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Saturday, July 26, 2008


Hey All! Happy Weekend!!! Hope everyone had a fabulous week! Where did it go? I can't believe it has taken me so long to post something new. . .sorry about that! I know I'll do better this coming week because I'm almost finished with some new projects that I can't wait to share! Until then, here is my newest card:

I finally got the Swiss Dots embossing folder! I have looked for it forever in all the retail stores around here and could never find it. So, I ordered it from my good friend Jen Young in Hawaii and I got it this week. You will also see that I used my new set of Nestabilities. That is a long story, but short story is . . . remember when I told you all about getting the set of Nestabilities from the person from Ebay that I THOUGHT was a gift? Well, it was a mistake on her part and I ended up sending them back to her. I was so disappointed. So I ordered two sets and also finally got them this week after fighting with Spellbinders. I will NOT order directly from them again EVER! They have great products, but their business systems that they have in place are horrible, and even their own VP said that they can't even trust their own information! I'll just order from other companies that carry their products who have better customer service. Below is a close up of the stamped part:

I love these stamps. They are by Inkadinkado and they have 3 or 4 different circles with stuff you can stamp inside the circle. I love the designs. I just love my Nesties! I got the circle scallops and the rectangle scallops. So, more projects to come!

Just as a side note to share, below is a picture of a live floral arrangement I made for a dinner we had here at the house for some friends:

The lilies are from our yard and the wildflowers are from a field close to us. A little dramatic for the table, but hey you can't have too many flowers I say!

Thanks for stopping by. You know how much I love you coming by to say hello! Don't forget to look at the Picture of the Week below. I'll have a couple of new posts this week! Until then, you all take good care!


Curt O'Brien
"God help me be the person my dog thinks I am."


Adrienne said...

I would have kept the nesties anyhow! lol.

Your arrangement is awesome! :D SO big and fun, gives the dining area some life! :D haha.

Great card, i love that inkadoo (or whatever it is) stamp! :D

Sue said...

Beautiful flowers!
Try Cutathome for ordering your can get a set of 4 for around $56 with their 40% VIP coupon..a great deal. There is a link on my blog!

Rita said...

Luv those stamps they go so well with the circle nesties! You did a fantastic job with this card. Still waiting for my circles to come in, their on a slow boat from China Hahaha!!!

Wowzer Curt! What a gorgeous flower arrangement! You outdid yourself!!! You can come over to my house anytime & creat one for me too!

Judy said...

That stamp is gorgeous! And the ribbon you used goes with it perfectly. I've ordered the Swiss Dots embossing folder...can't wait to get it. I just love the look that it gives. Fab flower arrangement.

Allison said...

Wow Curt...this is a stunner! Love the color mix here!

Anonymous said...

The floral arrangement is just gorgeous ..nd it suits the table just fine. thanks for sharing your lovely photo's and great cards. MaryAnn

Adrienne said...

I have something for you!
Tee hee tee hee

babs with 8 said...

OOooo, the talent that you have in your little fingers has left me with talent envy. I would like to know if there is property available in your world. I would so love to buy a piece.

Betsy said...

LOVE that arrangement! "Too much drama" means nothing when it comes to flowers! Beautiful stuff, Curt! I know I'll be back!


Janine said...

Love the card Curt but I love that table setting even more. My husband and I entertain alot and I love to cook. Hope you had a great dinner party.. What was on the menu??

Denise said...

Love your card, and the dining table/room looks wonderful I couldn't find swiss dots anywhere, even in the area of Texas I was in, but my sis in law found it at a Michaels in another part of Texas. I should get it in the mail tomorrow. Can't wait to create!!

Jodi said...

Curt! Love your card, and your beautiful floral arrangement! You don't ever need to order arrangements...Your're a PRO!!!!=)

Tammy Hershberger said...

Awesome card, Curt... great, bright colors! Glad you found the Swiss Dots, but sorry you had to return those awesome Nestabilities. Coming from a retailer, Spellbinders is no easier to deal with on my end, either! Keep in mind I have 'em here in Ohio if you ever want me to ship anything to you! :)

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Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, that is a show-stoppin' floral arrangement! LOVE it!

Dang, I knew that free pack of Nesties was too good to be true!

Love this card, and the stamp is a must-have! So, now I must have it! Off to search the 'net!

You rock, Curt!!