Tuesday, February 7, 2012

eventful morning

There's nothing like trying to grab a few extra minutes of sleep, only to jump out of bed at the sound of scraping metal coming from the front of your house. I live in a nice neighborhood, with lots of nice neighbors, and a few "not-so-nice" neighbors. One of my "not-so-nice" neighbors backed up his large delivery truck and got stuck at the end of my driveway. While I was getting dressed so I could go speak with him, he and his friends got the truck un-stuck, and then he drove off.  Not nice  :(  Here's the damage he left behind:
I am so very thankful to live in a nice community with such a nice police department. The officer that took my report this morning was so friendly and helpful.  Hmmm... I might just have to send a thank-you card to the police station...

Anywho... on to more pleasant things!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card! It's one of the cards from my "Oh Scrap" class, and works perfectly for the theme challenge on the Paper Players blog - using flowers.
You know how you end up with all those skinny strips of Designer Series Paper? This is a fun way to make sure those little coordinating strips of paper don't go to waste!
All of the 1/2" wide strips of paper on this card are from the Berry Blossoms DSP. The three flowers (stamped in Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, and Wisteria Wonder) are from the coordinating Fruit & Flowers stamp set. I snipped each flower (I do love the 'fussy-cutting'), attached each with a Dimensional, and added a Rhinestone to each center for some fun bling. The sentiment from Elementary Elegance is stamped in Early Espresso.
I wish you could see the card in person... it's even cuter than what I can capture with the camera! Here's a view from another angle:
Love it! So stinkin' cute  :}
Do you have a favorite flower stamp or technique? I'd love to hear about it - feel free to leave a comment on your favorite way to use flowers on your projects.

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  1. I love it, too, Jennifer! What a clever way to use up strips of DSP! The bling is the perfect touch! My favorite flower technique is making roses from seam binding! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  2. Thanks, Ann. I love your seam binding roses! They're so pretty :)

  3. How pretty! Love how you used the strips of designer paper to accent the flowers. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players.

  4. Lovely card--not so lovely neighbors! Hope it gets resolved! Meanwhile, thanks for sharing this with us at the Paper Players!

  5. I absolutely love this! great way to use those scraps and the turned up ends add so much texture! Love the fussy-cut flowers too and of course, the colors are great together...thank you for playing along with my flower challenge at The Paper Players!

  6. Whoa! Sounds like you had an eventful morning! I think we all have "that" neighbor...ugh! Your card is so pretty! I love all of the colors and patterns. The banner strips are such a clever touch. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)


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