April 23, 2012

Thank You Carla

Can you believe it…..yes, you’re not seeing things! *smiles*  We had some much needed rain move in overnight and has resulted into a dreary wet day.  But for me that’s a good thing, I got to stamp most all day and actually get a post or two in….yeah!

Today’s card is all about Carla Bazhenow (click on her name for a trip to her blog).  Carla was my inspiration in the card making world and if it were not for her there would be no “Linda’s Stampin’ Loft” either.  Although I will never be anywhere near as good as she, I’ll continue to keep on plugging away and just maybe, one day, I’ll grow up to be just like her. *smiles*  Just when things were getting a little too slack around here, a wonderful “pick me upper’ comes along.  How little did she know that this wonderful designer paper and note cards she sent me would provide me all the inspiration I needed to get moving again.

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It hurt my heart to have to slightly cover up the bicycle just under the ribbon it’s a really nice touch to the design of the paper.  My flowers were made from the Daisy #2 die layered three times.  The greenery was provided by the Bird Builder Punch.  The flower appears to be a little on the bright side, but that’s due to my inability to get the perfect blend of contrast.  I tried and tried!  Grrrrr….

Take a look closer ~

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The flower center was made from the 1/2” circle punch and then ran thru the Big Shot with the Lattice EF.  The bee was from a corner that got cut off when I was matting it to the card base.  I didn’t want to loose it so I attached a little twine and added it to the ribbon. 

Inside ~

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I recently found this sentiment stamp that reads vertically instead of the most common horizontal direction.  I’m on the look out for more.  *smiles*  Nothing was wasted, the decorative border on the inside was somehow attached separately to my bundle of goodies and seemed to be a perfect fit to bring a little of the outside to the inside.

A note of appreciation to all those who emailed me wanting to know ‘where in the world is Linda’ lol  I hope to keep posting regularly, but sometimes now with yard work and the Grandkids so into dance, sports and the baby just keeps growing and growing, it’s hard to keep up the pace, but I’ll keep trying….

Thank You Carla, you never know how much the little things done can impact the bigger things!

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10 comments:

LeAnne said...

Beautiful! That paper is a perfect background for those beautiful flowers....love the center, btw! And of course, the gingham ribbon is a beautiful touch, especially with that beautiful bee tag!

Brenda said...

So happy you're back and with such a beautiful card. Missed you every day when I logged on your blog. You bring such a bright spot to my day! Glad everything is okay.

Gerry said...

Welcome back Linda. Seeing your post...with such a gorgeous card...is the perfect start to my week.

Linda said...

Welcome back. Your card is absolutely beautiful. What is the name of the DP? Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Linda said...

Welcome Back! I feel like I should be sending a card to you -- but yours is just beautiful :o) Happy to know that all is well with you and your are enjoying family time. Just know that you (and your inspiration!!) are thought of, and missed!!

Linda Callahan said...

You and Carla should go into business together! This is beautiful - love that background paper! And I totally get it that life "gets in the way" of stamping some times :)

Linda said...

Well, it's about stinkin' time you're back!!!

Awww....you know I'm just teasing you! It really is nice to see yet another beautiful card posted to inspire the rest of us! It's great to have you back but your family will always take priority. Just drip us a tidbit from time to time!!

I know what you mean about Carla...she was the reason I started MY blog too!!

Have a great day!!
Linda

Linda said...

Ummmm - that should say "drop" us a tidbit! Guess I should slow down a bit haha!

Carol Carriveau said...

Beautiful card, Linda....too bad we don't have this dsp in our catalog.....and the same for the veritcal stamps...TFS! Always love your blog updats!

Kathi said...

So glad to see you back Linda! I am behind in my stamping and blogging as well so I know what you mean! I used our rainy Sunday to stamp all afternoon and it felt so good! What a beautiful card, love the softness and that DSP is gorgeous! I love that vertical stamp as well, what a great find!

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