Saturday, June 11, 2011

With Love

 *Sigh*

I had a lovely lunch yesterday with some amazing stampy friends. The guest of honor was my sweet friend Libby, who is moving soon.


Libby is one of my original stampy idols when I first discovered stamping blogs. I still can't believe that we got to become friends, and that through her, that I met so many other talented and fun girls.

Libby lives at the opposite end of town, but she and I have violated that unspoken Austin law never to cross the river often -  to stamp, experience the deliciousness that is Taco Deli and Phil's and do all the arty and crafty things that Austin has that brought us together in the first place.

I will miss this sweet, gentle girl and her beautiful kids, one of whom I'm fairly certain will be the next Jack Hanna, and the other - a ballerina :).


I thought I should make her a little something blue.

Stamps: Delicate Doilies (July 1), Love & Care Ink: Basic Black, Whisper White  
Paper:First Edition, Crumb Cake, Pool Party (July 1) 
Accessories: Perfect Pennants Die (July 1),  Scallop Trim Border Punch, Pearls
Early Espresso Twine, Designer Buttons (Deck the Halls - retired), 2.5" Circle Punch


To make the rosette, I used a strip of First Edition DSP, that I punched on one side with the Scallop Trim Border Punch. I followed this tutorial to make it, with one change. After you adhere the ends together and form it into a rosette, instead of glue, I just stuck a small strip of Sticky Strip across the back - it's fast and holds it together. When you're ready to put it on your card, you already have adhesive on it.

I did a Direct to Paper tutorial this week (If you missed it, it's here, including a video) and so I used White Craft Ink to fade the print on the First Edition DSP so that I could stamp a greeting on it. I dried it with my heat gun, and then used a circle punch to punch an arc out of it so that it wouldn't show behind the Pool Party scallop that I cut with the Perfect Pennants die.


It's soft and sweet, just like my buddy. I wish you the best, Libby, but man, do I haz a sad.



Bon voyage girlie. See you on Twitter.

xxoo.


6 comments:

  1. Oh now I haz a sad for you and Libby both

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  2. Sorry your friend is leaving. But, you made her a really awesome card. Thanks to Twitter, we don't all have to live in the same place to be friends :)

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  3. Oh Lydia, that made me teary. I am so so sad. Thanks for being such a wonderful friend. I'm so glad I've gotten to know you, and I'm thankful that we are always just a keyboard away. And the card - absolutely stunning! I love it so much. It will definitely be hanging on the wall of my new stamp room, along with this photo of my wonderful Austin stampy friends. I can't believe I'm leaving all of you! :-(

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  4. Awww, now I haz a sad, too. :( But you're right - you're just a keyboard away, but I know it's not the same as being there in person. Sigh. Well, now you have an excuse to visit Hotlanta!

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  5. Your card is SO lovely but I'm with Sue up here in Canada. I haz sad for you both now, too. I hope you still get chances to get your group together as often as possible. Hugs :)

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  6. WOWZA!!! This is just amazing!! And then I has a sad & a happy because Libby is coming here.

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