Saturday, September 26, 2009

Stampin Up Simple Friendship

Good morning, Friends!  Last night I worked on two cards. . .yay!  I didn't step into my craft room until close to midnight.  I finished up the two cards rather quickly because the design was rather simple.  Hey whatt do you think of the white background?  I've had those photo studio for almost 2 years and I really didn't like using it.  I liked taking my photos with a backdrop but I was thinking maybe it was too distracting.  What do you think?  Do you like the white?  I have to adjust the lighting . . .these were just test photos.  anyway. . let me know what you think.

I decided to use my SU Simple Friendship stamp set.  I have a bad habit of using my stamp sets only once and don't use them again so I'm trying to get my money's worth on these stamps.  LOL!

The embossed background was created using the Sizzix embossing templates. Did you know that Sizzix now have embossing folders similar to the Cuttlebug ones?  I bought a Christmas embossing set but haven't had a chance to use it yet.  There's so many options now a days that I just go crazy wanting to buy all of them.  I'm trying very hard not to buy, buy, buy!  I don't want to keep up with the Joneses. . .I want to be happy with what I have but sometimes, when I look at cards that other's make and I see the pretty stuff they used on their card or project I want to buy the stuff.  There's so many enablers in blog land.  Some are really good at making me want to buy stuff. 

Are you that way?  I guess who ever came up with the idea of design teams was very smart. . .they get a lot of advertisement for the fraction of what they would have to pay to advertise.

Anyway. . .what can I say about my card.  Nothing much.  All I did was stamp the butterfly image twice, cut it out, layered it on to one another then added the rhinestones.

I'll post my second card later today or maybe on another day.  I actually have 3 cards that I still haven't posted.  I've been lazy about blogging my cards the past weeks.  I've been getting so involved with my fitness and healthy diet that I sometimes don't step into my craft room.  The time that I use to exercise and cook a healthy meal sometimes eat up the time that I have for crafting and blogging.

I do have good news.  I lost 8 lbs this month, 3% total fat percentage and 1 point on my BMI.  Whoohoo!  I think I'm going to start a blog on fitness.  What do you think?  I was thinking of posting recipes that I cooked using recipes from Cooking Light, Weigth Watchers, and other healthy recipe books/web sites and give you my review on them.  We'll see. . .I don't think I have the time for it but I'd love to do it.

Anyway. . . .I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Card Details: 

Stamps:  SU Simple Friendship
Paper:  SU Rasberry Tart designer paper, SU Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink
Ink:  SU Melon Mambo
Accessories:  Nestabilities, Sizzix embossing template, SU 1 3/4 Circle Punch, Grosgrain ribbon


Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card. I love the colors and butterflies are one of my favorites.

inlovestamping said...

Love the card Maria! Great work on the weight! I am so proud of you!

2 Worlds said...

Congratulation on the weight loss, great work.
Beautiful card

Danni said...

Great job on the weight loss! I know you've been working hard at it! Awewsome!
Such pretty cards, love them!

Diane said...

Such a pretty card maria,love the butterflies!
CONGRATS ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS FOR THE MONTH!!! Iknew you we're going to melt away with all the exercises and good eating you are doing,it is so nice to see the great results right.
Way to go girl!!!!

Jennifer Love said...

Gorgeous colors on this card!

Congrats on your weight loss! Woohoo!

doris said...

What a beautiful card Maria...!!

Doris xx

katou said...

Waouhh what a beautiful card; I love so much both the colors and the butterfly.
Great job.

Beth Norman said...

Congrats on your weight loss! Your card is so beautiful. The colours are yummy!

Maria Therese said...

beautiful card!! love the layers

Laurie Hines said...

Love it!

Nikki Fairbairn said...

Gorgeous card Maria. love the pretty butterfly and the wonderful lo. Hugs Nikki x

WickedPixie said...

I think it's a gorgeous card and the photo's look wonderful!!
Congrats on your weight loss and new healthy lifestyle! :-)Traci

Risa said...

Wow...your card is stuning! I love the butterfly!
Congratulations on the weight lost, keep up the great work!

Angel said...

This is lovely, Maria! I've been browsing your blog today and just want to tell you that you are incredible and inspiring. A true ROCK STAR! {{hugs}}

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