Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Hooray For Me!

This blog posting marks the start of my second 6 months of weekday blogging!  At the beginning of the year, I made a goal to blog every week day. And I did it!! I was inspired by one of my stamping heroes, Justin Krieger, who blogs every. single. day! And his artwork is superb! So that's a double inspiration. You should check out Justin's blog (http://jkcards.wordpress.com/): I know you'll be amazed, too!

One of the reasons I started the blog was so that I'd have a place to showcase my cards so that I could play along with the plethora of stamping challenges. Playing along with challenges has helped me grow as a stamper and I've "met" some great stamping friends along the way.

Having a steady blog also allowed me to put my hat in the ring to be a design team member for Creation Station. Now that opportunity really has helped me grow because the Creation Station design team are incredible artists--people whose work I've admired for years and now I'm a member of a team with these stamping luminaries. What a wonderful and awesome and humbling experience that has been--and what an inspiration because I really have to be on my toes.

So, hooray for me! Let's see what the next 6 months have in store!

Oh, did you want a card, too? Well, OK. Today's card is based on this week's sketch challenge on the Create with Connie & Mary challenge blog. Here's the sketch:

Week 1

And here's the card I created:

(Stamp Set: Label Love; Ink: Basic Gray; Card Stock: Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Whisper White; DSP: Moonlight DSP Stack; Accessories: Epic Day Washi Tape, Basic Gray Baker's Twine, Banners Framelits Collection, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, Artisan Label Punch)
I doubled the Basic Gray striped washi tape by lining up the stripes. I fussy cut the panel with the "Happy Birthday to You" sentiment so that the punch Calypso Coral mat would show through just a tad.


  1. I love the strips of washi tape! What a great card for anyone! Thanks for playing the Saturday challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. Oh...love the masculine feel for this card, but really could be used for anything! Awesome texture and patterns...love it! Thanks for playing along with the Saturday Sketch Challenge on Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. The black and red always looks awesome together. Love the addition of the washi tape. Thanks for playing CCMC this week!

  4. WOW...I love the use of the washi tape on this..how wonderful! You can't go wrong with Red, Black and White! Thanks for playing with the Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2014 Saturday Challenge!

  5. You have patience for free-handing the label mat - great job! I love the idea of doubling-up the washi tape, too! Thanks for playing along in the Saturday Sketch Challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. Wonderful washi tape stripes!! Congratulations on reaching your blogging goals! Thanks so much for joining the Saturday Challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!