Thursday, April 11, 2013

Forever Young, Word Play

Spring has SPRUNG!
Today I purchased a beautiful Spring/Summer Taupe long maxi dress... then my mind went to Accessorizing it... What color did I decided to pair with Taupe?!?!  Crisp, dark, gloss black!!!!
This new Spring/Summer (I will be thinner and healthier) dress inspired this card... what do YOU think?!?!
'Don't Play With Your Food' is a
common comment at my kitchen table...  
So, Don't Play With Your Food... how about Play with your WORDS!  Well, our FUN Greeting Stamp set, 'Word Play' fits most of our needs and especially fits this Forever Young stamp set!

With a Sahara Sand card stock base I stamped with the Sahara Sand ink for a subtle and elegant look the frames, silhouettes and the clock...
 (All from the Idea Book & Catalog)
Using our Embossing Buddy, a powder pack, I dusted the card.  This is a great way to 'dry' up any moisture or oils on the card (like from the Sahara Sand ink) and preps the card for the Versa Mark ink.  Heat Embossing with our Black embossing powder this greeting, the girl on the swing... such a sweet Spring Memory... I look forward to a fun filled Summer!  (Am I rushing things - lol?!?!)
Capturing this sweet swinging girl, the vintage sentiment that lays over the clock - a subtle reminder of the time that has past... I know many childhood friends I want to send this too.. maybe my Aunt D who had me many a summer!
Taupe is a soft, warm neutral and our Sahara Sand really embraces this feeling.  Adding the Patent Leather look (wait, am I thinking accessories, again?!?!!) of our Heat Embossed images is a fun way to mix up a trendy look!
What memories make YOU Smile?!?!
Some of my sweetest were when I stayed with my Aunt D and  cousin Jeanell... we swam daily, sun bathed (that doesn't happen these days - lol), rode bikes, played street hockey and had TONS of fun!
When you look back, what memories are YOUR favorite, care-free, memories?
Remember, you can capture and send memories to those you love, miss, want to send thanks to... With our HUGE Selection of Amazing, Top Quality Stamps, Inks, Papers, Accessories and Tools... ANYONE can create something AMAZING!  CLICK HERE to see ALL of our Amazing Products... for FREE!  See HOW to get my Frequent Buyer Program Points and FREE Products, too!
Thanks Aunt D, for helping Raise me...
Jeanell and You gave me some of my BEST childhood memories and I love y'all!

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