Sunday, August 1, 2010

Up for the Challenge

Everyday Messages_Aug 2010

This card is my take on SSS67, this week’s sketch on The Sweet Stop blog. It also meets the criteria for Challenge #29 on the Raise the Bar blog. “Sticky Situation” is the theme, which means you are supposed to use a sticker on your card.

I used two stickers on my card. The focal point image and border are Penny Black stickers that have been in my stash forever. It was nice to have a reason to use them. It took me a while to choose papers to use with the sticker. Finally, I decided on Lilac Mist and Spring Iris, which coordinate with the spots on the sticker. Both the image and the sentiment were attached to the card with foam tape.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Lilac Mist, Spring Iris and Black cardstock; Spring Iris, Lilac Mist, and Black ink pads; Impression Obsession Anytime Sentiments and CTMH Noted Backgrounds stamp sets; Penny Black “Sun-kissed” Stickeroos; Martha Stewart Layered Arches border punch; 1and 1-1/4 inch circle punches; Sponge dauber; 3M foam mounting tape.

A Slice of Life: Today was one of church (with Mom) and chores (all by my lonesome). Tomorrow, it’s back to work. It’s hard to believe it is August already. Before we know it, school will be starting. And the baby that is due in December … it won’t be long. Dustin and Miranda had a doctor’s appointment last week. He called the next night and said that it was all finally becoming real to him – to the point he’d had a hard time getting to sleep the night before after their appointment. I have never seen a father-to-be quite as excited as this one is. I love it and know he is going to be a fantastic daddy.

I hope you had a wonderful Sunday, too, and that the week ahead brings you nothing but good things. Take care, friends, and thanks for stopping by.

9 comments:

Leslie said...

Sweet card. Hope you have a wonderful week. I just hope I can wake up on time. My body clock is sleeping in an extra hour all of a sudden. I don't like it. - grins -

Marie said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I wouldn't have guessed you used stickers, though. I love the border on the bottom.
Congrats about the baby...grandchild? niece or nephew? I must have missed it...

Jeanne said...

Wow, had you not said so, I wouldn't have known the focal image was a sticker. I was all set to rave about your coloring skills! *Ü*

I've been a little absent lately due to my dad's visit. He arrived on Thursday and will head out this coming Thursday. It's been fun so far!

Hope you have a great week, my dear friend!

Alanna said...

What a gorgeous card. You never would have known that the image was a sticker. And I love the strip of black with that fun border punch.

How fun that Dustin is getting so excited. It's such a wonderful feeling of being a first time parent.

I hope you have a great Monday and work week.

Sparkle said...

Such a pretty card!

Sharli said...

A terrific card - who knew stickers could look so fabulous!?!

I, too, am so happy for Dustin and Miranda! And for you!

dstandard said...

Love this! Thanks for playing at The Sweet Stop!

Sylvia said...

Love the card. Never would have guessed that it is a sticker. When I was pregnant daddy's were not welcome. Sure glad times have changed. Have a good week.

Thanh Vo said...

Hi Kathi, I know I'm a couple weeks late - but I wanted to say thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar! I love the fact that you used TWO stickers. Way to go!