Hello Sunday Scrappers! Hope you're enjoying the last day of the weekend. We had wanted to get to the pool today but it looks like it's going to rain--yucko. We had a wonderful evening last night having dinner outside at our club and watching the fireworks on the lawn--the weather was perfect, food was good & catching up with friends is always fun. The kids ran around the lawn with friends and ate way too many popsicles--can you say "sugar high"-lol!! I hope everyone's holiday weekend was great too!
I get to spend time in my scraproom today--yippee--my dh is putting up organizers in our garage finally! We've been in our house 2 years and the garage is finally getting organized! I'm not helping because I designated that my hubby's job since I was the one who had unpacked & organized the rest of the house when we moved in. Gotta have him do at least one room, right? So I don't feel at all guilty about not helping--I've got my own stuff to do, like finishing my projects(with my new Sarah Kay stamps) and doing laundry!
My card for today encompasses 2 challenges/sketches that I've wanted to do. I got my new MFT stamps yesterday and couldn't wait another day to use them, so this set is called "Bunny Slippers" & I love it. Those that know me well, know how much I love my jammies and slippers. Most of my neighbors have seen me in both (outside with the dogs, getting mail, watering my flower pots)--I wear slippers all year round and I love comfy jammies, so I just had to have this set. The sketch is from the Ismaki Challenge Sketch #26 and it worked well for what I wanted to do w/ this set. All the cs & dp is from PTI--I adore their dp so much, especially this color set. I paper pieced pretty much all of the stamp except her skin--I love to paper piece because I think it adds so much to your card/design. (If you're not sure how to do it, SCS has a great tutorial on it here) I'm entering this into the contest for the July MFT Ambassador Challenge #2 which was to make a card with paper piercing (not to be confused w/ paper piecing :)). I paper pierced around the sentiment and the inside of the card. I don't always decorate the inside of my cards, unless I know I'm going to send them and I have someone in mind who might be getting this soon :). I just added 2 strips of the PTI cs & dp and the paper pieced bunny slipper image--so cute! I like the look of monochromatic cards so much, hope you do too!
**I didn't win the Caardvarks Challenge this past week, but was a favorite honorable mention :) I'll try again this week--you can see the new challenge here. **
I also have to add a #11 to my top ten--I can't believe I forgot to add my Scor-Pal to the list--I use it everyday and love it! Oopssee! The website has awesome projects and templates too, so check it out!
I'm working on about 5 different projects right now (cuz' I'm ADD like that--lol), so I need to get going. Have a wonderful afternoon!
**PS--I'm almost at 5,000 hits and you will want this blog candy for sure (maybe a Magnolia stamp & a Sweet Ebony stamp plus some other of my fave things)**
Additional products used: Nestabilities, SEI buttons, embroidery floss, dimensionals, glue dots, Copics