Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Simply Bella Bleu

Today we spent some time at my sister's house. We planned on a relaxing day of lunch and games. We started with playing Chinese Checkers. Have you ever played that game? It was one of the games we grew up playing and made me feel very nostalgic. My hubby didn't like that one at all and griped just about every move he made. (He didn't win at it either!) So we moved on to playing UNO. Now that one he likes. And he should because by the time I had 500 points and lost, he still had fewer than 200 points. How come he only likes playing the games he wins at? hmmm... If I only played games I always won, I'd never play any games anymore! Yeah, that's right. I'm horrible at most games!! Now you know one of my deep, dark secrets. Don't tell anyone, ok?
Since getting home this evening, I've been spending time planning for the next time the ladies get together to stamp for 'From Our Hearts'. I usually try to come up with simpler cards as some of the ladies joining us are not really stampers at all. I don't want to overwhelm them with anything too technical, but make sure everyone has a good time and we get as many cards made as possible.
With that in mind, this is one of the cards I made this evening. I really like so many of the prints in the Bella Bleu Designer Series pack. Very vintage looking and pretty. The card is simple, but not too plain I hope! Here's how it's made.
Stamps: Sweet Little Sentiments (retired)
Cardstock: Bordering Blue, Very Vanilla cardstock with Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper
Ink: Bordering Blue
Accessories: Big Shot with Simple Flower Embosslit, Scallop Trim Border Punch (new Sale-A-Bration free item!!), Pretties Kit, Paper Trimmer, Sponge Dauber, and Mini Glue Dots
I hope you liked the simplicity of this card. I thought it would be a great way to start winding down the year.
Enjoy the rest of the year! Be safe and happy!!

1 comment:

Rhonda L. said...

What a gorgeous card! I think I sorta overlooked that paper-it is really pretty!