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Jun 21, 2010

Annabelle Excitement

Hooray the "Sneak Peeks" are here!!! Even more exciting for me was the fact that my stamps arrived tonight!!!  I just had to participate in the "sneak peeks" so I quickly whipped up a card.  Thank goodness for sketches like the current MoJo144 sketch.  It really got me jump started on my card.   I found some old designer paper that I've had forever and due to wanting to get this posted quickly I'm going to just say that the source is, (Unknown) for this particular DP and I'm thinking it's probably retired anyway as I've had it forever.  I just loved the colors so I went with that.

Card Base is Ruby Red, layered with Old Olive embossed with the Distressed Stripes Cuttlebug embossing folder and then distressed with Always Artichoke ink.
I used the new set, (Tree-MEN-dos) ABS017 and stamped the tree trunk in Really Rust Ink.  The leaves were stamped with Old Olive and dotted with Ruby Red ink and then I sponged on some Old Olive ink as well.  I stamped the sign with Chocolate Chip ink and the sentiments with Ruby Red ink.  I also used Itty Bitty BG from SU to dot on some Ruby Red ink and distressed the edges with the Cutter Tool.  I tied on some yummy dark brown satin ribbon that I just got from Annabelle stamps as well and added three 4mm Toffee Sprinkles to complete my card.
Don't forget to stop by the other DT members blogs to see their cards.
 I just checked them out and there are some fabulous cards using this new set:          "Tree-MEN-Dous"  so you will want to make sure you check them out as you have a chance to win one of the new sets. 

Here is how:  Locate the DT blog that has a sneak peek of the next set to be previewed and then leave a comment on the ABS Blog for a chance to win!  You will only have a certain amount of time to visit all the DT members blogs and find out who has the next sneak peak so don't delay and be sure to visit all of the DT members blogs as you won't know which one has the sneak peak of the next set.


  1. wow, this is so clever. love that brick look with the tree

  2. I love when stampers use their DP stash...great card Ida. Did you understand my directions I sent you?

  3. Great card Ida! I love the sketch as well!

  4. WooHoo Ida for getting your stamps in time lol!
    Your card is wonderful, love all the elements to your card and the colours!
    The sketch is great too!

    Have a great week!
    Kylie X

  5. you really worked this sketch well-lve the colors you used and your dp -great new stamp set-

  6. That is so fun...surely would make anyone smile! I am grooving on that tree stamp!