Saturday, March 28, 2009

Saturday Stamping Binge

After a long day at the office (today was Passport Day), I wanted to spend quality time with Duncan and Benjamin. So where'd we go? Why, Applebee's, of course! It is the neighborhood restaurant (at least that's what commercials claim). These are some shots of Benny-boy, guzzling some deelish apple juice and expressing his artistic side.

As you can see, I've been stamping quite a bit this evening. Today was a long day, and I needed to unwind. Some people drink wine, others sleep, I stamp. But it's nice to know I'm not the only one who likes to paper-craft.

I'm not sure how I feel about the card below. I like the panel look of the pattern paper, and I thought I'd try to create the same effect with the sentiment. I was worried some wouldn't be able to tell what it says if I split it up. But I think it's growing on me.

365 Cards - Day 27

The object for this challenge is to incorporate three different types of textures. Flat cards are pleasant, but embellishments make the projects that much more impressive. For this card, I used ribbon, felt flowers and buttons.

365 Cards - Day 26

As I was thinking about the theme for this day (Color Me Anything But That), I realized that I hardly use the color black as the main color in my projects. It's too dark for any color except white to show up, so I find it difficult to feature black as the primary color on a card. Below is what I created. Of course I had to use other colors to make the black stand out, but I think it's charming.

365 Cards - Day 18

The theme for this challenge is "Going Green." Green is not exactly my favorite color so I felt I had to incorporate another color while keeping the theme. I love the cherries!

Friday, March 27, 2009

From my Secret Sister

I recently signed up for a Secret Sister swap, in which we anonymously send another stamper a little something each month for 6 months. The crafts must be created with Stampin' Up! products. Well, I received a lovely surprise in the mail today - a card from my Secret Sister. Thanks and I can't wait to find out who you are!

Below is a card I created after I saw the "Wonderful Circles" post on I just love the Raspberry Tart DSP.

Playing with 'And Many Mower'

I traveled to Washington, DC last Saturday for the Foreign Service Orals and came back on March 24, 2009. Like a kid wants candy, I wanted to stamp as soon as I came home. In my quest to get away from cards that lean toward females, I used the 'And Many Mower' set from the new Occasions Mini Catalog. On a side note, I passed the Foreign Service Orals and am now in the initial stages toward becoming a Foreign Service Officer for the Dept. of State.