Thursday, September 15, 2011

Two for two

Hi stampers!  I'm back today with another entry for Freshly Made Sketches!  That makes two out of two since this week is their second ever challenge!  I'm really liking their sketches!  I'm a bit of a clean and simple stamper (who likes to embellish the heck out of stuff but the initial idea is simple) so I'm taking to this like a duck to water:-)  Quack quack, lol!

So, while at convention I said how I did NOT need the new Gently Falling set in the Holiday mini.  I didn't need any more leaves, I had French Foliage from last year (note to self:  get that fantabulous set out soon!) therefore I didn't need no more leaves!  I'm really trying to be good (ok, better) at not buying every single dang thing in the mini catalogs.  So I stayed strong....until a few weeks ago:-)  I kept seeing SUCH pretty things made with them and of course you all know I'm in LOVE with the spice cake paper...I want to marry it!  So, I broke down and got the gently falling set and I LOVE it!  Can I marry it too???  Just look at what you can do with it:

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Gently falling, grateful greetings
Paper: Spice cake DSP, soft suede, very vanilla, pool party, more mustard
Ink:  Versamark, pool party, more mustard, soft suede
Accessories:  gold and pewter embossing powders

It just makes the most fabulous CAS cards!  Now, I did get a bit fancy-schmancy here.  I heat embossed the leaf with gold EP and then I did the sentiment with the new pewter EP for a little contrast.  And I'm loving the clear mount stamps because it makes two step stamping so much easier and I don't have to dig out my stamp-a-majg if I don't feel like it.  I sort of like the "messy" look where the outline stamp isn't quite perfect on the  solid image.  So, there you have it....I'm weak, weak minded and now you all know....my name is Mindy and I'm a rubber-a-holic!  :-)  Of course, there are worse things right?

That's it for me, time to go teach some turbokick at the Y!

Happy stamping!

8 comments:

  1. That embossing gives this one beautifully elegant look! These colors are wonderful together!

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  2. I need to quit looking at your cards. I always want more stuff. Sigh. This is great, Mindy. Love those pretty leaves and the embossing. That sentiment flag is terrific too; mine never look that good! Is Spice Cake not THE best DSP ever? I just want to eat it! :) Thanks for joining us again at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  3. I cannot WAIT to get that stamp set. I keep seeing wonderful things with it too - like this card for instance! The gold embossing really looks great with the leaf image. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  4. Mindy, I LOVE this card! I have a pack of spice cake dsp I can't wait to play with. The gold embossing powder really sets off the pool party.

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  5. Wow...love this Mindy! I didn't "need" this set but now I am regretting not getting it. Love the gold embossed leaf! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  6. Gorgeous fall card, Mindy! I LOVE the flagged sentiment and the embossed leaf! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  7. Lovely card Mindy .... I really love the sentiment panel and that gold embossing adds such a lovely elegant feel!
    Thank you for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

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  8. This is beautiful, Mindy! I love that embossed flower and the colors you used. Like you, I didn't think I needed that stamp set until I had the chance to use a friend's recently and I loved it. So it's on my next order and I'm looking forward to inking it up when it arrives.

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