"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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