I started a part time job this last month, so I have not had as much time to "play" as I once did. Because of this, I resigned from the InStyle Stamps DT so I could focus on my CTMH business, my new part time job and most importantly my family!
I am still in the Humble Artists swap which is what I am posting tonight!! I LOVED this challenge for several reasons. BUT first let me tell you what was required this month.....
1. Create a tall card 4 X 9 1/4, must fit in a leagal size envelope
2. Stitch or sew on the card
3. Use 3 different ribbons
4. Use buttons as a accent, may use floss, hemp or twine with buttons
5. Use at least 4-5 layers
6. incorporate a tag some where on the card
7. Make something on your card 3D
8. Have FUN!!
Jamia B. was the one to come up with our challenge rules. I found this great sketch CPS 107 to follow for the LO of my card.
For my card I used the BRAND NEW CTMH paper pack Animal Cookies and the BRAND NEW CTMH Treetops stamp set!!! I love both the new paper pack AND the new stamp set because they can be used for SOOO many different things. I just love versitle products!!
What I loved most about this challenge was I had to use 3 DIFFERENT ribbons on the SAME card. That is actually a challenge for me as I ususally will use at least 1 or 2 different ones, but NEVER 3!! The other thing I loved about this challenge was that I had to stitch on the card. WELL, I happen to have a top of the line (10years ago) Bernina that has all kinds of decorative stitches in it. So, I thought I would give stitching on ribbon a try. LOVE IT!!!!!
Once I had the ribbon tied around the tree and the ribbon stitched on, I was at a loss as to what else I could do with ribbon on this card. WELL, CTMH Chocolate stitched ribbon looks an aweful like tree trunks if you really use your imagination. So, tree trunks it is!
One thing that I may have cheated on was that we were supposed to put a tag somewhere on the card. I did use a metal rimmed tag, I just took out the inside and used it to go around one of my trees. Hopefully it will pass!!
I hope that you have found some inspiration tonight! I know I was certainly inspired by this challenge and look forward to the next one!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Life has a way of throwing us curveballs when we least expect it. What we do and how we react to those curveballs, is up to us. Who would have thought that at the age of 45 I would be starting my life over, reinventing myself and finally figuring out what I want to be when I grow up. Well, ALMOST! lol I want to play with ink, paper and ribbon and share Stampin' Up's wonderful products and opportunities with you!! I am THRILLED to be part of this company and am looking forward to seeing where the wind takes me. Happy Stamping!!