Friday, September 2, 2011

Ginkgo Gets Framed

A few large post-it notes to mask, a scattering of pearls, and Bob's your uncle.

What does that mean, exactly?

Nevermind. Or never mind.

Whatever. Or what ever.

Take your pick.

For those of us in the U.S. and Canada, it's Labor Day weekend, and I'm never in my right mind on a holiday weekend, especially when it's so blazingly hot all I can think about is an ice cold Mike's Hard Lemonade.

Be safe. Have fun. Peace be with you.

And if you want to shop this weekend, Mark's Finest Papers is having a nice sale on stamps, paper, and ribbon. So is Coffees of Hawaii, only their sale is on, well, coffee (20% off, plus free shipping on orders over $80 after the discount).  I get nothing for telling you these, by the way. Just trying to enable be helpful.

stamps: Framed, Harvest Berries, Mega Mixed Messages (all Papertrey sets)
ink: Memento
paper: Papertrey
accessories: large gridded acrylic block, light brown half pearls


  1. Oh I love this card so much!!! This set is in my order that DIDN'T COME TODAY!!! I was stalking my mailbox until the mail came and I was sorely disappointed. The addition of the pearls is wonderful. 102 here today. Same tomorrow. Then we get a reprieve.

  2. OK, so two things.
    First, since I know how you feel about pears, somehow I feel comfortable telling you that around here, "Bob's your uncle" means Aunt Flow is visiting. Or, it's that time of the month. Etc.
    Second of all, I am currently drinking my homemade version of a Mike's hard lemonade. Rawr.
    Also, now I think I need the ginkgo set. Darnit.

  3. oh my, my, my!
    love this card.
    is that the frame from PTI, or did you
    draw your own frame?

    you are the queen of understated bling.
    love that about you.
    among other things.


    nevermind. or never mind!

    enjoy your fellas this weekend!

  4. Makes perfect sense to me...Bob's Your Uncle is "simple as that", "there you go", etc.
    You are making me want this set more and more (and more)! Argh! I think I'm going to have to place my long-awaited PTI order very, very soon. This card is BEAUTIFUL.

  5. Folly, I grew up with the same meaning of Bob's Your Uncle as you...but I think onecraftymama's definition is hysterically funny!

  6. Gorgeous, Susan!! Your frame and pearls are perfect!! I feel a CASE coming on. ;)

  7. This is fabulous, Susan! I love how you framed those ginkgo leaves. I don't know what Bob's Your Uncle means either. HA! Enjoy your long weekend!

  8. This card is my new favourite out of your cards! I love it. But still standing strong and resisting the gingko stamp set....

  9. a wonderful card

  10. Oh wow, do I ever like this! So clean, yet so elegant. I love this stamp, and framing it is genius. Adding the pearls instead of rhinestones really makes it special. Onecraftymama, I love your "Aunt Flow" explanation!

  11. I have ladies coming over tonight to stamp and chat and eat snacks and was thinking of offering them an inspiration/challenge. I think I'll share your gorgeous design with them and see what they come up with! Thanks so much for giving me something to look forward to each day.

  12. Such an elegant card Susan! I'm wanting that stamp set more...and more. Thanks for the further temptation. Argggghhhh! your card. And you sense of humor!

  13. Love your card GF.....I know what you mean about the heat...dying here too.
    Love the border cards, have been doing a few of those these days. Just seems to pull everything together, especially on the cas cards.
    Hope you have a great weekend too and hope you get that Mikes!!

  14. my you are having fun with this ginko image!!! awesome!!

  15. my you are having fun with this ginko image!!! awesome!!

  16. my you are having fun with this ginko image!!! awesome!!

  17. I think this is my favorite of all of your cards ever least today - everyday I think the one you post is my favorite!! Definitely need to case this!! I hope you have a great long weekend!!

  18. Aussie speak for "there you go."

    Love the card!

  19. Fabulous card, love the stamp. Bob's Your uncle means 'thats how it's done'where I come from.

  20. These stamps are gorgeous and you nail the card design every time>

  21. This is really pretty! I adore this card so much!

  22. Don't just think about it, drink one! :D
    This is a gorgeous card. The ginko looks wonderful framed like that.

  23. Besides your great cards - I love that your blog "makes" me think... After reading this post yesterday the phrase Bob's your Uncle kept rolling around in my head.
    A quick Google search this morning and voila!
    But, onecraftymama's explanation made me smile

  24. Fabulous card Susan, I love the shape of ginko leaves they are just so graceful and you have the colour perfectly:0)
    My understanding of Bob's your Uncle is there you go or your all set, Gay xxx

  25. Ooops I meant to you're all set:{ x

  26. I've been looking for a good gingko leaf (it's the symbol for the Wellness Center were I work) so I just ordered the whole set and dies.
    Thanks for the great post!


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