Hey y'all. Happy Saturday! I hope you're having a great weekend! I spent the morning and early afternoon with my daughter and son-in-love getting the last few things they needed to have for when baby Eribella arrives in just a few short weeks. We are so excited to finally get to meet her. Of course my daughter is mostly excited about just having her body back to herself. But before I get down to cleaning out closets and doing more Spring Cleaning/Getting the house ready to put on the market cleaning I wanted to sit down and get today's card done and posted.
I have to tell you when I first saw this week's sketch, I was a little nervous. Clean and simple is definitely not my cup-o-tea. But, I was determined to make a good card and not only that, but I decided to really step out of my box. Do you ever surprise yourself? Well, I really surprised myself with this one! I almost never use DSP for a background. I'm not sure why, I just don't. I bet you could look back in the almost 2 years of this blog and count the times I used DSP as a background on less than 2 hands. Truthfully, probably on 1 hand. But, I had decided to christen not one but two of my Sale-A-Bration stamp sets and I had so much Sycamore Street DSP lying around, and it's so pretty, I thought why not. And you know what, I like how this card ended up so much I think I'm going to make a few sets with it, probably as 4 x 4's but still. Not only that, but the whole card came together in less than 25 minutes and that included cutting and measuring all of my c/s and even conditioning one of my new stamps. That is unheard of for me. So I really surprised myself with this card, and in a good way too!!!! :)
Here's today's card-
Congratulations card featuring Patterned Occasions Stamp Set
& Sycamore Street DSP and
I took just a little liberty with the sketch by adding the DSP layer. I hope those fabulous ladies over at NAC won't hold it against me. Have you played along with them yet? They have a different challenge each week, alternating between color and sketches and they are always full of inspiration and so nice with their comments.
Here's a peek at the inside-
Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy day to stop by my little corner of the world. You are very appreciated! 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.