Thursday, August 12, 2010

Birthday Wishes

Hi blog friends!!!  Today's post should really be called, "The One that Got Away on Me."  I had a Fun & Cute style of card in my head and everything was ready to go until I got sidetracked with this seam binding ribbon...then all of a sudden things got crazy and POOF...pearls came out, vintage labels, tea dye...the result?  A vintage card.  I will blame it on the paper...I really wanted to use some more October Afternoon paper and thought it would make a fabulous fun and cute card...but it had a mind of its own.  Not that I'm too disappointed...I really love this ribbon and those little pearls...I'm just a little shocked at the power that paper had over my card!!! LOL  Has this ever happened to you?  Oh, and before I keep rambling, I made this card for Mercy's Sketch this week.  I really love the panels.  Okay, onto something I'm discovering and thinking about.  Have you read the latest copy of Paper Crafts...the one on card styles?  You really need to get's fabulous.  It really explores the different styles of cards out there right now.  It even has a little quiz you can take to find out what style you are.  I came out tied with "Fun & Cute" and "Classy and Elegant."  BUT  I'm a wanna-be Vintage/Shabby Chic.  I guess that's why sometimes something comes over me and I try to create a vintage today.  What style are you?  I think we all have a little of all of them in us...but what do you love to make or even admire?  Thanks for stopping by...prepare for a  Fun & Cute one tomorrow...I was very strong and got it made :)  LOL
What's in it?
Stamps: Waltzing Mouse Fancy Phrases, Very Vintage Labels 1
Ink: SU really rust, choc chip; pti tea dye
Paper: PTI cream, berry sorbet, SU choc chip, really rust; October Afernoon dp
Accessories: Labels 1 nestabilities; seam binding ribbon, Grandpa's button, pearls, stitching, SU scallop border punch, twine


Ann said...

Gorgeous card, Maureen! I love that ribbon!

I would say I'm somewhere between "clean & graphic" and "fun & cute." I wish I could be "classy & elegant," too! :D

TannyP said...

I'd say that your binding could be the death of me, as I would just make those beautiful bows all day! Simply gorgeous, Moe! I'll have to pick up that magazine & see. If you ask my grandma, she'd tell you I'm 'hospital sanitary' since that's what she told family about my house. HAHAHA! I guess her cluttery style and mine aren't remotely similar =)

Marisa said...

You are too cute LOL! Love the vintage/shabby look you ended up with. DPs are too fun and I agree they can take over at times (not that I use them nearly as much as I should but I do tend to make different style cards based on the DP). Love the test - I'd bet heavily on me being the classy and elegant style. Will have to see if I can find a copy and take the test. Keeping my fingers and toes and arms and eyes crossed for those Verve stamps to arrive!

Janelle said...

Well, Maureen -- I'm finally home and finally read through your last 10 (!) posts. Must say, I'm a little glad your computer conked out on you. Less for me to catch up on! So much to comment on -- all the cards were gorgeous. Loved the ones you made for your former co-workers -- and the funny post about you getting the "ugly" card. Love your new shoes -- although I have a hard time imagining that any of your kids would bolt. Always good to be prepared, though, isn't it?! I haven't read the latest Papercrafts issue, but I've always considered myself a pretty clean and simple sort. But, like you, I am finding myself quite drawn to shabby/vintage -- although find it pretty hard to duplicate. Hope all is well with you in BC!

Lynn said...

Maureen, your comments made me crack up...I told myself last night that I was doing a one layer card last ifs and, or buts about it...I'm happy with it, but keep looking at thinking...need some twine...maybe some ribbon...another I'm with you!!! Love, love, love your card...yum!

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