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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Because I Care....

This is a brand new set coming in the 2010-2011 IBC from SU! It's a Level 1 Hostess set called 'Because I Care'. I LOVE it! Here, I used an Always Artichoke base, Elegant Eggplant for the layer, and the stamped image is on Whisper White. Scallop Trim Border and Corner add a nice touch, and make it look like more than the quick card it really is. I used SU markers to color the stamped image and sentiment. I stamped the envelope to match to use it for a 'Card with Matching Envie' swap I had to send out this week. I got really attached to this one, almost kept it and made another for the swap:) Check out the next pic to see the top view....
One of the things I love most about this new set, aside from the fact that it is beautiful, is there is a single bloom image that you can stamp several times, trim and pop up on little pieces of Dimensionals. This really gives the flowers a realistic look! You can see I also matted and scalloped the edges of the inside matting. I also stamped a matching flower image lightly by stamping off once first.
I am smitten with this new Hostess Set. The new catalog is SO GREAT! I will definitely be using a lot of new goodies in the very near future. I am a little behind on posting on my blog as well as cruising my Blog Groups. Hang with me everyone. I will be catching up some tonight, some tomorrow. We had a water leak in our freezer, and our hardwood floors are ruined in the kitchen and breakfast nook. The floors in those two rooms and the dining room will have to be cut up, not all of it, just a big portion. New floor has to be laid, all 3 rooms, plus the foyer sanded, stained and resealed with all new moldings installed. We have had LOUD, HUGE drying equipment in the kitchen for over a week. It was 100 degrees here in NC today, and our house would not cool lower than 87!!! The drying equipment shoots out HOT air, and our AC hasn't shut off in a week, not once! So, on the home front, things have gotten hectic and I had to set crafting aside for the last week. I am glad to be back, and hopefully will have a good report on my floors soon! A little more drying, and they are ready to be replaced!

8 comments:

gale said...

That is beautiful!!

Shari Winterstein said...

A beautiful card. I love this new set and I'm so glad it will be around for a whole year! :)))) I just signed up to follow your blog. Love how your blog looks. Thanks for blessing my day. :)

Sarah Newman said...

Beautiful Card! I love the colours you chose!

BeeBeebabs said...

Very pretty card tfs

Jenn Embry said...

Gorgeous! I love it. I have a feeling I am going to go so very broke with the new catalog. I hope the water damage can be taken care of soon. Remodeling for any reason can make one crazy...especially with excessive heat added on top of it!

CathyRose said...

Beautiful work on this card. Love that stamp set and you rocked it!

The Mama Monkey said...

Wow girl! Amazing! Love how you colored that huge floral image!

Jennifer Schmidt said...

I love what you've done with this set! Your card is absolutely gorgeous. You've gotten me all excited because I ordered this and am waiting for it to arrive in the mail... now I can't wait to play with it! I love how you finished the inside and the envelop too. Nice job!