Sunday, August 9, 2009

I know... It's been a while... & challenge entries

This past week has been nuts! I got almost no time to stamp until this weekend because my husband Ed has been working crazy overtime. So that means that I have been on "chase the baby around the house and make sure he doesn't hurt himself or someone else" duty.

My husband Ed is an Ironworker and summer time is always a busy time for him. The push is always on to get whatever building he is working on completed. I thought I would share with you a couple of pictures of him at the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) a few summers ago. Those of you from Toronto, he was working on the new Crystal addition.

Right now he is working at the Royal Conservatory of Music, right next to the ROM. The adorable girl would be my daughter Kieran, she's 10 now, but was 8 in these pictures. I call the second picture "Beauty and the Beast" love that one!

Anyhow, on to the challenges. I made the following card for two challenges. Since I was short on time I thought I could make it work.

The first challenge is the So Shelli challenge. For those of you who don't know, Shelli is the CEO and founder of Stampin' Up! Each month she posts challenges, open to Demo's and customers alike. I haven't entered one in a while because the Blog reader I use (Google Reader) stopped getting the new blog posts!! And I just figured it out the other day. Shelli's challenge this month is SIP- Stamps, Ink, Paper. Make anything, but just use that stuff. No extra embellishments, ribbon etc.

As soon as I read that, I thought about the Pal Paper Arts challenge which is a sketch this week.
It is a beautifully simple sketch and I felt that it matched well with Shelli's SIP challenge.

So, what do you think? It is simple. and I kind of like that. I went with my fav new colour combo of Blush Blossom & Chocolate Chip (with a bit of Close to Cocoa & Very Vanilla too!). I also used my new French Fillagre Background stamp. And one of my all time favorite sets "All Holidays".

Products used:
Stampin' Up "All Holidays" stamp set, "French Fillagre" Background stamp
Stampin' Up Card stock- Blush Blossom, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla.
Stampin' Up Ink- Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa.
Accessories: Brayer, Sponge Daubers, Scalloped edge punch.



Margaret Moody said...

Beautiful card, Blair! Great job combining both challenges! So glad you like the sketch! I love the colors you used and the stamp you chose (one of my favorites)! Thanks for participating in PPA's first sketch challenge! Play along with us next week in our first inspiration challenge!

Kristy Young said...

This is just beautiful. TFS

Ann Schach said...

This card is classic in its simplicity! I love the colors that you used, and it fits the sketch perfectly! Thanks for playing at PPA, and join us next week!

Pals Paper Arts said...

Really pretty color combo.

On behalf of the Pals Paper Arts design team, thank you for Playing @ the PPA!


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