Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Chatty Cathy

If there ever was a statement made just for me it would be this...Chatty Cathy. The Cathy part for obvious reasons but if you've gotten to know me you would also know that I could talk your ear off. I consider myself shy (ok, no laughing from the peanut gallery) you didn't let me finish...until I get to know you. To know you, I can talk a mile a minute.

Back in my High School days, this image by Stamping Bella had me pegged to a "T". My Dad used to give me a three minute talk limit. Are you serious? Do you know how fast three minutes goes when you are talking about Dave and Todd and Bobby? Not to mention what Debbie, Kristen and Eileen said. So I often got "yelled" at to get off the phone. Today, give me my craft room and I'm good. I hate to sit on the phone. Dad, you should have bought me stamps!

I hit a brick wall for this card though folks. I started this image for the Bellariffic Friday Aquamarine color challenge. But it didn't have exactly what I was looking for. I slept on it...well, not literally, but when I woke up today I had a slight vision and this is how it came together. I like how the design paper by K&Company was just lying across my cardstock. To use a die to cut it out, we would loose alot of it. So, I cut off the edges that hung over and glued it down. Then I used my Stamp-a-majig to align my sentiment (also by Stamping Bella) going down the label 14 Nestie die. I was quite pleased with how easy it was to make this linear stamp vertical. I then added shading with VersaMagic chalk ink and a sponge while the paper was still in the Nestie. It creates a nice white border and I like the contrast.

Paulabella and I went on an adventure in August and bought this lovely pink rosette ribbon. It's taken me this long to use it. However, I've taken it out about a gazillion times and it never seemed quite right. I like that it fits my sentiment as well. And of course, so do the rhinestones I added for just a little bling.

Card Details: Bella's Bestest paper, Bazzil cardstock, K&Company baby girl design pack, Memento Tuxedo black ink, copics, prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol, VersaMagic chalk ink, swarkovski crystals, Spellbinders Labels 14,Long Classic and Scalloped rectangles dies, rosette ribbon from Archivers.

I'm off to finish my Bellariffic Friday Challenge card. Ebru gave us a wonderful color photo for inspiration. Need more, you can also google Aquamarine images. Since Aquamarine is the birthstone for March we thought it fitting to use for our first March challenge. Get your rubbah out and get playing. You still have time to send a photo to emily@stampingbella.com. Check out Stamping Bella on Facebook too and upload a photo for the gallery there as well.

Thanks for stopping by.



Dana White said...

Cath this is fabulous - I love your layout too!!

Jeanette said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, love the bella stamps, they are so fun to create with! Lucky you to be one of the " babes"! Looking forward to seeing all the cards on Friday too!

Ebru- aka- April said...

This card is so cute and the layout rocks my friend !!! I really enjoyed reading your blog post miss Chatty Cathy :D

ScrappyLin said...

Sissy, this is so perfect for you. I don't remember Dad's 3-minute rule but I loved hearing you talk about the gang from the old neighborhood. Shy would never be a word that I used to describe you. I love the rosettes and have enjoyed incorporating them into my page layouts. I am not sure why you were struggling because it is great.

Anonymous said...

ok. I just read this post ... and I had to laugh! I remember all those people ... Bobby, Karen, Eileen ... Need I go on? Oh, how we remember our past. The girls loved the card. They were VERY excited when they got mail from Aunt Cath! You rock!