Monday, April 26, 2010

Hang In There

"Hang in there" is kind of what I've been trying to do lately. That's one way to get through the stress and probably the most mature way to behave. Of course there's also throwing a hissy fit. I like throwing the fit much more and fortunately for me I've got people that actually let me rant and rave about whatever has got my goat. This weekend someone told me I had an attitude, and while I didn't think I had one before she said that you better believe that I had one afterward. However I took the high road and walked away from her and found someone who let me throw my hissy fit.
Another great stress reliever is stamping and everything that goes along with it. I am the happiest camper when I'm blog hopping, checking out the challenges, or making a card.
Last week the Cat's Pajamas challenged "Let's Get Corked". I was thinking about it since Tuesday. The MFT Wednesday Stamp Club challenge is to make a representation of Earth Day. And when I saw the Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge 66 I knew that I wanted to make a card for it. I love this sketch, it's a keeper and the slim strips are a perfect place for a piece of cork. The Basic Grey dp, Porcelain, goes great with the cork and the cs mat and strips were scraps that were pulled because they are in the dp. To go with the rustic feel of the cork I distressed the edges of the dp and some of the cs and then sponged all the paper edges with Ranger Frayed Burlap for the Crafty Creations Challenge #64 - distressing. The image and the mat were cut with nestibilities which is the Creative Belli challenge #89 die cut shapes. The Crafty Ho's challenge is April Showers bring...this image makes me think of the beautiful spring days that come after those showers. And lastly, there's the CCEE challenge to make a get well card to recuperate from the April 15th tax deadline.
Here's the deets:
stamp - My Favorite Things Pure Innocence "Tree Swing"
ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Frayed Burlap
paper - MFT beige Perfect Panel, Basic Grey Porcelain, SU card stock scraps
miscellaneous - copic markers, nestibilities, Rhinestone Stickers (the gold balls on the scalloped edges), cork, buttons
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  1. Holy Shitake Mushrooms!
    This card is just fabulous!

  2. Super cute Chris!! sorry to hear things have been stressful...I'm falling behind on my Junkies lately! Hope all is well!!

    PS Thanks for the bday card - LOVe it!

  3. I love this card! The image is just too cute!!Thanks for playing at CCC.

  4. I totally love this! What a cute card, I am so glad I just got that stamp, I am going to have to use him now! Love this!

  5. This little guy is adorable! Great job with the cork - looks terrific! Love the rustic feel of this card! The background paper goes perfectly with the image.

  6. Love this Chris!! The papers, buttons, divided sentiment - everything is perfect!! {{{HUGS}}} about your stress! I think the Dr. would prescribe new stamps as therapy!

  7. Cute!! Love the sentiment!!! :)

  8. Oooohhhh, Chris I really love that dp. Great job on the challenge.

  9. So cute and so glad you joined us in the Belli Challenge.

  10. I hope things get less stressy soon!! Sorry, friend. I *love* the card. The cork is a great addition--I've got to go scrounge around my craft room and see if I can find some. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  11. AWESOME work on the image and LOVE the colors and papers you chose. Thanks for joining us at Crafty HOs' this week.

  12. great card, thanks so much for playing with us at the Crafty Ho Blog!

  13. Wow Chris! You always do such a great job! FABU card!

    Thanks for joining in at Crafty Hos Challenges! I hope to see you next week too! {{Hugs!}} Scrappy


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