Saturday, September 11, 2010

How Sweet of You

I have had a major case of "stampers block" lately! All the cards that I posted in the last week or so were completed (for the most part) a couple weeks ago!  I actually haven't sat down to stamp now for quite awhile! When I do sit down, I just stare at my table! Does this happen to you? So I started this card last week. And I finished it today! Yeah! Finally!

I have to tell you before you see it, I got the inspiration for this card from the pillows (please don't laugh at me!) on the couches they use, on the show "Bachelor Pad". This basically means I am admitting to watch this show. Yes it is a waste of time. And yes I do love it. There. Said it. Here is my card.


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I am in love with this Dear Lizzy rose ribbon.  So much in fact that I hoard it.  Yes, I also have a shelf of candles that have never been lit either.  I am trying to get better about hoarding.

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Thanks for letting me tell you my little secrets.  I am working through it really.  I am already feeling so much better!  :)



Supplies for Amy again.... :)

Stamps: Verve Happy Hello, PTI Background Basics Retro
Paper: PTI Ocean Tides, Dark Chocolate, Rustic Cream
Ink: Versamagic Java Jumbo
Misc: Dear Lizzy rose ribbon, Pearls, Mat Stack Die

35 comments:

Keva said...

This is lovely, Laurie. I love the colors and that ribbon and flowers are crazy cute! Great colors, too!

I do get stampers block every now and then. It's pretty frustrating, that's for sure. You'll get past it, though, cause you're uber talented. :)

Aimes said...

Well your mojo is alive and kickin' girlie! This is FABULOUS! Oh how I love that ribbon too (as well as your source of inspiration LOL!)
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Jen Carter said...

Ewww, very pretty! I love the ribbon!! I so want that background stamp, it has been on my list forever!! I'd say you are doing just fine with your stamping! :)

Dana said...

Well I don't know anything about that show, but this card is AWESOME! Your mojo seems to be working fine girl, who are you kidding?! *smile*

Christina said...

You are too funny! I will never judge anyone's TV viewing, as I was known several years ago to be obsessed with "America's Next Top Model". Sometimes it's the guilty pleasures that get us through the day. *wink*

As for your card, I'd never guess that you had no mojo! It is so elegant, with perfect stamping. I love the negative space you used to house the sentiment and the trio of pearls!

Ryann Salamon said...

Love this! I hoard my Dear Lizzy ribbon too. I have three colors of it and have barely used just one color. I think most crafter hoard the "pretty" stuff - so we are not alone! :)

Linda said...

And how pretty it is!

Jinny Newlin said...

Soooo pretty! I love those colors together, but I don't think that I ever would've tried. Just gorgeous! Oh! And shhhh, but I watch "that show" too! Totally addicted! Shhhh!

BonnieRose said...

I love that ribbon too.. love it.... and yes, I've had a bit of a dry spell since coming back fr vacation.. I'm hoping to create something tomorr!

Diane Jaquay said...

You're so funny Laurie, I've been watching Bachelor Pad too but I'm SICK of it now because all the popular kids keep winning bwahaha!! Your card today is totally FABULOUS, LOVE how you used the Mat Stack, and the flower ribbon is gorgeous! I hope you can find your mojo, I know it's frustrating when it abandons you :(

Sue Ann said...

Your card is amazing!!! That rose ribbon is oh so lovely and I would be hoarding it too if I had some!!! I know that card will have to be for someone who appreciates your beautiful talent because you cannot just give that ribbon away to just anyone!!! you know my next line ....... LOVE IT!!!

sillyleann said...

Totally love the card! But how funny is this? I have starred at that couch for weeks. I keep thinking how much it looks like PTI, as I do not own that set. I thought I was nuts because I was comparing the couch to PTI. :) I guess great minds do thick alike. :)

Silke Ledlow said...

He,he,he Laurie...we all have our little secrets don't we??? I love were your inspiration took you, because this card is simply fabulous!!! Sometimes it just takes time to create a *masterpiece* and this one is a Laurie's WOW card for sure!!! The ribbon is the BOMB...I bought some too and can't bring myself to use it either...LOL!!! So you see you are not alone at all!!! Guess what I have lots of stampin' blocks too...but then I just go blog hopping and see what I'm in the mood for and the I'm cured very quickly!!!

Anyway, keep those fabbo cards coming because I really love your ideas!!! Hugs ~S~

..::Paulina::.. said...

Oh my word, this card is amazing! I love the ribbon- something I've been eyeing for quite some time. Also really love the added touches of pearls, it's so perfect for this card!

Sabrina said...

Laurie, I don't see any evidence what-so-ever of stampers block showing on this card. And, as for hording, well I think we all so that with favorite things, and we eventually let them go/use them. just so that you know, with this ribbon I completely understand. It was lovely of you to share it with us.

Hanneke van der Linde said...

Awesome card! That ribbon is just fantastic, I really love it!!

xoxo

Kara said...

Just goes to show you that inspiration is everywhere. Don't know the show so I can't tease you too much for it:) Beautiful card, love that ribbon too!

Adele Fowler said...

gorgeous!! I love everything about it :)

Jamie Lane said...

Love the card...and I'd hoard that ribbon too, it is sooo beautiful!

Sabrina said...

CONGRATS LAURIE! for being one of the FAB 5 on 2S4Y!

LadybugSue said...

Love, love, love the card and especially the rose ribbon. Where did you find it?

Ginny said...

Love the colors and LOVE the ribbon!! I also really like how you used that die sideways...so clever!!!

Dana said...

Oh my!!! That ribbon and tulle are to die for!!! Such a stunning combination you've created! Glad you've gotten over the hump!

BethieJ said...

FABULOUS Laurie!! and dont worry your hoarding secrets are safe with us! (said ANOTHER hoarder! HA HA!)

Lindsay said...

You crack me up Laurie, because I am the same way! I love love love your card and don't worry, your secrets are safe ;o)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Simply gorgeous card Laurie! Love the pop of that rose ribbon! What a funny post :) Thanks for the laugh!

Pat said...

What a great, elegant card. Love that ribbon. I do know what you mean about hoarding. I only like to use supplies if I know I can get more. It's a disease, I tell ya!

mamareebs said...

Love how you used the die. And from one hoarder to another I understand! It's hard to "use" your favorite craft supplies :)

Debby said...

You definately got rid of your stampers block. Lovely card.

Katie {choc0holic} said...

I love this! What a great idea to not use the entire die for the chocolate panel...and the ribbon...yummy! I've not yet purchased any of that yummy ribbon because I know I'd never use it as I'd hoard it forever!

Emm said...

I love that ribbon and your color scheme!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Oh girl!! I have this rose ribbon in several colors and haven't used it yet. This is gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration!

Amy said...

Love how you turned the Mat Stack die on it's side! Cool idea!! Beautiful ribbon too!

Lee Anne said...

Glad I'm not the only one who stares at my table sometimes! This card is beautiful. I drool everytime I see that ribbon. So beautiful!

IamDerby said...

Dont feel bad Laurie-- I both hoarde and watch Bachelor Pad! LOL

 
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