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


jpmayo said...

Adorable card and that was some fun therapy!!!

Julia said...

Hope the shopping helped! It always helps me. Your card is fabulous!!