Fantastic Friday!!

Hi Everyone!
It is Fantastic Friday!  To be precise, it is 4:21 pm on Friday afternoon and for most people that means your weekend is about to start...WooHoo!

I have a quick picture or two for you:
This first card combines my two most favorite things at the moment, that would be the new Stitched Shapes framelits from Stampin' Up! and the Paisleys & Poseys framelits. I also threw in some DSP (Designer Series Paper) and the sentiment from the Paisleys & Poseys stamp set. For card stock I used Whisper White as my card base, then a layer of Night of Navy followed by a smaller layer of Delightful Dijon and then an accent piece of the Paisleys & Poseys DSP. I embellished with gold Baker's twine (from the Baker's Twine Trio Pack) and used a medium oval from the Stitched Shapes framelits that were just released on November 1. Finally, I cut out the die cut 'flower' you see from the Paisley framelit series (I cut two and used a glue dot to connect them the way you see up there) and got the sentiment from the photopolymer stamp set (Paisleys & Poseys) that I stamped onto a scrap piece of Whisper White. For accents I used the Rhinestone Basic Jewels (one for the center of the "flower" and three tiny ones on each side of the sentiment.) To adhere I used snail, many many dimensionals and glue dots.

Whew! I think it took less time to put the card together than it did for me to explain it! This is why I  need to make a video showing how I put stuff together, it will take less words. Plus, if you are anything like me, you learn by watching. In nursing we say to "Watch one, DO one, then TEACH one" and that's how we remember stuff. It works!!

Here's another picture of a card I made using the Stitched Shapes framelits and highlighting our favorite man of December: Santa Claus!!

I know there are two of the same picture, I put them both up because when people ask me what color Stampin' Up! paper I use, I noticed that sometimes if my iPhone's flash goes off (like it did in the first picture) the color is off. With my lighting in our dining room, sometimes the colors look off anyway. So I will always tell you the color of the paper I'm using in case you want to make these cards yourself. In Santa's case, I used the "Presents & Pinecones" paper stack available on Stampin' Up! The small piece in the center was from a paper stack I got on the clearance rack, I think. No, I just saw it on the regular holiday catalog and they are calling it "Warmth and Cheer." Tons of paper, all in a 6 x 6 stack. Really good to have.

Ok, I have some things to do but I'll be back later. Thanks for checking out my cards!!