Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sultry Willow

I'm not quite done with the year book, but I'm waiting on a few things from three people, so there's not much I can do until I get those things. Means, I had a break from 535 kids photos! I needed it too! So, how did I spend my time? I finally got to play today with the new Whiff of Joy Spring kit. Man, such cute images! I joined a card kit swap, and this was the image I selected, so I wanted to try it out first. This is the first time I've been able to ink any of them up since they arrived. They are so cute! You just gotta love Willow! This is my first card with this set, and I can't wait to play with rest of the stamps! I got this sketch off of Amy R's page.

Also, the other day I headed to Michaels. I was so surprised to see some new products in! Brand new paper punches. I called my friend Kim gasping about what I was seeing! Such cool ones! A beach theme, scallops, bats, ABC's, there was a bunch of fun ones to look at! I took a photo on my phone, because I was so giddy with what I saw. (I asked permission to take the photo, because I was to nervous about it with team members walking around.) I'll have to see if they're still on my phone. They had 24 new border punches at 14.99, and two rows of smaller punches at 9.99. One of the smaller punches that I recall was a cute martini glass complete with two itty bitty olives, and the stick! But anyhow, I got two of the new border ones. I'm taking a picture to show the size sample next to the SU scallop punch. I took photos of the punches open, and closed next to the SU punch to show the size difference, love this about them, and how they close shut and can stack next to each other because they lay flat. They take less space than the whale tail punches. Please know, I'm not picking on SU punches, I tried to take the photo with Martha's punch, but they're white, and my banner top paint is white, so it wasn't showing up. The space where the punching happens is the same as MS and SU punches. I punched the two that I grabbed to show how they look. I punched the deep green layer in SU's scallop punch. The one in red has a diamond shape above the scallop part. I used the itty bitty scallop on the card above.
Supplies: Whiff of Joy Spring kit, Basic grey Sultry paper line, lyra water color crayons, close to cocoa, kiwi kiss, pixie pink cardstocks by SU, stickles, gems, glitter pen-pink, brads and punch from Michaels.


Anonymous said...

I saw these new punches Anna last week! They are very nice! Love your Willow card - pretty colors.
LOSTie Debbie

Kim said...

What an adorable card. Love the image, the layout, the papers and the little tabs - Ok I love it all :) I'm cracking up that you asked permission to take a photo. I told you to just do it, LOL. I love the scallops with the little pierced holes. I'm hoping I can drag my mom there tomorrow so I can see if ours has them yet. Got my PCS set in today!!!

Pie Guru said...

Gorgeous card!

Thanks for posting the pics of the punches. I like to be able to compare to somthing I know! You rock!

Tammi said...

Noooo, no, no, no, don't be showing me those!!! I just saw these the other day and thought to myself I DON'T need these!! LOL Thanks for the pic and being such an enabler!! ;)

Anna your card is adorable!! I think this set is so cute, and you did a wonderful job on this. I just got my patterned paper and got the kits all done up and ready to mail out, looking forward to this one. Can you believe I haven't even made a card yet with any of these!

Michelle said...

Ok that Whiff of Joy image is adorable!! Thanks for the enabling about the punches...I haven't been to Michael's in awhile but I think I may need to *stop* by tomorrow, lol!