Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Five More Days..........

I have been having a great couple of days, which is really nice -- I am thinking it must be because I only have five more days of school (spread out over two weeks) until summer vacation!  I made the Sweet 'N Sassy Spotlight Stamper this week with my owl card (scroll down one post!)! Plus, the new Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team was announced yesterday, and I will be continuing on the team, along with some amazing talent! I have more stamping news to share, but will save it for another day :)

On the home front, my son had an emergency root canal this morning and it went very well. Just got off the phone with him and he is doing much better. I am super happy that I will get to take a road trip at the end of May and drive from Indianapolis to North Carolina -- solo! I am pretty excited about it, as it will be fun to explore new places in the east along the way.  If I see a little shop, I can just stop! Or a cafe, or take pictures of anything I want!

My daughter had her acting final yesterday for college, and said it went awesome! She loves it where she is, and I am so thankful. She is taking some summer classes, which start May 14, so won't be able to come home, but we are heading out there as soon as my school year is over. Yay!

I think I am excited about this summer, because as soon as I got out of school last year, I had the carpal tunnel surgery on my left hand and elbow and was pretty much incapacitated as far as stamping goes, for about a month. I need to do the right side, but not this summer! :)

I will be performing in a production of "Into the Woods," playing Cinderella's mother (not step-mother!) - a nice, small part that won't keep me too busy to stamp, but enough in a show to have a great time!
More on that later this summer.

And now, for today's creation:
I made this for the two challenges at Splitcoast yesterday: Technique Challenge 374: Stamping Nostalgia and Clean and Simple Challenge 167: At the Zoo. . .

I couldn't pass up using one of my favorite giraffe stamps I have had forever! My sister gave it to me one year for my birthday. I love how primitive it looks, but how much life and movement it shows.

For the TLC we were limited with what we could use -- nothing modern such as dies, embossing folders, or an abundance of patterns and ribbons..... I cut the border with pinking shears, used one piece of patterned paper, pierced the edge, and added a little ribbon. Didn't break any challenge rules!

The CAS challenge was perfect for me - I have so many giraffe images I could have chosen, but was happy with how this turned out!

Thanks for taking a peek!
Come back tomorrow for more stamping news, and a spotlight on Rubber Stamp Tapestry!

Other challenges for this card:
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: Kraft, Naturals Ivory, DCWV Safari Chic
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: chocolate chip striped ribbon, paper piercer, rub-on letters (Making Memories)


  1. Ooh - I love this stamp image! Like you said, primitive, but great movement! Great choice of papers to use with your CAS design. Beautiful! :) Oh... and stop by Richmond on your road trip! It's only a little out of the way!

  2. I so love this image. My goodness super cute.

    Thanks for Entering the Challenge
    At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.

    Good Luck the Winner will be announced on Sunday Evening.

    I hope to see you enter next week!!

  3. Great image and sentiment, The whole effect is quite stunning.

    Thank you for sharing your card with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  4. This is just so cool! Those giraffes really look like they are running! Love the color scheme too. Super card!

  5. Those backing papers compliment your image perfectly as does the base card used. Thank you for sharing with us at Make My Monday this week. Suzanne :)

  6. This is absolutely amazing! LOVE the patterned papers and that image is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

  7. Wow this is amazing, I LOVE everything about it. I agree about the giraffe stamp, it's fabulous. thanks for sharing with us at MMM. Caz DT

  8. Love giraffes and these are particularly excellent examples.

  9. Beautiful! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge! We hope you come back and play with us again Really soon!!

    Many Blessings,

  10. fabulous giraffe image love it!
    thank you for joining us at MMM
    suzi b :)

  11. A lovely clean and simple design and love the running giraffes.
    Thanks for joining in over at MMM this week and good luck wishes to you.
    Fliss x

  12. What a super card! I love the way you doubled up the stamp. The giraffes look fabulous!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  13. Judy. Great card. Love the colors an the image. Thank you for playing in our April Anything Goes challenge on Art With No Boundaries. Hope you will stop by and play with us again.
    :) Chris / CS Designs


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