Monday, July 14, 2008

I'm Back!!

So, some of you noticed, but I actually took the day off from blogging yesterday to spend some much needed alone time with my DH. He has two business trips this week, and I knew I wouldn’t get to see him much so we spent the day laying around, watching TV, picking sweet corn and black berries, and making dinner together. It was the first time we have spent a whole day together in longer than I can remember and it was awesome!! So today, I wanted to jump right back into it, but I had to work, and then after work, I still couldn’t get my mojo going. I tried everything I could think of and came up with nothing. When I finally got inspired, it was for a card that I can’t even show you until Wednesday…sigh!! So here I sat, trying to figure out what to do, and then the mail came!! In today’s mail was a package full of goodies from my pal Jana. Silly me forgot to take a photo of it, but as she will probably notice, I already used some of the yummy Basic Grey Stella Ruby paper. I will try to add a picture later, if I remember(along with all the RAK’s I have neglected to post-whoops!!)!! Well to make a long story short, seeing this yummy paper got me jumpstarted and I finally got to make my card for today’s My Favorite Things sketch challengeas well as the SCS Technique Lovers challenge. The challenge was to use the grid technique..…it was my first time, obviously. Okay, let’s just say I tried. HUMOR ME PEOPLE!!! I have been reluctant to get a Scor Pal or Scor It, and I just need to bite the bullet and get one because this technique would be SO MUCH EASIER with it!!! LOL!! I also didn’t follow the rules exactly, but the grid is there, don’t ya see it? I stamped my image first and colored it with my….wait for it…..COPICS!!! Okay, so I am still not completely convinced that I NEED them, but I had to buy a few just to try. I have had them forever and finally just decided to color with them and see what I think….jury is still out, but they do cover fabulously!! I cut the image out in the shape of a heart after making my grid pattern(which I stamped the Sanded SU background on in Creamy Carmel) and layered it with Rose Red and Chocolate Chip-by far one of my favorite combos!! I sponged and sanded the edges just to rough it up a bit-as you can see, I struggle with the vintage look a tiny bit!! LOL!! The gorgeous flower was a present from my pal Jodi, and I thought matched perfectly with my colors and paper. So, the actual sketch that Cindy used was an oval where the bow is and a circle where the flower is, but I think it works, don’t you….hey, she forgave me last week!!! Must eat something, so I am done for now, but I will be back with some RAK goodies that I received in the last week……or two…
Stamps-Be Calm-MFT &Sanded-SU
Paper- Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, watercolor, and Basic Grey
Ink-Momento Tuxedo Black
Tools-Copics(R59, R85,G21,B45), chocolate ribbon, prima, brads, flower brad