Chocolate & Champagne

…just in time for Valentine's Day!  Trust me, the scanner really doesn't do this card justice. 

Chocolate_champagneThe Bronze Metallic card stock in the Taste of Textiles pack is so gorgeous.  I used that as the main panel, and embossed the Fifth Avenue Floral flower on it with Chocolate Chip craft ink and clear powder. 

The sentiment is gold ink/gold embossing powder.  The background oval and the crimped strip were made with heat & stick powder and Fine Galaxy glitter.  I used the Champagne.  Someone asked if it was worth $13.95.  YES!  Of course, I am a glitter junkie.

Stamp Set:  Fifth Avenue Floral
Ink:  Chocolate Chip craft; Gold Encore; VersaMark, Chocolate Chip classic
Paper:  Taste of Textiles; Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla card stock
Accessories:  Crimper, Fine Galaxy Glitter, Heat & Stick Powder, gold embossing powder, clear embossing powder, wide oval & key tag punches, Stampin' Dimensionals


And this one has no glitter at all!  Lots of people have said, "What's with the boots?" about this set.  Well, let me tell you – as someone who spent a lot of time in the apple tree in our front yard, you can't climb a tree with boots on.  Ok, you can, but it's not that easy.  There's just something about feeling the limbs under your feet.  Yes, I know there's no one up the tree.  That's the beauty of kicking your boots off.  We had a rule that you had to wear shoes outside until the temperature got to be a certain Fahrenheit, but no one said you had to keep them on once you were out.  So whoever kicked them off is barefoot and having an awesome time right now.  (And I know my mother knew I was barefoot from March until October…nothing got past her, really.  She just pretended it did if it wasn't something that would cause serious harm, illness or injury.)  My friend Karen (another Karen, not the "anti-glitter Karen" from yesterday) has a daughter named Autumn.  Well — this is really weird, because both Karens have daughters named Autumn.  But the little Autumn (I think she's about five years old right now) has red boots.  So – this one's for Autumn.  (She's the little sister of the inspiration for the Ballerina Monkey.)

Stamp Sets:  Branch Out, Dream a Little (hostess, Level 3)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Brilliant Blue classic; Chocolate Chip, Basic Black Stampin' Write Markers
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Brilliant Blue, Ruby Red card stock; Garden Green Patterns DSP (hostess Level 1)
Accessories:  Texturz Plate – Stampin' Up! Backgrounds 1, Big Shot, Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponges, Very Vanilla 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Crimper, 1" circle punch, designer label punch, corner rounder*
* Note…..if you take the guide off the corner rounder to do a scallop border, be sure to put it back on before you use it to corner round.  Oops!

Last thing….Lots of people ask, "How big is your dog?"  Well, here's a picture, and it's not Photoshopped, I promise.  Yes, his name is "Hoss," but he came with the name.  If I had the choice, it would be "Danzig," "Ludwig" or "Wolfgang."

You notice we have hardwood floors.  Part of the reason is because he drools incessantly, so it's easier to clean hardwood than carpet.  And, yes, he's taller than the seat on the wing chair.  That's his "happy face," by the way.  He's trying to decide if he wants to play with the flash on the camera.

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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1 Response to Chocolate & Champagne

  1. Sandy Moriarty says:

    Know what you mean about barefoot and apple trees. We had 2 apple trees in our yard when I was growing up. Had lots of fun up in those trees (and a few tummy aches), and the picket fence next to the trees, and the garage roof next to that. Except when I jumped off the fence and landed on a piece of wood with nail — and barefoot. Not too bad, just pierced close to toes not in main part of foot. After that I watched where I jumped. Then there was the time I jumped off the garage roof — double dare from the neighbor boy — but then how smart was that. Lived through that too but my feet and legs hurt from that one — last time I jumped. Maybe that is why I have this fear of heights — now. Nice scene on your tree card.


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