Happy Monday all! Sorry no post yesterday, but this weekend was jam packed busy! Saturday I had the yard sale (went very well, sold a lot, and had a BLAST!) and then yesterday was my niece's fifth birthday party at Roundtable Pizza. There were a lot of people there (all family) and it was loud and busy and fun! But, with all the activities, I didn't really get a lot of time in my stamp room. BUT, I do have a card to share with you today as well as some very exciting news!! But first, the card. This one I created using Tamara's sketch challenge for NSD. She is offering blog candy to anyone who uploads a sketch, but you need to get it done today as the drawing is tomorrow. I used the stamp Set Touch of Nature, I just love the detailed images of this set! Lots of stitching on this one, I guess I got a little carried away - LOL!. The bird is paper pieced as well. It is a pretty self-explanatory card so I will leave you with the full recipe and if you have any questions, just ask!
Paper - Kraft card stock, Pretty in Pink card stock, Blush Blossom card stock (for the bird), Naturals White card stock, Berry Bliss Designer Series Paper
Stamp Set - Touch of Nature
Inks - Close to Cocoa classic stampin' pad, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip Stampin' write markers
Accessories - Pretty in Pink Brads, Ticket Corner Punch, Sponge, Mat Stack and Paper Piercer, Pretty in Pink narrow grosgrain ribbon
So, are you ready for my exciting news???? Well, there is a brand spankin' new blog site dedicated to stamping and scrapbooking challenges with new ones to be posted every week! What is this site, you say? Well, it's called Stamp Something and it is on-line today with the first official challenge set for Friday! Denise and Erin have been working really hard all week to get the new site ready and online and I am happy to say, it is! And my news....I was asked and have accepted a position as one of their design team members - whoohoo!! I am very excited about this new site because it is something different - not sketches (which I love!) but different challenges for techniques, colors, pages, altered items, etc. every week. Think about how you can stretch your creativity getting out of your comfort zone! So, in honor of the kick-off, this week's challenge will have blog candy for all those who post a blinkie and link on their blog (come on, help me get the word out there!) and who enter their take on the challenge. To help ya get those creative juices flowing, the dt will post our projects on Friday morning. The theme is very fittingly based on FIRSTS since it is our first challenge. First baby, first car, first tooth, first love, well, you get the picture! So, come on over and let's play, it is going to be a BLAST!!!!!!