Thursday, August 21, 2008

Stampin' Up! has Revived my MOJO!

I don't know what to say...I feel like I've stamped more in the past two days for fun than I have all summer. I suppose it has something to do with the fact that many of my friends have returned to teaching and the pool doesn't open until 4 and Maddie's well into her nap by then ;). I know I could clean the house and I actually did do laundry today and clean up the kitchen...uhm, the rest of the house could use some attention, but there's always tomorrow, right? I know I already said it, but I will say it again...I LOVE UPSY DAISY! It's such a lovely little stamp set! My new stuff from SU! has really gotten me in the mood to create and I feel like I'm trying to squeeze in a new project with every spare moment! Kristina Werner,whom I've mentioned many times before, has posted her most recent Color Inspiration Challenge. I haven't completed one of her challenges in a long time and this one seemed perfect to use with my new favorite stamp set. I also thought my Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon would be perfect for the accent color so I hopped to it and made this card in under 30 minutes. Most of the time was spent trying to get the card cut down to a size I was happy with--4.5" by 5" in case you're wondering. This is an odd size for a card, but I didn't like the 4.25" square and I didn't really like what I had when it was a standard size SO I just cut it down to what looked good to me. Well, now I must go and make dinner so that I don't feel so bad about making TWO cards today while my living room and Maddie's toy room are seriously being neglected :-)


16 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

How awesome is this card!!! Thanks for sharing!!

-t

Angie Tieman said...

This is gorgeous!! It's absolute perfection for the challenge! I know what you mean about the revived mojo...new stuff really has a way of doing that!!

Shelly Koskinen said...

Your card is very pretty!! Well done!

Kathryn said...

Beautiful card -- the stamped image is gorgeous! :)

Caroline Colgan said...

This is really pretty! I agree the kiwi kiss is perfect!

travelingmama said...

This is fantastic! LOVE it! And yes, laundry can totally wait until tomorrow! LOL!

Carolyn King said...

that is beautiful!!! love the ribbon--the touch of color makes this so dramatic!

Becky said...

Fabulous! I love it! TFS!

Nancy Riley said...

WOOHOO!!! Look at you, Karen! You're in Kristina's TOP TEN !!! I knew it would be! ... your card is PERFECT in every way!!! CONGRATULATIONS !!!!

onehappystamper said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love the ribbon as the pop of color...just PERFECT!

Sherri said...

Very nice! I like the siloette - it fits perfectly with the colour scheme! Congrats on being in this week's top 10!

Mistylynn said...

The green is perfect! Love that pop, congrats.
Misty

Marie said...

Holy Crap! Have you seen that your card was picked as one of Kristina Werner's top 10???? Published in Cards magazine and in the top 10 of Kristine Werener's top 10 in the same month?!?!?!?!? You ROCK!

Jo said...

I too love this set, I'm so jealous of the beautiful things in this catty. Congrats on making Top Ten!

Leah said...

Your card is so lovely. TFS

Cindy Major said...

This turned out great! I love the splash of Kiwi Kiss with the ribbon!

Cindy