Monday, November 23, 2009

We're Back.

We had an amazing weekend! Really it was just incredible. Although it is a ton of work, and I'm exhausted it is still worth every ounce of effort to be able to invest in those kids lives. And not only that, but I learn so much as well from them.

I started a card for the Tuesday Trigger this week, and just like last week I'm probably past the deadline. O-well. I added 1 to my Christmas card stash, and that is always a plus.

Here's this week's image:

I really wanted to play off the negative space on the napkins and the icons. So, I pulled out an old Stampin' Up set Lots of Thoughts and Merry and Bright, and here's what I came up with:

Okay, I'll just say it. Not my favorite card ever. I think I'd like it a lot more with copics, but I don't have browns yet. The colored pencils actually look better in person.

Stamps: Merry and Bright, Lots to Say (Stampin' Up)
Cardstock: Bashful Blue (Stampin Up)
Pattern Paper: Bo Bunny
Ribbon: Offray

I also got a fun package in the mail today from my friend Carly's new etsy shop. The ribbon she sells is right up my alley:

Tomorrow is the last day to submit your cards for the Everything but the Kitchen Sink Challenge! And if you haven't checked out the participates you really should. There is some amazing inspiration there! Also, we'll have another challenge on the 30th with an item to use from around the house!


Carly said...

Welcome back!!! :-) And so glad to see everything came in good condition. Enjoy your ribbon! I know you will create beautiful cards with it!

Cindy Holshouser said...

Very sweet card.

Emu Up A Gum Tree said...

Thats a great card! very original and colourful!

~amy~ said...

welcome back! Sweet card...and fun new goodies!!!

Jane said...

Adorable card! love it! and what a yummy package!! I'm so lucky that she delivers to Croatia!
By the won my handmade fimo candy canes so email me your address!

Deanna said...

Welcome back and your card is uber cute!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Love your card! It's so, so cute!

(-: Heidi

Winter said...

Kids are great aren't they?! I always have so much fun when I work with the kids from church! Very cute card! I love the bright colors! Can't wait to see the ribbon on a card! :)

Kay Sibley said...

It's an adorable card, Courtney! Love all the cute images! I'm glad you had a great weekend. ♥♥ Kay