Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Birthday Sign and Random Language

The set Sign Language from Papertrey has a lot of little squares that are very useful for clean and simple cards, though I must admit the whole sign-building concept of the set has not served me well.

Did I mention I placed an order with Papertrey the other day? Well, I did. I am down to my last pack of Stampers Sampler Select White card stock. The horror, the horror!

And of course I ordered a bunch of stamp sets but don't ask which. I hemmed and hawwed so badly I have no idea what was actually in my cart when I clicked to pay. Perhaps the Jane Austen set was in there. Perhaps not. Rosie Posies wasn't because it was out of stock. Darn it all. Anyway, I'm not checking my order email because I want to be surprised when the box arrives. It'll be like someone sent me an awesome present for St. Patrick's Day.

I'm Irish. Way back on my mom's side.

Now that my carpet is repaired, I'm moving my craft space. It's going to take a while to get it all pulled together, but as I'm moving stuff, I'm feeling the urge to purge in some big ways.

We took delivery of a new entertainment center today, and it looks awesome.

It was really windy today in Ohio.

Oh look! A full moon!

No. I don't have ADD. Why do you ask?

Here's my card, in my most favoritest layout in the history of cardmaking.

The squares were punched with a 3/4" punch and lined up over the sentiment on dimensionals.Then, I used a Sakura Stardust purple pen to accent the flowers on the first and third squares, for that little extra something.

Popping colors and a little touch of shimmer. Just enough. Not too much.

Works for me.

stamps: Papertrey Ink (Sign Language, Birthday Basics)
ink: Memento
paper: PTI white
accessories: 3/4" square punch, dimensionals, Sakura Stardust purple pen


  1. That is a wonderful layout and a very sweet happy card.
    Thanks for the stream of consciousness writing; you make me smile!

  2. Great card, love the colours. TFS ;-)

  3. Very fun card. I can see why that layout is your favoritest. Can't wait to see what you got from Papertrey, as I love pinning your designs. Bummer about Rosie Posie--send me an email if you want me to send you any stamped images or die cuts.

  4. Very cute card! I can hardly wait to see what you ordered from Papertrey.

  5. It's nice to hear someone say that it's
    windy somewhere else. I used to live in Ohio, but since moving to Colorado several years back have been surprised by how often it is extremely (at least in my opinion) windy here. Can't tell you how often I feel like I'll be blown all the way back to Ohio! LOL!

  6. Love it to bits and its in my faves file which is almost bursting with your lovely work Lol!!

  7. This card is really cute!! I will be getting a gift for St. Pat's too but from Simon Says stamps. I'm half O'Neill, half Casey so I deserve one don't you think? :) Now I'm off to check out th3 stamp set you used. TFS

  8. Nice card! I like the sketch and colors. :)

  9. Your slightly spinny or frazzled post made me smile! I have days when I feel that way. Lovely card - fabulous colours. I'm looking forward to seeing your new PTI stuff when it arrives - and to seeing photos of the new craft space.

    That's what my hub yells at me when I start randomly chatting like that :) I share your ADDishness.
    Sakura Stardust is awesome. I use mine every day, honest to peanuts.

  11. Oh my gosh, Susan, you crack me up! LOVE the card--and the post! The only PTI set I have is the Simply Jane set and I ADORE it!!! I've been wondering if I should order more from them, but have heard horror stories about you have issues with that?

  12. LOVE this CAS card! The tiny bit of shimmer is just right!

  13. I absolutely love the simple style of your cards. They are always amazing. You have truly inspired me. I now am practicing "less is more". Thanks.

  14. It sure is a great layout. So very clean. :-)

    I can't wait until Rosie Posie is back in stock and you show us what you can do with it. I think it is my very favourite stamp set right now, it was love at first sight for me, LOL!

  15. A very pretty card! Love the colors! Your writing style always brings a smile to my face :)


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