Tuesday, September 25, 2012

My Hubby's Back!!

Hello everyone! Shhhhh don't tell anyone but I snuck into the backroom at Crafter's Companion and stole a stamp from the soon to be released Toreads line of stamps! (wink!)  I think you are going to be excited to see the little cutie pie nymph that I have to show you. She is called Flora.

What do you think? Love her as much as I think you do? I stamped her out onto Ultra Smooth Premium White Card stock for Alcohol Markers which is the best paper I have found for my Spectrum Noir markers. Of course I colored her with my Spectrum Noir markers. Then I fussy cut the colored image. Here are the marker colors I used: LG1, LG2, LG3, LG5, FS1, FS2, FS3, FS5, FS8, PP2, PP6, LV1, LV2, LV3.

I thought that she would look cute sitting in the opening on the front of my card so I dug out my die cutting machine and some fun shaped dies. First I grabbed one of my new Darice embossing folders -Flower Frenzy Background. I put some green card stock in the folder and ran it through the machine and embossed the paper. These embossing folders give such a deep, clear embossed image! Love them!

Next I layered the embossed green card stock onto some pink patterned paper. I used a die to cut a shape through both pieces of paper. Then I took the die I used and the next larger size die and cut out the purple "mat" for the opening. I used the larger die to also cut out a coordinating piece of patterned paper for the inside of the card that shows through the hole.

I wanted it to look like she was holding this birthday banner so I stamped out Happy Birthday onto the pink patterned paper and layered it onto the green card stock. Then I trimmed the ends to make it look like a banner. (I showed this technique on a previous post HERE.) I adhered it to the card with double sided adhesive foam squares. The patterned paper I used came with a sticker sheet of flowers. I layered several of them and used some of the same dimensional foam squares to pop up parts of them. I topped them with a button and a couple of gems that I colored with my Spectrum Noir markers for that perfect custom color look. I finished by adding a sentiment from the Flora stamp set to the inside of the card and giving things a little sparkle with Stardust Stickles.

This card is going to a little girl for her birthday and I think she will love it. 


I've been working on campaign stuff with my daughter who is running for Student Council Vice President.  Here is a photo of one of her campaign posters and today we decorated a couple of t-shirts for her to wear to promote herself.  They are very rigid in what they will allow.  So we decided that this might be a good way to get her name out there.  Fingers crossed it helps!  She gives her speech on Thursday or Friday (not exactly sure at this second). 

I've also been working on my scrap room.  I pulled everything (literally) out and have been slowly organizing and putting it back.  Since my hubby came home from China on Saturday (at midnight so really Sunday )(Yeah!) we had to kind of throw a bit of it back in.  Emphasis on "throw".  We didn't want him to come home to a big mess.  Anyway, I got most of it in and organized and as soon as I get the last bit done I will take photos to share!!  I've really been working on that instead of doing much actual scrapping. 

Did you hear me mention that my hubby is back home after being in China for a month!?!?!?!?!  Yippee!!  I'm so happy he is finally home.  He was even sweet enough to let me sleep in yesterday while HE got the kids up and ready for school!  Woot!   Next time he says he wants to be gone for a month...someone remind me to say NO!!  lol

Okay, enough for now. 



  1. Oh Stacy this is lovely. Love the design and colors! Glad your hubby is home safe.

  2. Hi Stacy,i'm glad for you hubby is home again:)Cross my fingers for Olivia.Your card is gorgeous..what great coloring you did.
    hugs Jose

  3. What an adorable card!Just lovely!Glad your Hubby Is home safe.

  4. Welcome Back to your Hubby! Yippee! Good Luck to your Daughter! This stamp is ADORABLE!! Can't wait to see the whole set!

  5. Awww, I'm so glad he's home. I know that trip was particularly tough on you, but I'm sure all that slipped away as soon as you saw his smiling face!

    Good luck with your craft room. I gave mine a SUPER thorough clean a couple of weeks ago and it felt SO GOOD. Of course then it took me about a week to craft anything again, since I didn't want to mess it up!!

    Love love love your card! You used my favorite color combinations. I love anything bright! I can't wait to see that new line of stamps!

  6. I don't know, China sounds pretty awesome to me...but only say yes next time if he promises to bring you back some ribbons and buttons :) for scrapbooking!

  7. Very cute card!! I love all your pretty colors together!! Glad your husband is back home. I know what it is like to be Mom and Dad! My husband was gone for 330 days in one year and it was so hard. Good luck to your daughter!

  8. Pretty card such an adorable stamp!!
    Love Olivia's poster!!
    Glad your dh is finally home!