Hooray! Deutsche Post must have heard about all my whining and finally came through! The funny thing was I got a flat envelope from the regular mail deliver with the new Free with Three set, Spring Bloom and one of Melanie's sets which somehow got shipped separately just before lunch. So, while lunch was cooking I sat at the table and quickly cut them out. Then, while we were all eating lunch, the DHL man knocked on our window (our doorbell ist kaput!) and he had a BOX from Gina (which was mailed 2 days before the flat envelope mind you!). I was over the moon with excitement, but had NO time to mount all those sets too (the other 3!) First, I had to book our flight and hotel for Rome (that's in early April) Then, I stole 30 minutes to run upstairs and crank out a quick card. The flowers I got in the cool round tin along with these awesome brads matched this week's color challenge perfectly (I think Emily must have planned that! ;-) And, you get them FREE with any purchase of $100 or more! Cool, huh?) So, with colors and sketch in hand, I got to work!
I still have a few more pre cut ovals from my mom's nestabilities, so I pulled one out to stamp the tulip on. Then I quickly colored it with my aquapainter and ink pads (purely Pomegranate and Old Olive) and mounted the white oval onto the pomegranate scalloped oval. Next, I ran some white cs through with my swiss dot cuttlebug folder (LOVE that one!) and cut it up to then mount on more Purely Pomegranate. I mounted these onto a 4 1/8 by 5 3/8 piece of Basic Gray cardstock which was stamped with my greeting. For the greeting, they are all separate words, but because they are unmounted, I was able to line them up on my block and stamp them all at once. Makes it SOOO much easier!! Can you imagine lining all those up if they were wood mounted? You'd have to use the SAMJ, and I'm just to lazy to use it THAT much! I also attached the flower with the brad, and then adhered this layer to the black card base. It ended up taking about 45 minutes, but 20+ minutes of that was playing with different layers and things, and helping Julia with her various projects. Then we had to run out the door to a play date.
So...it's been a busy day. Good news is I got the rest of my sets cut out while at the play date, so tomorrow morning I"ll be ready to go! (Thought I'd stamp tonight, but we've been busy planning the rest of our spring and summer travel. I truly will be prepared for a career as a travel agent by the time we move back to the US - anyone know of any openings?? :-) )
Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Spring Blooms by GinaK Designs, Lovely as a Tree
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Palette Noir, Old Olive
CS: Stamper's Select White, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate
Acc: aquapainter, swiss dot cuttlebug folder, paper flowers and brads from GinaK