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Thinking of You Today

Hi Everyone! Yesterday, we got the opportunity to visit the White House! These tickets are not easy to come by, so it was a real treat. We got to see the rooms open to the public, which are limited, but still treasured. Some rooms include the red, blue, green and yellow rooms, China room, and the room they entertain in! The house is so amazing and has so much detail in the trims and decor. No photos were allowed and I kept my cell phone off, so I do not have any pictures to share, just memories! If you ever plan a visit to Washington DC, try to plan ahead and get tickets to tour the White House.
Onto today’s card…it is inspired by Scrapmaster’s Paradise color challenge. I cheated and used cream as a base, but I already had the card started (which was ditched in another project), so I chose to salvage it for this color challenge. I used some AC Zing embossing powder and it’s great. I love that color and the rest of the colors they have available. Yesterday, Peachy Cheap had a set of AC embossing powders on sale for under $9. I jumped on that deal!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a happy HUMP DAY!
Card Instructions
  1. Trim cream cardstock to an A2 card.
  2. Stamp retro background pattern on bottom half of card.
  3. Color in dots using markers.
  4. Tie ribbon in a bow.
  5. Stamp flower, emboss, and cut out, then adhere to bow and add rhinestone.
  6. Stamp sentiment on card front.

:: My Goodies {thinking of you today} ::

Stamps: Papertrey Ink – retro background basics + everyday classics
Ink: Stampin’ Up! markers – bermuda bay + melon mambo + only orange; Papertrey Ink – hibiscus burst; Versamark
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink – cream
Accessories: Michaels – ribbon; American Crafts – embossing powder; heat gun; Papertrey Ink – orange rhinestone
Card Size: 5.5″ x 4.25″

  • CatherineAugust 26, 2009 - 6:59 am

    Very pretty colours Ashley. Love that gorgeous bow.ReplyCancel

  • MichelleAugust 26, 2009 - 7:11 am

    We were in DC for the 4th of July and did the White House thing – – they are sooo strict with security….did you go to the Pentagon? You can't even have cameras in the parking lot – LOL
    I love this color combo…and how you have that big pop of the light aqua in the center like that. I have just noticed that Peachy Cheap thing…gonna have to watch them and see what deals I can score.ReplyCancel

  • SusanAugust 26, 2009 - 7:20 am

    I'm delighted to see you back at SPCC. Your card is beautiful, and the giant ribbon and bow set it off so nicely. I can't wait to see what you have for us in future color combos.ReplyCancel

  • JulieAugust 26, 2009 - 10:14 am

    OMG – i love this card! the big huge hot pink bow is my favorite!ReplyCancel

  • Heather P.August 26, 2009 - 10:28 am

    Gorgeous… Just look at that fabulous ribbon! :)ReplyCancel

  • Maile BellesAugust 26, 2009 - 10:45 am

    Beautiful!!! Love that ribbon!!ReplyCancel

  • Heather in FLAugust 26, 2009 - 11:04 am

    Beautiful card! That bow is just beautiful! You always make me want to take out stamps I haven't used in a while. :-)ReplyCancel

  • EmilyAugust 26, 2009 - 11:45 am

    Thanks for sharing! This card is beautiful.

    Emily-SP DivaReplyCancel

  • DeannaAugust 26, 2009 - 11:45 am

    Beautiful, great deal on the ZING too!ReplyCancel

  • LoriAugust 26, 2009 - 12:17 pm

    WOW this is really pretty. I love love LOVE the big pink bow! Nice job!ReplyCancel

  • sarahmartinaAugust 26, 2009 - 3:53 pm

    Love this! And you already know which part of this card is my favorite! :-)

    I wanna play too, now. :-)ReplyCancel

  • ~kelly marie~August 26, 2009 - 3:55 pm

    Gorgeous card! Love the giant ribbon and flower center! I also lots the spots and dots. It reminds me to break mine out again!

    So cool that you got to visit the White House! It must have been so amazing! I would love to do that one day!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra FarrellAugust 26, 2009 - 5:56 pm

    Wow, what an elegant and simple card. I love it.ReplyCancel

  • Sabriena Satchwell an Independent Stampin' Up!® DemonstratorAugust 26, 2009 - 6:49 pm

    I love that bow!!!

  • Stephanie *SP Diva*August 26, 2009 - 8:14 pm

    Very pretty card! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • AnnAugust 26, 2009 - 9:14 pm

    Oooh, that ribbon is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • WinterAugust 26, 2009 - 11:55 pm

    So pretty! The colors are great and I love the big bow! I have been doing big bows one my cards lately too! :)ReplyCancel

  • BeateAugust 27, 2009 - 10:07 am

    How awesome that you got to tour the White House. I bet it was amazing.
    Your card is beautiful. The background you stamped with the gorgeous ribbon are wonderful.
    Hugs and smilesReplyCancel

  • DanielleAugust 27, 2009 - 3:18 pm

    How cool was that to see the White House!!!
    Your card is brilliant!! I love the beautiful big bow!
    So glad you could join us this week at SPCC!!ReplyCancel

  • jerseytjejAugust 28, 2009 - 4:53 am

    Very nice cards and cannot believe yesterday was the only day I did not check in at Peachy Cheap! ARGHHH!!ReplyCancel

  • suzARTeAugust 28, 2009 - 11:39 pm

    I absolutely love this card, its just perfect.The ribbon looks awesome. I really have to do a proper tour of the White House the next time I am in the States, I only managed to see the outside June last year :(ReplyCancel

  • KristinAugust 31, 2009 - 12:34 am

    Beautiful Card! How fun a trip to the white house!ReplyCancel

  • HeidiAugust 31, 2009 - 1:30 am

    Wow! This is a gorgeous card! It looks like something you'd buy in a store!! So crisp. Great job!

    Heidi SP DivaReplyCancel

  • thescrapmasterSeptember 1, 2009 - 3:44 pm

    Ashley, that bow is gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for playing :O)
    SPCC Creator

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