April 10, 2011

Pamper Yourself!!

If you are here for the NO HOUSEWORK DAY BLOG HOP click here! The hop ends tonight at 11:59pm and I will announce the winner of my giveaway in the morning!

**EDIT-The blog hop ends at 10pm EST tonight (April 10th) so if you haven't entered the giveaway click on the above link!!**

Good Morning my friends!! I hope y'all are having a wonderful weekend. I can't wait until tomorrow because we are supposed to have temps in the upper 80's. I am going to assume we are just going to bypass Spring. It is either unseasonably cold or really warm. I guess I will take it and have to get used to it if I am going to move to Arizona. Which I am TOTALLY excited about. :-)

So today I am just going to share with you the card I made for the blog hop. I didn't really go in to detail about the card and I have had a bunch of comments and questions about it.

When I was asked to be a part of the blog hop I guess it was about a month ago, and I was told the theme I immediately thought of this stamp that I have seen around the blogosphere but I could not for the life of me remember where I had seen it. I had a couple of stamp companies in mind that I thought sold it so I started my search.

The lady in the bathtub is a stamp from My Favorite Things. I bought the stamp set and held on to it until I was able to get some time to craft. LOL! Which ended up being the day before the hop started. YIKES.

Anywho, the stamp actually has like a mirror image that is supposed to go where the window is but I thought about the cute cloud pattern paper that is in April's monthly kit and thought it would be much cuter to make a window than use the mirror part of the stamp.

I purchased an SVG file from SVGcuts.com that has a bunch of different window shapes. As much as I would love to purchase Cricut cartridges (I am dying to get the Create a Critter cart) I just can't afford actual cartridges so I buy individual SVG files as I need them or create my own in Inkscape.

So I cut the window shape with the Cricut and adhered it together and applied Glossy Accents to make it have more of a window effect. I stamped the bathtub image and cut the tub and legs out. Then I stamped the rug on the daisy pattern paper also included in the kit and I cut it out. I bought a textured white cardstock from my LSS to use for the "floor". I was going to try and make a faux tile look but I decided to just use textured paper. I used some liquid pearls, that I also picked up at my LSS, for the bubbles.

I then stamped the wine glass and cut it out and adhered it to the card. I was going to be funny and stamp (and cut out) several wine bottles and scatter them on the "floor" but I didn't think it would look right and then I wouldn't have room for the sentiment. I am pretty sure if I had an afternoon alone to take a LONG bath I would need a little more than one small glass of wine to get me in a relaxed mood. LOL!

I also stamped the inside with the "Pamper Yourself" sentiment that comes with the set. The brown cardstock is supposed to be the "baseboard" in the bathroom. I finished the card with some Peapod twine from The Twinery, also included in this month's kit.

I probably could have done some sort of tutorial for this card but I am a bit camera shy. In the fall I have to take a Intro to Public Speaking class which is online so I will be doing a lot of recording of speeches. Maybe I will become a little more comfortable in front of a camera. LOL! I would love to start doing some video tutorials.

Well that's all for now, I guess a couple days away from my blog and I become a little chatty.

I will see y'all in the morning with the winner of the blog hop giveaway and hopefully I will get to craft today and have something to share.

Have a fabulous Sunday!! Oh and there is only one April kit left, so if you were wanting to purchase one you should grab it up before it sells out. :-)

Happy Crafting!!


June Houck said...

I have that MFT set too...I never thought to create a window! I like this idea very much! I made a "mirror" using oval die cuts and silver mirror paper.

Create A Critter is at the top of my wish list too :)

Juliana T said...

As soon as I saw your card I recognized the stamp was from My Favorite Things. I love their stamps and love your card!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

*ahem* ..... little reminder from Julie... *ahem* monthly photo... your kids will forever love you for it! We never know when our day is done here... soooooo take the pic! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):) You know I love you....and no matter what... you are beautiful to someone.... just sayin'! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Court said...

Love it Leeanne! It's seriously one of my favorite cards I've seen recently! What did you use for the bubbles both white and silver? That might be something fun to include in a kit! ;)


Maureen Reiss said...

Awesome card!! I love the way you offset the tub and showcased the window!!

Marlene said...

This is a GORGEOUS card!!! I'm loving the little scene you created here. NICE!