Friday, November 2, 2007

Blogger's Challenge 19 - Embellishments

HEEELLLLLO Hanna! My online friend Kristi Ferro recently started her own stamp line called Hanna Stamps -- and the first set she has to offer are these wonderful stamps called "But I Need It..." I think there is a very big difference in the quality of acrylic stamps -- and Hanna Stamps are QUALITY. Don't you just love the style of these stamps? I knew I needed to use them for this Blogger's Challenge as soon as they arrived in my mailbox.

This week's blogger's challenge was to use an embellishment. Any embellishment. I WAS going to use a silk flower that I died to match my paper --- but then I found this great paper from 3 Bugs in a Rug WITH the flower on it in my stash and I knew what I needed to do! I cut around the edges of the flower -- the flower and the striped paper are one piece. I attached the edges of the flower to add dimension, and popped the button in the middle to add to my paper embellishment. Hanna was colored with Watercolor Crayons. This is a 5" x 7" card.

I am so psyched about these stamps and about this card! My sister is coming to visit next week for my son's confirmation, and one of the things we are doing together is to SHOP! I never make time to shop for myself -- so she and I are going on an expedition to pump up my wardrobe (my biggest fear is that someone will call "What Not To Wear" on me!). Since I am going to PARIS later this month, I need new clothes! These stamps came in the nick of time -- I made this cards for my sister to welcome her to my home and to let her know how excited I am that she will be here with me. She and I are VERY compatible shoppers! She will tell me the truth about how things look, yet still allow me to buy things that I love without saying "Do you really need that?".... She truly understands the phrase "But I need it!..."

Thanks, Kristi! GREAT Stamps!

26 comments:

leenda said...

Very creative card Pat....as usual! I hope you & your sister "shop til you drop"!! What a fun adventure to shop for PARIS! Can you spell j.e.a.l.o.u.s.??? lol


Linda Carson

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a cute card. Love the flower and the dimension that it has.

Lisa said...

Love that the paper matches her dress. Great flower bling!

Gerrie said...

Great card Pat!

Ida said...

Very clever! What a pretty flower and use of th ebutton for the flower center. This is a FUN card.

Donalda's Blog said...

Oh you lucky person !!!!!!!! GOing to Paris. I will only get to go in my dreams lol Have a great time.

Julie Campbell said...

Oooh! I love that flower! Really cute card! Have fun on your shopping adventure!!!

Basement Stamper said...

Love the flower! This card is great and I love that set too!

Cheryl said...

Really cute card!

LaVerne said...

Great stamp! Love the embellishments. I was in Paris last month and it is now my favorite place in the world! But take lots of money.

Lisa Bohler said...

Too cute! Words don't do that layout justice!! Great card, Pat!

Anonymous said...

lovly card i just love flowers


Grace

Rita said...

Ohhhhh! I just luv Hanna! I just got the Christmas set in the mail today & can't wait to go upstairs to play. I forgot to order a bigger block so I'm going to use cd case 'cause I can't wait, hehehe!!! Next order I'll get the shopping one & order the bigger block. Your card is beautiful!

Barbara said...

What a fun card! What a fun occasion....there's nothing like shopping with a sister for good times! She'll love it.

Connie Gage said...

Great card and hope you and sister have a great shopping trip. HAVE FUN!!!!

rozie640 said...

Adorable card Pat, you and your sister are going to have a blast. You must take tons of pictures in Paris and tell the details. I went there once when I was 23. I'm sure it hasn't changed much! Have tons of fun, very cute card, have a blast with your sister.

astampingteddy said...

Love the colors and flower with button, so funky!
Claudia

Summerthyme Studio said...

Pat, this is the sweetest card. Love the flower and what you have done with Hanna!!!!!!

Vicki

Lori said...

This is great! Love how the flower looks. Enjoy your shopping trip!

Sharon in NE said...

Paris! big sigh...
Cute card!

Anonymous said...

I like what you did with this card. Very fun!! Also, I wanted to thank you for the sheet sets and card I received as part of your anniversay celebration. They are wonderful!!! Thanks for letting us celebrate with you.

Cindy Hargett

Connie said...

LOVE your card, Pat! I am so lusting after Kristi's new sets! Have fun in Paris!!!!

Brenda said...

Love your card...too cute!! 'Hope you & your sis share an amazing time together! Don't forget to save some $$$ so you can shop in Paris too!!
~Brenda H.

Stefanie said...

Great card Pat! I love the button in the middle of the ginormous flower. I hope you had a great time shopping with your sister!

Ramblin Rose said...

Very cute card. Hope you have a good time shopping and on your trip to Paris. You probably need a long break after last month. ;-) I guess I'l have to make due with the next best thing Paris in Las Vegas. (Doesn't quite compare.)

Lauren (mytime) said...

I missed this one last week! You did a fabulous job with the challenge :D