Sunday, May 3, 2009
Mom Card Challenge
I hope you all had a chance to do a little something creative to celebrate National Scrapbook Day yesterday. I finally just had to ignore all of the things around the house that needed to be done and sit down at my desk. Thank goodness for my supportive husband who helped with the laundry and bathing the kids so I could finally burn up some creative energy. I decided to work on a challenge that Roree Rumph has posted on her blog. She is the guest designer for Scrap'n Supply Shack this month and she did some seriously cute cards with their card kit and she offered up a challenge for one of Scrap'n Supply Shack's card kits, so of course I had to take on that challenge. Roree posted a sketch on her blog by Debbie Sherman to use for inspiration to create a card for Mother's Day. So here's mine: I promise I was looking at the sketch when I did this. Pretty soon though, my card started taking on a life of it's own. So I took a little bit of creative license from the sketch but all of the elements are there. The horizontal stripes, the oval sentiment label, the flourish, it's all there just a little different than I planned when I started, but what else is new? I almost never end up where I thought I would when I started a project. Most of the patterned paper is My Mind's Eye, Penny Lane collection but the graph paper is Cosmo Cricket. The flower die-cuts are also from the Penny Lane collection. The polka dot brad, letter stickers, and chipboard flourish are from Making Memories. The flower pieces, flourish, and leaf are coated in Martha Stewart glitter. I have to say, I really love how this one turned out. I'll be sure to post more about Mother's Day later but my little guy wants me to "snuggle" with him. How can I turn down a request like that?