Saturday, April 26, 2008

You and Me and You and Me and other ramblings

This is the card I created for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #45. I was compelled to make it tonight. I had to because I made a card that was a good idea but not a good final product. It was a submission to No Time to Stamps: Stamp Simply #32 - Think Outside the Box: to use a stamp in some way that it was not originally intended. I thought that was a great idea. I used alphabet stamps: two B's became a butterfly, U for tulips, D & o for a ladybug, O for robin's eggs. The scribbly flower from Mixed Bouquet became the bird's nest. You get the idea - check out her blog for the creative ways people used their stamps.
I am happy with this card so I can go to bed without my mind stewing over the other one. Base cs is Ruby Red with the Weathered stamp in River Rock. What a great color ~ SU! should really add it to their Neutrals selection in their catalog once it is gone from the In-Colors. The sentiment in Chocolate Chip is from Cornish Heritage Farms: The Rummage Bin "Primitive Beginnings." The accent is from K & Co. The designer paper is from My Mind's Eye: "#2 Berries" & "Just Like Us". I {heart} dp! The dp pushes me to try new and different colors. I bought the Bazzil paper because of a card that Biggan did - she has amazing colors and puts her projects together beautifully. I was in the Bazzil area trying to recreate that card when I stumbled into the Mind's Eye selection. I could spend all day and all my money on paper. Biggan is on my favorite places to go: she is the Swedish blog that I can't read! I tried to convert it but you know how well that goes... language is such a fluid thing and there is a lot of lingo in the paper crafting world.

It was a good thing to get out of the house for a while today. We were out of peanut butter and I heard that gas prices have reached another high per barrel. Yippee! Time to fill the tank and Costco has the best prices around here. I drag the kids out of the house before 9:00 am Monday through Wednesday so I can go to the gym. I feel like I owe them a morning at home. But there comes a time when you just have to change the scenery. For us, that was a trip to Costco. Ryan loves to go there because of the samples they hand out. She reminds me every time she sees a station, "Mommy, I'm hungry!" And yes, that was me, trying to act casual, holding my daughter's hair out of her face as she spit the sticky wad of almond butter into the trash can.
Kids keep you really humble.

1 comment:

Biggan said...

Hi! Biggan is here!! Thank you so much for all your kind words about my cards!! I´ve thought about to translate my blog to English..but it takes too much time right now! Perhaps if the summer turn out to be rainy! ;)Please ask if you wonder about something.
Yoy have created a lovely card! Nice colors and great layout.

Birgit/ Biggan