Thinking About You

Hey everyone! Happy Thursday!  There's only a few more days until my vacation officially starts!!! I just can't wait to put up a little "gone stamping" sign and head on out into the wild blue yonder.  :-)  I know it's just what I need to re-charge my creative batteries.  I was thinking this morning that my mojo is kind of like my electric toothbrush.  When the batteries are low it still cleans my teeth, but it takes a whole lot longer to get to the little vroom vroom sound that indicates I did a thorough brushing!  LOL  :-)

Anyhow, today's card may have taken me a little longer, but it was the most fun stamping I've had in quite a while.  And it's all about the journey, right???  :)  Some new toys arrived the other day that I wanted to test out, plus I'm head over heels for these dreamy new Waltzingmouse Stamps, so I had to ink a few more of 'em up!

I started by running some cream cardstock through my Cuttlebug with the new Tim Holtz Regal Flourishes Textured Fades.  I was inspired by this week's color combination on SCS  {CC270 Mambo Suede} to use melon mambo and soft suede, so I swirled on some of both of those colors with an Inkssentials blending tool, then distressed the edges with my new Distrezz-It-All.  I watched the video on this machine a few weeks ago, and just HAD to have one.  It's so cool!  Fun distressed edges without all the work!  Love it!

For the stamping, I stamped the frame and sentiment from Fancy Phrases, then cut out with the Fancy Tags Spellbinders die.  Next I stamped the half frame from Very Vintage Labels No. 10, layered on a Soft Suede Labels 10 cut out and added some Zva Creative Sweet Blossoms.  I finished off with a fun little ribbon treatment using some SU! polka dot ribbon and some Beaux Regards ribbon I got on my latest shopping excursion.

What's In It?
Stamps:  Fancy Phrases, Very Vintage Labels No. 10 (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper: Melon Mambo, Soft Suede (SU!), Cream
Ink:  Soft Suede, Melon Mambo (SU!), VersaMark
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Damask Texture Fades (Sizzix), Distrezz-It-All (Zutter), Fancy Tags, Labels 10 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), polka dot ribbon (SU!), striped ribbon (Beaux Regards), Inkssentials Blending Tool (Ranger), Sweet Blossoms (Zva Creative), Stardust Stickles (Ranger), mini-brads

13 comments

  1. Gorgeous card Julee! Love the colours, distressing and ribbon details are super!
    Have a great and well deserved vacation!

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  2. Oh my gosh, don't even know where to begin - can I buy this card??? :D

    I love SO MUCH about it - the colors, the distressing, the flowers - just amazingly beautiful!!!

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  3. This is absolutely gorgeous, Julee! Love the rich colors and lovely details..!!

    I hope you have a wonderful vacation!!

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  4. Your card is gorgeous. Love all the details. TFS
    Have a great vacation.

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  5. Beautiful!! Love the stamping you did on the fancy tag and love the new rodent stamp (as Edna, a cyber friend from down under lovingly refers to Waltzingmouse stamps - lol) for the Labels Ten Nestie! Have a wonderful vacation, Julee!

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  6. gorgeous, Julee!! I am so loving those Waltzing Mouse nestie friendly stamps...got my first set (labels 4) last week and I think they are ingenious!! Claire is such a sweetie...like you :) Love the little flowers and this colour combo does nothing but POP!! Wow!!

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  7. If you've lost your mojo Julee there is no hope for me!!! Stunning card as always, I love everything about it, the colours are just yummy x Enjoy your break x

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  8. Oh, wow! I absolutely love this card ~ the colors, the die cuts, the flowers, the stamping, the ribbon ~ all put together so beautifully! TFS!

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  9. Gorgeous Julee! I love how you blended both the colors. A great lot of details in this card, Awesome!!
    Enjoy your vacation!!!

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  10. Dearest Julee...
    Love your work
    It Rocks
    I love love spellbinders:))
    I just got those:))

    Here is what I made with your stamps:))
    Radha

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  11. http://pearltouch.blogspot.com/2010/05/2s4u.html

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  12. Oh my goodness how gorgeous! I LOVE what you did with the texture fade and ink! BEAUTIFUL!

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