Sunday, May 24, 2009

Make a Wish... with Western Flair!!

Morning!! Wow, it's been 3 days since I posted and the longest I've went! I hope everyone is enjoying this fantastic LONG weekend... for my US bloggers that is! Yesterday my hubby and I did get quite a bit of work done in the yard... and by mid-afternoon I took Cooper for a nice long walk. When coming back I picked up the mail and guess what??? My newest issue of Paper Crafts was in my hand.... life is good! Talk about everything falling in place for a nice stamping afternoon with some new inspiration!! :)

Now I must confess, this card is not inspired from my new Paper Crafts magazine, but from Debbie at Thinking Inking! I good friend of mine, Diane which we had a fun "field-trip" to some craft stores this past Tuesday, e-mailed me Debbie's card to show me the Top Note edges at the bottom of her card. We looked into how this was done. You place your DP or cardstock on the long side of the Top Note and send it through part way and back it out... pretty cool!! I like the Western Flair... I just had to try this technique as I'm CRAZY about the Top Note die!! (can you tell from my cards I post!!) :)

Take a look at the card I CHASED!! I change it up a bit, but still used DP from Cosmo Cricket. Love those buttons, a great way to use them up!

I want to share a photo of our flowering Crab Apple Tree north of the house. It's just gorgeous!! The hummingbirds and bee's are VERY busy... and the smell is sweet! Enjoy my stamping friends, and thanks SO much for the visit!! Have some stampin' fun... :)

Smiles.... Michelle :)
Stamps: SU! SO Many Sayings Paper: SU! Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Wheat (Archiver's), DP (Cosmo Cricket) Ink: SU! Creamy Carmel, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard Other: SU! Large and small Star Punches, CB Tiny Mosaic embossing folder, SU! and misc. buttons, DCM floss for the buttons, SU! 5/8" grosgrain Chocolate chip ribbon, SU! Top Note Die, sanding block, sponges, foam dots, sewing machine, SU! Wide Oval punch, silver star (WalMart), stamp positioner, etc.

27 comments:

Diane Davis said...

WOW, Michelle! You did an awesome job on this card! I love the embossing on the star, the stitching, the sanded edges, the papers, etc., etc., etc.!!!
Have a beautiful day!

Paula Barin said...

Michelle, great card. I love the way the buttons match the DP. Great stitching too. I hope to get more practice with sewing on cardstock. I seem to be stitching challenged LOL.

Shirley said...

Love your tree and your card is just gorgeous! It is so warm and such lovely friendly colors too!

Ann said...

Michelle, your card is fabulous! I love the colors and that fun row of buttons!

Alberta said...

Great card. I love all the texture, colors and papers you used. Fabulous!

Marilyn Goodrich said...

Love it Michelle! I love all the dimension and texture - just fabulous!! :-)

Bogner's said...

Wow Michelle: that card is awesome. Your apple blossoms are beautiful too! Oh it would be nice to have any trees next to my house, and even better with a crab apple tree! I just received my top note die FINALLY! and am looking forward to trying this technique! Thanks for showing it off.
Rachel B

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I follow Debbie's blog, so I've seen that technique... very cool... and I love the buttons along the bottom. You did a great job on this Michelle! And, yes, I do know how much you love your Top Note die!!! LOL

I love how you layered the stars, and CB'd the middle one, and tucked that circle with the greeting behind. Your stitching looks great, too. I always love stitching on cards. I just get to be in a hurry and don't take the time as often as I should.

I'm going to stamp today. Woo Hoo!!! So stay tuned for something... even if it's bad. LOL!

Love ya,
Lisa

P.S. Your flowering Crab Apple tree looks gorgeous. I can almost smell it from here!

Deb Rymer said...

Fabulous-looking card, Michelle! I love your take on the top-note edge and the layered stars with the "make a wish" background. Makes a striking focal image! (PS - your crab apple tree is gorgeous, too!).

Pam Speidel said...

I'm just loving everything about this card Michelle! Great colors, buttons, layout, top note edge! WOW! So happy you found time to stamp today! Smiles 2 U! Pam :)

Allison said...

Loving the country feel...super DP!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

It's funny. Every time I open your blog and the photo of what you created pops up my first reaction is "Wow!". Seriously... every time! I'm always stunned by how fab your layouts and colors are. And this one is no exception. I love the colors and western theme. And I really what you did with the top note. What a great technique! The star, stitching and buttons are great added touches.

What a great photo of the crab apple.

Jen Sannes said...

Michelle, I just LOVE this card. I love what you did with the Top Note and I really like the western flair. Great job!

Cindy Haffner said...

I'm in love with your card, so so darling. Hugs Cindy xxoo

Chat Noir said...

Hi Michelle, These colours are great together, especially whatever that lovely blue-green paper is. You put SO MUCH detail in your cards that you put me to shame.

Lots of love...

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Michelle,l love the colour.

Hugs Riet.x

LeAnne said...

Wow, Michelle---I saw this and thought, "Wait a minute....I've seen this already" LOL! I loved it when Debbie did it and I LOVE YOURS TOO!!! Awesome job, great details!
LeAnne

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, I love your card..the top note scallops look awesome and I love the layered, textured star!!! The row of buttons at the bottom look awesome and I just love how you did the sentiment!!!!!

Debbie Pamment said...

Yeeeeehaaaaaaaa - what a beauty!! The colours and layout are perfect! Love the top note die edge, tfs - and once again you are the master of details - gorgeous!!!

xXx

Debbie Pamment said...

Yeeeeehaaaaaaaa - what a beauty!! The colours and layout are perfect! Love the top note die edge, tfs - and once again you are the master of details - gorgeous!!!

xXx

Silke said...

Fabulous inspired card - Michelle!!! I love Debbie Olson's style and cards....heads up GF you did her proud :)!!!! Hugs ~S~

Anjou Krelovich said...

Wow wow wow! This is just stunning. I'm going to have to try that edge!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is a gorgeous card Michelle! Love how you used the top note die, the colors and the buttons!

mochamama said...

awesome card, awesome layout! I tagged you on my blogsite. Hope you can play along

Dawn Easton said...

Michelle, your card is AWESOME girl! I've been wanting to CASE that same card of Debbie's...hehe...GMTA?!

Your crab apple tree pic is gorgeous! I can just imagine the beautiful smells blowing around your house! Lucky girl!

Gretchen said...

Oh this is a great CARD! I think I'm going to have to case YOU!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

Steph said...

Michelle, I love this card. It has a country look to it and that is something I really like. I love the buttons, way too cute. What a good idea for using the top note die. I will have to try this one. Thanks for Sharing:)