Sunday, February 24, 2008

Way to Go, Mary Jo

Wow! It's been 3 weeks since my last post. Where does the time go? It seems like I hardly have any time to play with my stamps or crochet or do anything fun anymore. Winter has really taken its toll on me this year. I'm COLD! It's time for the snow to leave... go on now, get! It was sunny yesterday and today, though, so I did find time to make a card. Sunlight gives me Energy! I love the Feature Stamper challenge at SCS on Sundays cuz I get to browse some very talented stampers' galleries and case one of their creations. This week the honored lady was Mary Jo Albright. She has such a wonderful gallery and I spent an hour just looking before choosing this card to case. The things I changed:
1. colors-these are actually the CC154's colors from this past Tuesday's challenge
2. card size
3. ribbon placement
4. sentiment placement and stamp
This is my recipe:
Stamps: SU Zoofari & Love Ya Bunches
Paper: SU whisper white, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie, non-SU orchid
Ink: SU Basic Black
Accessories: Cuttle Bug and Spots & Dots embossing folder, ribbon, punches
I cut a 3&1/2 inch square of WW cs and covered it with mono adhesive. Then I used some varying widths of my 3 colors of cs cut at 3&1/2 inches long and placed them on the adhesive. I then ran the piece thru my cuttlebug. Then mounted on a 3 & 3/4 in square of WW cs and mounted that on my card base. Stamped my image and colored with Prismacolor pencils. I used my 2&1/2 in square and 3 in scallop square punches and mounted onto my card with dimensionals. Lastly i stamped my sentiment and tied on my ribbon! This was a fun and easy card to make and I will definitely use this background technique again! These colors were really fun to work with also!! I do have some other cards that I have made the past couple of weeks and I will hafta do a mass upload to my blog this week!
My company is starting their Eat Well Live Well campaign and challenge today. We are supposed to strive to get in 10,000 steps and 5 cups of fruits and veggies each day for 8 weeks. My husband and I purchased some gym equipment for each other for Christmas and our upcoming B-days, and we put together a nice little home gym in our basement. We started our workout regiments last week, so I am in pretty good shape for EWLW(though i am VERY soar)! I love that there is this challenge at work cuz it really helps me to stay motivated especially if someone is going to be monitoring my results. So, today I got in about 12000 steps (lots of help from my treadmill) and 3 cups of fruit and 2 cups of veggies!! WoooHooo!
Well, I am gonna go see what is going on at the Oscars!
Have a super duper night!


Lynn said...

Great card, love the birds and the colors!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandra
just came upon your site and i was wondering if you have ever posted any pictures of your "crap room" It looks like you have some great organization ideas and i would love to see more.