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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Congrats!

For Jen's Saturday Sketch For You To Try (SFYTT)! I was so excited to have a box of SU! goodies from the latest catty sitting on the porch when I got home from work/school yesterday and just knew there'd be some inspiration brewing inside that cardboard box! I'd ordered a few of the new patterned papers, including Rockabilly which you see here--love it! Also in the box were a couple of the Sale-A-Bration items including the set, Congrats. I thought the coordinating sentiment: on getting a little bit older and better than ever, was "perfect" for my Auntie Ann's, ah-hem, 68th birthday which we'll be celebrating today along with my Mom's because they're twin sisters, or as we like to say--sin twisters! I'm so excited to get together with "the girls" for lunch at a fun restaurant that serves up the most delish Bloody Mary's...yes, you heard it right, I'm going to be slippin', I mean sippin' the afternoon away! Promise, the only thing that has passed my lips this morning is H2O!

Let's get to the card and Jen's fun sketch, but first I must say that I'm 99.9% sure I'm the only member of the SFYTT team that does not, I repeat DOES NOT, own one single Nestability. On top of that, I don't own a large oval punch. I do have in my possession, however, an ancient Fiskars template complete with the large oval that you see on my card today. Not that simple; never is. So, it took me at least 5, probably 8 attempts before I successfully cut an oval to my liking, and even then I thought I'd need to "rough up" the edges with my distressing tool just to hide the imperfections! Then I decided that I wanted my oval to have one of those nice scallop-y edges like everyone does with their "Nesties" (note the sarcastic tone when I said "Nesties"!), but I didn't want to be like all the other girls, so I used my Fiskars pinking shears instead, harumph!

I think the rest of my card is pretty straightforward, so I'll save you a little time here and just give you the highlights: Crystal Effects on the Heidi Swapp crown for a little "extra"; sponging on all edges using Ranger Distress Walnut Stain; and a few spatters of ink using my ancient color spritzer tool (it was called something waaay different when I purchased it!).

Check out all the other girls...I bet they used their Nesties today...whatever (wink)!

Jen & Jody
Susan
Kelly
Carole
Amy

Geesh, after all that whining I just did, I think I could use a Bloody Mary right now! Have a great weekend all!

11 comments:

Kelly Lunceford said...

You are such a cutie! I absolutely love this design! You did such a great job! I love the pinked edge and the sponging (of course I love that) and the paper! That is still on my wish list. I guess I will be ordering it when my stamp club gets their orders turned in!

Susan (susiestampalot) said...

ok, if i had your phone number i'd be calling you right now and asking you why you don't have "nesties" (sarcastic tone inserted)!! hahaha!! you rocked the sketch! and i'm with kelly with that paper on my wish list! you really don't need the nesties, i was just kidding!! but why? i really want to try pinking shears on the outside edge, too and not use mine so much!! have a fun time slipping!!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is fantastic!! I love a good laugh in the morning! Have fun dancing on the tables...I mean having lunch with the ladies!! LOL!

No Nesties????

Jessica said...

This is gorgeous! I love the dovetail cuts and your Nesties substitutes. Actually, I love everything about it!

texasjodylynn said...

No Nesties? OUCH! Of course, I was LMBO because so many of us did the V cut thing at the end of the long panel on front. LOL

For what it's worth... I totally couldn't tell that your oval wasn't die cut. :)

Super cute card!

Amy Sheffer said...

You are hilarious, Amy! I never would have known the oval wasn't die-cut. Love the colors, the papers ... everything!

jen del muro said...

this is so cute! love that paper and all the elements. you always rock the sketches! can i be you when i grow up!?!

Squelly said...

Here's a site with an idea about using chipboard in your cuttlebug to create an embossing technique sort of like Nesties...it won't cut out but will emboss. She used her Cricut, but you could use bought chipboard shapes too :-)

http://www.paperscissorsinc.com/2009_01_01_archive.html

Karen Sharon said...

Too cute Amy! If you didn't know, I have Nesties and I'm just down the road so when you want to give them a whirl and borrow them, let me know!!

shel9999 said...

Fabulous design, Amy! What a great take on the sketch!

Kelly Lunceford said...

I know that i have already left a comment on this, but I just *had* to get this set after you used it! I didn't think I needed it until I saw this gem!

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