Monday, June 18, 2007

Fall & Winter Preview Swap

Well, I am happy to report that my mojo somehow founds it way home today! I am doing a swap with my upline's downline (is that the right way to say it?) and I haven't been able to get myself moving to do it, but today was the day. I am someone who has to work very hard and creating. The ideas don't seem to just come to me. Maybe it is that way for everyone, I'm not sure. But, for me, that whole card staring me in the face is alot of pressure. It is getting easier, though.

My husband, who sees every card I make, thinks this card is my best one ever. I don't know about that, but I like it. It is also hard to only use stampin' up stuff. Sometimes I have the perfect brad that would match a card for a swap or class, but it isn't stampin' up so I don't feel I can use it. But, this card is made with almost exclusively new catalog preview stuff. I don't know how good the photo is. I was havnig trouble with it indoors today so I thought I would try it outside.

Stamps: barouque motif
Paper: solt sky, purely pomegranate, whisper white
Ink: groovy guava, purely pomegranate, soft sky, basic black
Accessories: stampin' up brads

This is a very simple design that I think would work great for a class. I am having one soon and I think I will use this design for that as well as the swap. Have a great day and I will be posting more soon! I am sure I will do the Tuesday challenge on Splitcoast tomorrow so I will post that when I get it done! Should be fun!


Julie Masse said...

Truly a beautiful card - clean, elegant and just so pretty! Great job!

Shannon said...

I love that card and can't wait to get my hands on that stamp set.

Hey, what was the book you read last month. I know it was real sad about a little girl and her journey into adulthood. Is it morbid that I like these kind of books? Anyway I know the little girls was being thrown in the air on the cover and for the life of me, I can't remember what it was called. I have been dying to read it. Would you mind emailing the name to me? You can email me at

Shannon (from Houston)

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

Wow! This card is gorgeous! I wasn't really sold on any of the sets in the Preview catty, but this card is changing my mind. LOVE IT!

Markie's Mom said...

This is so beautiful! Glad you got your mojo back!

Corie said...

Love this card. Simple but Elegant

Miranda said...

super-cute card, mellissa. I think you should take all of your pics on the deck outside. Natural lighting kicks artificial lights butt any day!!!

Libby Hickson aka stampinlibby said...

You definitely found your mojo - what an awesome card! So beautiful!

You'll have to let me know what you think of your book club book - The Kite Runner was one of my favorites last year, I'm curious how his new one is!