Friday, February 20, 2009

Happy Friday!!!

I can not tell you how much I have longed for this Friday to come! Haha! After all of the trips and in service days that we have had on Fridays, I was really starting to look forward to having today off! Yippee! :) However, the bad part about today is that I have bladder infection and it could possibly be kidney infection as well. I am not sure if it is kidney infection because I have never had it before but I am positive that it is at least bladder infection! It really stinks! Anyway, I am thankful that I have Taylor's Cupcake Challenge to cheer me up this week!

Today's sketch was super fun and easy for me! I knew what I wanted to do right away! I have had this single stamp from Stampin' Up! since we demonstrators were allowed to pre-order from the catalog but I had yet to use it! When I saw today's sketch I knew it was time! :D I used my nestabilities to cut out the ovals and I then embossed "Thank You" on the Baja Breeze oval. I also decided to use more of this beautiful Stampin' Up! Parisian Breeze Specialty paper. I was originally going to use three different strips but decided that I wanted to keep it looking simple so I kept the outside pieces the same! I really love the elegance that this paper can bring to a card and I added to that elegance by using the new white ribbon that you can find in the Dress Up Ribbon Originals set. I also added some pretty pearls from the Pretties Kit to the corner so that I could have some more white on my card. Well, I guess that pretty much sums up my card!

Well, that's it for today! I hope that you enjoy today's sketch. Make sure you stop by Taylor's blog to see her card. You also will want to check out this week's Featured Sampler. :D This week's sampler is Pam Varnell! I have adored Pam's beautiful cards since I first started stamping so I was excited to see that her cards was picked! Congratulations girl!

Want to see more? Sure you do! Make sure you check out the rest of the fabulous Cupcake Samplers! They're sure to be great!

Jami Sibley: More is More
Jackie Pedro: The Scalloped Edge
Donna Baker: Serenity in Stamping
Sherrie Siemens: Card Creme
Ana Wohlfahrt: Ink a Stamp
Vicki Chrisman: This Art That Makes Me Happy
Lynn Mercurio: Stamperosity (We are so happy to have her back!)
Monika Davis: M.A.D. Stamper

ETA: Ok...just ignore my horrible picture quality today. I have found that I take much better pictures when I am using my photo tent at night. I am not really sure how to solve this issue either. Any suggestions?


Tasha said...

Steph - what a fantastic card it's so elegant and fresh
i love it!
love tasha xx

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh Steph, sorry you're dealing with the bladder issues...and on your day off. {{hugs}}

Your card is so adorable! I love the soft patterns and colors of the papers.

Christi said...

This is gorgeous girl!! So pretty!!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

So sweet and simple, Steph! Love that lacey trim!

Hope you're feeling better soon!

Jackie Pedro said...

Bladder infections DO stink!! Hope you're feeling some relief soon!!

Your card is so so pretty! I just love the colors and don't you love those new Ribbon Originals? I ordered two and am going to stock up on more!! LOL!

Jami said...

So elegant and the texture of that paper and the embossing IRL must be so yummy!

HUGS - hope that infection clears quickly!

Vicki C said...

OH ..this is just beautiful Steph!

Anonymous said...

cute card, hope your feeling better soon :)

Elizabeth said...

Sorry you have a bladder infection! Try to drink lots of water and decaf beverages to flush it out. Your card is beautiful! I love the DP and the ribbon!

Angela Knopf said...

I love the Kraft with the Baja Breeze! What an adorable card.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great card Steph! Love the colors, the lace and the simple greeting image. TFS!

Monika/Buzsy said...

PS: Feel better soon!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous Steph!! Hope you feel better!!

Donna said...

what a great card - sorry you're not feeling well, hope you get better soon & figure out exactly what's going on.

Debbie Lee said...

I love how simple & elegantly pretty that card is! :)