Friday, February 8, 2013

Sitting Here Thinkin' of You

Happy Inspiration Holly-Day Friday!

I am so glad it's Friday and I have the weekend off!  Whoo Hoo!!!  What are you doing this weekend?  I hope you have a chance to get some stamps inky and create something beautiful. 

Today is my day to showcase something over at the Loves Rubberstamps Inspiration Blog.  In celebration of Laura adding some new La La Land Dies, I decided to use my new Beret Marci image and the bench (soon to be added), Tree and Corner Filigree Die.  I also used my My Favorite Things grass border die and the yummy background paper is Echo Park - Love Story.  I inked up Marci with my Black Memento Ink and glued down my dies with the Best Glue Ever.  And I added some pearls here and there.  Remember, if you do not see the item you are looking for in the store to email Laura and she will let you know when she can get that for you.  It's so pleasantly surprising to email a store owner and ask for a certain product and have her email you right back and let you know when it will be available to you.  I love that about her!

I have been waiting for these dies to hit the store for a while so I am super excited about them being added.  I love this tree die!  There are so many doily opportunities I can think of to use it for.  And I love that the filigree corner matches and that they go together.  I had some frustration last summer when I used these for the first time.  Any die this intricate is going to take some work to cut out.  I added a double shim of card stock to my big shot and ran it through three times and viola, it cut perfectly!  Same with the corner and the bench.  I added three layers of grass border to added to the dimension for the bench.  I LOVE my dies!!!

Have you seen our Challenge this week?  So easy - anything goes!  I  hope you have a chance to upload and join us this week.  Have you seen the NEW ITEMS in the store?  Trust me, you will want to see these!!! 

Thanks for Looking and for your kind Comments!!!


I am playing along with the Yumi and Fumi Challenge - use a die or punch
Simon Says - Have a Heart - (heart tree)


Sharon said...

This is lovely. Love the image and the bench and the tree are fab. Beautiful colour combo also.
Hugs Sharon. x

Olivia said...

Looks fantastic. ..can not wait to play with the new LaLa Lands stamps and need that heard if you put wax paper over your die and then the paper it comes out like butter...personally have not tried it yet but will keep u posted

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is so beautiful Holly. I love the sweet image, gorgeous colours and the dies you have used look wonderful.
I hope you have a fabulous weekend
Hugs Sue

eva said...

hi holly! this is a such a pretty card! i love those colors and that paper too! and great dies! I may have to go check them out! thanks for playing in yumi and fumi's challenge!

Dangina Martinez said...

OMG! This is fabulous. Love the pretty bench and that adorably colored image. Love it!
Hugs, Dangina

Tress said...

Look at all those lovely curls! Such a sweet card! We're doing the Valentine's thing this weekend rather than next (gets too crazy next week), so going to a fabulous restaurant for dinner tomorrow. Hope you enjoy your time off!

Cheryl said...

So cute! The image and colors make me long for spring. You colored her beautifully.


Laura Love said...

Beautiful job Holly! YOU...LOVE...DIES? No way!! LOL!! Well I am glad that you do because you use them so perfectly! This little scene is adorable! Love it :)

My weekend will be spent mostly "weekend" isn't until Sunday & Monday this week. So glad that yuo will get some much needed stampy time in :)

Lin said...

Very sweet! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week, Holly!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Holly! Love how you colored the sweet image!

downrightcrafty said...

love this great image and super die cut gorgeous card
Hugs Kate xx

CASTOWNE said...

Sorry I didn't respond earlier. We've been without power since Friday at 6PM and just got it back at 4:18PM Sunday (because of Blizzard) NEMO...tough to have 15 degree temps and no heat...but we survived.

Your card is too darn cute. No wonder you couldn't wait to play with your new dies and that adorable image.

yyam said...

So pretty! Love the gorgeous and lush scenery..

wannabcre8tive said...

A very cute card, great coloring and I like that fence.

Leanne said...

Hi Holly!!
Oh my, Marci looks like her mama!! (Irina) hehehe.. Fabulous use of all the dies!! Marci looks tres chic and perfect in this setting. Fabulous creation! Thanks for another wonderful entry to Yumi & Fumi's challenge!

Shanna Shands said...

Your card is really cute!