Saturday, July 11, 2009


Happy Saturday to all of you. It' been a nice, restful day here at my house and I've been able to spend much of the morning in my studio. Unfortunately I wasn't stamping. I was cleaning and reorganizing after a week of not putting anything away! I still have a HUGE stack of scrap papers to sort. One would think I'd have learned to file as I go - but apparently I'm not there yet!

Anyhoo - the reason for the title of my post today: The Best Laid Plans is because I designed and sketched this card yesterday afternoon during my lunch break and it looked sooooo great I couldn't wait to come home and put it all together. But guess what - it didn't "work" the way I sketched it. It started out a 4.25"x5.5" card NOT square but I didn't like the "extra" card stock exposed at the bottom of the card - it just detracted from the punched medallions and frames - so it became square. The original sketch called for brown & pink with only the center circle in white. Too much brown. I planned to use my Martha Stewart Scalloped Eyelet Border Punch - it's NOT WORKING (Waaaaaaaa!) so instead I used the Martha Stewart Lattice Border punch. In the end though - I liked the finished version BETTER than the original sketch.

Bloomin'Beautiful Stamp
Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Markers: Pretty in Pink, Blush Blossom, Mellow Moss, Bashful Blue
Punches: SU! Scalloped Border, MS Lattice Border, MS Triple Butterfly, SU!Ticket Corner
Embellishments: Mini Half Pearls


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Until Next Time -
Happy Stamping!


Gloria said...

I love the use of punches and color choices.
The card is simply stunning!

Becky said...

This is gorgeous, love the punch and the colors are great.

Louise said...

Very nice card! Love the punch.

I picked up the new Medallion Nestabilities set and so far am disappointed because it is so detailed, I tear up the paper while I am trying to get it out of the die! Maybe I need to be more careful and practice more.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow, this is just stunning. I love the way that the Arch Lattice looks framing this beautiful blossom.

BTW...thank you for your sweet comment on my blog today.

Hugs and blessing to you!