Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Explanation

Okay I am finally back but I don't know for how long so I hope I can get this post written quickly. I am not going to go into detail about all the personal stuff that has been going on in my life. I am sure it will bore you more than my lack of posting has. Just know that things are okay but not great. I guess that is how life is though. We have the good and bad and right now I am experiencing both all at the same time.

About the card I posted yesterday. It was for another wonderful Whimsy Stamp Challenge. I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful group of ladies and to be connected with such a great stamp company. I have said it before and I will say it again. Denise (the owner) and customer service is impeccable. I just can't believe how quickly you receive your orders and how nice Denise is.

So, the challenge over at Whimsy Stamp Challenge Blog this week is to create something that has texture. You can use embossing, felt, flock, etc. I had fun with this one. My little guy, the seal, was already colored and I couldn't help but use this cutie. I colored him in with copic markers and used my PTI spring rain to rub around the edges to give him the "in water" look.

The cardstock was either scrap or PTI cardstock. I used my cuttlebug to do some embossing on the blue cardstock and the spring rain to make the paper look wet. On the cardbase I used PTI's polka dot basics and used metallic embossing powder. The intent was to make it look like bubbles on the paper (remember we are in the water). I was hoping to use some kaleidoscope embossing powder but I either misplaced it or am out so I will have to get some more of that for sure.

I found my rope and thought that fit perfectly for the theme of this card. I actually bought it at our local BX (base exchange) in the tool section. I did tie a piece of ribbon around it to girly it up a little and the blue button just matched perfectly so I gave it some extra texture and a nice look to the card. I love how this card turned out and can you believe I used my own layout. I was actually planning this in my head while I was asleep one night. It wasn't exactly how I planned because I accidentally cut the paper the wrong size but I love how it works.

I actually got my son's first day of kindergarten scrapbook page done. I am so not very good at scrapbooking but I continue to do it because I want my boys to have a book of memories to share with their families some day. I look forward to making a new book for my little one coming next year.

The next two weeks might be even more sporadic for me as my husband has a busy schedule and then is taking a few days off of work to get some much needed things done around the house. I will try to get some things scheduled so it isn't as bad as it could be.

On another note, I do plan on putting all the Design team members for the challenges on my side bar. Please check back later today (hopefully) with a list and link to all the great ladies who participate in the fun challenges every week.

Thanks for stopping by!!!


1 comment:

Lorie said...

I'm sorry things are a little hard for you right now. Life does that too us at times. HUGS to you!