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Thursday, May 10, 2007

A Set of "Firsts"

I have had the most fun making this little "set" of cards that are just so cute and so "matchy-matchy"!! It was the first time for me to really USE my new Papertrey Green Thumb set besides just playing around with the strawberries that are so fun!! It is also the first time I have ever used clear acrylic stamps. OOOOHHHHH---I LIKEY!!! And lastly, this is the first time I have ever used this color combo! Oh, man, I think it's the best, especially with that Basic Grey paper I have had for-evah!! I made the first card (the one with the watering can) first, just playing around. Then I read over on Emily's blog, Stamping and Stuff, and how she is trying to use up entire sheets of 12x12 paper at a time. So then I made another card and another and another!! I still have about 1/4 of the sheet left and a card on my desk waiting to have some inspiration thrown onto it!! It's really a challenge, but it's pretty fun!! Try it!!

More card info (thought this might be easier since there are 4 cards!):
Paper: Taken with Teal, Pumpkin Pie, Orchid Opulence, So Saffron, WW, Basic Grey Patterned
Ink: Same as above, adding Certainly Celery, StazOn Jet Black
Stamps: Papertrey Green Thumb, Papertray, Rhonna Farrer swirls
Accessories: Orchid Ribbon, Orchid, Orange and Tan Brads (makers unknown), Foofala buttons(I won them at the Arlington Stamp Day-yay!), Dimensionals, Scallop Scissors, Cuttlebug

I also just wanted to remind you all that you can get free SU! stamps or accessories or even a gift certificate to Eclectic Paperie and a cool card from me! All you have to do is send one or more cards to Kyla from Sweetwater Stampers for the Cards for Troops contest and you could win these things! Just hurry and lick that stamp as she needs them by May 15th! Send them to her at:
Kyla Maestas
3714 Madison Dr.
Rock Springs WY 82901

It's been pretty crazy around here the last few days!! We finally were getting the glass fixed on the Dodge Neon where some kids shot out the driver side back window yesterday. The guy came to the house to replace it, I went out there, and the door on the car would not open (yes, I remembered to unlock it)!! He of course, has to have it open to be able to get the inside panel off to put the glass in. Seriously, this car has a black cloud over it with all the trouble it's given us for the last 2 months!! So glass guy leaves. Good news is that we took it in this morning to a body shop to get the dent fixed from where the teenage neighbor backed into the side of it and the guy there says he can fix the glass at the same time for 2/3 less money! So that was happy!! With all the hail and bad weather we've gotten around here lately (it storms--BIG almost every night while everyone's sleeping--no wonder we are all getting a bit crabby!) it will probably be there a while. We can deal with that. Also, I got a new washing machine delivered yesterday--a Maytag. Awesome. Did the first load and the thing starts vibrating and shaking and squeaking all over the place!! So I had to call the service center (as I was NOT paying to have someone come out) and I have a Maytag repairman that will come out next Wednesday to balance the thing. Will my laundry EVER get done? Also, how come he's booked until next Wednesday? I thought the Maytag repairmen never had anything to do since their machines never break? Food for thought, my friends, food for thought.....


  1. Beautiful cards! They are all so bright and cheery!

  2. Susie, Love the cards...the colors are great!!! :)
    Hoping today is better for ya!!!!

  3. ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIMOUS cards Susan! I love them!!!! I cannot wait to ink this set up - mine just came in the mail yesterday - woohoo for me!!! OMG that maytag repair thing is too funny (well not the part about your washer being unbalanced lol). I miss ya mucho!! I hope we can get together soon! *muah*

  4. LOL about the front loader does that too, so DH has to balance ours every once in awhile.

    Cute, cute, cute set of cards, just adorable, Susie! I keep telling myself I can live w/o that set, but I dunno how much longer I can hold out!


  5. Susie, these are all just Fabulous! TFS!

  6. I LOVE your Green Thumb cards! So bright, and fun and beautiful! Just my kind of card. They'll definately brighten someone's day.

  7. Your cards are adorable. Love the colors. Someone is going to really love getting those!

  8. Those cards are simply fabulous! WoW! I like your creativeness!

  9. These are all really great cards. The color is so refreshing & cheerful. Great job on all the cards. Ida

  10. Wow! I love your cards. Absolutely fabulous!!!

  11. WOWZAS!!! Absolutely gorgeous...not that I am surprised! :) Call me gfriend!

  12. I love them all, the one with the boot is my favorite card I've seen with this set anywhere! And I look at all the blogs! I just love it standing there in the flowers, it makes me want a garden. You are awesome!

  13. Hi Sus!! Those are really terrific!! Great colors and combos etc. They're just very cheery and fun. :)

  14. Hi Susie, your blog is AWESOME!!! These cards are so adorable...I will be back to visit often.

  15. These cards are all fabulously gorgeous!!! LOVE THEM!


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