January 24, 2010

FEATURED STAMPER CHALLENGE AT STAMP CONNECTION

Hi all, I hope you are enjoying your weekend. I am still licking my wounds over losing my job, it is harder than I thought. I did spend some time in my stamp room this morning which was nice although it took me three hours to make this card! It is for the Stamp Connection Featured Stampers challenge that kicked off today and will be hosted each Sunday. This site is for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators only, but if you are a demo and have not signed up over there, get on over there, it is a fabulous site!! I enjoyed making this card and the Featured Stamper Wendy aka Wickedly Wonderful Creations has wonderful samples in her gallery to choose from!! I based my card on this card of Wendy's. I did lots of distressing on this card - I guess I am feeling the need, lol! And, of course I used my Sending Love DSP again, I am just loving it!! I finally broke out my Very Vintage wheel as well and now that I have used it, I am wondering what I was waiting for? LOVE it!!! So, I did create today which was a good thing. Now, I am off to spend some time with my favorite man (he is soooo good to me) but come on back tomorrow because I will be sharing a card based on the new sketch challenge also over at Stamp Connection - and I am part of the team!! Yep, there are four of us and we will rotate posting the sketch although each week we will all do the sketch as a sample. I am excited about that!! So, see you tomorrow and thanks for stopping by!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Kraft, Very Vanilla card stock, Sending Love Specialty Designer Series Paper
Inks - Chocolate Chip, Real Red Classic Inks
Stamps - Whimsical Words, Vintage Vogue, Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel
Accessories - Big Shot Finial Press Embossing Folder, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Scalloped Circle Punch, 1 3/8 inch and 1 inch Circle Punches, Sending Love Epoxy Brads, Distressing Tool, Real Red 3/8 inch Satin Ribbon, Jumbo Wheel Handle

8 comments:

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Good for you...stamping therapy is the best kind of therapy!!

Melissa said...

I second what Denise said! Now how do we participate in the Featured Stamper Challenge?

M.

Rose Ann said...

Your card is very pretty, Alex! I agree about stamping being great therapy. So sorry to here about your job situation. Sending big hugs!!

mochamama said...

Love your family Christmas picture. Alex, I lost my mojo weeks ago. I keep thinking if I just spend some time in my stampingroom it will come back. I am struggling big time with it. So much that I am wondering if perhaps it's time I moved on from stamping. My mom says, Cheryl that is your passion, you would go crazy if you didn't have your card making. Guess time will tell. Thank you for the lovely card you sent me. I am sorry I didn't get Christmas cards sent out this year, but I sure appreciated getting yours!! Hugs

Diane said...

I'm so sorry about your job!!! But think of all the time you will have for your family and be able to stamp again. I know how it is not working,since my illness 4 1/2 yrs ago I've been off work and find it very difficult. But on my good days I stamp and it is great therapy!
Love your card and your family pic is beautiful!

Crystal said...

AWWWW this is beautiful Alex, i am sooo sorry to hear about your job but stamping is great therapy!! Your card is beautiful I love all these elements and colors!

Dani said...

Love the card, fabulous! Sorry to hear about your job. Hugs to you!

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