Monday, August 18, 2008

Let's Chat Challenge Card

I just love Mondays. Not because it marks the start of another work week, but because of the challenges that are posted. One of my favorites is from MJ's Monday Lunchtime Sketches. You can see the details here: TechnoStamper Sketch #31. Usually, I don't get them done till Wednesday or Thursday, but I'm an early bird this week. It's been so long since I stamped, though, that this card took almost 2 hours to complete. Never mind that I set off the smoke alarms while roasting a chicken halfway through creating it...I used a foam stamp that I've had for quite some time, and a new sentiment (let's chat) that I just won from Karen. I also used the French Script in Ruby Red for the left side panel. The ink I used for the sentiment is from Ranger, their new pigment inks. I LOVE this white!! It actually stood up to the black paper and didn't fade into the background! Scalloped circles were cut with my Nestabilities in the Cuttlebug. Recently, I rearranged my room and have the Cuttlebug on a shelf beside my desk. It's much easier to pull out and I find myself using it more often.

This card also celebrates Red Phone Day, which is a wacky holiday posted by my SBS12 sisters. Red Phone Day is August 30, and I have to admit that I don't know the history of this holiday. And how many of our children actually think that this is what a telephone looks like? Isn't that funny? I have an aunt who only went to push button dialing about 5 years ago. Until then, she had a rotary dial, and I remember when a friend of my cousin was over and didn't know how to use it! How many of you remember your first phone number? Mine was 9-1005. We didn't have to dial area codes, and numbers were only 5 digits...
I hope you all had a good Monday. Thanks for looking!


MJ said...

Too cute. I remember those! My mom still has one. Funny holiday. Thanks so much for playing such a fun card.

Kerry D-C said...

heehee! great card! And can you imagine still having a rotary phone?! ugh! Or even if we had only phones with cords?! The freedom we have these days! LOL!