Sunday, March 1, 2009

Any Day Card

Hi friends! Hope you had a great weekend. Today we went to the girls school as they had a German Supper. This is the only fundraiser that they have and it was a huge success! We had authentic German food. Each family signed up to work a shift and after ours we got some food to take home. We got enough for my folks and sister to eat too. Man am I stuffed! I think we easily served 700 people today!

So here is a card that I put together for as sort of a "job well done" for a priest I know. I like the colors because they are manly. The base of the card is made with Night of Navy card stock from Stampin' Up. The patterned paper is a scrap I had left over from another project and the green that the verse is stamped on is Old Olive card stock also from SU.

Its kind of hard to see but I used this pink Heidi Swap edge distresser (pictured below) to rough up my edges and then I used the Color Box chalk in in Chestnut Roan to add that brown distressed color to the edges. In the photo below you can see that the ink comes in this nifty little ink pad just the right size to hold and distress your paper. The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby, you can also find this size of ribbon at Michael's and Walmart the packaging is a little bit different but it is the same kind.

This is how I store most of my acrylic stamps. I use an empty CD case and they stick right to it. As you can see here I use both sides of the CD case and it still snaps shut. This particular stamp set is one of my favorites because it has a lot of versatile sayings. Half of them are bible verses and they are great to use for sympathy cards. I bought this set from Paper Trey...they have some of the neatest stamps and they are fairly inexpensive for the quantity that you get. The service is excellent and speedy too!

Thanks for peekin' in. I hope to have a few more projects posted this week. I seem to be in a scrapbook funk lately. It seems like I go in spurts where I can really crank out the pages and then there are other times where I just sit there and look at my pictures and my mind goes blank for an idea of what to do with them. I have really been trying to focus on this Lenten season by praying and reading more so maybe that is part of it too.
Hope you all have a great week!
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Enuk's Mom said...

Hey girl
Looks like you have been busy...great job on the layouts.
As you can see I haven't updated my blog since being back from Puerto Rico, haven't even begun to edit the pictures...but i'll get there. Still wishing I was there...LOL

Whimsey said...

GREAT card; I truly love Papertreyink stamps - one of my all time faves. I think my other favorite right now is My Favorite Things...truth be known; I'm really digging clear stamps. :D

TFS; hugs!!

Lynette said...

I have that paper distresser and alway forget to use it. The dinner sounds good.