Sandy, I hope you were serious!

It's not safe to leave stamps at my house.  I joked with Sandy about "borrowing" her Kind Word set, and she said, "Go ahead!"  Before I had time to think, the rubber was mounted to wood and seeing ink.  It's a set I really, really want.  But I get to select a few freebies, and I'm waiting to see if there's something I love better in the "Sneak Peek" preview in June.  I know, Kind Word is not a hugely expensive set, and I shouldn't waste free stamps on it.  But I liiiikkkkkkke it.  (You have to hear this in a very whiny voice.)  And all the more expensive sets I either have or don't like as much.  So here's my "test drive." (All images c Stampin' Up!®)

Kind_word Isn't she cute???  I needed something sunny today.  We've had rain for days and days.  And while we need it and I'm very grateful, I do miss the sunshine a bit. 

Blue_grommet It's lovely to have wonderful friends and a great mom who don't care if you pre-use their stamps, steal their stamps or take stuff out of the orders.  Kind Word is, of course, pre-used for Sandy.  "Dear Friend" is Mom's.  (I promise I'll give it back soon!!)  But here's my favorite thing…..

Mom ordered the jumbo grommets last month at her workshop, and I decided I'd better try them out before I give them to her so I could help her know how best to use them.  (So this is a purely selfless act!)  Someone (and I don't know who because it was a sample sent to me and didn't have a blog address) had punched the flower from Oval All and inserted it into the jumbo grommet.  It was too cute, so I had to try it.  Only thing, though….black, vanilla, white, silver….none of those colors really looked right on this card.  So I dabbed a white grommet in Brocade Blue craft ink, then embossed with clear powder.  I'd love to tell you I meant for it to be all "spackly," but that wouldn't be true.  That's just the way it came out.  But isn't it neat?  And it kind of looks like those old watering cans and goes with the whole personality of the little girl with her flowers.  I filled the crevice with Crystal Effects, but I'm not sure you can see it really well. It's actually still a bit sticky (probably because it's very damp and un-sunny today), so I may sprinkle on a little glitter too.  See – another benefit of the rain!!  I can still add to the card.

Here's the complete supply list (all SU!):
Stamp Sets:  Oval All, Kind Word, Dear Friend
Ink:  Jet Black StazOn; Classic:  So Saffron, Brocade Blue, Mellow Moss; Watercolor Crayons; White gel pen
Paper:  Lovely Lilac, Whisper White, Brocade Blue card stock; Patterns DSP (hostess pack)
Accessories:  Brocade Blue grosgrain (this is retired, but you can dye Whisper White with chalk, markers or stamp pads), Jumbo Grommets, Rich Regals brads, Stampin' Dimensionals, Crafter's Tool Kit, Aqua Painter, Blender Pen, Stampin' Sponges, 1/2" circle punch, bone folder (to set the grommet; do not use a Crop-a-dile for this!!)

Here's what my DH (dear husband) has on his facebook page:
Q:  Do you know what today is?
A:  May the 4th be with you.
(See what I live with????  Actually, I crack up everytime I read, hear or say it.)

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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9 Responses to Sandy, I hope you were serious!

  1. Peggy Finney says:

    That comment about the facebook entry cracks me up. When ever I scratch the top of my cats head she put her ears down and it makes her look like Yoda. I like how you made your card today. I especially like the flower inside the gromet(sp).


  2. Sarah N. says:

    I LOVE the technique with the grommets – it looks so so great!


  3. Sandy Moriarty says:

    Of course I was VERY SERIOUS. You can use it even more. Use the girl in the swing too. [I’m being very selfless, yah — I want to see what you do with it before I start using it, ha ha!] I like what you did with the grommet too. Now I’ll have to order that too, so does that mean you will do a grommet like this for me??????


  4. Cate (Britbook70) says:

    The card is beautiful and nice job with the grommet. Isn’t it great when things don’t go exactly as you thought they would but they turn out even better?


  5. Karen says:

    How cool is that grommet??? Love it! Mistakes are never a bad thing … they are a learning experience!
    You dh seems to have the same sense of humour as mine … I feel for you! LOL
    Thanks for sharing!


  6. Kristy Lounder says:

    My friend had that joke on her twitter page, too…too funny!
    I have friends/customers like that too…nice enough to let me test drive their stamps!! 🙂


  7. Brenda says:

    Beautiful card!! Great job testing the products!!


  8. Chelsea says:

    Absolutely beautiful! I love how the grommet turned out!


  9. Evaleen says:

    That grommet ROCKS! Too cool!


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