Friday, July 11, 2008

Leaving Tomorrow

Yes, the Thomas family leaves tomorrow to visit the Nation's Capitol! We've not told anybody we are coming- I'm afraid Rachel would be considered a risk to National Security- LOL! Seriously, Hubby will be working just across the line in Maryland while the girls and I tour D.C. I'm fully aware of the heat that faces us and have tried to plan our schedule with both that and small kids (Rachel) in mind. There will be some of the "big" sights that Mary Elizabeth will have to miss but I really don't think the Guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier want Rachel to compromise the solemn tradition of the ceremony- KWIM! I am not sure about the opportunity I will have while away to post here at A Stampin' Good Time. I do have a couple of challenge card posts that will be pre-dated to post and I will pop in when I get a chance!

So for today's card... I finally took the opportunity to bust out the Carousel notecards and the coordinating DSP, Afternoon Tea from the SU Occasions Mini Catalog. The only time I played with the DSP was for our stamp camp in May and the notecards had been shamefully neglected! I first selected a Soft Sky notecard for the card base. Next, my Coluzzle was used to cut a circle from the DSP. To mat the DSP, I used my Magic Matter disc set to trace around the DSP circle on Chocolate Chip CS, then cut it out with scissors. The sentiment element, started with a piece of Neenah Classic White CS. With Artful Inkables, Pressed Petals, I "stamped-off" Groovy Guava and Soft Sky. I then stamped the sentiment from the set in Chocolate Chip and die cut it with a circle Nestie. The mat is Groovy Guava CS cut with a scallop circle Nestie, the little brown clip is Heidi Swapp and the ribbon is SU Stitched Wild Wasabi. For the floral spray along the side, I stamped-off/the 2-step stamped the flowers from Pressed Petals, traced along the center swirl with Sakura Quickie glue pen then sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds. Each flower was cut out then adhered either with glue dots or Stampin' Dimensionals. Finally, stitched ribbon "leaves" were added.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and an awesome next week! It's ALWAYs A Stampin' Good Time! Take care!

Carousel notecard recipe:
Stamps: Artful Inkables- Pressed Petals
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky Carousel notecards, Neenah Classic White, DSP- Afternoon Tea
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guarve, Soft Sky
Accessories: SU Wild Wasabi Stitched ribbon, Heidi Swapp clip, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, American Craft brads, Stampin' Dimensionals, Magic Matter disc set, Coluzzle


Joan said...

Beautiful card....have a great trip. Joan

Anonymous said...

oh WOW Beth! This is gorgeous!!! I love the layout, colors, circle shape, so awesome! Have a great trip!!

Rose Ann said...

Your Carousel card is so beautiful, Beth!! I love the papers and your flower cut-outs!!

Have a fabulous time in DC!!

Julia Aston said...

Love this round card Beth! the framing flowers look absolutely beautiful - wonderful colors on this!

have a great time in our Nation's Capital city! Will look for pics upon your return!

CAKVD said...

Have fun on your vacation! I love this card!!

Lynda Benden said...

Girl, you should have told me your were coming up my way!!!! You will have such a great time and actually, we have had some beautiful weather! I hope it will hold out for you! Can't wait to hear about your trip and btw, your card is AWESOME!!!

Jennifer Muraoka said...

BEAUTIFUL! Just gorgeous. Okay, now I HAVE to play!!! Congrats on the mention at SCS! Very well deserved. You are doing an absolutely amazing job with all the sets. Mahalo for all the inspiration, Jenn

Becky in East Tennessee said...

Beth! This is gorgeous!

Debbie Olson said...

Beth, this is just lovely! I hope you have a wonderful time exploring Washington!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

I hope you all have a wonderful time on vacation!!!


BTW, your card is stunning!

Kristin said...

This is SUCH a CUTE card!! I love the circle with in a cricle look and the flowers are a wonderful looks all frilly with them and all those bows!