Thursday, May 1, 2008

Retail Therapy and a Sassy Challenge

What's a girl to do when she gets passed up for a promotion she more than deserves? Well, she goes shopping of course! A little retail therapy is good for the soul, if not for the bank account. I just wanted to show you some of the goodies I got at the brand new AC Moore last weekend.

Let's see, there's a stamp set from Rubber Soul- the octopus that says "I can't wait to wrap my arms around you" just grabbed me. (pun intended) I got the Basic Grey Precision File set, some Heidi Swapp Ghost flowers, brown brads, pewter brads, the Fiskars fingertip control craft knife and a big GIANT bag of Buttons! Aren't they so pretty? I feel much better now. ;)

Also, this week's Sassy Challenge was to create a card with flowers. Since we started April off with a rain card we wanted to end it with flowers. Get it- April Showers bring May flowers? :) This past week has been a busy and rough one. Between everything going on at my job (see above), personal issues with my son, personal issues with me, and a tornado that hit my town I just have not had it in me to stamp. But I needed to do my challenge so I kept it simple. It's a 4 1/4" square card so it will fit in a standard envelope. I used the Pallette O'Prints Hostess pack for the DP and Just Celebrate from the SU Spring Occasions Mini. I colored the image with my markers and cut out a second center flower and attached it with a brad to give a 3-d effect. Anyway- things are starting to look up for me so hopefully I will have more posts soon! Thanks for looking!

This card is totally Stampin' Up

Stamps: SU Just Celebrate

Paper: Bashful Blue, Basic Black and Confetti White CS, Red Pallette O'Prints

Ink: Black Stazon, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Old Olive

Accessories: Blue and Red Brads, Red Striped Ribbon, Dimensionals