Thursday, September 03, 2009

And thus I CASE again

Can't get enough of this lady. This card isn't so much a CASE of this card by Cindy Beach, as it is just inspired from it. I loved the simple Eiffel tower (I embossed mine with black embossing powder), and the red and black together. This is also a card for the Diva Coffee Break Designs' weekly challenge, which this week is a sketch challenge. I used some of last year's Halloween-theme DP (it was called Ghostly Greetings), and a Riding Hood Red button (also retired). Oh and because I know some of you will wonder (LOL) I did not use the "merci" stamp that comes with this set because I did not find it bold enough to hold its own with the rest of the card (it also did not stand out well at all on the textured c/s, especially when trying to read it sideways like that). So I went with a greeting from Trendy Trees instead :o)

And here is my tale of woe for today: as fate would have it, I came home today to my SU! order, including six (yes SIX!!) new stamp sets, the fun treat cups (CHECK THEM OUT!!!), two punches (including the new ornament punch!) and some platinum shimmer paint - all from the new Holiday Mini-catalog. Let it be said that I have NEVER received an order so quickly!!! (I placed the order on Saturday!) However this weekend we are going camping at a local folk festival, so tonight I need to finish packing and making snacks and stuff - NO TIME TO STAMP!! Nor will I be able to do so until Sunday night at the earliest!! WAAAH!! All those great new goodies waiting for me at home... *sigh* Ah well, I can design in my head all weekend (am I the only one who does that?...)

Happy Stampin'! And don't forget to contact me if you want to order any of the fabulous goodies from the new Holiday Mini Catalog!



Tana said...

Great card, I love the colors! Thanks for playing along with us Divas at the Diva Coffee Break Designs!!!
Tana Conley

Kristin said...

Neat card! So glad you decided to play along!

On a side note: yes, I've tried designing in my head when away from my stamp desk but am not very good at it. Recently, however, I took along a spiral bound journal and let my hubby drive then sketched my heart out. I came up with so many fun ideas and had plenty to get me started once I finally made it back home. Hope this idea works for you too!

Erna said...

cute card!

Mary Davidson said...

Simply beautiful!! I love it!
The bird in the cage is adorable!

Shelly Koskinen said...

Your card is so cute!!

Tammy said...

So pretty!! Love the Eiffel Tower!!

LeAnne said...

I just love it! What a great take on the sketch! Love your thought process, too! Who would have thought to use Halloween paper, but it works so well! Come back again next week to play with the Divas!