1.02.2010

Quickie... from the heart ;)

{snickering}

Yep, I am feelin' a bit ornery today.  :)   I don't know if it is because the holiday rush is finally over, or that I haven't had to be in the office for a while, or what.  So, what do I have in store for you today?  I'm sooooo glad you asked :)



More peekies!  At least with this one, you can get one of the stamp sets THIS month :)  Leafy Trees is the January Stamp of the Month at TAC, and I reeeeeeeeeaaaaly like it.  I don't think you can view it online until Monday, so here is a pic of the set... only $9.75 with a $30 purchase:




Stamps:  Leafy Trees (Jan. SOTM), Savvy Sayings (coming in Feb.!)
Paper:  More Mimi SWIC, Mia's Cottage, Kraft, DCWV lime, & White UltraSmooth cardstocks
Ink:  Noir & Burnt Umber Palettes
Colorant:  Tombow Marker huffing ;)
Other:  Scor-Bug, Scallop Square Punch, sanding block, white ribbon, MM felt shapes, & foam tape



I really like the look of marker huffing... kinda distressed looking.  And you can get more than one color onto the stamp image... it really doesn't take that long.



I sponged the edges with the BU ink to create a little depth... looks waaaaaaaay better than if left plain.  I overlapped two scalloped squares to create the rectangle... works in a pinch ;)

What do you think?!
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17 comments:

Chelsea said...

I absolutely LOVE it ... I never thought to make it come from the side like a branch ... genius! and coloring the hearts separately is brilliant as well!

Julie said...

Hi Barb,
Happy New Year to you and your family - I hope 2010 is great for you.
I love this card and it's my favourite colour combo - Fantastic.
Lots of Love - Ju xx

Jennifer Carter said...

I love it! I like it so much more as a branch than as a tree! Very cute!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Fabulously designed!!! LOVE it!

:-)

Laurie said...

Adorable! Love the colors!

LadybugSue said...

I was already planning to get this set in Jan, but really love how you worked with it! The card is very loverly as you would say.

Michelle said...

you're so smart - love the tree coming from the side. And the two scallop squares overlapped to make a rectangle - genius, I tell you! So obvious why I love hanging out with you!!

Danni said...

So very beautiful!! Love it!

~amy~ said...

Oh I love this Barb!!!

Anna said...

So pretty, Barb! Love those buttons! Hope you had a wonderful christmas and New Year.

Patti J said...

Gorgeous, darlin'!!!! Love your ingenious idea of bringing it from the side!!! You rock, dear girl! Where'd you get those fabbie felt goodies???? Haven't seen them anyplace yet! Happy New Year...

Melisa Waldorf said...

Very pretty my friend! I haven't used that technique in forever. Funny how there are so many options, with stamping, you sometimes forget about certain techniques! I finally got a score-bug and still haven't used it. That's it ... this week I'm using the darn thing. Thanks for the inspiration and Happy New Year!

Suzanne said...

I love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WOW!!! I am going to check out that company's website tonight!!

KellyRae said...

I totally LOVE the image as a branch...awesome idea. Hope you and yours had a fabulous Christmas and New Years celebration.

Angela K said...

Darn, I thought I could live without that stamp set, now I am questioning my decision! Beautiful card!!

kolling143 said...

Barb, I just love this!! I really like how you used the stamp at it's side!

Kim said...

Great card... wonderful color combo & embellishments I'm with Jen I like it as a branch also!