Friday, July 18, 2008

Usin' Up Stuff that's Laying Around

I saw a great layout while I was blog surfing after work, and someone referenced the weekly sketch challenge at SCS. I took a look and created a CASE of the one I saw at Dawn Easton's blog, Treasure Oiler Designz. Just loved the whimsy of that bow at the top, and I knew I had some of that candy striped ribbon in orange.

Pretty simple and not a lot to explain. The bow is tied separately and adhered with 2 glue dots, and the stripe that runs vertically is just long enough to be tacked in place on the back of the Bali Breeze DP. The base is Pumpkin Pie, the base for the focal image is Tempting Turquoise, and the mat for the birthday greetings is also from Bali Breeze. The list of retiring accessories from the Spring-Summer 2008 catalog will be released on Monday, and I'm wondering if this DP will be on it. It's such a departure from other things that have been produced...we'll have to wait and see. It's gone Aug. 10, so keep that in mind if you want to put some in your stash.

The image is from Block Party, and I colored it with Rose Red, PP, and TT SU! markers. This set has challenged me from the beginning, but I'm pleased with how this one turned out. I already know who the recipient for this card will be, and I'm pleased with myself that I'm ahead of the game by several weeks!! How often am I stamping right before the deadline? More than I'd like to admit.

Just wanted to encourage you to get your cards in the mail! Our creations are better shared than hoarded, and the blessing of giving just makes room for you to create more cards.

I have the weekend off from Starbucks, and since the rest of you are too busy to stamp, I'm going to go do something fun with my family. Have a great time, whatever you're doing!


Amy said...

Love this card, Jenn! The different colors just make the stamp sing! I'll definitely have to give that a try!

sandra said...

definitely colorful.

Stephanie said...

I love this card Jenn! What fun coloring! You did a great job casing Dawn's card. Also, I want to tell you that I LOVE your hair and I think it is adorable on you! Very chic (if that's how you spell it)! :D

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What a fun, bright card! LOVE it!

sandyh50 said...

Thanks Jen, I loved your comment about sharing our cards, I create them and then don't get them in the mail!! How sad. I worry about using those big stamps and coloring with markers on them. I know that your are suppose to "huff" to rewet the ink. But I am so slow to color the details. Did you have to work really fast to color the stamp?

Jenn in GA said...

sandyh50--no, i didn't have to work quickly. i'm a very slow, careful colorer too. just huffing on the stamp remoistened the ink and all was well! i've done this with a bigger stamp than this with equally good results, so color at just the pace you want to and enjoy the process!