Hi everyone, I’m sorry it’s been so long since you’ve heard from me. November was my busiest month ever with Stampin’ Up!, and by the middle of last week I was wiped out! I’ve just been so tired that I have been dragging myself around. Normally, I go to bed sometime between 10:30 – 11:30 pm, but three nights last week I was in bed by 8 pm! I was too tired to even stamp! I know, I know, pretty bad. The only stamping that I did since my last post was this card here, and it was for a team dessert potluck & shoebox that I organized for this past Saturday. For those of you that don’t know, a "shoebox" is when each person (there were 12 of us that ended up going) designs a project. You put all the supplies needed to make the project in a box, along with directions, and then set out all the boxes. Each person chooses a box, makes a project inside, then when they’re done, moves on to another box. By the end of the night each person has made all the projects – so I got to make 11 different projects. The desserts that everyone brought were awesome. It ended up being a pretty late nate – but boy was it fun! All that to say, this is the project I designed. It’s fairly simple as the projects had to take between 10 and 15 minutes to make.
The base of the card is soft sky cardstock. I layered Certainly Celery DP onto Groovy Guava, and tied white grosgrain ribbon around it in a knot. I stamped the greeting "From the heart" in basic black ink. This greeting comes from the Holidays & Wishes stamp set. The main image comes from the new stamp set "Time Well Spent" that all active Stampin’ Up! demonstrators received as a gift from Stampin’ Up! This will be a level 3 set in the new Spring/Summer 2008 Collection. I stamped the three flowers (large, medium and small), onto shimmery white cardstock, then colored them in using my aquapainter and re-inkers (Certainly Celery, Sofy Sky and Groovy Guava). I find that the shimmery white CS works with the aquapainter much better than the whisper white CS – it seems able to absorb more water without warping. The three flowers were then cut out, layered and a rhinestone brad added to the center. The flower was mounted to the card front using a Stampin’ Dimensional.
I’ve planned a very low key month as far as Stampin’ Up! events go (only my club night and my DIVA night), so I’ll be posting every 1-2 days until I leave for Ottawa on the 21st.