Monday, October 18, 2010

I feel pretty, oh so pretty!

Hi everyone!  I finally have the SU Pretties Kit!  Yep, I have had my eye on this kit since it debuted a couple years ago, but it was just too expensive for me.  Well, no more -it's now on the SU Clearance rack for just $12!  I snagged this beauty for myself last week -and it IS so pretty!  I get my SU goodies from my demo friend, Kari Linder.

Here's my first card I made using the kit.  Ironically, I really struggled with this card!!  Like 4 hours struggle!  The large flower is bigger than I thought and for some reason I had trouble with a layout.  Anyway, here is my card.  I used a wedding sentiment from Verve's Love Story, and some pattern papers from Webster's Pages, Garden Gala.  The prima in the center is from the Athena flowers collection in Aurora Pink.
Next up I have a card using the adorable Harvest Birds Plain Jane set and sentiment from Autumn Splendor.  Aren't these little guys the cutest??  I added some bling to the tails and for the eyes.  My layout is from Julee's World Card Making Sketch #2. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Card Deets (wedding):
Stamps - Love Story
Ink - Chocolate Chip
Paper - White, blush blossom, Garden Gala PP
Accessories - Swiss dots EF, Kaiser pearls and Jute String (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), scallop trim border punch (EK Success), SU pretties kit, Prima flower, large oval punch

Card Deets (birds):
Stamps - Harvest Birds Plain Jane
Ink - Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin Pie (SU!)
Paper - Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, Dotty Biscotti PP (PTI)
Accessories - Chocolate twill ribbon, orange zest button (both PTI), oval nesties, brown striped baker's twine (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Tiny Twinkles (Taylored Expressions)


  1. Your four hour struggle was worth it - gorgeous flower and pin! Love the swiss dotted circle behind the flower and the pearls on the sentiment panel.

    Your birds are adorable with the bling on them and the touch of baker's twine and scoring ont he white is perfect.

    Wonderfully done as always :)

  2. I love both cards.

  3. You rocked it in the end! Love it!!!!

  4. ...I feel pretty and witty and bright!!! Sometimes the simple elegance of a card is the hardesst to capture, but you've done it :) I don't have this kit, but I've seen it so many times...full of tons of those hat pins and beads :) And score on the price...will have to talk to my demonstrator!! LOL

  5. These are gorgeous! Definitley a very pretty card! The four hours was definitely worth it! :)

  6. So pretty! I know all about those struggles, but this one paid off! Beautifully done! Love your autumn card...sweet image, and I love the little touch!

  7. Well worth the 4 hour struggle... it's gorgeous!! Love everything!! Also, those birds are adorable!!

  8. Gorgeous cards girlie! Absolutely love the flower with the stick pin . . . beautiful!

  9. I love the wedding card. It is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing.