Guilty Pleasure

May 9th, 2007

Why is it that some of my most fun and creative stamping takes place when I know I should be doing something else?  Sort of a *guilty pleasure* thing.  Today I had some specific tasks to accomplish like paying bills and get samples ready for the Technique Class I’m teaching Friday night.  But as I walked into my stamp room to put R.B., our Green Wing Macaw, in his cage I spied some A Muse note cards sitting on my desk and this card suddenly popped into my head.  I felt like I would explode if I didn’t sit down and make it right then!  It was a fairly quick card and I was super happy with how it turned out.  And so…I never did completely finish my class samples (they’re almost finished), and so I was paying bills at 8:00pm.  I really do need lots of birthday cards, so I actually did accomplish something…even if it wasn’t on my list!


Card base is an A Muse note card from an assorted pack I have and the little white panel with the pink flowers is also from A Muse – an assorted pack just that size for layering on cards.  The Rose Red designer paper is from the new SU Palette Prints 6×6 pad.  I love that pad!  It’s so much prettier in person than the pictures I had seen.  The birdie image is from Magenta and as you can see it is a row of 4 birds.  I inked just one of them and stamped it on Whisper White cardstock.  Then I stamped again on the Rose Red dp and cut out and adhered over the white bird.  I stamped one more time on Pretty in Pink cardstock and just cut out the wing and adhered it on top.  The birdie was finished off with A Muse Creative Candy twinkle rhinestone stickers on his tail and a little swath of pink marker to ground him.  Mega Scallop Circle in the Rose Red dp (other side of the same sheet) was pierced all around and dotted with a white gel pen.  Sentiment is from the SU set It’s Your Birthday.  Ribbon is from Fabric Barn in Long Beach.

 Hopefully I wil have some class samples to share in the next day or two.  Thanks for stopping by.

9 Responses to “Guilty Pleasure”

  1. leslierich Says:

    Well, you know what they say about a bird in the hand…it’s worth…okay…whatever…maybe that’s not what they say. But this card is adorable and well worth paying bills at 8:00! I can’t believe how well the note card and the SU! paper coordinate! Your paper pieced bird is just too cute! Love it, Jami!

  2. loricraig Says:

    So cute…I love those birds. Of course, I had to laugh at your post. I promised myself I’d have the house all clean and laundry done today…it’s 10:51 a.m. and I’m still at the computer…

  3. Michelle R Says:

    Your card is just adorable! I love the way you paper pieced the bird.

  4. Sally Says:

    I love this card!!! Now I am loving birds; it is always something new I must have. I love how you paper pieced the little birdie – just adorable.

  5. Debra Says:

    This is adorable Jami! so very cute!

  6. kathy Says:

    THis is darling! I love the look you get with the paper piecing. So cute!

  7. Sencie Says:

    Jami, this is so cute!!! Love the paper piecing you did!!!!

  8. Regina Davis Says:

    Wow! I love the colors of this card. Nice job.

  9. trudee Says:

    oh! I loooooooooooooooove those birdies!!!!! super cute, Jami!

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