Sunday, July 14, 2013

Rockin' the Grunge!

Hi Stampers!

Grunge is all the rage and in the crafting world, that's no different.  One of our new sets in this year's catty is called Gorgeous Grunge and I've fallen in love with it, especially after seeing so many other demos using it.

As you already know, I follow Lyssa Zwolanek's Song of My Heart Stampers blog faithfully.  She's out of Wisconsin & is one of the top demonstrators for SU!  Recently, Lyssa featured Gorgeous Grunge on her blog and certainly convinced ME I had to have this set!  (Nothing like a little demo to demo enabling, huh?!)

First, I'll show you my CASE of a Lyssa card using this set:

. . . and here's the link to Lyssa's card and post.  Go check it out and come back:  Gorgeously Grungy Flourishes
Now, I am telling you, she can rock a stamp set, that girl!  I don't know about you, but I'd never have thought to use grunge with flowers like Lyssa did.  But of course, that's just why she's amazing AND just promoted to Executive - I'm a proud online friend :-)
This is also another reason I LOVE being a part of Stampin' Up! and the papercrafting world.  We stampers are generous with our ideas and inspiration.  If anything on this blog inspires YOU, how about dropping me a comment?  It's every blogger's delight to have feedback on what we do.  Kind of nice to know that someone out there IS actually reading us!  :-)
Now, of course I've got a "thought for the day" for you, too.  I adore the sentiment on this card, because I'm so fortunate to have friends that I like to just "do nothing" with.  You know, sitting quietly, just chillin' - comfortable in each other's company.  I hope you've got people in your life like that, my friends.
Card recipe:
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar
Stamps:  Flowering Flourishes, Gorgeous Grunge, From My Heart
Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Linen Thread, Antique Brads, Stretch Ruffle Trim in Baked Brown Sugar, Large Oval Punch, Basic Pearls, sponge
Happy stampin'!

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1 comment :

  1. Love it! Very tasteful. I have always liked to do something 'different' in decorating. Like when one woman in a yard goods store told me it wasn't right to use lace with a beach scene of a border in my bathroom. I love lace and I love nature or country scenes and classic or antique or traditional architecture and furnishings; and, I love mixing what speaks to my soul. I love most architecture, except very modern is not for me. It is very neat, but I find it cold. I like cozy and classic.


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