Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Summer Journey inspiration

Before I begin today's blog, I just wanted to send out a huge thanks for all the kind words of encouragement and shared experiences from my last post about being a vendor at shows. Every comment touched me, as well as the personal e-mails I received from many of you. So thank you so much! For that kindness, I am doing an impromptu give-away from my vendor booth!

By random drawing, I selected "T. Kaiser" to receive this Pearfect card. Congrats! Now I just need you to e-mail me your address (to so I can get it off in the mail to you today.

Now on to today's blog... 

Inspiration comes from the strangest places sometimes.

Here's what inspired me recently.

My friend and fellow consultant Tamra Pope brought these little cigars back from Hawaii for me a few weeks ago. (My hubby smokes cigars and occasionally I will indulge in one too.) And, my goodness, just look at the flavor! Coffee Macadamia Nut. I can't wait to try one of these! I really loved the wrapper with all its warm colors and pretty design.

This card comes from that inspiration.

(Be sure to click on the photo for a closer look.) I used the new Catching Waves stamp set from Close To My Heart and the Postcard Travel Series retired set, Cocoa and Honey card stocks, plus Kraft for the fringe. I paper pieced the flower cluster on the left and added some Prisma Glitter here and there for some sparkle. Finally, my new favorite product: Newsprint Rub-ons. I love these and can't wait to try them on different cards and layouts.

Here's a closer look.

I fringed the Kraft card stock with my Martha Stewart fringe scissors. Love those!

I think this card would be great for anyone going on a summer vacation or simply embarking on a new journey in life.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great Wednesday!

1 comment:

  1. Oh! Fun card, Annette! I just got my rubons this week, so am glad to see them in use (can't believe that I've barely seen these?) Hilarious inspiration :o)


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