Tuesday, April 7, 2009
I found a few more sketch challenges yesterday and created a few cards last night. You know this hobby is becoming an obsession when it's midnight and you know you have to go to bed in order to get up in time to get the kids off to school. Maybe I didn't want to go to bed to listen to my DH snore his head off! See, he's put a few pounds on over the past few months and this leads to what I call the "snore build-up". He starts off breathing normally, but within a minute, his breathing turns into a light snore and progresses until he's in full-blown snore mode. Now, I'm a really light sleeper - always have been - and I just can't ignore this. I have to LISTEN for the "snore build-up" and then I just get mad. He tells me he isn't sleeping, so how can he be snoring? Huh?? I decided last night that to save my sanity and maybe get some sleep, I'd just sleep in the spare room. Of course, because I wasn't in my own bed next to my warm hubby, I couldn't sleep! Why bother? I'd rather be stamping anyway!
Ok - onto the card. This sketch comes from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. It's a simple layout, but I think those can be the most challenging. I used Gina K. 120 lb. card stock for my base card and layered Blush Blossom over that. In retrospect, I think I should have used an embossing folder on that layer to give it a little more visual interest. The middle panel uses Sage Shadow and the patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye Tres Jolie line called "Beauty" Floral. The sentiment is from Verses Rubber Stamps and is called "Souls in this World". I used S-U markers in Close to Cocoa and Mellow Moss (I messed up - I thought I pulled out Sage Shadow!). I popped it with dimensionals. I added some of Baba's buttons and voila!