Saturday, September 6, 2008

Thanks a Bunch

Here's a bit of a different card I made using Grateful Elegance from Verve Stamps. It's not as "elegant" as the set calls for, but I thought it would be fun to create something a little more "cute" with it. I stamped the ornate border in almost all of the new Stampin' Up! In Colors. I couldn't fit in Baja Breeze! LOL If you haven't been to the Verve Forums lately, there are still Meet the Verve Diva Challenges going on as well as a One Sheet Wonder Challenge! Join in the fun, because we LOVE to see what you create! The next Verve Release is Tuesday, September 9th at 10pm EST in the Verve Forum! We hope to see you there!

As far as our cabaret last night. . .it was a hit! My husband and I had NO IDEA what to expect. It was just a casual night in a small theater where my husband and I invited friends, family and colleagues as well as the owners of the theater inviting some people. We were so afraid that 10 people would show up and it would look pretty bare in a house that seats 70! Much to our surprise and delight, it was a MORE THAN FULL house! They had to add chairs because 80 people showed up! We couldn't believe it. . .we were so excited! It seemed that everyone really enjoyed the show too, which is nice. It was a great experience for both of us since we rarely get to perform together anymore since having children. I hope it will be the beginning of a "new performing phase" of our lives because boy do we miss it! :) Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Grateful Elegance (Verve Stamps); Paper- white (Georgia-Pacific), Basic Black (SU); Ink- Red Riding Hood, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette (SU), Onyx Black (Versafine); Accessories- black grosgrain, rhinestone, scallop border punch (SU); Finished card measures 4.25"x5.5"

21 comments:

Marge said...

Very creative card!!! Love how it turned out!

Julie Masse said...

Very neat card!! The different colors and sizes is such a fun look! Glad to hear last night was a success! Can't wait to see! :)

Dawn Easton said...

Oh I am so happy to hear that your cabaret went so well...but then why wouldn't it?! I hope you two are able to continue on with this adventure...it sounds sooooooo exciting!!!

Your card is super cool...I love the fun layout and all the colour!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Charmaine, this turned out fabulously! I love the liner design and the stamps look awesome in this layout!

Lorie said...

How cute this card is! It is so unique and you!

~amy~ said...

What a fun card Charmaine...love the design and colors! FABulous about your cabaret!!! Congrats and how fun!

Shannan Teubner said...

I'm so excited for you about the cabaret!! YAY!

And I am lovin this card!

Rose Ann said...

That is such wonderful news about the cabaret!! You go, girl!!

Your card is so pretty, and I love the layout and colors!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Great card! Love the layout and the fun colors with black!!

A cabaret sounds like fun! I'm so glad you had fun!! Congratulations!!

okcapitolgirl said...

I would have loved to have seen you and your husband perform! What a treat! I'm sure you two are wonderful!

I love this card - it's always fun to use stamps in a way that might not be viewed as the norm. . .whatever norm is right? LOL!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is super cute Charmaine!! So happy your show went well, I knew it would!!

Christi (Cici510 on SCS) said...

Gorgeous!!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Oh Charmaine!!! I would love to see you perform!! It sounds like you had a fabulous time!! I'm thrilled for you!! Now.....about this card....Oh my goodness is this ever creative and gorgeous!! LOVE IT!!! What an awesome showcasing of those fabulous images!! WOW!! WOW!! WOW!!! This card Totally ROCKS!!!

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

I love this! It's so unusual...

Janine said...

Beautiful Charmaine!! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Kimberly said...

VERY creative! What a beautiful card!!
Congrats on the great night!!! What a thrill!! :)

Deborah said...

I love this card, so unique! Life is a caberet! So happy it was a hit! Hugs to you and the bugs! Deb

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Glad to hear your show went well! Love the rainbow of in colors against all the white space. Very pretty!

Alexandra said...

So glad to hear the cabaret went well, how totallly fun!! Your card turned out amazing, not your usual style, which shows just how truly talented you are!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Christine said...

Great card. Congrats on your cabaret outcome. Wish we lived close so I could see you perform. Have a great week ahead.

Bethany Paull said...

I love a mix of elegant and whimsy. This is great.

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