Tuesday, April 29, 2008

It's All About Me...

No, not really. This was the theme for the April SWAP at the A Muse Addicts discussion Forum. Our cards were to portray something about us. My new Scout Girl stamp- an A Muse April release- was a perfect way for me to share a little bit about my life. I have been a Girl Scout leader since my daughter was a 2nd Grade Brownie in Fall of 2004. Currently, along with my 2 right hands (how lucky can a gal be) Laura and Susan, we have a troop of 23 girls ranging from the 2nd to the 5th grade (we have both Brownies and Junior GS this year.) We meet every other week, as well as, have a weekend activity once a month (this Friday evening we are attending High School Musical on Ice at the local civic center.) With a troop that large and that busy, it is truly like having a part-time job (although without the pay-teeheehee) and I LOVE it! I cannot image a life with out the special group of girls and women that make-up Troop 1434.

For those of you not familiar with Girl Scouts, the Founder of the organization is Juliette Gordon Low aka Daisy to GSs everywhere. You will notice that her nickname became the theme for the elements on my SWAP card. I started with stamping Scout Girl in Andirondack Pitch Black ink, masking her legs and adding a shadow of Basic Grey with the Essential Ovals clear stamp set. This is such an awesome, quick way to add a shadow to an image. Next, I colored her with Copic markers (her little badeges were quite the challenge) and punched the image out with an oval punch. To make the Garden Green mat, I stamped the daisy frame from the Oval Frames clear stamp set with Versamark then heat embossed with Seafoam EP by Ranger. I punched the frame with an oval scalloped punch then added yellow Stickles for the daisy centers. Everything else is pretty self- explanatory. The daisy trim and the little daisy photo corner are Paper Frills by Doodlebug. The photo corner punch is SU, the daisy center bling is Hero Arts and the sentiment and ribbon are A Muse. Tomorrow will be devoted to my good fortune with RAKs, BRAKs and candy and since in GS we are reminded to "do a good turn daily" I feel the need to pass on my good fortune with some blog candy- so stay tuned! It's ALWAYS a Stampin' Good Time! Take care!

Scout Girl card recipe:
Stamps: Girl Scout & sentiment, Oval Frame, and Oval "shadow" - a muse art stamps
Paper: a muse notecards, Garden Green, Stamper's Select white
Ink: Going Gray, Andirondack Pitch Black
Accessories: Scallop oval punch, oval punch, Photo Corner punch, a muse ribbon, Paper Frills Doodlebug, Rhinestone- Hero Arts, Stampin' Dimensionals, Copic markers

7 comments:

Allison said...

This is terrific...that image rocks and I love what you did with the edge of your card!

Jennie M said...

This is awesome! So many fun details and I love the colors! Thanks for sharing!

Joan said...

Oh My ....you have brought back a flood of memories with this card!!!! I was born in Edmonton, but I spent 9 years in Chicago and I was a Girl Scout at that time....I became a Girl Guide Leader both before and after having my own children when I returned to Canada. I really enjoyed those years as a scout and still have my sash. Thanks so much for that flash of the past....great card. Joan

Rose Ann said...

Adorable Girl Scout card, Beth!! The colors are perfect, and I love all of the flowers!!

Jill said...

Everything about this card is awesome. The daisies are perfect. Love the colors and all the special attention to detail. Fabulous job. I love it! I was never a girl scout but I sure love their cookies. Ha!

Tracy said...

Hey Beth!
This is so stinkin cute. Very girly. I want this stamp now. I hope I get one of these cuties. I was fortunate enough that I got one of yours last month. Woo-hoo!!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card...Love all the details...did I say that in my last comment here?! LOL! You are so good with details! Need to get me some of those paper frills!! Hope I get one of these beauties in the swap :):)TFS: Tinla