Monday, October 17, 2011

The End of the Ban

Good evening, all!  Just wanted to pop in to share my entry for this week's colour challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.  I've been wanting to paper piece this Unity flower image for a while and since I need more birthday cards I paired it with this birthday sentiment.  I also added some Stickles to the flowers for a touch of sparkle and some Glossy accents to the "Happy" for some shine.  

Oh, and remember the shopping ban?  So much for that...  When a shopping ban ends for me, it ends with a bang! Being forced to order more white embossing powder seems to have opened the ordering floodgates.  I am currently awaiting goodies from:
Simon Says Stamp
Papertrey Ink
The Twinery 
Market Street Stamps

I also tried to put an order in with Skipping Stones Designs but was having problems with checking out.  My messages to them asking for assistance have gone unanswered which I'm unimpressed with.  After experiencing such fantastic customer service from other companies (Unity, Woodware USA, Purple Onion Designs) maybe I now have high expectations.  However, given the economic tough times we're going through, what company would ignore messages saying, "Please help me give you my money"??  Their loss and I'm sure there are plenty of other companies who would be happy to help me out.  

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill Basics, (Rose Red, Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Image & sentiment from May 2009 KOM - Another Sweet Day) Unity Stamp Co
Ink:  (Early Espresso) Stampin' Up

Other: ( Cinnamon Stickles, Glossy Accents) Ranger, 


Lynn said...

Oh that's too bad...but I can't wait to see all your goodies come to life in new cards! Today's card is a how those flowers look like they're going to pop off your card!

Karen B. said...

My most favorite card of yours ever!

Lindsey said...

Beautiful! The paper-pieced flowers are perfect, and so is the idea to add glossy accents to the sentiment! (Must remember...) :)

~Tammy~ said...

Fantastic use of the color story! I keep forgetting to use my glossy accents! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jenny said...

Love this card Jen, that big 'Happy' just makes it :) Great paper piecing!
I guessed that would happen, been there, got the bulging craft room to show it!!!
Jenny x

~amy~ said...

LOVE that fab paper piecing...your shopping bans sound like mine...I just can't do them because then I end up buying a whole lotta stuff afterwards...LOL.

Anni said...

I love this card! The dimension and the aper piecing is amazing!
Sometimes it´s good to life in Germany because there are not so much great shops. But on the other hand I am very jealous :)
Have fun with your new stuff!

Jessi Fogan said...

Go big or go home! lol I love the idea of adding the gloss to the sentiment - perfect for one with such a funky font.
Thanks too for the info from Skipping Stones - I find being outside the US means that ordering from some places is an inconvenience for the store. Ugh. No one needs that!

Anonymous said...

Such a gorgeous card Jen! Your flower totally pops and those colours are perfect!
Congrats on the 'big' spree, I've been holding back on spending myself, but the mental list just seems to get bigger and it's really just a delay of the inevitable...

Emily Leiphart said...

Oh, I totally love what you've done with those stamps, Jen! I wish I had made this card. And I know what you mean about bad customer service. It really is a turnoff! That being said, I can't wait to see what you make with your new goodies. :D

Jocelyn Olson said...

The way the flowers pop looks so awesome. I love the paper pieced "happy" too. Actually, I think I love every part. :)

Holy cow, you went hog-wild with the shopping! I could have just sent you some white e.p.--LOL! Yeah for you!!

BTW, I tried to contact Skipping Stones a few months ago and still haven't heard back (so I don't think they're just slow).

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

This is fabulous and I'm very jealous of your soon-to-be packages, or the ones that arrived in no time at all.

Anonymous said...

THUD! LOVE this! The flowers look A.MaZ.iNG coming out of that sentiment! Fabulous.