Well, let me tell you a little story. Earlier in the year, I kicked down big bucks for the idea book "Embellish" (I'm sure I used Robert's 40% off coupon though, I'm nothing if not cheap). It is mostly scrapbook pages but there were a few cards in there and I LOVED them. They were just my style and that was my introduction to Roree Rumph. I immediately (and I have NEVER done this before) Googled her name and found her blog. I am in love with everything she does. I have followed her blog since before I followed blogs. I know I'm sounding a little crazy, but I cannot emphasize enough how much I love her stuff. Anyways, I have been doing Melissa Phillips' challenges and imagine my excitement when Melissa chose this Roree card for our next challenge:
I didn't even have to look at it because I already had it memorized in my head. I loved the colors of her card and I tried to incorporate other things that remind me of her card, like the handstitching, buttons, and bow. Here's what I came up with:
Once again, I ended up with a white card and guess what?...I actually love it. Thanks for the inspiration Roree and Melissa. The embossed paper is Doodlebug. The patterned paper is Fancy Pants. The rub-on letters and ribbon are American Crafts.
And now for some MOST exciting news. For the first time, I participated in 2S4Y. I used Laura's sketch to come up with my "Smile" cupcake card and HOO DILLY...I am the card of the week. I'm so excited. There were some most amazing entries and I just can't believe I did it. Check out the 2S4Y site in my blog list to see the other talented people there. They are AMAZING!
Now I'm off to make some goodies for my family to enjoy while we watch the big game (or at least the commercials). Have a great day!