Feb 26 2009

Echos of Kindness

I’m still fighting a killer toothache.  My brother is my dentist and I did get an emergency appointment with him first thing this morning.  Now I’m on antibiotics and he is watching to make sure I don’t need a root canal.  Oh joy!  I’m popping Advils like they are candy.  Only good thing is that I definitely don’t feel like eating!  Hopefully I’ll lose weight from enduring all this. 

I have a lot of friends with birthdays coming up soon so I spent a few hours in my Studio making up some birthday cards.  I decided to finally mount my hostess stamp set, Echos of Kindness…such a pretty set.  It is also amazingly easy to work with!  I love the abstract images, so you can watercolor them easily.

I started by stamping the image with Basic Brown and using my Blender Pen and ink pads to color in the flower image with Pink Pirouette and Kiwi Kiss.  I followed a sketch challenge that was on SUDSOL (the best place for demos to get help building their business…click on the button at the bottom of my sidebar for a free two-week trial!)  The base of the card is Regal Rose, with a layer of Pink Pirouette over top.  A piece of the Raspberry Tart DSP with Kiwi Kiss two-tone satin ribbon tied around it.  Then I added the stamped flower, layered on Regal Rose.  Finally, I stamped Happy Birthday from Think Happy Thoughts with Basic Brown on Whisper White, punched with the 1 1/4 circle, then punched a circle of Regal Rose and a Scallop Circle of Kiwi Kiss.  I pierced each of the scallops with the piercing tool and added dimensionals on the back to pop it up.  Last, I punched a Pink Pirouette flower from the Trio of Flowers punch and placed a mini brad thru the center and thru the scallop circle.  Fun!

Going to keep this brief, I think I need more Advil and to lay on the couch a few minutes.

Sets:  Echos of Kindness, Think Happy Thoughts
C/S:  Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Raspberry Tart DSP
Inks:  Basic Brown, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Kiwi Kiss
Other:  1 1/4, 1 3/8, Scallop Circle punches; Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon, Mini brad, Trio of Flowers punch, Blender pen, piercing tool

5 People have left comments on this post

Feb 26, 2009 - 06:02:15
Lisa B. said:


I can feel your pain…I went through this earlier this year. Noone believed me when I told them that I enjoyed the root canal…just because the pain left at that moment!!!! Blessings to you and I hope you find some relief soon!!!

Feb 26, 2009 - 09:02:00
Christyne said:

UGH! Hope your tooth pain settles down. Definitely a good way to go on a diet. Last time I had a root canal, I think I dropped 10 pounds – WOOHOO!!!

Your card is absolutely stunning! The colours are just beautiful.

Feb 26, 2009 - 09:02:27
Ret said:

Connie, I sure hope the advil starts working really soon. I
hate being in pain! arghhhhh! Feel better soon.
I love the birthday card you made, it’s so, so pretty!!

Feb 26, 2009 - 10:02:54
Elsa said:

This card it so nice. I love the color combo. Thanks for the inspiration.
I hope your tooth feels better. Once I went to the dentist cause my tooth hurt
so bad but I could not tell which tooth hurt…..come to find out it was
a sinus infection.

Feb 27, 2009 - 10:02:33
Konnie said:

What a pretty card, love the colors.I hope you are feeling better and pain free soon.
As my little grandson would say, that’s not good!