Friday, May 28, 2010

Card 'Lift'

Are you ready for the long Memorial Day weekend? I sure know I am! I have got a Scrappy-Shopping day planned for Memorial Day! You see, I live in a very small town that only has Wal-mart and Dollar General for shopping. The city I work is a little better with a Tuesday Mornings, but still not much else. So, my husband and I have a little day shopping trip planned, probably to Jackson, MS, which is a couple hours away, but there is a Target, Hobby Lobby, and a Michaels!!! I literally haven't been to these stores in well over a year! Isn't that sad!? And I'm sure you can imagine how excited I am! What's funny is that I saw some pictures on a blog recently that someone had posted of the Cricut Demonstrators at Michaels, and I saw a whole aisle of Cricut goodies! The last time I shopped at Michael's, they did not have a whole Cricut aisle, actually, I don't think they had much of anything Cricut, yet!
So, my husband has been really sick this week. They think he has Mono. He tested negative for it and strep, but his throat looks like he swallowed a soft ball, and his blood counts indicated he had something viral, so they're calling it Mono. So, yesterday I stopped in at my doctor's to get checked out, and as I was waiting, I was looking though a card magazine, and it was this card in this magazine in particular:

Well, I really liked this card, and I instantly thought of the paper in the DCWV Flower Shower, Spring Stack. So, I couldn't wait to get home last night to try and recreate it! Now, in the middle of the magazine, there is a tear-out pattern for all the elements on this card, but I found similar shapes on the Accent Essential's and Mother's Day cartridges, so decided it would be way easier to just use my trusty ole' Cricut. And this was what I came up with:

I inked the edges, as opposed to the sanding in the original. I added some stickles, and the sentiment is a stamp I've had in my stash that came out of a kit. I stamped it on cream cardstock, and spritzed it with a little pink home made shimmer spray. In the center of the flower is a Sweat Pea felt flower from Stampin' Up that I'd gotten a couple months ago as part of a blog candy I'd won from Sam over at Scrapmaster's Paradise. Actually, come to think of it, so was the ink I'd used to stamp the sentiment. She's a sweetie and has a great informative and inspirational blog, and is a Stampin' Up Demonstator.
Well, that's all I have for today! I hope you have a great holiday weekend! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my neck of the web!

1 comment:

chriswooten57 said...

Well if you had not said so, I would have thought they were the same card. Great Job

I have only been paper crafting for about 5 months now. I had my Cricut all last year, but did not use it. I know, I know, you say how could that be. I was sick most of last year. I still am, but working very hard to craft.