Thursday, July 15, 2010

Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge #11

Hi Stamping Friends!!  I'm sorry for being such a stamping slacker, but I really have been enjoying my summer.  After returning from our RV road trip to Yellowstone, I volunteered to be one of the van drivers to take the Jr. High students from church, to Hume Lake Christian Camp.  'Course when your hubby is the Youth Pastor, you volunteer for a lot of things you weren't expecting to do.  :)  Though I can't complain too much since two of my three kids were going to camp, plus my hubby, plus it was in SAN DIEGO!!  Only bummer was we didn't see the sun at all.  Not one single time the entire week.  One day the high was only 65 degrees!  Now I wish I were back in San Diego.  It's supposed to be 104 today through Saturday here in the Central Valley.  Ugh!  I'll be staying inside with the AC, organizing my craft, homeschool, office, closet room.  I would take a before photo, but I'm too embarassed to show you what a mess it is!

Anyhoo!  You did not come here to find out about my poor homemaking skills, you came here to see some stamping.  Well, right now my stamping skills are not much better than my homemaking skills, so I don't like this card much at all.  I love the idea of red and yellow together, but it always somehow looks like Ronald McDonald to me.  And I just can't get past it.


See what I mean?  Too bad I don't know anyone that works at McDonalds.  I'm lovin' some of my new stuff out of the new catalog though.  The stick-on pearls and rhinestones are FABULOUS!!  I also used the new Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border.  But my most fave things from the new catty are the Big Shot Die Storage boxes.  Wow!  Are they gorgeous!  The outside fabric is a beautiful Early Espresso color and the inside paper lining is Certainly Celery.  Yummy!  That's the whole reason I'm having to re-organize all my stuff.  How funny is it when you get 4 new storage boxes and you end up having to re-do the whole room!

I hope you can join us this week over at the Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge.  And I hope to do a little more stamping after I get my stuff all organized.  That is unless I end up going away on some other unexpected trip.  :)  Hope you are enjoying your summer too!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!


Candace Lawlor said...

I happen to think that your stamping skills rock! This card is beautiful. I know what you mean though about homemaking skills lacking these days - I have a pile of laundry that would be a challenge to accomplished mountain climbers :-)

Allison said...

I know what you mean about the McDonald's thing--I always worry about it when I'm using red and yellow together. :-) I love your pretty card though! The butterflies and the rhinestone brads are perfect!