Shelli Gardner, Co-Founder and CEO of Stampin’ Up!® has a creative challenge on her blog every month. In October, the challenge was to post projects using the Simply Scored scoring tool, so I entered my cornucopia project. I got an e-mail yesterday telling me that my project was chosen as one of the winners! Woohoo!! I got to select any current stamp set as a prize, so I chose Petite Pairs. I can’t wait to get it and ink it up! If you get a chance to check out SoShelli.com, take a peek at the projects of the other winners. They’re amazing!
Today, I had to go to the bank (always fun!), and my branch is in the grocery store. While I was there, I couldn’t help but notice people’s expressions. Wow! For a holiday that people say is all about family and togetherness and feasting, there sure were a lot of unhappy and “unthankful” faces in the store. I know shopping and cooking can be stressful, but I think somewhere we lost the whole idea for the holiday. So be sure to take a break from all the activities and “busyness” – cooking, cleaning, “Black Friday” shopping, Christmas preparations – and remember all the things you’re thankful for. I have too many to list, and I’d leave something out, I know. For now, I’ll just list the four “F”s – my faith, family, friends and free rubber! (I know…shallow, right?)
Here’s a card I made tonight using the Beautiful Season stamp set. I started it out as a vintage card, then decided it would work for a sketch challenge. So it’s a little bit vintage and a little bit new.
Stamp sets: A Beautiful Season, Pennant Parade; Ink: Versamark; Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, So Saffron classic; Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Real Red stampin’ write markers; Cherry Cobbler classic ink refill; Paper: Holly Berry designer series paper*; Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Wild Wasabi card stock; watercolor paper; Other: Curly Label punch, Chocolate Chip dotted scallop ribbon, Big Shot, Petals-a-plenty folder, vintage trinkets, linen thread, aqua painter, sponge, Dazzling Details*, pewter embossing powder*, heat tool (*available in the Holiday Mini catalog; all other products available in the 2011-12 Stampin’ Up!® Idea Book & Catalog)
I think I should have embossed the bird with black powder instead of pewter. It gets a little lost with all the designer paper. But it’s really fun to watercolor! I added a few homemade Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details to the berries on the tag after I put it all together. It’s funny that I’m really not a fan of birds, but I seem to love (and buy) all the “bird stamps” in the catalog.
That’s it for now. If you’re traveling for Thanksgiving, be safe! I hope you have a wonderful holiday. Thanks for stopping by!