Thursday, May 05, 2011

Paisley Leaves

It's been a busy, busy day!!  First of all, my latest Stampin' Up order arrive - yah!!  I purchased the Four Frames Stamp Set and Paisley Prints Designer Series Paper (advance buy) ... unfortunately the Four Frames is backordered, but I did get my paper and it's BEAUTIFUL!!

Today I'm making dinner early ... I mean really early.  Started at 9:30am and made Roasted Vegetable Beef Stew - yum!  I usually make extra on Thursday and get my oldest son to stop by on his way home from work (we're on the way).  I send dinner home for Evan and his girlfriend Nikki, so that they can have a day off from cooking once a week.  They have very long days at work and they both have to commute a fair distance as well, so it's the least I can do now that I'm retired and home all day.
Yesterday I stopped by a bakery in New West that my friend Lili recommended and picked up a Potato Onion Bread to have with the stew tonight.  It smells delicious and can't wait to try it.  I also stopped by my mom's favorite fruit and veggie market (also in New West) and they had nice looking rhubarb that I just couldn't resist.  So I made Rhubarb Pie for tonight as well - double yum!  Here's a picture of my pies (small one on the left is for Evan and Nikki).

We'll be having an early dinner tonight and enjoying the hockey game - GO CANUCKS GO!!!
I still managed to find about 1/2 an hour to play in the art studio and try out my new Paisley Prints paper.  Here's a simple card ... the papers are so striking that I didn't put much else on it.  Hope you like.

"Paisley Leaves"
Stamps:  Bitty Birthday (sentiment) (SU!)
Paper:  Early Espresso, Paisley Prints Designer Series (SU!)
Ink:  Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Word Window punch, sticky strips and dimensionals

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I centered the large piece of Paisley Prints onto the Early Espresso card base.  I attached the narrow strip of Early Espresso on the left side of the card.  I cut out three leaves from the Designer paper and attached them on top of the Early Espresso strip, popping them up with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso ink onto Whisper White cardstock and punched it out with the Word Window.  I punched out two Word Windows in Early Espresso and cut them in half (one vertical; one horizontal) and mounted them behind the stamped sentiment to create a frame.  I added it to the card, popping it up with dimensionals.

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