Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Sneak Peek for Tomorrow / SFF #052512 / My Challenge #23

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Hey y'all. Happy Thursday. Question-Why do 4 day weeks seem to fly by when 5 day weeks drag? Doesn't make sense.

Well, today is the last day of our current catalog and the new one goes live tomorrow at noon. Are you excited? Having seen the catalog, I can tell you I'm sooo stoked! I've already got a huge wishlist. There are a few things I'm sorry to see go, but the new catalog is so Amazing & I can hardly wait for you to see it. If you don't have a demonstrator and need one, I'd love to send you a catalog. :)

I got this new stamp set a few weeks ago and have just been so entranced by the ease of Betsy's Blossoms I didn't get to play with it much. I inked it up this weekend and I have to say I love it too! I thought I'd pair it up with a challenge and get my Clean and Simple card of the week thrown in at the same time. My stampin buddy April, laughed at me the other day and said "Shan, you just can't make a one layer card can you?" It would appear not. I wanted to do a one layer with this one but I think it would have been to stark, so I think I may have to simply resign myself to two layers. :)

As I said yesterday, I'm not always the brightest bulb in the pack and for the love of me I can't remember the name of this new set...something like Forever with You, kinda-sorta-maybe? Augh! I'll have to get back to you on that since I can't look it up in the catalog on line like I normally would. *SMH*

I used this sketch over at Sketch Frenzy Fridays for my inspiration-

Thanks Robbie Rubala for a great sketch. (Which I obviously didn't look too closely at before finishing up since there are 4 lines in the corner instead of 3. Sorry!) I thought this would be a great time to get out my Simply Scored tool and I thought this stamped image would be perfect with this sketch.

I started with a base of Midnight Muse, my favorite of the new colors and quite possibly destined to be one of my new all time favorites. Such a rich, velvety color. I wasn't sure we needed another dark blue, but it's Fabulous! Over that is layered a single piece of Whisper White. I used my Simply Scored with the Diagonal Plate to make the score lines. It doesn't show up well on the picture, but in real life it's just a nice subtle accent. I inked up my stamp by coloring the image with my New In-Colors Markers in Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple and Primrose Pink. This panel is popped up with dimensionals and I was done.

Here's a closer look at my stamped image-

I love this image, the sentiment, the font everything. I can't wait to play around with it even more!

So, normally I would have an inside to show you too, but not today. Initially I wasn't sure what I wanted to put on the inside and then I just ran out of time, but believe me when I say I'll make it as pretty as the outside. :)

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you liked the card and I hope it inspires you to make something for that special person who makes everywhere seem like home. If you liked today's card, feel free to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you! If you liked it and would like to +1 or Pin it, I've put the buttons on my sidebar for your convenience. Friends and Followers are always welcome as well! :)

I hope you'll come back tomorrow for this week's End of the Week Technique. Till next time-

Remember- Life is often more about the storms than the peace they seek to overwhelm. It's not about Waiting for the storms to pass, but Learning to Dance in the rain.

Be Safe,
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  1. Such a pretty card! I love how you kept it so clean and simple! Great job!! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Frenzy Friday!

  2. You did a super job on the sketch Shannon, There is a definite art form to CAS cards and you nailed it.
    Thanks for playing along with us at SFF!

  3. Very pretty! Love the embossed lines in the corner!! Great job with the sketch!


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