Friday, April 3, 2009

Wouldya Just Chill Out?

First, lemmee just say that I am LOVING the Bubble Bin at MFT lately. The lovely ladies at My Favorite Things have decided that we need a discount on certain items so every Monday, they have marked down a few of their fabulous products for a week at a time. Some will go back to the regular price and some will be gone forever. The fun is not knowing! I have ordered from them in the past and have always been happy with my service and products but getting their great stamps at such low prices is even better. Today's card uses one of my bargains from a week or 2 ago. Luckily for you, if you don't already own "Chill Out" by Annie LaPointe, it is still available, although at the regular price. This one didn't disappear forever.

How about my card? OK...

I am very happy with how this card turned out. It was a card that I just started throwing things down on and they all worked! Usually, I plan a card on paper, with a detailed sketch, and try a bajillion types of embellishments before finding the right ones. When I opened my order from All That Scraps, and saw this October Afternoon paper, I immediately thought "bathroom tiles" so it was a no-brainer to choose a stamp with a bathtub. Luckily, I had a pile of new Bubble Bin Bargains, including this little chill out tub, in a pile on my desk, still not put away from last week. See, being a slob is ok sometimes!

I had to mix several Copics to get the right colors for my stamped image though. I discovered the hard way that blue-greens are sadly lacking in my marker collection. I sense a marker order being placed very soon. ;) My ribbon choice was "out of the box"...literally and figuratively. I knew I wanted a wide ribbon so I pulled out my large roll/wide stash and this color flopped out of the rack accidentally. I am not lying! I would not have chosen this color to match this paper in a million years but I loved how it looked with the paper and stamp so I kept it. IMO, it harmonizes beautifully, even though that color is not even used in the paper. Talk about out of my comfort zone!

I'll give you the run down for the rest of my materials below. I will be listing this card in my Etsy shop very soon so drop by for a visit if you are interested in purchasing it. Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Papers- October Afternoon Weathervane Chilly Mornings; pale teal CS by colorbok; pale taupe CS from Hobby Lobby. Stamps- Annie LaPointe chill out from MFT. Inks- Brilliance Graphite Black; Versa magic aspen mist; Tim Holtz weathered wood distress ink. Tools- Fiskars apron lace edge punch; SU ticket corner punch. Embellishments- 7/8in dk sage grosgrain ribbon from Michael's; 1/8in aged copper brads by Paper Studio; flowers by Prima; MM 5th Ave button brads; MM specialty glitter glaze. Pens- Copic (YR23, BG10, BG72, BG75, B91, W1, W7, 0); SU Old Olive; Zig Olive Branch; Sakura clear sparkle jelly roll pen.


  1. Really cute Kyla! Everything goes together so well. You're right, that DP is perfect for a bathroom floor. I love that Fiskars border punch too. I haven't seen that one around here. I'm a big lover of MFT stamps too and I take advantage of that bargin bin nearly every week. Don't you just love it that their shipping is so reasonable too? I have nearly all of the Flopsey sets now and I will probably buy any new ones they come out with in the future.

  2. Love this card! Great colors and I love how the different papers coordinate.