Wednesday, January 9, 2008

horse wanted

so have you ever gotten stamps that have sat there BEGGING to be used, yet you refuse them the right to be in your projects? that's me with this set. i have this paper tray on my desk that has been collecting items that i knew would fit with this set great. until today, i just didn't know what i wanted to do with it all. and get this, i'm scared of horses! they are beautiful and majestic, but huge beasts at the same time!
we went to wal*mart the other day and all their holiday stuff was super cheap. i picked up some (like 6) packs of cards w/ envelopes for $0.25 each pack. i realized when i got them home that there were sentiments inside and they were all in spanish! oh well, i still got loads of envelopes! i did this card on one of the 5x7's holiday cards.
before we get to the details of this, i must admit, this card WAS NOT CASED! most of the great stuff i get inspiration from others for, this is all me, baby!

paper- CB is holiday card, used some kind of generic cream CS on bottom half (ink distressed w/ jim holtz 'vintage photo", stamped small images in Bblue, TWteal, and Ssky inks); generic gray on top (stampled SU 'crackle" stamp and large circle image in Cchip); used notebook paper (ink distressed w/ jim holtz 'walnut stain' ink); part of a paper sack; peeled apart some cardboard and used the inside up for the corner pieces; thick chipboard for title (ink distressed w/ jim holtz 'old photo' liquid stain); SU Vvanilla for scallop pieces.
ink- SU Bblue, Ssky, TWteal, Cchip
stamps- SU 'wanted' set, and 'crackle' background
accessories- scallop punch, green gingham linen, hemp twine, pewter brad, Cchip grosgrain ribbon.

well, think i got it all. it's almost time for bed. i haven't worked out as much as i'd like so i HAVE to in the morning. i figure, chance of a lifetime to go to hawaii.... there's no way i'm going to those beautiful islands and not wearing a bathing suit! countdown is on, bring on the sweat!

have a super rest of the week!


Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Hawaii, huh? I'll trade you my Cricut for Hawaii, lol. Can you believe I have a sister who lives on the island of Kauii and I have never been to there.
The card is fantastic, Jenn*! Love that western look!
Good luck with working out!

SBS2 Becky

Maria said...

Wow, Jenn! This card is fabulous! You did a wonderful job with that set and the papers that you used are very pretty!

I'm originally from Hawaii. . .you'll love it there! It's such a nice, green, clean, lush, and beautiful place.

Your SBS2 sis,
Maria (Stampin Inspirations)

Bonnie said...

This is so very cute!! I love that stamp and the DP!! OLE' (can't do the accent on the computer!) My daughter and son-in-law are going to Hawaii on the 18th (waaaa!) to celebrate 5 years of marriage - geeeeez! LOL!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

This is great! I love that WANTED stamp set!

Crissy said...

You did a great job on this card! I love it!

When are you going to Hawaii? We are going next month and I can't wait!

Tina said...

a very lovely card!

Savitri said...

Very nice! You did a great job. Have fun in HI!

Betsy said...

I want to go to Hawaii! I hear you on getting in shape for the swimsuit. Keep at it girl, it does pay off! Great card.

Lori said...

I'm a little afraid of horses (scary incident as a child) so if you were to insert a picture of chocolate where the horse is I'd think the card was perfect!!

Lori SBS2

Melissa M. M. M. said...

I love the collage look of this. It has such gorgeous texture! :0) mel