Thursday, November 6, 2008
A Shelli Challenge
So I was reading Shelli Gardner's blog, she is the co-founder and CEO of Stampin Up, and I saw this challenge and decided I would try it out. I have never submitted any of my work to Stampin Up, just send a picture to friends or family. But I decided to be brave and submit a card finally. I love Thanksgiving time. I love getting together with family and of course the yummy food! As much as I love it, it can also be kinda sad. All my family lives in Idaho so I don't get to see them on Thanksgiving very often. I have lived in Oregon since Sept. 1993 and I think my husband and I were able to make it there for one and then I had my family here one year, but that was not a fun year. My mom was really sick when she was here and got admitted to the hospital. They flew her to SLC and several days later we found out she had Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. She was in the hospital for Thanksgiving day. Not fun at all. But I love my in laws so much and enjoy the time we get to spend together with them and the rest of the family we don't see very often. And I am very thankful to have them in my life.
This card was a lot of fun to make. I used all Stampin Up punches. I have to say I am addicted to their punches!! Since the card is a 4.25 x 4.25 size card I made an envelope to fit it. I found the envelope directions at Stampin' Academy. Love the site. Well off to submit before I chicken out!
For this card I used: Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8 Circle punch, 3/4 Circle punch, 1/4 circle punch, and Boho Blossoms punch. Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Old Olive, More Mustard, Really Rust, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin Pie and retired Fall Flowers Designer Paper. I sponged around each punch with matching ink. Old Olive, More Mustard, Really Rust, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie to add a little dimension and then Black Stazon, Basic Black Stampin Up writer for the eyes. Stamps: Pictograms