A Very Special Thank You

Since this is going on my facebook page, I'm going to post the gorgeous card first, since that's the photo my FB (Facebook) friends and my stamping page fans will see.

Thanks_RachelIf you've been following my crazy life the past week, you know that one night we had flaming pizza and flying baking stones in the kitchen.  I totally slept through it, but it sounds like it was an exciting evening. 

Yesterday morning, when Mike was leaving, he found a huge FedEx package on the front porch, and this was in it.   Scroll down….I tried to shrink the photo enough so it would fit in this space, but it's still too large.  And it's easier to ramble on and on and fill the space than shrink the pic again:

New_stone 

Rachel was here during "the incident," and she bought me a new baking stone.  This one is much nicer than the one that exploded; it has handles!  It's already been used several times, so should be turning very brown soon!

Rachel often comes by with things for me – flowers, artwork to look at, movies to borrow.  So I needed to make a very special thank you for her.  She's an incredible artist, so I went "all out!"  She is so encouraging when she sees my cards and other projects, and I love to pick her brain for ideas to make things better.  The idea for the basket of flowers came from a fellow demonstrator, Mary Binder.  I used the scallop edge punch on a strip of designer paper, crimped it, then wrapped it around an oval panel for the "basket."  The flowers are punches and an embosslit, and the butterflies are from the new Beautiful Wings embosslit.  I realized when I dumped my Very Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware on the floor (!!!) that there are a lot of pieces in there – and it seemed like a whole lot more when I was picking them up off the stamping room floor.  I'm hoping no one walks through the house barefoot and accidentally finds one (or two) that I missed.  A few fell on the floor upstairs too.  Long story short – my stamp room was a little cold, so I dragged everything up to the dining room.  So since there are so many pieces in the hardware kit and everything I hoarde always retires, I thought I'd better start using things up!

Here's the complete supply list:
Stamps:  Whimsical Words
Ink:  Dusty Durango classic
Paper:  Razzleberry Lemonade DSP; card stock:  Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry
Other:  Big Shot, Beautiful Wings embosslit, Simple Flower embosslit, LIttle Leaves sizzlet; crimper, Very Vanilla Hodgepodge hardware, Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon, crimper, mini glue dots, stampin' dimensionals, mat pack, paper piercing tool, stampin' sponges; punches: trio flower, boho blossoms, scallop edge, 1" circle, small oval

Finally, I know I missed blogging yesterday.  I hate missing a day, but I was working all day to catch up the real estate stuff so I could have today to play.  I tried some more paper flowers, but I'm not happy with the way they turned out.  After I practice a little more, I'll post some photos.  

Have a happy weekend!

 

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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