Friday, January 3, 2014

Last cards of 2013

It has been a wonderful day here - absolutely gorgeous weather. Yes, it was a little windy at times (the garbage can that is situated our parking lot, near my car, blew over and I nearly got smacked by it. I'd still rather have it there than not, though, so no complaints here), but that's nothing compared to the storms that are beating up other parts of the continent. 

I went to the stamp store nearby so I could see if a sample for Monday's coffee & a card was available. It was; it's a lovely card so I will go make it, though I think I'll likely add a few tweaks to it to make it my own. I also wanted to make a list of some patterned paper they have, so I could check whether I had already had it. I've been looking at the paper for ages, and saying I needed to check if I have it. Only when I'd get home, I'd forget what lines it was she has, which makes checking difficult, to say the least. So I finally made a list. 

I found 4 cards from 2013 (I think it was 2013... a couple could be 2012) that I have never blogged that I will share with you today.

This first card almost definitely was made somewhere between January and June of 2012.   I say that because I know it was made at my SU Club. I also know it was made when my friend J. was there, because we talked about who we would each give it to (we didn't want to a mutual friend to get two cards the same). She didn't participate in the Club that ran from Sept 2012 to Jan 2013. She took a year off and rejoined this September. And I know by the colours that it wasn't made this fall. 

This card is another one I can almost pinpoint due to the products used. That paper the butterflies are made with is from Sale A Bration in 2012, I believe. I don't think it was 2011 Sale A Bration, though if I'm wrong, please feel free to correct me. One of the things I love about this card is that while the butterflies make it a little more feminine, I know some guys I could get away with sending it to if I wanted to do so. 


These last two were definitely made in 2013 - I would go so far as to guess May 2013, before the new catalogue went live. On some level I realize it's ridiculous that I can remember that. But I can recall it was our first time meeting in my demo's new house. Her studio space is gorgeous! And her wonderful hubby created a little ramp so I can get in without having to navigate a big step. With help I probably COULD do a wheelie and make it, but I wouldn't feel as safe as I do with the ramp. 

Anyway... I'm sure it was May, because we were talking about the colour changes, the new catalogue, and retirement related stuff. Also, it was my party that night and I was able to get everything I wanted from the list. This first card, despite how neon it looks, is actually made using Certainly Celery. It was this night that I decided I'd be fine subbing Pear Pizzazz for Certainly Celery. I know lots of people say that when these colour changes happen, the new colours can be very similar to older ones. Normally, I don't agree. In this case, I do. I can barely see the difference between PP and CC. I have NO idea why it looks so bright. I'm sure it didn't when I originally took the photo. I had concerns about the orange background of the table, so I made a point of having a look. It's bizarre.  

I have no idea why the colour is so off on this card.
 This image is so pretty to colour. I almost bought the set, but I have friends who own it, and I know, given that it's a larger stamp, that it'd give me fits. For the number of times I'd use it, I'm  much better off to just ask  my friend A. to bring it over when we crop.

Card Details - All products Stampin' Up
Live, Laugh, Love
Cardstock: Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers, En Francais
Ink: Basic Black, More Mustard
Other: Scallop border punch, ribbon, Dazzling Details

Just For You
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
DSP: Everyday Enchantment, Naturals Composition Paper
Stamps: Just Believe
Ink: Soft Suede, Versamark
Other: Butterfly punch, brads

For You
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White
DSP: This & That
Stamps: Elements of Style
Ink: Night of Navy, Basic Black
Other: Calypso Coral Baker's Twine, Calypso Coral, Night of Navy & Certainly Celery Markers, blender pen


Joyce Casaldi said...

Very pretty, want a great way to end the year!
Happy New Year!

she who must stamp said...

Great cards and what a good memory you have!