Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Yet Another New Tool!/CR84FN

So my friend, Sue, gets me into all kinds of trouble by directing me to various items that she deems necessary for us to have in our ever expanding craft stash.  For example,  she got me totally addicted to an online stamp company that has quickly inched its way to one of the top spots on my list of favorites ("inched" is really NOT the appropriate word here--it actually BOUNDED with one giant leap!). My stamping "budget" has therefore increased to include our monthly "let's order as a group and 'save' the shipping cost" frenzy.  Sue orders for everyone and then doles it all out, leaving her husband to wonder HOW IN THE WORLD. . . when the credit card bill comes in. I am dedicating this card to her, as she is the one who enticed me to Archivers to buy the Mc Gill punch to make the flower, which is the centerpiece of the design.  I don't remember how much I actually paid for the punch, but since this is only the second card I have used it for, I'm thinking this is a really EXPENSIVE card--a "designer" card, shall we say?
Sue makes gorgeous flowers for her cards, and uses them often.  Mine are "fair" and I use them occasionally.  Oh, I just noticed the little crocheted trim on this card is also something I saw on one of her cards and HAD to buy,  OH, and the little pink doily under the sentiment--a die she led me to!  See?  I TOLD you!!!!  Well, at least I know she is a loyal pal and will come to visit me at the poor farm!   By the way, the  papers on this card are K and Company and the sentiment is Verve and I found those all by myself!  You can see Sue's beautifully awesome cards HERE---but be careful--she can talk you into something without saying a word!

I almost forgot!!! I am using this card for the new color challenge over at CR84FN.   This week's colors are yellow, and two shades of pink.  My sentiment is stamped on a yellowish paper and there are hints of yellow in the other papers too, although they don't show up that well in this picture.

13 comments:

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh I am just laughing so loud you MUST hear me from Katy now as we speak!!! Beverly, this card is just GORGEOUS! LOVE the flower! LOVE the doily! LOVE the lace! LOVE the paper! LOVE your incredible sense of humor! LOVE that YOU'RE my FRIEND!

Loretta said...

Oh Beverly, I know what you mean! She has done that with me too; it's appalling! I just let myself get suckered into more of those yummy goodies and my budget goes to pot.

Love your card - gorgeous flower and doily.

Anonymous said...

I held out ordering from Paper Trey as long as I could. I gave in to the temptation and emailed Sue with my order. But you were the instigator. Telling me all about the great coasters that are cheap, etc. Can't wait to play with them in my Cuttlebug.
Love the card done in Sue's honor. Very fitting for a flower affectionado.
Sandy

Cathie Lobpries said...

Your card is beautiful!!! And, yes, I have jumped onto Sue's bandwagon too! Just ordered from Paper Trey for the first time as a response to her last 11:00 pm, Thursday night order! I think I'll have to order that flower die. Wonder if I'll eventually meet someone I know when I move into the poor house - I plan to bring my craft stash with me!!!

mtnestor said...

Well gang, you can count me in also. Sue is a GREAT salesperson for PTI. Beverly, your card is beautiful! Look forward to seeing other creations.
Penny

Ginny said...

Beverly,this is just too funny!! I was practically on the floor and agreeing with you, too! Sue had me looking everywhere for a particular Spellbinder die that she used on a beautiful card. And then of course I had to have the coasters because she said that I "would just love them". And once I could finally order them and get them, I do love them. Ha! She is a sweetie and a great salesman. I wonder how many more people she has corrupted! Hehe. Your card is just gorgeous Beverly.I love the sparkly doily and that flower.

Debgem said...

LOL!!!! This really made me laugh! I love the doily you used and recognise it from the card Sue sent me for my birthday!! This was fun to read :)

Your card is just wonderful - love the doily, papers, lace and the "expensive" flower too! Really beautiful. Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful card! Sue can be such an enabler. Lovely design. Glad you joined us for CR84FN!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card! That flower is stunning! Sue is quite the enabler! Beware! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Lisa said...

Great card and loved reading your post! My sister-in-law & I are stamping buddies and we do this to each other all of the time!!! Thankfully we also talk each other out of some stuff too( not much though LOL!!!!).

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful BD card, love the blossom! I think we all have a friend like Sue! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CR84FN!

Marge said...

Too FUNNY; too TRUE!!! But Sue does it ever so sweetly, you don't really notice until it is too late -- LOL!!! I still remember when we discovered those little "doilies" by Martha Stewart and I went to 3 Michaels stores looking for them, only to find they were just hard to see -- they were there at all 3 all along -- too funny!!! So, I bought those & expended a lot of gasoline to do it! LOL!!! ALL Sue's fault -- hee-hee!!!
Your card is AWESOME!!!

Heather Jensen said...

Sounds like that Sue is quite the enabler. LOL :)

Your card is beautiful. I think you did a fabulous job with the flower. Thanks so much for joining us at CR84FN!