First, thanks so much to those who offered to give my Summer Fun stamp set a good home! And without further ado, the winner that was selected by Random.org is:
Cheryl, please email me at laughadaisy (at) hotmail (dot) com with your mailing address, and I will send this stamp set out to you in the mail.
Now on to my card. (Hooray! I made a card!) I was perusing my blog list and realized that I had somehow missed the fact that my sweet bloggy friend, Tracey, was appointed to a Design Team for a new challenge blog – CASology. So in honor of that, I wanted to participate in the first challenge to help celebrate! Plus, it’s about Clean and Simple, which is just right for me. 😉
The challenge word this week is “SUN.” And since I had a new package of Verve stamps arrive a few days ago, I broke out my Let It Shine stamp set and went to work at 9:30 p.m. last night. Because, let’s face it – that’s when I get to stamp nowadays!
Anyway, here is my creation:
The sun stamp and sentiment came from the Let It Shine set. The sun rays came from my new Framed Greetings set from MFT Stamps. I also got to open my pack of Simply Chartreuse pattern paper.
I used Aqua Mist cardstock as a mat layer to mimic the color of sky, and the DP at the bottom was to mimic the color of grass. And I figured, what the heck! Let’s break out my favorite lace! 😉
Pretty simple, I know. I’m having a hard time working card making into my schedule, so I just take whatever I can get by way of creativity right now.
I know this sentiment is from a love song, but I think the sentiment would be true of my sweet friend Tracey. She always has something kind and thoughtful to say in her comments, and she sends caring emails to keep in touch and see how I’m doing. And they always seem to come on days when I’m feeling rather alone and feeling like I can’t take the dang fibromyalgia for one more stinkin’ day! I am grateful for such a kind, understanding friend who does, in fact, brighten my life.
Congrats, Tracey! I can’t wait to see all your future Design Team creations! 😉
Stamps: Let It Shine (Verve); Framed Greetings (MFT Stamps)
Paper/Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Stamper’s Select White Cardstocks (PTI); Simply Chartreuse Pattern Pack (PTI); Polka-dot DP (Doodlebug)
Inks: Summer Sunrise, True Black (PTI)
Embellishments: Rhinestones (Recollections); Lace (Offray); Twine (PTI)