Tuesday, June 5, 2012

For my Friend Ann

One side-effect of looking at stamping magazines is a desire to use all sorts of lumpy, bumpy embellishments on cards. Lumpy bumpy stuff is everywhere in the mags. Every. Where.

Generally speaking, I'm happiest with a single layer of card stock and maybe a little bling. But I actually do own lumpy bumpy embellishments. Some I have bought for myself in fits of delusional conspicuous consumption, and some have been given to me by stamping friends who like to laugh diabolically as they pack their generous boxes of goodies to me. Audrie, yes, I'm talking about you.

So here's my lumpy bumpy card using pom-pom trim and lace, sent to me by Audrie. I chose the color combo for my friend Ann, who is back to stamping and blogging now that school is out. She's an English teacher. Love that. And this color combo always makes me think of her.

Can't imagine why.

I don't know when Ann's birthday is, but I'll find out and send her this, probably late since it won't be a surprise at all so what's the point of rushing things?

Anyway, Ann, I'm glad you're back. And happy summer to all the teachers out there. You deserve a break.

stamps: Hero Arts
paper: PTI white, SU tempting turquoise
ink: SU tempting turquoise
accessories: pom-pom trim, lace, Scor-Tape


  1. Awww, gee, I feel honored! :D And of course, I LOVE this color combo, too! Heehee! Thanks for the shoutout!

    p.s. My birthday is April 3...plenty of time. ;)

  2. Quite pretty - nice color combo!

  3. What a gorgeous card Susan - lucky Ann! Love that lace. Would be perfect for the Less is More challenge where the theme is, of course, red, white and blue!

  4. Beautiful CAS card, and I am also in the camp of buying, as you call them 'lumpy bumpy' embellishments under the delusion that I will one day use them!!

  5. This is a nice, festive, colorful, lumpy-bumpy, birthday card! :)

  6. Your "lumpy bumpy" sentences made me laugh! While I admire some of those cards with all the embellishments, I can't make them myself as I never get the proportions right (your lovely card kept the lumpy bumpy stuff at a modest level and in perfect proportions). So I only use small bling and narrow ribbon and tiny bows. Interesting how diverse all the card-making styles are!!

  7. I love it for the colors and the simplicity, no pun intended. Lucky Ann!

  8. Yeah! I am glad Ann's mojo has returned as well. And, for the record, I am confused by lumpy bumpy because, well, it does not mail well. I don't get it.

  9. Oh no, honey! You need to add many more lumps and bumps to compete with the cards in the magazines these days. They just go crazy on those things. I love your sweet hardly bumpy at all card!


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