Friday, June 24, 2011

Of Friendship and Paradise

 This card features A Muse Studio's Vintage Labels stamp set and the coordinating Labels Dies. I love these because they come with a clear positioning plate, which allows you to mark exactly where the metal die should be to cut your stamped image perfectly.
 Of course I added some ribbon and some handmade paper flowers, and a couple from my Prima stash. Those things last forever, don't they? The sentiment is a Basic Grey rub-on.
 Here is some Crafty Secret goodness! The ocean truly is paradise for me! White sandy beaches and blue seas-that's the life for me**SIGH**
You may remember me pondering whether I should apply to be on the CS design team. Well, at the last minute, I did apply, and was not one of the lucky (and super talented) ones chosen. The same day I found out I had not made it, several CS cards sold in my Etsy shop. I guess I'm finally old enough not to be much bothered by these things. While I'm certainly not happy I didn't make it, I am also not especially bothered by it either. I love Crafty Secrets. It has been one of my top three favorite companies for about six years now. I adore their products, and always have fun when I use them. They sell with great regularity from my Etsy shop. Really, is there anything to be upset about? Those of you who are much younger than I may not have reached this easy ability to let things go. But, as the Rolling Stones always say, "You can't always get what you want, but if you try, sometimes you get what you need!"

Toodles girlfriends! Remember, we are doing this for fun!!!


Steph Zerbe said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colors and textures in the beach theme one so much! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I haven't been making my way around the blog world in ages. You are in so many publications and a A/S consultant. You go girl!!!

Noelle Reese said...

WOW! I LOVE these! You are amazing! Your attitude is awesome :)

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, your work is amazing--I love it!!! And I'm so happy about your super news!!! Can you email me? I have something I want to share with you too...I'm at


Pat (mspfd) said...

Carla, these gorgeous creations more than verify just how talented you are. Your work is amazing. Love the fab designs and how you are always able to mix just the most perfect and unique elements.

Glad you tried out for the team and am loving your positive attitude!

~amy~ said...

Well, darn it that you didn't make it but it is definitely their loss. You rock the vintagey both of your cards..didn't realize that A Muse have dies now...very coolio.

Basement Stamper said...

both are fabulous, but I love the Paradise card.

mustangkayla said...

What pretty cards! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I was just thinking about you the other day!