I am so excited. I have such great news. If you're a follower you probably know that I am getting ready to retire from my job. You have no idea how many people told me I would be bored when I started talking about retirement. While I'm kind of looking forward to boredom, I stumbled upon a few design team calls and realized that now would be the perfect time to apply. I'm so glad to say that Katie from Cooking It Up With Katie took me up on my request to join her team. So I'll be busy with DT duties. I can't think of anything I'd rather be doing. So how's that for exciting news.
If you're not familiar with the Cooking It Up With Katie challenges they're 3 part recipes. This week it's 1.) choose a sketch from another challenge (my sketch is from CCEE with the twist of 'beverage" - a cup of tea) 2.) add yellow and 3.) do stitching (faux or real).
For my card I'm using the Meljen's digital image "Teacup Mouse". This week Meljen's is sponsoring the challenge and offering a prize. So if you think this is cute (and who wouldn't?) drop in on Katie's challenge and give it try. Or you can find a link and go shopping for it.
Besides following the recipe I spent some time distressing this card. Sponging ink on the edges and roughing them up are two of my favorite things to do to a card. Lately, I've become very fond of pearls and charms. I've got lots of them on hand so you're likely to see lots more of both of them.
Here's the deets:
Stamp - Meljen's digi image "Teacup Mouse"
Ink - Ranger Scattered Straw for sponging
Paper - Stampin' Up turquoise card stock; October Afternoon "Thrift Shop" dp
Miscellaneous - Queen and Co pearl stickers; ribbon; turquoise fastenator staple; Cat's Pajama's twine; charm; Sulky thread; stickles
Here's the challenges: Cooking It Up With Katie - recipe 1.) use a sketch from another challenge, 2.) add yellow, 3.) do stitching (real or faux) CCEE 1026 - get sketchy with a twist (twist is the theme - beverages) Pile It On Challenge #26 - My favorite things (I love to use charms! they're my favorite thing)
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