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Have a Wonderful Day Birdie

Happy Monday Everyone! Today's card is inspired by Loonie's Stampers Challenge. Sorry, I do not have any photos of the new studio yet, but this weekend was really a lazy one for me. I barely made anything and just felt like lounging! We got an iMac and literally played with it all weekend long! If you have any Mac/iPhone tips and tricks/shortcuts to share, please leave a comment! My first computer was a Mac (years ago), so it will be a bit of a learning curve to readjust. There is some familiarity with the computer, but not with everything.

I did get a chance to step out for a bit to the Great American Scrapbook Convention. I picked up a few items that have been on my list for a bit, such as Spellbinders Label 4 dies, Melissa Frances appliques, Basic Grey small chipboard letters, Quick Quotes Amaretto chalk ink, ColorBox inks (becoming my favorite ink now) and a few Copic markers. I think I did fairly well, but went past the budget just a bit! :) I do not know what I am going to do at the CHA Super Show next month! I should only have a gift card to spend to control my budget! Maybe that idea will work!

This week is a short work week for me. Looking forward to our trip to New Orleans to attend the Essence Music Festival and photograph Susan G. Komen's Circle of Promise affairs! This should be really exciting.

Well, thanks for stopping by today and take time to enjoy yourself (even if it's only for 30 minutes)!

Card Instructions
  1. Trim kraft cardstock into an A2 card.
  2. Trim so saffron cardstock, stamp leaf pattern, heat emboss, tear, and adhere to card front.
  3. Tie twin around card front and add button and leaves.
  4. Ink chipboard, stamp polka dot on wing, adhere to card front.
  5. Stamp sentiment and adhere.
  6. Draw faux stitching
:: My Goodies {Have a Wonderful Day} ::
Stamps: Hero Arts - floating leaf pattern ; Papertrey Ink - out of the box; Art Warehouse - journal
Ink: Versamark; Close to My Heart - twilight; Stampin' Up! - white
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - kraft + spring moss; Stampin' Up! - so saffron
Accessories: Stampin' Up! - chipboard; Making Memories - button; twine; heat gun; white embossing powder; white gel pen
Card Size: 5.5" x 4.25"


Anonymous said...

Hey Ashley - cute card! Just picked up my tickets today. We got some good ones for each night. Not sure if we're going Sunday, but Fri & Sat for sure!

I have been wondering about colorbox... I've seen/heard KWerner talk about it for a while, and have seen it in Michael's. But I'm always wondering "What makes it so special?" So... any feedback? Right now I use StazOn, PTI & Versa Magic teardrop pads.

Maria L. said...

Fun card - I really like the background you stamped. Have a great week.

And congrats on being one of the Top 20 on the Paperconnections blog! :) Good luck in all the future rounds!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards as always! Ashley, congrats on making Top 20 in Gallery Idol!!! :)

Regan said...

ahhhh this is super gorgeous as usual, yeah congrats on the top 20

whoot whoot!

Deanna said...

Beautiful! Thanks for playing and congrats!

Reality Show Reject said...

Beautiful card!

I have an iPhone tip I'd like to share that I just found out. If you download songs from iTunes and you want to make it a ringtone, IF iTunes will allow you to make it a ringtone, you have to pay .99 for it!! I couldn't believe it. However, I found a way around that takes a little bit of time and you are not able to use any songs from iTunes, but it made me happy to have ringtones that I wanted! I'll look for the link and post another comment.

Naomi Chokr said...

Hey Ashley!! I just bought that stamp i cant wait to use it....happy to see it on a project. I wasn't sure what i would do with it but this gives me an idea. Very pretty!!!

Traveling Mama said...

Congrats on gallery idol!! Yeah!! I love your work so much! Best wishes from Morocco!

Rose said...

What an adorable card! Congrats on the Top 20! Your blog is fab ;)

Angie Tieman said...

Totally adorable card!! Love the white embossing!!

Big CONGRATS on making the TOp 20 over at Paper Crafts Idol!! Whoo! Hoo!!

Stamping Cafe said...

Fabulous card as always, Ashley!! Love that bird!

Have a wonderful week, and have a wonderful trip to New Orleans!!

Charlene Austin said...

That's a stamp? Love it!

I just saw the Top 20--woohoo Congrats. I was so not brave enough to enter. You go girl!

Laurel Beard said...

Beautiful card as always. And I really LOVE that you describe how you do it! I am a newbie so I love reading your blog.

I am an Apple fanatic by the way. If you have any questions, let me know. If you go to the apple website, they have tons of video tutorials on each program your mac has, and if you have the new Iphone (or even the older one), they have online tutorials as well. That is where I learned the basics and just evolved from there. Please email me if you have ANY questions. I just recently converted a friend of mine and she texts me a question a day! Hilarious! laurelkbeard@gmail.com.

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