I have been working on making cards to swap at Stampin' Up's On Stage event in April. Marianne and I are driving to Richmond, Virginia for the event. Unfortunately, it coincides with my anniversary but Sonny and I will celebrate before or after April 7! In preparation for the announcement of the retired stamp sets, I am trying to make a card using each of my stamp sets (that are current.) Not sure if I will finish this task before On Stage. So far I am only to the C's and I have 58 stamp sets to work through! But I have skipped around a tad bit.
Here are a few I did this week:
This card uses Botanical Blooms - well, to be truthful, it uses the thinlits that coordinate with the stamp set mostly. The sentiment comes from Garden in Bloom. I used the Sale-a-Bration Glimmer paper for the first time. It's so pretty!! The flower is Sweet Sugarplum and the leaves are Mint Macaron and Wild Wasabi.
This card is from Cake Crazy - stamp set found in the Occasions catalog that I have my fingers crossed that it will be in the annual catalog in June! I love this color combo of Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy and Crumb Cake - don't you? I alos used the Bermuda Bay sequin trim (for the first time also!)
This card is my favorite though! Guess what the pink swirly's are cut from!!???
Well, did you make a few guesses? It's not Stampin' Up's cardstock .... it is paint chips! I have a whole container of paint chips that I picked up a couple of years ago. I thought they would be great for the flower to get various shades of pinks that coordinate. I took this picture on an angle so you could see the dimension of the flowers. Each one is 3 layers that are glued together. I thought about doing a 5th flower but I was done!!! Actually, this card doesn't even use a stamp set! How will I ever get through all my stamps if I keep this up?? The flower and leaves are from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits that coordinate with Swirly Bird stamp set. "Hello" is cut from Hello You thinlits.
I made mention of my husband having surgery in my last blog posting. Well, it is a long story but the short version was that we went to the hospital last Tuesday. He was prepped for surgery with an IV, etc. When the doc came in, we discovered the surgery was NOT going to be laproscopic. That was a deal breaker for Sonny. He had the nurses remove the IV and we were outta' there! He wants the shorter recovery time that is allowed by doing the surgery laproscopic. From everything we have read and heard, he should be able to have it done that way with a 3 week recovery verses a 6 week recovery for cutting him. So he is going to get the name of another surgeon that does the surgery laproscopic. More than likely, he is going to wait until the fall to get it done now.