Sunday, July 4, 2010

Starstruck!





I know that I'm not the only one who has ever had an idol of some sort and when they finally get the opportunity to meet them, they just don't know what to say or they stumble all over themselves...right? Please don't tell me that I'm the only one....really? I am? ;)

Not too long ago, I found out that Miss Alli Miles (illustrator for Papertrey Ink) moved into my community...not just that, but moved literally a couple of blocks away :) I was thrilled to find this out and even more thrilled to have met her in person at a Christmas Amuse class that was at our local stamp store. Well, since then we have chatted and she invited both myself and my friend Angela to a direct sales business party that she was hostessing. Let me tell you....I was completely starstruck! I'm not kidding! I seriously babbled all night and didn't even know what to say (other than "thank you") when she gave both Angela and myself one of her very own illustrated stamp sets! Talk about a sweetheart!



So after the party was over I knew that I just had to make her a thank you card using the very set that she gave us but didn't get a chance to right away because we went out of town for the weekend, deadlines hit and then I threw my back out and was out commission for a couple of days. So this is kind of a funny story that she doesn't know because I was actually avoiding her like the plague because I wanted to make her a card and deliver it in person for when I was to pick up the goodies that I ordered at her party. The poor thing was trying to get in touch with me and trying to swing by to drop the stuff off but that just wouldn't do because I still didn't have her card ready! I know, and your right...I am a nut! See, I told you all that I get a little crazy when I'm starstruck!



Well thank goodness, I finally got the card made last night and delivered it today so I can finally stop avoiding the poor girl! lol I am very happy to announce that she loved it and if she reads this post then I'm positive that she will realize that what a dork I really am! lol

Card Recipe:

Stamps: PTI - Take Three: Summer (by Alli Miles)
Paper: Gina K, Black, Water Colour, Basic Grey Lemonade
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Baja, Razzleberry, Olive
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug and Accessories, Spellbinder's Lg. Square and Scallop Square Dies, Sponges, Clear Embossing Powder, Dimensionals, Tombow Markers, Water Brush, Ribbon, Bow Easy, Corner Rounder, Scallop Circle Punch

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13 comments:

Glenda said...

I was seeing the back and forth on fb - LOL! This is a stunning card! She's so lucky to receive it. She is a fabulous person - so sweet, love her to bits!

Angela (jellybean74) said...

WOW!!!! This is gorgeous!!! I absolutely love it!! I hadn't thought to use this set for watercoloring but now I will!!!

Absolutely breathtaking!!!

Joan B said...

wow, this is stunning. I would feel the same about meeting YOU

Carol<>< said...

this is beautiful!!!
you did wonders to her stamps!
loving this!
Carol<><

Julie said...

What stunning colours you have used. the card is beautiful,reminds me of beautiful jewels.x

Chris said...

Fun story and beautiful card!

Dana White said...

OMG that's a funny story & I totally get why you were avoiding her! You're card is absolutely stunning

Danisha said...

Wow, love the way you colored this!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

Lisa Lara said...

What a great story and opportunity Kim. I'm jealous. Your card is jaw dropping Gor-JUS!

corinna said...

This is just a funny and fabulous story! I'd have done the SAME thing!! lol LOVE the card and the stamp detail. It almost looks like a dresden painting. Really great!!

Alli Miles said...

Awww Kim! You are too sweet. Thank you so much for the compliment. I honestly have never received such a beautiful card in my entire life. I have been a fan of your work for so long and to actually have a card from you is amazing. I hope to stamp with you very soon. Hugs.

LORi said...

WOW!!!!!

PaperHoliday said...

This is a GORGEOUSLY BEAUTIFUL card!!! Now I'm starstruck with you! Would you mind sharing how you made the black/pink/white effect with the flower? WOW - it's just stunning! I would love to try that!