Tonight I sat down to work on a card for the Hope You Can Cling To challenges at Splitcoast Stampers. I love that they are posting a new challenge each day this month and then having us send the cards we make to the MD Anderson Cancer Center. That's here in Houston, so of course I want to do as many of the challenges as I can! Jason's mom received some care there before she passed away so we are very familiar with them and the good work that they do.
Do you remember this sketch? I used it for my FMS one year celebration card a few weeks ago. I remember when I first saw it originally on the blog. My first thought was 'man, I'm glad I'm on a break so that I don't have to do THAT one'. :) Now it's kind of my favorite sketch... Funny how things change, right?
Here's my card for the first challenge that was presented by Lydia. We were asked to make a card that reflects us and our stamping style. I have no clue how I'd define my style, so I tried to think of a few elements that I enjoy putting on my cards. I love mixing embossing folders to give a card several different texture elements. I also love using nontraditional colors for my stamps. Finally, I like a nice clean card. I do some sponging and distressing sometimes, but I prefer them to be clean. Here's what I ended up with once I put it all together. :) I even used my favorite DSP, Spice Cake.
Stamps: Gently Falling, Falling Leaves (retired)
Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Soft Suede
Paper: Soft Suede, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Spice Cake DSP (retired and hoarded)
Tools/Accessories: Big Shot, Woodgrain and Stripes embossing folders, Neutrals buttons, Pool Party Baker's Twine
I went shopping yesterday and came home to find Laila in this cute outfit. It was one of the first ones I bought for her and I love it. Her daddy did a great job getting her all cute and ready to watch football. :)