This week is just another that is packed full of places I have to be and meetings I have to attend. Yesterday was no exception, but I didn't have to get out of the house until 3 pm. So I worked my best at getting as many projects as possible done before then. I had four cards that I HAD to make – three for my husband to use for some of his correspondence and one for a customer who needed a wedding card as soon as possible. Besides that, I am in the middle of trying to get ready for a blog hop (this weekend – don't miss it!), I needed to make a card for a challenge, and I had to get a bunch of swap projects done (swaps as in I have to make 5 or 10 of each project and I swap with an equal number of people so we each have a variety of projects to show off in our respective craft rooms). Whew! But that means I'll have lots to share with you as the month goes on!
The first card I'll share took care of two projects – my husband needed a Get Well Card and I wanted to participate in this week's Create with Connie and Mary Summer Edition Color Challenge. Not only that, as I was looking for ideas, I remembered that one of my online groups had a sketch challenge last week, and that's where I got the idea for this layout. Nice when I can kill three birds with one stone (sorry birds – I need to update that platitude, don't I?!)
The Create with Connie and Mary Challenge (CCMC-SUM03) asked that we use the Stampin' Up! colors Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi. Nice challenge because one of the sets of Designer Series Papers in the Stampin' Up! 2011 Summer Mini Catalog – Beyond the Garden – includes just these colors (and a few more, too). But this sheet just has the colors in the challenge. For the layout, I made three equal size squares, and put the greeting on the topmost of the squares. The sentiment is from the old but goodie (and still alive in the new catalog!) stamp set, Sincere Salutations. The little flower that I used to accent it is from the Summer Mini Catalog Hostess set, Love & Care. The printed paper on the square to the left is also from the Beyond the Garden paper set, and the ribbon that ties it all together is Daffodil Delight 5/8" Satin Ribbon. Unfortunately this ribbon will be retiring with the new catalog. So if you want to have some for your stash, be sure to order it now! When retiring accessories are gone, that's it!
Here's the sketch for this card. I have to tell you that, even though I was under the gun, so to speak, with all these projects, I really did have a lot of fun with them all! I hope that, no matter how busy you get, you can still have lots of fun with your own paper crafting projects!