Saturday, March 1, 2008

PHEW!

Well, I haven't stamped all week, and it took me a while to get my mojo back today. I spent some time cleaning up my stamp room, rearranging things. Didn't get to rearrange furniture, because that is a major undertaking, but cleaned off more shelves to house all my new toys. Each time DH comes home from a business trip, he is amazed at how much stuff I have. Luckily, he doesn't give me a hard time about it all. He's really very supportive of this new addiction...

Anyway, I was bound and determined to finish a card for Beate's Weekend Sketch. I have only done one or two others and each week it slips by me. So here it is, hours after I began:
The trickiest part for me was the mixing of 3 patterned papers. Yikes! After I got those sorted, it was a pretty quick card. The candles are SU! Fun With Shapes. I had this set for the longest time before I figured it out. Now I think it's a ton of fun. The papers are some I won from Candace at Crazy for Papercrafts, so I'm not sure of the brand. If you recognize it, let me know - I'm awful at identifying papers without labels :) I layered each panel with a burgundy panel to make them stand out. The brads are from my stash, and the candle flames are covered with yellow Stickles. The sentiment is a Studio G $1 stamp. Love those! A tiny rhinestone from Hero Arts is above the i in "wish". Now that the card is together and complete, I really like it.

Now for a blog candy winnings summary of the last little bit:

A package of goodies from Candace. It was so nicely wrapped with satin ribbon! Thanks, Candace!

A Sale-a-Bration stamp set from Heather at Heather Rolin's Creations. I chose Friendship Blooms and played with it today! So fun! Thanks, Heather!

A stamp set from Lorie at Live, Love, Laugh, Create. She sent along Burst Into Bloom, which I can't wait to ink up. Thanks, Lorie!

I hope I haven't forgotten anyone. If I did, I still send sincere thanks! Wishing you all a fun remainder of the weekend. Thanks for looking!

4 comments:

beate said...

Your card is adorable! I love it! I am glad you had time to play.
Hugs and smiles

Dawn said...

wonderful card and I love the stamped candles. Great job with the bling :-)

btw, you tired me out with all that house cleaning - can you come clean mine too.

Glad you were able to have creative time ;-)

Anna Jones said...

I love the colors and the candles.
Congratulations on winning all that candy. You must be one lucky gal.
xx
Anna

Denise... said...

It's wonderful! You did a fantastic job coordinating the papers...something I struggle with. Awesome card!