Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Happy Wednesday everyone!

I was expecting a fuller schedule at the spa today but, a few clients cancelled and I don't have to go in until 4pm today. Bummer, yes but it gave me a few hours to finish the dishes, put folded laundry away and of course, make this card and post it! Yay!!

I have to admit I love how this card turned out. This combo is Color Throwdown #73. I wasn't quite sure how Spring Rain was going to look with the other colors. But, as always, the result is just awesome. Thanks to Ms Tammy at CTD for this week's combo!! :) I also used Ms Mercy's Tuesday Sketch #52 as inspiration. Yay for challenges!! :)

I think I am addicted to tying bows!! haha. After drooling over Ms Maureen's perfect bows (like this one!! *drool!*), I knew I had to find a video or tutorial on how make these little things! I found one on YouTube that was really helpful but can't find the exact one at the moment. But, the awesomest!! trick I learned was from Ms Gina over at StampTV! Ok, I'm sure this clever trick may not be new to most of you but it is to me and I'm just so happy I learned it! Wee!! Ok, so I've tried making bows by tying it onto the card as though I was tying one on a boxed present. Never worked. Plus, I ended up wasting ribbon. :( What I learned from Ms Gina was to take some thread and tie it around a strip of ribbon already adhered onto the card and basically cinch it. Place the seperately tied bow on top of the cinch and there you go! Perfect looking bow! Weee!!! Learning new stuff is AWE. SOME. :)

I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the week.
Merry Christmas!!!! :) :) :)

Stamp: Inkadinkado GemStone Birds
Paper: PTI Rich Avocado, Spring Moss, Spring Rain
Ink: Stazon Timber Brown
Other: Michael's grosgrain ribbon, Recollections pearls


broni (waterchild12) said...

Fabulous card! I love how the colors look with this layout! Thanks for playing along in the CTD with us!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Great job on the CTD with this card! I love the ribbon and perfect little bow and the sentiment says it all in just one little word!

Tammy Hershberger said...

OMGOsh, this is FABULOUS! You're rockin' these colors today! Thanks for playing!

LeAnne said...

Well, that trick with the ribbon is awesome....I rarely make big bows or use wide ribbon just because of the bulk, but I may try that---news to me! Great job on the challenge, as always!

Mercy said...

nancy...this is wonderful! great colors, and i love the clean and crisp lines!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for this've done an amazing job! :)


dpkennedy said...

Very pretty! I love how it looks like a wrapped package! The bold color placement is great! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown!