Thursday, June 30, 2011

Spellbinders fleu de lis

I've been missing in action again!  My laptop stopped working over a week ago and I took it to this small company in Madison that I had dealt with previously but this time there was a new owner.  I'm a very trusting person so I left it and as we were leaving last Thursday to go to the Great American Scrapbooking Convention in Chantilly, we stopped to pick up the computer.  Well, he said the screen was gone and he had to order another one, that it would be ready on Monday.  Okay, we went onto the convention and I had a blast looking at all of the displays, new ribbons, flowers, stamps, papers, etc.  First off, I did a make & take at the Melissa Francis booth.  Oh my, her paper, ideas, albums, everything is so dreamy!  Okay, I loaded up there! and then kept looking.  I went into the Heartfelt Creations booth and spent so much time there (and money!).  Then onto Our Daily Bread Designs booth.  I left there with a hefty bag also!  Then I went back the next day and only stayed for about three hours.  Hubby was out of patience of sitting around!
Then on Monday we tried calling about my lap top and no answer all day!  On Tues. morning hubby drove to Madison.  The federal agents were at the computer store and had the guy in handcuffs!  Anyway, hubby brought the lap top back and took it to a reputable business.  We found out the guy in Madison had disconnected the screen and when he put it back on it was not connected correctly and all of the wires were cooked!  So, now I am looking for a new lap top!!
How do you like my card today?  I tried for a vintage look.  I have all of this lace I need to use up and I made the flower.  I die cut the flower and used Tea Dye distress ink to color it.  The seam binding is also dyed with the Tea Dye.  I used Spellbinders Grand Calbiur to die cut the fleu de lis patterns.  Enjoy your day!


  1. It's a beautiful card! So crisp and clean, with the distressing, too! That's hard for me to accomplish!

  2. beautiful job. love those details. I admire folks who can pull off such intricate designs.