Sunday, June 8, 2014

Be the Star {PP199}

Happy Sunday everyone!  Are you all having a great time drooling over all the wondrous stuff in the new catalog?  Oh my, it's full of gorgeousness isn't it?!  I quickly put in an order so I could use some new goodies for Jaydee's festive color combination this week at The Paper Players:
I saw this great tutorial for a tent card and wanted to combine it with some new stamps and Framelits that arrived this week!
There are certain stamp sets that grab you the minute you see them, right?  Be the Star and the coordinating Star Framelits was that set for me.  LOVE it!  It was the first thing on my order and the first set I inked up!  All the stars were embossed with white embossing powder and cut with the Star Framelits.  There are lots of fun sentiments in this set too and this one is perfect for our daughter.  This little tent card will get tucked into her bag tomorrow as she heads off to Girl Scout camp for the week.  She went last year, with a friend but this year she is going all by herself and making friends there.  We are so proud of her!
This little card is 4.25" square when folded flat and fits inside an A2 envelope easily.  The smallest star was actually cut not with the Star Framelits but with one of the punches in the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack.  So cute!

Be sure to hop over to The Paper Players to see what the rest of the DT gals have cooked up for you.  We hope that you will join us before the challenge closes on Friday, June 13th at Noon (PDT).



Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

I promised you some photos from our recent trip to Italy so, if you're interested, keep reading!  One of the places we stopped for an overnight and a visit was the town of Assisi, birthplace of St. Francis. 
The region of Umbria was among our favorite places and the countryside was breathtaking--especially near sunset from the hotel balcony with a a glass of wine in hand....
 From Assisi we moved on to Venice but first stopped for a [too] short tour of Spello another Umbrian town.  It sure cast a spell on us with it's small winding streets riotous with flowers and endless views from our lunch spot:
And I'll leave you with one more sunset image...this time on a walk back to our hotel in Venice...ah, what a magical city!
  
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13 comments:

LeAnne said...

Wowza! Awesome card for an awesome little girl, and awesome photos...you could sell some as postcards, they are so beautiful! I am a wee bit jealous, even though I am not a traveler! So glad you had a good time!

Doris D. said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful and I know your daughter will treasure it. So happy for her to take the step to go by herself and make new friends. I remember my daughter going to Nature Camp by herself and I worried for two weeks and she came home just glowing and couldn't stop talking about her new found friends. Please show us more of your trip. Your photos are breathtaking.

Susan Mac Donald said...

a stunning card & beautiful pictures of Italy...keep sharing, as your photography & stamping is are awesome!

stampwithsandy said...

What a great card, Nance! Love the embossed stars and the tent. I think you're daughter is going to love it. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Gorgeous pics of Italy, too! Maybe someday...

Nancy said...

Lovely card for Miss A, so glad I too ordered this set. Your pictures are fabulous, how come mine don't look as good, because you have a real talent for seeing things much better than I do
Luv
Mom

Dawn Tidd said...

What a fun card! I have never seen a tent card but it's adorable. Your daughter will love it and it's so appropriate for GS Camp! Oh, I love Italy and your pictures prompted many awesome memories for me. TFS! Good pictures for a PL project. :)

Taunya Butler said...

What an extremely awesome card - love the sentiment and those stars are so gorgeous and sparkly!! Way to go - you created something that shows what a crafting star YOU are!!
Taunya Butler at https://daisiesgirl.com

Diane said...

Darling card design and love the beautiful pictures.

Hugs Diane

Jaydee said...

Nance, what a wonderful surprise she will have when she opens her bag and what a great way to remind her to be her best self. Fabulous, my friend.

Talking of fabulous... ahhhhh.... Venice. Assisi. Geraniums. A glass of wine. Sunset... yep... has to be Italy! Thank you for taking me down memory lane. I know you had a wonderful time
Hugs
Jaydee

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Nance, A tent card... how cute is this.. and Arden will love it when she sees it.
She's such a cutie and now she's really becoming a world traveler (like her parents) ... so she'll handle Girl Scout Camp without at hitch.
Hugs.
PS:... Thanks for the sharing of the Italy trip. Everyone has photos on their phones but not too many to share! REALLY????

hugs

Margaret said...

Love the star studded card! Now I'm rethinking my decision to hold off on that set...

Your photos are amazing! I would love to travel to Europe and Italy is definitely on the Bucket List!

laurie said...

Love those stars! And your photo's!

Rachel Palmieri said...

I came to your blog for your cards (always inspiring) and discovered your lovely photos of Italy. I am married to an Italian-born Australian and we travelled there for the first time 2 years ago. I long to return, but enjoyed reliving happy travels through your photos. Thanks Nance