First of all, I have a RAK I'd like to send to dd2njoy. Your comments are so encouraging to me. Please email me your mailing address so I can send you a little something! (By the way, my husband doesn't really think I'm crazy - he's totally supportive of my stamping habit! He just thinks it's funny that I can get so excited about decorating a paint can! LOL)
Second of all, MY NEW CATALOGUE IS HERE!!! My complimentary demonstrator copy of the new catalogue was sitting in my mailbox this morning! It is so beautiful (the cover is in Blue Bayou with Brocade print). Lots of great new stamp sets and accessories. I'm not so sad anymore about all the retiring stuff. It is laid out so much better than last year's as well - it's much easier to understand the accessories portion and there are lots more tips throughout. I've spent the past hour and a half looking through it! Maybe I should get some housework done... tomorrow! LOL!
On to the stamping: I was playing around with the Pick a Petal set, and I came up with this. It's pretty simple. I stamped the small flower in Blue Bayou and then the polka dot petals in Soft Sky around the small flower (so the petal points are in the indents of the flower). Then I stamped the petal outlines in Blue Bayou. This was all stamped on Whisper White CS, then cut out. Then I stamped and cut out the small flower in Soft Sky and layered it over the center of the flower, attaching it with a rhinestone brad from the new Ice Rhinestone brads kit. The card itself is 4 x 4 Blue Bayou. I layered some Soft Sky designer series paper on the card, then adhered the flower to the whole thing with a dimensional. Some white grosgrain and a little "lovely" sentiment in Blue Bayou from the Garden Silhouettes set finished it off.