Wednesday, May 12, 2010

It's an October Afternoon

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Hi everyone!  It's really not October, but since I had a chance to play with my October Afternoon paper pads, I went with it!  LOL!  Hey, did any of you see the movie Couples Retreat with Vince Vaughn?  The movie opens with his little boy crawling into bed with him and promptly announcing, "I peed".  Well, that's how my morning started out!  So I wanted to brighten up my day by playing around with some OA papers from Fly a Kite and Thrift Shop.

My first card follows the Card Patterns 63 sketch.  I am lovin' all the cards I have been seeing around with the ruffled ribbon look, so I thought I would give it a try.  It was really easy.  Ashley has a super tutorial you can see here.  Easy peasy!  The sentiment is from Verve's Wishing You set and all the papers on this card are from Fly a Kite.  The flower blossom was made from the Blossom Nestabilities and the little pearl accents are from Zva Creative's Pearl Wheel.

My next card is an easy CAS card.  I used a premade card base, added 2 strips of pattern paper, some die cut letters and a ruffled some ribbon.  This ribbon is the 1/2" Wrinkled  ribbon from the Stamp Simply Ribbon store.  It is very thin and SUPER easy to layer and play with.  LOVE it!!  The flower blossom was made from the PTI Beautiful Blooms II die #1 and the sentiment is from SU!'s Many Thanks Sizzlet.

The buttons on both of these cards are vintage from my granny's tin.  I sooo love going through her old tins, sorting them by color and size.  One day I will show you a picture of them all.  Happy sigh...

Stuff and stuff:
-Ippity Stamps has released their Spring Collection of 10 stamp sets!  Details can be found on my Ippity Sales Blog

-My BFF Rachel is closing her store, Hope Stamps Eternal.  There is a HUGE going out of business sale of 45% off storewide.  Everything is going fast, so check it out while you can.

-Sharon has introduced a new Stamp Simply Store Kit!  AND it uses none other than October Afternoon, Thrift Store paper!!!  Woohoo!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great afternoon!



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22 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!!! Love those flowers....must get those dies :-S

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  2. Beautiful cards, Michelle! Love that Thrift Shop!

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  3. Two fabulous cards, Michelle :D Just love the first one - my kind of colours :D Great ruffled ribbon and your flower is wonderfully done. I am green with envy that you have the PTI flower dies and want them myself but have to wait...ugh! The sheer ribbon has a lovely look. Hopefully working on these two cards put your day on a better track!

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  4. loving your gorgeous cards! I like your use of ribbon/trim on each. Fun patterns and colors make them so lovely!

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  5. gorgeous doesn't do these cards justice :) Love the blossoms and ribbon ...that PTI blossom die is my favourite out of all of them :) Not that I like to play favourites with my dies!! LOL I can't wait to get these papers...they are on their way to me via Stamping Bella :) (no customs worries as they are based in Canada :) Looking forward to the new releases :)

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  6. Oh my, Michelle, these are just GORGEOUS!! I've been so horrible at not commenting but I've continued to LOOOVE all your work!! Hope you are doing great!

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  7. Both cards are GREAT! I LOVE what you did with that wrinkled ribbon -- LOVE it!

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  8. LOL! I love that scene from that movie because with 2 little boys...been there, done that! Cruddy way to start the day but you got it to work to your advantage ~ these are darling! I love love love the ruffled ribbon!!

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  9. These are STUNNING, Michelle! I love the flowers, the ribbon, papers...everything!

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  10. What sweet cards! Love that flower. And your story made me chuckle- hope your day is turning out better than it started!!

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  11. Hi Michelle, I haven't been by in awhile so I thought I'd drop in and boy am I glad I did. These two cards are just wonderful. A great mix of papers and embellishmens.

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  12. Just a gorgeous card! Thanks for playing at Card Patterns!

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  13. ACK! Michelle! these are fabulous. I'm in LOVE with this paper and your layouts rock! gorgeous work.

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  14. Oooooh I love this papers and you've done a FANTASTIC job with them!!!! Looooooooove that first one and the flowers on both are just beautiful!!!!

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  15. Congrats for your win on the Card Patterns your card is so adorable so crisp and lovely....hugs, Monika

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  16. Yay for you! :) Congrats on Card patterns!!

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  17. wonderful cards girl...congrats on the card patterns win!

    enjoy *~*

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  18. Michelle, I love your spin on the ruffled ribbon! The ends are perfect! Thanks for linking me up and trying it out! :)

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  19. WOOHOO!!! Congrats on the Card Patterns win girlie!!!!! {hugs}

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  20. Just beautiful my friend!!!

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