Monday, 21 April 2008

Riot of Petals Thank You

I'm sitting here enjoying some Bob Dylan while I stamp (one of my favourites, Subterranean Homesick Blues). I have a huge backlog of stamping to do (now there's a good problem to have!) but I also have other things needing doing urgently. I guess that's the nature of life. And I have just been asked to conjure up some squares for a funeral on Thursday. Sounds like a job for my two little bakers.

Here's a card I made today using Riot of Petals. I really like that stamp. It's a big one so I just used a portion of it here, and coloured it with mellow moss, so saffron, blush blossom, groovy guava, and pumpkin pie markers. The layout is really simple, just a torn background strip and the sentiment stamped in some white space. It's nice to do something quick and easy but still really pretty. I like more complicated cards too, but I just spent the weekend on a scrapbooking retreat so I'm feeling a little bit designed-out.

It was a great time and I got 16 layouts done and I won a great folder-tab punch and got to catch up with a good friend that I don't see very often. So all in all it was a good weekend, but I came home a bit tired. DH and the DD's held down the fort here and had a good time. On Friday night I left them a slow-cooker full of chicken soup, which had celery root and parsnip (and one carrot) in it for vegetables. On the down side this combination resulted in a fairly monochromatic look to the soup, but on the up side, DD#2 thought all the vegetables were "pea-totos" and hoovered them all up with alacrity. I have a feeling I'll be giving her more celeriac under the guise of pea-toto more often. DD#1 liked it too. It was an easy recipe that everyone liked that tasted good - that's a keeper! The secret ingredients were organic chicken stock from Costco and Mt. Scio savoury from Newfoundland (yum!). Oh yeah, and pea-totos.

Thanks for looking!

All supplies Stampin' Up: Stamps: Riot of Petals, Amazing to Zany; Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Mellow Moss, Apricot Appeal; Ink: Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie; Other: Stampin' Write markers (mellow moss, so saffron, blush blossom, groovy guava, and pumpkin pie)


  1. What a beautiful card. thanks for your funny comment on my blog. You are one of my fave blogs! I love your work, so yes you are officially on the Dirty Dozen Design Team!

  2. Pretty card! Love the coloring you did with the markers. All those colors blend so beautifully in the petals. I'm starting to think I need to get this stamp!

  3. Hi Karen:

    I love this one how did I miss it. Hope your doing well missed you at the Shoebox Swap, are you going to the convention end of May?