May 24, 2007

Inspired By My Pocketbook

I bought this cool pocketbook the other day and when I got him home, it spoke "Stampin Up Brilliant Blue and White Craft ink!" I'm sure I'm not the only stamper who "sees" stamping colors everywhere. The other side has stitching around each flower. Not sure why the 2 sides differ, but each is gorgeous. So, of course, I had to make a card using the same colors. I haven't embossed in a while, so I used the "Damask Flower" set from Impression Obsession (these clear stamps ROCK!!), stamped with the craft ink and embossed with some Ranger white embossing powder. The phrase is from the Close to My Heart "Moments" set (free with qualifying purchase in May only). A few Brilliant Blue brads and the SU small corner rounder and we are good to go! Here is the card: Not exactly the same type of flower, but interestingly enough, just today I got an Impression Obsession order in the mail -- and it includes a nice set of great looking fresh flowers. It is called Mod Flowers and you'll be seeing it here soon. I love new photopolymer!! (can't say rubber anymore!) ******** Mom Brag Announcement: Yeah. Our son, 16, just got selected for a paid science internship this summer. I walked in from work today and he handed me the email. That's a "moment" I will remember. He is so happy. Thank you Federal taxpayers. He'll be working with a scientist "modeling solar storm frequency and potential impact on human missions to the Moon." Who knew the sun had storms? I thought it was always "sunny" by the sun!!!

16 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous! And so are the last few cards you made. Love them all!!!

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  2. Congrats to you all and Andy. Also I love the latest card.

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  3. Crisp, Fresh--you *nailed* it, Joan! Congratulations to your son as well!

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  4. Love the purse! Yes, some times I do see items that remind me of SU colors. I really like the card that you made to match the purse. You have an awesome eye for such things.

    Congratulations to your son Joan. You have every reason to be proud of him and to brag. :) He must be *very* smart.

    Mary

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  5. Your card is wonderful, Joan! What a super job using your handbag as inspiration. It's perfect!!

    Congratulations to Andy as well!! That is soooo awesome!

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  6. Okay, you knocked my socks off with this one. It's so trendy and sophisticated. Totally WOW!!!

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  7. Wow. What an incredible honor for your son!! Da kids got brains!

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  8. Don't we cherish those memorible moments we share with our children?! (And that continues in spades when you have grandchildren!)
    Your blue & white card is lovely, and I'm envious of your new bag.:o)
    I know you are an incredibly busy woman, but I really miss your blog on days when you are away. You express yourself the way I think, but cannot find the words sometimes. (smile)
    By the way, we've seen your handsome husband and your handsome son, so how about a picture of Joan? Please.
    SuzyQue in Texas

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  9. Congrats to Andy! You must be so proud! Beautiful card too!

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  10. Pretty!

    Congrats to your son on his internship!

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  11. That purse is so cool! And your card is awesome...Reminds me of the inspiration challenges on Saturday at SCS....make a card like this........whatever it might be! Your purse would be a good one....

    Congrats to your son! That bold PAID just stuck out like a sore thumb! At 16 years of age, it will be nice to have some spending money!

    Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

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  12. Congratulations to your son! A very intriguing and constructive way to spend his summer. I love both the purse and the card it inspired! That's a really beautiful damask flower stamp and it looks fabulous embossed in white on the Brilliant Blue. Also, I'd love to meet the person that goes with the puse...very fashionable!

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  13. This looks awesome and so different!

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  14. Gorgeous card and purse! So fresh and clean looking! Congrats to Andy!
    ~Angie

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  15. Exquisite, I love it and the sentiment is a must have!! I'm glad to know that IO is now doing acrylic stamps.

    Congratulations to you son!

    TFS.

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