Saturday, September 24, 2011

Big Yellow Flower needs a home...

I have to start by saying one of my all time favorite top 20 stamp companies is OUTLINES-they are so very usable; layering, graphically precise, neat, (not too many itsy-bitsy cutting that make your eyes crossed) and after I got done manipulating the image with globs of shinny paper glaze and homemade MS button punches--I had no idea what I was going to do with these BIG YELLOW FLOWERS ...until I start playing in my mishmash of decorative papers. I just recently made the creative decision to always buy more than one sheet of decorative papers…{it’s that ‘just in case thing’ that travels to your brain as you stand in front of stacks of glorious decorative papers that are SCREAMING your name…”Buy me—take me home Susanne—you know you want me—what’s another $1.99?!!!”}  You could say I am a polka-dot-stripe-circle-paisley-checkers girl when it comes to my top shelf DP wish list and the Bo Bunny "Whoo-Ligans Boo" paper was my motivator for this card today-and I only found (1) sheet of it !  So the one sheet wonders triggers the design of the card... (In my head I am saying to myself) make it smaller to s-t-r-e-t-c-h-o-u-t the pretty paper!  My wonderful Secret Sister gave me the Stampendous HB sentiment and black bling, and it so perfectly fit into my very own Stampendous gift tag stamp —the dry run stamp action possessed me to holler out “YES” and do that arm/ hand clenched fist movement like I just scored something important!!! Ha-ha (Strange are the things that make us happy in our craft rooms while no one is watching.) I felt rather “Martha-Stewartish” with my coordinating ribbon…Can you stand it…like it was meant to be all  matchy-matchy with a punch of perfect colored circles! Who said you can’t use a lil’ BOO paper and BOO ribbon to make a non-Halloween card? So, this friends, was my Saturday morning effort—off to conquer the grocery store now!


  1. Hello Susanne !!! Your sunshine cards are fabulous and i like all the embossing on your card. Great layout too !! HUGS

  2. Love the big yellow flowers. The black embossing really makes that flower pop! Love the cards.

  3. Stunning! Love all the layers and the "little extras" you add...beautiful!