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Friday, February 29, 2008

Time well spent with a friend

I needed to make a card the other day for a new stampin' buddy that came over and stamped with me last week. When she came by she stayed for a while, we all had lunch and played with her new alcohol inks. It was such a nice day. Well when she was here not only did she give me 3 cards that she made, but she also gave me a cute little pail and a MFT stamp set! Hell-o!! That was so nice. And no, I don't have any - I know **GASP** - MFT stamps so this was my first. I will post a picture later of everything. But it was so kind of her. As we were sitting in my craft room we were chatting away about different things. I mentioned to her that I had seen someplace (more than likely on SCS) that a lady made a ribbon holder out of PVC pipe and that I wanted to make one of those someday. I just did not want to buy the PVC pipe because most of it would go to waste. Ok, now you are all asking "huh? PVC pipe? How??" Well, of course the pipe you would need would have to be one of the larger ones, and you slice it down the center to make 2 - 1/2 sides, like you would a grapefruit. So you just drop your ribbon spools in there and they fit nicely. The waste? You have a 8 foot length (you can only buy the size you need to hold a ribbon spool in that length, well at least at our Lowe's) that would go to waste. Yes, I don't have THAT much ribbon. Anyway - back to the story. Her hubby is making it for her and she said that I could have the other half. When I offered to pay her she said no. She is one nice lady I'll tell you!! Who, oh yeah. I forgot that part! It's Betty - and you can check out her blog HERE.

Now, if your still with me ~ on to the card :0)

I used the set Time Well Spent. I just love that set! The base card is Old Olive. I layered it with some DP that I received from a RAK. Then I made another 2 1/2" piece of Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive and another piece of the DP and tied the ribbon around it. I had water colored the flowers and layered them on to the card, some with pop dots for the 3D effect and gave it some sparkle with stickles. I then used the word Friend from For a Friend and stamped that in Rose Red on to a piece of white cs. Above that I stamped "thanks so much" from my Michael's $1.00 stamps in Positively Pink ink. I sponged some Rose Red around that and layered it on to some Old Olive and Purely Pomegranate cs. I also added some stickles to the dots under the word friend for a pop!

I sure hope that she likes it!! It's one of my favorite sets. Come back tomorrow to see what she gave me - and a chance to see what I will be giving away for my very 1st blog candy!!!


Cheryl said...

You are so lucky to have each other!!! This card is absolutely beautiful. Betty will love it. Take a pix of the ribbon holder when you get it up. I would love to see it.

melanie said...

Love it the pp looks great and the flowers

juliejules said...

Just checking in on my SBS 6 sisters, sorry not been around for ages, just finished performing in The Full MOnty, Julesx

punknscrap said...

Beautiful card. so pretty with the layering and gorgeous colours.

Betty said...

Joani - You are too much! I received that beautiful card and have it hanging on something new in my office - can't tell you or I would have to get you one too!!!!
Hugs, Betty

Stampmouse said...

beautiful card

Michelle said...

Bautiful card, the butterflies and flowers are stunnig, lovely colours too :0)

Toni said...

You take great pics!!!! Love the card - I guess it's been a while since I've visited your blog because I'm ooohing and Ahhhing over everything like I've never seen your stuff before LOL!

Mindy said...

It's so pretty! I am so ready for all that sparkle!