Sunday, April 26, 2009

Ninety & 100

2nd ETA: I did add the E to Ninety on my card - I guess I had a brain slip when I was stamping out the letters!!! It looks much better with the E! Duh.....

Wow - it's so good to be back stamping! Did you miss me???!!! Or maybe you didn't realize I was gone for a few days?!?! LOL!

Well - my cards today were made with 2 purposes in mind. First- I wanted to do the Featured Stamper challenge at Splitcoast. Today's FS was Kathy (Wattle) and I chose this card of her's to case. I changed the colors (made mine feminine) and used Labels One for my framings, and made it square.

I read on Amy Tsuruta 's blog about her friend Amy in Canada - who is trying to gather cards for two ladies she knows. Bea is turning 100 years old in Sept and the Mary is turning 90 in Nov and she wants to gather 100 and 90 cards respectively. So I thought I'd help her along by sending one for each lady. The card I chose today in Kathy's gallery gave me the push to get my cards done!

I've had the Headline Alphabet Stamps from Stampin Up (retired) for ever - and I think I've only used them once before - so I was glad to have a reason to ink them up. And I added pearls to the corners because every young lady needs to have her pearls on for her birthday - don't you agree!?!? ETA: I thought that you could spell 90 either ninty or ninety - and I left off the 'e' for spacing issues - but in looking at it - it now seems like I should add the 'e'! what do you think? I can change it before I mail it!!!

If you'd like to make cards for Bea and Mary too please send me an e-mail julia.aston@comcast.net and I'll be happy to e-mail you Amy's address for you to send them to.

DH and I went kayaking in the surprising 80 degree weather here today! We just got our kayaks at LL Bean a couple of weeks ago and were excited to be able to use them so early in the season. We have a little river that goes through our town so we just had to travel about a mile from our house to get in a nice ride today. Here is a pic of DH Kent that I took from my kayak - I had my camera in a special waterproof bag and took the pic right through the bag! ... so it's not as clear as it would be normally - but I think it came out pretty good considering!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: Headline Alphabet: SU, Mega Mixed Messages: PTI

Paper: White, Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding: PTI, DP Wisteria Basic Grey

Ink: Eggplant Adirondack, Lavender Moon: PTI

Accessories: Narrow rectangle Nestabilities, labels One Nestabilities, Paper Piercer, Textile Cuttlebug folder, cuttlebug, foam dimensionals, Crystal Sticker Pearls, Lavender Moon Luxe Satin Ribbon - PTI

18 comments:

Crystal said...

Julia these are WONDERFUL!!! GREAT CARDS!! so glad your back stamping!

One4Joy said...

oh, I missed you Julia! looks like you were having some refreshing and renewing on the water! How much fun would it be to think we could have a shot at 90 or 100 and still play with paper!

Sue from Oregon said...

Great cards...but think you should add the E...that was the first thing I noticed LOL! Darn it, don't you just hate when that happens?

Lisa Foster said...

I think those cards are wonderful, and to be honest, I didn't even notice the spelling either way...so I say...your good to go! Glad you had fun kayaking...they look cool!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Hi Julia, I just stopped by to check out your blog....lovely cards you make I must say....I absolutely love the Mother's Day box set....beautiful!! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment. I will check back later to see what other pretty cards you have created.
Hugs,
Charlotte

Sharli said...

What a thoughtful idea - the two cards! I love them!

I would add the "e". I know it's more work, but since you asked . . .

The kayaking photos are WAY cool! I enjoy your blog a LOT and am always excited to see that you've updated!

~amy~ said...

Hey you...I did miss you :) woot woot for your cards!!!!! Thanks for creating them Julia...

lisa808 said...

Such nice cards. I would add the E.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Hi Julia - love your cards and thank you so much for joining in this week!!! I've seen your work a lot on SCS, but this is my first visit to your blog and it's wonderful!! I also love, love, love that picture right at the top!!! I'll be stopping by more often now!!! :)

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

What gorgeous cards Julia!! The colors and texture are so pretty!! And your pics look like some fun!! WOW!! :)

Claire Brennan said...

Cracking cards Julia, oooohhh that water looks cold, but then I'm a complete weed.

Deb Rymer said...

Your cards are so pretty, Julia! I love the bold letters and soft colors - a unique combination! Also, wanted to tell you that I left something for you on my blog...

Dawn Easton said...

Great cards Julia! I love that you used the labels nestie for the backdrop!

Oh I'm envious of your weather...lol...how fun to be out on that river!!

Kristine B. said...

OK, now THAT looks FUN! (as long as there aren't rapids, lol!! Your cards are so PRETTY!! Love that Nesties shapes on there. OH, and btw... when you talked about the ladies who are having birthdays, you said twice that one was turning "80" but your card says Ninty! Eeks...hope you miss-typed the 80 and not spelled the wrong number--that would NOT go over well with her I'm sure, LOL!!! Sorry, just had to be sure about that? But they are really beautiful cards!! Hugsxxx

Niki Estes said...

Great cards, Julia! I love the colors and design!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Please add the 'e'. It just isn't right without it. Since you asked...

Joan Ervin said...

I love these cards, Julia...I can't imagine being 90 or 100...yikes!!! Please make me one of these when I'm that old, k?? Love your DH's pic, too..how fun to get out on the water!!!!

dpkennedy said...

Great cards! I probably wouldn't have even noticed the spelling if you didn't point it out...they are going to love these!

Your kayaks are awesome! I have been thinking about getting a canoe to use in the Adirondacks...but there is some hiking to the ponds and rivers I would like to use it in. I've been checking out the super light ones since I'd be carrying it and they are so expensive! Great pic! Thanks for sharing!!