I’m back – so sorry for being MIA for a while.   I had a super busy weekend – I spent all day Saturday (literally all day – left at 7:30 am and got back at 11:00 pm) at the Bascomb UMC Scrapbook Crop.  What a fun day!  The days leading up to that I was frantically getting ready, printing flyers, packing scrapbook layouts, die-cutting hearts, butterflies, buttons and more for goody bags, prepping a make&take and packing up everything for my booth.  The crop was a blast and I met so many nice ladies!  I can’t believe I have never been to a crop before – they were so right about having more stuff than you had room for – even I needed more table space and I had 2 6foot tables for all my stuff.  But one table was my M&T station which was a lot of fun.  I hope to see many of those ladies at my classes and then again in October at the next crop.

So after that my parents came on Sunday to spend the night so I could spend time with them for my birthday.  Kyle and Tyler both came home from college too and we had my birthday dinner Sunday night.  That was a good thing because Monday (my actual birthday) was not a good day.  I was sick and spent most of the day horizontal – so my parents went on home and I slept most of the day and missed my whole birthday.  Yesterday I was up and about but not 100% – so I still ate very little but I was able to get back to work.  I think I lost weight on Monday since it had to be an almost zero calorie day – I drank water, ate 4 saltine crackers and had some gatorade.  Greg brought flowers home that evening and my dad brought me an orchid before they left to head back home.  We make up our lunch and dinner plans later.  Does this mean I didn’t really get a year older if I slept through my birthday?

Ok – sorry for the rambling but I wanted to let you know why I was gone for so long….

And I have one other issue – I put my camera in a safe place and now I can’t find it.  So until then my pictures are from my iphone – so this one isn’t that great.  This card uses both Sale-A-Bration and Occasions Mini Catalog products.

The main image is Apothecary Art which coordinates perfectly with the new Label Collection Framelits.  I really love the framelits and can’t wait to see what new designs they have in our next catalog (coming June 1st).  I stamped the image on Very Vanilla card stock first.  Then use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to add the words in the banner section – I used Soft Suede ink by the way.  I find it easier to color first – I used my Stampin’  Write Markers – Blushing Bride and Certainly Celery – then cut it with the Big Shot and the Label – and sponge the edges.  I cut a Blushing Bride layer in the label that was one size larger – and sponge the edges of it too.

On the base of the card I stamped the Fresh Vintage stamp set which is one of the Sale-A-Bration stamp set choices – it is very subtle – Soft Suede ink on the Soft Suede card stock.  I used Very Vanilla Seam Binding tied around the card base – tied in a knot.  Attach the layered labels over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  To finish – cut some of the butterflies using the Beautiful Wings Embosslit – sponge those too – and add a couple of basic pearls.

The idea for this card came from the box that I created in February – I just decided to turned that idea into a card – here is that post.

I hope I didn’t bore you today with rambling –  I wish I was a better writer – but I’m not sorry.  I will probably be posting some more MDS projects since I don’t need my camera for those pictures.  Have a great day!