Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Birthday collage

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!  I hope you all had a great Martin Luther day off.  We are actually get a bunch of rain that is so needed.  I am a bit disappointed because we were supposed to get thunder storms as well and didn't.  I love thunder storms. 
We decided to take some much needed rest on Saturday and Sunday but went into town yesterday to do some last minute shopping.  It figures that is the day that the rain decides to downpour.  It was still nice to get out though.  I can't be couped up in the house for too long.  Of course I paid for it last night though.  I was having some major back pain and braxton hicks contractions.  Plus the baby was kicking some of my organs and causing me quite a bit of pain.  Good thing it won't be too much longer.  (Thank goodness for automatic blog saver.  My computer decided I didn't need to be in blogger and closed the page but since blogger automatically saves the post once in a while I didn't have to retype, at least something worked for me).
So I have been doing the blog hop thingie lately since I feel so out of the loop on things.  I have been visiting Kelly Lunceford's blog lately, thanks to my mom, and I just love her work.  She did a post last week that I just loved.  I am not good with matching or combining different PP with others but she got me itching to make a card that way.  I love what she did and although I wanted to do the same type of thing I didn't want to completely copy her so this is what I came up with.

(sorry about the not so great picture, but like I said it is raining here so pictures are hard to get)

The card base is SU! kraft.  I cut 4 strips of PP, they were actually in my stash so that is nice.  They are all from Making Memories "vintage findings" paper stack that I bought on clearance at Michael's a while back while shopping with my mom, I just love the paper.  I love vintage.  I taped them to some pure poppy card stock and then stitched them with my sewing machine (thanks again mom for fixing it).
The sentiment is PTI and stamped with vintage cream on enchanted evening cardstock and then framed with a vintage type frame I was given by Denise from Whimsy.  The brads I had in my stash and I just love how they are the same just different sizes, the ribbon is some that was in my stash also so I have no idea where it came from.
Okay the last of the details and then I will let you go check out some other eye candy out there.  I punched two circles and stitched some buttons onto them using DMC floss and the buttons are PTI holiday mix vintage buttons with a few mixed in from wal-mart.  You may not be able to see it but I also put some adhesive pearls in the top right corner of the card for some interest up there.
I am very please with this card but not in love with it.  I will be trying more ideas later.  I am itching to get things done before baby arrives. 
I have a doctor's appointment later today so we will know more about how the baby is and when/how it may be arriving.  I will keep you all posted.
Thanks for stopping by!!!


Lorie said...

I love your card and so should you! It is great! Good luck at the doctor! HUGS!

resmith said...

I really like how this turned out! I so need to use up some of my scraps so I need to try something like this.
Glad I could help with the sewing machine.