Good Saturday morning!  WOW I can’t believe that this past week flew by like it did.  That E-Team hop yesterday sort of snuck up on me . . . and I knew that it was going to happen on the 30th . . . it just got here before I realized it.

There’s a big scrapbooking show over in Louisville at the Fair & Exposition Center this weekend that I’m going to try and attend this morning.  I was supposed to go yesterday, but after the gym, lunch with mom, a visit to Katie . . . well the day was over before I knew it.  PLUS, I was thinking about the $8 parking fee, the $10 entrance fee to the show, the afternoon Friday traffic, the $4.15+ (because I use premium) per gallon gas . . . it wasn’t too hard not to drive over the bridge yesterday.  Of course, I wouldn’t even know about this show, Creating Keepsake Convention, but I saw something on a company’s website.  There hasn’t been advertising here in the papers . . . only on the marque as you drive around the interstate at the Fairgrounds.    Okay, so the more I type about it the less I feel like I want to go over . . . who knows . . . but I do know that Gary Burlin is going to be there and I’m still looking for class supplies.  This is definitely not Stampaway but it could be fun nonetheless.  SO if you are in the area and you’re going to the show . . .  maybe I’ll see you there!

In the meantime, I want to share a card with your that I did a couple of weeks ago.  I wasn’t planning on sharing it with anyone . . . but what the heck!

It was during the week that I was playing with my new Distress Markers when I made this.


The image was stamped on watercolor paper with Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint and Brushed Corduroy markers.   I used an old background stamp and lightly stamped over the image with Antique Linen ink.

I wasn’t too sure what my layout was going to be, so I made my background paper using Wrinkle Free Distress and watercolor paper.  The inks used were Dusty Concord, Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint.  The base of the card was die cut with Spellbinders Grand Labels Eleven.  The ends were scored to create flaps and the over-stamping (with the same old background) was done in Dusty Concord ink.  The seam binding was dyed with Tumbled Glass.

Oh and by the way, the flower is one of my all time favorites that I’ve had forever and a day . . . Penny Black Blush.  I went searching for it while writing this post and found it at Simon Says Stamp in wood mount!  Way cool!

Here’s a close up of the background, along with all the layers behind the image.


I suppose that’s all for me right now.  Thanks for stopping by and remember . . . life is short, make the most of the adventures that come your way today!


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5 Responses to “Purple Coneflowers are my Favorite!”

  1. I love your “thinking out of the box” faux postage – purple coneflowers! Your background and stitching are yummy also! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. So glad you decided to share your beautiful card with us. It is gorgeous!! I love that stamp and will have to find it. I love how you did the background and that ribbon is smashing! So glad you decide to share with us!

  3. Happy you shared the card, it’s very pretty. I also like your new pic.

  4. Nice new pic of ya! Glad you decided to share the lovely card with us! Take care and enjoy your weekend!

  5. Such a cute new picture of you! Love that stamp and can’t wait to get my markers! Know what you mean about the fuel prices. I have a friend in the UK and they are facing $10.50 Gal. prices and truckers strike! Not a pretty picture!

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