Hi Everyone. I hope that your day went well. I would like to say that my Open House was a success and thank you to all that made time to come and see what's new for the 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! year.
I am enjoying this retirement thing. The "girls" had a great weekend get-a-way at the lake and I was certainly spoiled. I didn't have to bring any food, cook any meals, do any dishes. I could just enjoy the time we spent together and of course play cards. I was treated to a very special weekend to celebrate my retirement. My sister-in-law was given the same treatment as we were also celebrating her birthday. Talk about being treated like princesses. I could very easily get used to that. The weather was incredible..hot, bright and sunny. As we haven't had great weather this summer the lake was a bit cold to swim in, so except for one, we admired it from the beach.
So needless to say, I am still making Thank You cards and the one tonight is for the Pals Paper Arts challenge. The challenge was to Dress for Success by using 1 piece of designer series paper, 1 punch and 1 sentiment.
I really enjoyed playing along with the challenge. I also used the Split coast Stamper's Sketch Challenge 345 as my inspiration.
Stamps: Fabulous Florets (c – 123027 $21.95, w – 123025 $28.95 IB&C p107)
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Whisper White (Textured and Smooth), Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Beyond the Garden DSP
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, White Gel Pen
To give the flowers some depth I sponged the outside of the petals with Daffodil Delight ink and added some definition to the middle of the flower with the White Gel Pen
I'm off to post this challenge. I will have a couple more this week as I have been playing...isn't that what I'm supposed to be doing?
Until next time....