It's Not All Black and White

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A Card and stuff

The computer is all set up and ready to go. It took a few hours, but there were no real headaches. Yay! Now I can use my comfy desktop for photo editing and whatnot rather than running downstairs to the laptop every time. (The old desktop was quite old and slow and couldn't handle any more programs.)

So today, coming to you from my actual stamp room/office, is today's blog post, featuring Verve Stamps newly released Meditations. I stamped the sentiment with a mix of spanish olive and oasis green VersaMagic ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I mixed in a red mat under that layer to tie in the other red/pink accents. The flowers were stamped the same way, then colored with oasis green on a blender pen. I added a couple of stamped flowers to tie in the background paper (Basic Grey's Perhaps).

What's In It?
Stamps: Meditations (Verve)
Paper: white (Papertrey Ink); old olive (Stampin' Up!); Blue Moss (Core'dinations); Perhaps (Basic Grey)
Ink: spanish olive, oasis green, red magic (VersaMagic)
Accessories: clear embossing powder, blender pen (SU!); ribbon (American Crafts); lime green Stickles; Prima flowers; dimensionals

ETA: I forgot that I used one of Jen's Sketches, seen here.
FYI: You may have noticed that I added a "Follow this Blog" widget (is that the right term?) to my sidebar for any who would like to use that method of keeping up with what I've been doing.

Also, thank you so much to Maria for giving me the One Lovely Blog Award. Stop by to check out her own lovely blog as well as these recommendations:

Rules of this award:
1. Add the logo to your blog.
2. Link to the person from whom you received this award.
3. Nominate 7 or more blogs.
4. Leave a message on their blog, letting them know they are “One Lovely Blog”

17 comments:

Alex said...

COngrats on your award Bethany!! And, your card is beautiful! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Lovely card Bethany.

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful Bethany! Love the rich colours. I'd forgotten about the Core'dinations CS...will have to pull that out ;)

Maria Gurnsey said...

:) Love it!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

First of all, you have a VERY lovely blog and are SO deserving of the award given to you -- Congrats!!! Thank you so much for passing it on to me -- I feel totally honored!!! And your card is GORGEOUS!!! LOVE those papers and that pretty sentiment. I just got all the Plain Janes and can't wait to have time to try them all out, plus Serenity. It was my first Verve order and I'm a happy camper!!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Just gorgeous, Bethany. Love the colors.

My lifes inky escape and more said...

This is such a pretty card! Love it :)

Christi said...

This card is gorgeous and congrats on the award!!!

Rose Ann said...

It's another beauty, Bethany!! I love the layout, papers, and the verse!! Congrats on your award as well!!

Corie said...

WOW -- this is just gorgeous

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful card - that paper is just so elegant! :)

Leslie Miller said...

Hi, Bethany! I just got my internet back up, finally, and wanted to come and say "thank you"! You are so deserving of this award--I've been enjoying you and your work for ages, since way back on SCS. There have been a lot of changes, haven't there? All this DT work and such... Today's card is a perfect example of how your work is as beautiful as ever. Love your style! Congrats on your new computer, too. I've been having some problems and I'm thinking along those lines. Have a good day, Bethany, and, again, thank you so much!

Beth Thomas said...

Absolutely stunning! Such a wonderful LO! Ahh, to have a computer in my craft room- definitely my dream!

AJ said...

thanks so very much Bethany!!
and, for the record- your blog is always a source of amazingly beautiful inspiration!

Kelly Albright said...

I just love that sentiment!

musingsofanaddict said...

Awwww, thanks Bethany!! This is so sweet of you, and it totally made my day! You are wonderful!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

What a great card! I love the pairing the Meditations flowers with primas! Thanks for the blog award! Hugs,