I doodled another Halloween image today for my tiny-but-growing Etsy collection, and then made a sample card using the colors from today's color challenge on Splitcoast - Crushed Concord/Peach Parfait/Pear Pizzaz:
Stamps: RandomBliss digital Happy Jacks, Inkadinkado sentiment; Ink: Stampin'Up! Crushed Concord; Paper: SU! Crushed Concord, DCWV green gingham; Accessories/tools: Creative Memories circle cutting sysem, chipboard tag, braiding cord, eyelets, Crop-a-dile, confetti spirals, Bic and Prismacolor markers, white gel pen
When she posts the color challenges, Betty (the hostess) also includes a "dessert option". Today it was to use string in some way. I "stitched" my corners and added a confetti/sequin spiral to them and did some simple macrame to attach the sentiment tag with another color of the same cord.
I have a few more cards in the works, and none of them are using my digital stamps. One thing that makes me not-so-happy is when one of my favorite bloggers gets chosen for a design team or starts their own line of stamps and that's all you ever see from them ever again. While I understand it - to a point - it still makes me kind of sad, and I've even un-subscribed from a few because of it.
Having said that, I will now say this: I promise my most excellent promise that I will continue to use a variety of items from a variety of companies and hopefully branch out even more, rather than narrow down my projects to ones that use only my designs! I'll post my new designs as I finish them, though, just 'cause...
Remember this card?
I've been hoarding it for some time, waiting for the right occasion to send it out into the world, and decided TODAY is the day! The occasion? Greg's parents are celebrating their 70th anniversary!!! We're not going to live long enough for Greg and I to hit that amazing milestone (I'd have to be 107 years old, and he'd be 110!) It'll be an accomplishment for us to hit our 50th, I'm thinkin'! Anyway - I figured that 70 years is as close to "Happily Ever After" as I've ever heard of, so off to the in-laws it goes...
Greg just reminded me that Labor Day weekend is when we moved in to our house - we've been here ONE WHOLE YEAR!!! Amazing... This little house has come a long way in a year, too. I'm going to call the realtor tomorrow to get the MLS pics and then I'll post some before and after shots or something. Meanwhile, I'm going to go veg for a bit - I'm tired, tired, tired! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great night!