, and it's so versatile you can use it for so much. 
See the card up close, I sprayed it with glimmer mist.  I also used some of the Frost White Shimmer paint from SU! to highlight certain areas. 
With a card front so pretty I had to finish off the inside too. I used my Little Leaves sizzlits to cut out the leaves and my Beautiful Wings die to cut out the butterflies.   

So what do you think?  Pretty, huh?  I think that it is a very feminine card.

So that's what I have for you today.  I need to go make a graduation card ~ Danielle's boyfriend is graduating today.  I got roped into it because Danielle had to work.  She's funny, I think that sometimes she takes advantage of the situation.  It's "hey Mom, it's so-and-so's birthday I need a card".  Not "can you make a card?"  Hmmm, maybe I should charge her??

Have a great day everyone!

6 comments:

the Purple One said...

Beautiful Joani!! You will have to send me a pattern, I love it!! I too watched River Monsters, so you are brave!! :)

Carrie said...

I made one of these front step cards today, but mine is not near as cute as yours.

bumblebee creations said...

this is gorgeous!

rockwelldesigns said...

Wow! Really beautiful card. Love how you popped up the bird and the butterfly.

Online Printing said...

Very inspirational and full of creativity thanks for sharing..! I think that it is a very feminine card.

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