Saturday, August 9, 2008

Celebrate Your Life!

I am very excited about Shelli's new blog! For those of you who have not heard, our very own Shelli Gardner (Co-Founder and CEO of Stampin' Up!) has decided to enter the blogging world and her new blog debuted earlier this week. You can find it at www.soshelli.com. In addition to sharing a part of her world with us, she will also post periodic creative challenges that we can participate in! I've decided to enter her first one (create something with the word "Celebrate" in it), and here is the card I made:

I had a great time with this card! Of course, the family across the bottom (stamped with the All in the Family stamp set) represents me and all the wonderful men in my life... my husband and three sons. In order to line them all up properly, I had to get real friendly with my Stamp-a-ma-jig , as you can imagine! (Be sure and visit my Stamp-a-ma-jig tutorial for a quick lesson in how to use this incredible tool!) I also decided to showcase some of the new Pacific Point and Kiwi Kiss In Colors - available to you on August 11th! And check out that GORGEOUS new Pacific Point Striped Grosgrain ribbon!! Isn't it fabulous?! ...and if you've been keeping up with my blog, you know that this ribbon is included in my August Ribbon Share! We got a little bit of it at Convention (yippee!), so I thought I'd give you another sneak peek!

For the sentiment, I used A Little Birthday Cheer and Define Your Life, inking up only the words I wanted using my Stampin' Write markers.

I think this card front would also look darling in a simple frame to keep on my desk - or my husband's - as a reminder of what is truly the most important part of our lives. I hope you've enjoyed it as well!

Full Recipe:
Stamp Sets: All in the Family, A Little Birthday Cheer, Define Your Life
Ink: Black StazOn, Pacific Point, Ruby Red, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Going Gray
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Accessories: Pacific Point Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Tools: Word Window punch, Scallop Circle punch, 1-3/8", 1-1/4", and 1/16" Circle punches, Stamp-a-ma-jig

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Super, super sweet. Great card Michele! Can't wait to get my ribbon and play with it! Awesome colors too!! I'm so excited to see the new catalog!!!!!!!
Have a SCENTsational weekend! *wink*
Liz K
Iowa

Marelle Taylor said...

cute card! It would defnitely be a great one to frame. hmmmmm....Father's Day is coming up over here, and I think you've just inspired me!
xoxo

Lisa H. said...

I love this card, Michelle. the colors are fabulous! I was wondering how you got ahold of that ribbon, guess you didn't make the book mark,huh? lol! love how you combined those punches.

Tanja said...

Wow! Adorable!

KJ said...

That card is flippin' adorable!!