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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Asha with Friends

I love this stamp, it reminds me of how my daughter would try to grab on to my son and practically strangle him when they were young.  The stamp is called Asha with Friends, the designer is Lia Stampz.  She was so gracious, when I purchased the stamp she allowed me to compose 5 sentiments of my own to go with the image and she emailed them to me.  She does this with all of her images, this is one of my 5, I love how she added the little heart to it.  I used  Lindsay's Stamp Stuff  Decorative Doilies to cut the square doily and I used the negative as my envelope liner, the paper is Stampin Up.  I found a new trick for my bows.  If you look closely I used a tiny rubber-band to make the cinch in this bow.  I kept playing with it and I could not get it right then I remembered I had some of the teeny tiny rubber-bands left over from when my kids wore braces, I had stuffed them in with my craft stuff, sure I would figure out a use for them some day (10 years later, lol).  It really made a perfect bow.  
Just a note here, we will be picking up the wood for our floors this weekend, I may be posting sporadically for the next few weeks, months, years?  I don't know, I'm not sure, how long will it take us to install the floor ourselves?  At some point we will have to take down my craft room, won't that be a nightmare, you did read that I saved rubber-bands for 10 years didn't you, ha ha.  I hope it goes quickly and without too many problems.  That's it for today, as always, thanks for looking.  ~Diane
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30 comments:

  1. Just so beautiful and creative. Loving the matching envelope.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    DS4J DT Member
    Digistamps4Joy
    Doing Life

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  2. What a sweet card!! I love that you used the negative as the liner!! Genius!
    Good luck with the floors!!
    xxDaniella

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  3. Beautiful!! Love the gold and black combo!! Great take on the inspiration!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  4. Gorgeous card, stamp and sentiment. lOve that you used the negative to line the envelope, great idea! Hugs, Valerie

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  5. cool dies and love love that card, love the envie too. hugs

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  6. Fab card and such a sweet image....

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  7. Sooo CUTE, Diane, and sooo clever to use the left-over cut for your envie liner -- LOVE that!!!
    I hope (and believe) that the floors will go down quickly/easily, but I DO feel your pain in having to take down your craft room -- though I also think it's a perfect'storm' of opportunity to purge/organize, as I too have the equivalent of tiny rubber bands from 10 years ago still in my stash somewhere? ;~)

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  8. When it comes to crafting supplies I can not purge, I don't have it in me. ha ha. This is the one place I am allowed to be a hoarder, watch for me on the TV show, I will be the one with 10foot stacks of paper supplies, lol, just kidding.

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  9. Ohhh its fab, love it too. Your work always inspires me Diane its gorgeous.
    Hugs June xxxxxx

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  10. Crazy cute! Love the sentiment you made for it and so nice that she made it for you :) My best wishes for a quick and easy floor install. Home improvements. Ack! Worth it in the end though!

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  11. thanks for the tip on the mini braces bands. it's too late for some from flyboy, but my niece has them now so I may have to ask her for some.

    i like the darker colors much better.

    Leann

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  12. Oh girl that is adorable (the image) and at the same time really elegant. Love the color theme and the doily is such a perfect accent.

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  13. So gorgeous! I love that image and the beautiful colours :)

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  14. Good morning sweetie, this is just adorable, hope you have a great weekend huggles pops x x x

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  15. Hi
    I am sorry I have been absent from making visits but you do know I will try and dip in now and again.
    This is gorgeous, heartwarming is what comes to mind.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  16. I voted! What a wonderful card. You always have the best ideas. I need to check out that challenge :)

    Have an awesome weekend!
    blessings,
    karianne

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  17. oh wow Hun,this is one adorable image,and the,colours,and detail are just perfection,you are so talented Hun,amazing hugs Cherylxxxx

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  18. HA!!! This is so cute and makes me LOL!! Great colors, too :)

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  19. sweet card! wishing you the best with that floor installation!

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  20. Didja hear me giggle all the way there from here?... I LOVE this card...the darling image is just so right on because I've been hugged and given hugs just like this...and I love the sentiment.
    Carole

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  21. LOL! That card is too adorable. I love that hugging. It reminds me of my sister and I (sometimes still) :-)

    Have a beautiful week sweetie!

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  22. Oh WOW, totally fabulous, Diane!! and I love that inspiration picture, too!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  23. Just wanted to swing by again and say hello! Thanks for the comments - as always! YOU are WONDERFUL :)

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  24. This is really cute! I'm glad you like our stamps :)

    Big hugs!

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  25. So very sweet...Hope all the house reno goes well. Ten yrs of rubber bands...you even beat me for hording craft stuff. LOL, t/c, gerri

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  26. Omigooodness, I got such a giggle with this one. Love it!

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