June 4, 2009

A FUN RECIPE CHALLENGE!

Happy Thursday all!! I had a great afternoon yesterday stamping my little heart out!! Truth be told, I have been kind of stressed out about starting my new job, and all the changes that are sure to occur in our lives because of it! One of the things I have been worried about is losing my creative time - it really is a part of me, and I would hate to lose that!! So, my sweet sweet husband says, "honey, every night, you should take an hour or two and go into your stamp room, I know how important it is to you". Now, that is some guy, right?! I only hope it can happen!! BUT, for now, I have been stamping lots and have something fun to share with you today. Over at the Paperpopsicles site, there is a card challenge posted every week and they are super fun!! There are always prizes to win, and Amy does a fabulous job on giving us fun things for the challenge. Last week was a sketch, and this week was a really great recipe card, which I am going to share with you today! I decided I wanted to make a bright and cheery card for a friend who could use something bright and cheery in her life right now! I used patterned paper rom the Basic Gray Gypsy line (can you tell I LOVE BG??!) and paired it with the yummy Kiwi Kiss and Tangerine Tango - I am REALLY going to miss those colors when they retire *sniff* It was a fun card to make, I enjoyed the challenge! Check out the post over a PP so you can play along too, I would love to see what you all come up with! I will leave you with the recipe, I have to go to the University today, get fingerprinted, and turn in all my employment forms - it is starting to feel real to me now, lol!! I do hope to get some stamping in again this afternoon though!! And, don't forget, only ONE MORE DAY until the FIRST SCRAPANDSTAMPSATURDAY challenge - I am soooooo excited!! I really hope you all will play along - it would mean a lot to see some familiar peeps over there, and I can promise you the prize package is totally fabulous that our sponsor is providing!! Pop on over to the site and see all the spotlights we have on our Design Team members this week - they are wonderfully talented gals!!
Card Recipe: (all items SU! unless otherwise indicated)
Paper - Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango card stock, Basic Gray Gypsy patterned paper
Inks - Black Stazon
Stamps - Best Yet
Accessories - Eyelet Border Punch, Curly Label Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Daisies Bigz Die for the Big Shot, Summer Sun Corduroy Buttons, So Saffron Brad, May Arts Ribbon

21 comments:

Nikki Bond said...

I am soo with you girl...these colors will be missed! I am excited to get my new ones though...although they do seem to be on the bright side....We'll see! {SMILEs}

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

This is definitely fun & cheery. I'm gonna miss that tangerine tango and kiwi kiss, but have you seen the new in-colors???? WOW!

Hugs,

mudmaven said...

What a fantastic card! I just love the way you have used these colors - and of course my favorite die! ~chris

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!! That is quite the flower lady!! How gorgeous!! :) Your colors are beautiful too!!!

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

I love this flower!! Your DH is too sweet. Mine says the same - he feels that as long as I can stamp, he keeps my chocolate jar full and he takes me out to eat every once in a while I'll never leave him!! LOL He's pretty right on! Can't wait for Saturday - already have the post ready to go!! YIPPPEEEE!!!

Lynn said...

Fun colors! I'll miss using these too...but the new colors look great. Love the corduroy button center on your flower. Will be checking out your 1st scrap 'n stamp challenge...hopefully I'll have time to make a page (or two!) I'm so far behind on my scrappin'!

Risa said...

I LOVE your cad Alex! The color combo rocks and the flower petals are super awesome!!!
hugs
Risa:)

Natalie said...

Gorgeous card. Love the flower. x

Emily said...

This is so cute Alex! I'm going to miss the in colors too, especially RHR and Baja! I love the colors and layout you used!

Ila said...

Fabulous and Fun card!!...I love those colors and that Gorgeous flower!!
I'm out of town for the weekend...and off going on holidays the later part of next week... I am so hoping to start scrapbooking through these challenges...but if I get a chance..I'm going to play!!...Hugs, Ila

Cindy Haffner said...

Pretty, pretty.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Awesome card. Yes, your hubby sounds like a keeper.

Chris said...

i love this card! it looks like a fabulous sketch!! that flower is amazing!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awwwwww, adorable card! Love that big ole flower!!

Vicki said...

Beautiful card Alex. Love the pretty flower you made.

Carolyn King said...

beautiful! And don't worry about finding time---you will be able to fit in some creative time once you get used to a new schedule! Just keep having fun!

kathleenh said...

I love how you alternated colors on the flower. Your husband sure is sweet to be thinking of you and your crafting time.

Angie Tieman said...

This is gorgeous!! Love the layered flower!!

Don't worry about your creative time...you can learn to live with very little sleep, that's what I do! hee! hee!

Rose Ann said...

I love these papers & colors...and your big flower is beautiful with the big brad!!

Dani said...

Your DH actually said that? He's a keeper! :) Wonderful card, I'm totally gonna miss this years set of colors too... :(

Marilyn said...

Love the flower on this card Alex!! I know what you mean about more work and possible loss of creating time - that's whats happening to me right now, - let me know if you have a solution LOL!