Friday, August 29, 2008

top note

Good morning stampers! Want to know what a top note is? Well, it is the die shape that I used on this card. Isn't it neat? Have I said that I love my Big Shot? I really like that it is wider than my Cuttlebug and therefore can use dies and paper wider too. Kinda neato!

This card came about because of this week's CPS sketch. I like the sketch a lot and thought I'd try it. I started off by stamping the flowers you see on a different piece of paper and using the paper that came on the sticky side of the foam to shade the background of the flower a little and then cut them out. I liked it but didn't love it. So...I added some flowers on the white cardstock and then tried to place the cut out flowers on top...yeah, no...that didn't work either so I just added a couple of more to what I had already stamped on the cardstock and...this is what you get. The white seemed too white so I used my air thingy (great technical term) and my Chocolate Chip marker to splatter the background a little. You can enlarge the photo's now to see more detail if you'd like...just don't look to close, k?! This stamp set is one of Stampin' Up!'s new level one hostess sets called (crazy enough...lol) "Live Like You Mean It." I do really like the sentiment as it says the same to me as living intentionally which is something I try to do.

Thank you for the well wishes for fun at the fair. Kyler did have a great time and for Todd and I it is like a friend reunion as you see so many people you know! I met the new police officer for the high school last night. It was nice to put a face with a name and he seems like a really nice guy (and good police officer) so hopefully that arrangement will go well for everyone!

This morning Kyler and I are heading off to help decorate the float that the Christian school will have in the parade this year. I think Kyler will be walking along with the float too so that will be fun too and if they ask I will probably walk with it too. The parade is tomorrow so we'll see how much work there is to be done.

Alright...enough chatter from me! Have a super Friday

15 comments that make my day!:

Dani said...

Ack! Would you stop it already! I'm gonna be in the poor house!

Seriously fabulous card. Seriously. I love it!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh this is gorgeous! Love the way the flowers are off to the side on the TOP NOTE! Beautifully done, Lorie! TFS!

Courtney said...

Oh, this is just simply elegant!

Can't wait to see pictures of the float~

Shelly Koskinen said...

I love your card. I can't wait to get my Big Shot!!!!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

This is so cool! I really like the open white space. I think it's a great card. :) Honest.

Christi (Cici510 on SCS) said...

This card is fantastic!! Love it!!

Lori Barnett said...

hummm....A Top Note on a card? Candles have Top Notes :) Top notes provide the first burst of fragrance that one initially experiences when smelling a candle. The molecules in this layer move rapidly, making the fragrance volatile and quick to dissipate. Did you know all that? There are also Middle Notes and Bottom Notes - do cards have them too? So there is your candle lesson from your candle lady for the day! LOL

Lori Barnett said...

And I LOVE the card! :) I totally forgot to type that on my 1st comment. ME BAD!!

Debby said...

Lorie you are amazing.

Catherine said...

i guess you just answered what i've been wanting to ask many, you cannot used these dies on a cuttlebug? right? love your card... A LOT! =)

Savor the Journey * TexasGrammy said...

Oh my!
You have definitely made "best friends" with your Big Shot! I love this!

~Bev

sari said...

thatcard is so adorable!! Just LOVE it!!

Kim said...

Beautiful card and the sentiment is so cute!
Hugs~ Kim

Charity Hassel said...

gorgeous work with the cps sketch!

Quilt Nut said...

love it love it love it!!!!