Well, after almost three months of travels I am back home - and glad to be here! I had a great trip to Jamaica with my sister, then went to Toronto for a meeting and stayed to spend the weekend with a friend, then it was off to New Brunswick for 6 weeks to be with my daughter and her family as they welcomed their second child, a little girl, on April 24th. To top it off I headed off to Florida with my husband for two weeks. All the travels were great; but it's true what they say "there's no place like home!"
One of the things I missed the most was my craft room. I've been doing some cleaning up in preparation for my open house to introduce the new Stampin' Up catalogue. I'm planning to offer my retired sets as a BOGO - buy one retired set and get merchandise of equal value from the new catalogue.
I am also glad to get back to trying some challenges to get my creative juices flowing again; so today I made a card for two challenges:
The Paper Players 100th Challenge Celebration
and Mojo Monday 246
The Paper Players folks asked participants to choose their favourite challenge from the 100 they have produced so far; well how can you choose a favourite, they are all so great. So, I started looking through them and as I needed inspiration I started looking at the "inspiration challenges". Almost immediately I found this one.
It is Challenge number 17 LeAnne's Inspiration Challenge. LeAnne created this challenge after she had a new granddaughter, so now that I have a new granddaughter too it was a perfect fit.
The dress image is from Stampin' Up's Love & Laughter set, embossed with Melon Mambo on Basic Black. The other 3 images, also embossed, are from a set I had on hand but I cannot remember the name (and it is no longer in the package). The card is also Melon Mambo with Whisper White as the frames. The ribbon is Organza Whisper White, also from Stampin' Up. The inside flourish is done with the Versa Mark pad and is from a Stampendous set called Monarch.
I hope you enjoy,