Morning, all!

Today’s card mostly came about because I’ve had the Hero Arts Large Floral Scallop stamp screaming at me from across the room for a long time now. I just couldn’t figure out how I wanted to use it until now. :)

Being that it’s such a large stamp, and so pretty, I knew it would really make a statement on the card. I don’t think I’ve ever done the technique where you emboss all around the image and then color it in, but this image looked like it was perfect for that! I ended up embossing in black and coloring in the flowers with markers. Then I mounted it on some patterned paper from My Mind’s Eye and topped it off with some American Crafts Thickers.

BTW, a little (or not so little) project of mine went live early early this morning. I’ve been working with Jennifer McGuire on her blog. Such a cutie! Love her! Anyhow, we took her blog from Typepad to WordPress. I don’t usually do webdesign work for anyone (not much time to do it), but she said she’d be patient with me. And she sure was! Since her initial contact about redesigning her blog, it took us over a year to get it all figured out. This is why I don’t do webdesign regularly. :)

Anyhow, I love how it turned out. The actual transfer from Typepad to WordPress was extremely complicated. We ended up outsourcing the programming and transferring aspect to a design firm called Foliovision. They were truly rock stars! They actually have a service specifically for Typepad to WordPress Transfers. After seeing all the back-end stuff they did to transfer the blog over without losing any links, images, etc, I’m SO glad they did it and not me. I know my way around WordPress a bit, but what they did was genius!

If any of you are looking to transfer from Typepad to a self-hosted WordPress install, check them out. I highly recommend them. :)

Enough tech geek babbling… On with the video!



Solid Card Stock: Kraft and Whisper White (Stampin’ Up!)
Patterned Paper: Stella and Rose Hattie 6×6 pad (My Mind’s Eye)
Stamp: Large Floral Scallop (Hero Arts)
Ink: VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Embossing Powder: Black (Stampin’ Up!)
Markers: Sage Shadow, More Mustard, Not Quite Navy,
Old Olive, and So Saffron (Stampin’ Up!)
Letter Stickers: By the Yard Thickers (American Crafts)
Black Pen: Premier Illustration Marker (Prismacolor)

Watch video below | Watch at YouTube