Saturday, September 18, 2010

Garnet Hill Inspiration



Hi to all my blogger friends! I've missed stamping and blog hopping over the past week, but had a more important mission to help my aging parents downsize and move from their home place of 60 years to a condo. Do you know how much STUFF can be accumulated in 60 year? LOTS! It was an exhausting week but rewarding and even interesting to hear the stories behind many of their possessions...like the beautiful dishes given to mom by her first boyfriend - lol! It took some powers of persuasion to talk them into letting some things go but overall, they did well.
I just had to make a card last evening, so my stamping withdrawal didn't get to the acute stage! :-) Stef gave us another great website for the Inspiration Challenge: Garnet Hill. I used the bath rugs for my inspiration and kept the card very simple. I think it's pretty self-explanatory...I hand-dyed the seam binding and crinkled it by letting it dry in a bunched up ball in a baggie after spraying with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Turquoise Blue and Dazzling Diamonds. It's a gorgeous fall day in VA...enjoy your w/e!
STAMPS: Tiny Tags (SU)
PAPER: Hawaiian Shores (PTI), Neenah Solar White
ACCESSORIES: Seam binding, Prima, Tiny Tag punch, CB, Lattice die (SU)

7 comments:

Marisa said...

60 years in one house!! Oh my!! My parents downsized after 20 and one of the movers said "lady, you have a lot of stuff". She didn't have to cull totally as they had a basement so she is doing it after the fact. Can only imagine how hard you had to work! Hopefully they are happy in their new condo and will enjoy not having to take care of such a large house and yard.

Your card is a perfect match to the insp. piece!! Love it. Glad you didn't get to the acute stage LOL! Enjoy being back in the studio :)

Vickie Z said...

Okay... you put me to shame!! I've been buying crinkled ribbon on Etsy {good price} and here you go... "hand dying"!!! Love the crinkled ribbon with lattice background and that flower!!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

so glad you are back Wanda, also glad it went well...we have a big day this Saturday, don't forget...I will call you later in the week. I adore today's card, the ribbon and tag do for me every time...have a great evening!

enjoy *~*

JD said...

Very pretty. I really like the color you used...I have this SU die and have yet to use it...you have definitely inspired me...

Peggy said...

OMGosh! I know what it is like to move out of a house after twenty years, but 60...wow!! Hope your parents are doing well after the move!
Love your card with the crinkled ribbon! Very PRETTY!

Vicki Dutcher said...

So glad you are back among the stamping.. Terrific return card - that ribbon is so cool! Glad all went well with your parentals!

jdmommy said...

That seam binding is quite interresting!! I love the bg and flower....makes me think of a chenille bathrobe I had as a kid! LOL!