Saturday, January 26, 2008

Good Times and Bum Times, I've seen 'em all my dear...And I'm still here

Seriously? Has it been a week since I last posted? I am a bad, bad blogger! I'm so sorry!

So I'm back now with this week's Sketch for You to Try. It's a fun one...and even though I had to fight myself (I really wanted to pull that ribbon DOWN), I stuck with it! And I'm pretty happy with the result. A quick, clean, and easy card. *wink*

Last night I dug through my box of pre-stamped images for something that would fit the sketch, and found these bees from AJ...perfect! She stamped them on Shimmer paper, so I colored them with classic inks and a blender pen and added some Diamond Stickles for a little extra bling. The colors came from a scrap of this striped paper from last year's Friends and Flowers Simply Scrappin Kit...yes, a scrap!

I spent lotsa time last weekend organizing my scraps. I had patterned paper and cardstock all mixed together...what a MESS! I've separated them all, put scraps of cardstock together in a ziploc baggie, then put them in a bin in order of how often I use the colors. You guys would not BELIEVE the amount of Chocolate Chip scraps I have. I could probably make 2 full packs of cardstock with all of them. UGH. Right now, the patterned paper is just in a big stack on top of my desk, and this one happened to be on top! *grin*

The next three weeks will be pretty hairy, but I am sooo gonna need some stamping therapy, so hopefully I'll have stuff to post often! I'm getting ready to go out of town for work in Feb, and then be home for 1 day, then away to CHA!!!! WOO HOO!!! I cannot wait!!! And yes, I will be carrying my camera and computer and will be blogging from CHA to give you all the scoop!

Have a happy Saturday and I'll see ya back tomorrow with some more goodies! Don't forget to visit Susan and Carole to see what they did with this week's sketch.

Stamps: Bee Trio (Stampendous), Many Happy Returns (SU)
Paper: Barely Banana, Chocolate Chip, Shimmer Paper, DP from Friends & Flowers SSK
Ink: Palette Hybrid Noir, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Blender Pen & Classic Inks (Rose Red, So Saffron, Close to Cocoa, Cool Caribbean, Certainly Celery), Diamond Stickles, Pop Dots, White Taffeta Ribbon, Corner Rounder, Paper Piercer, Cropadile, Twine, unknown charm


jen del muro said...

there's no highlighting! ???? ;)

Mary Beth said...

This card is absolutely adorable! TFS:)
Can't wait to see your reporting from CHA! Love your blog:)

Jan Scholl said...

I Love this song! Shirley McLaine did it with ablomb in Postcards from the Edge.

Kacey Elliott said...

This card is soooooo cute! I love the patterned paper with those bees. Awesome! Lucky you - off to CHA! One can dream - I will have to live vicariously through you :-)

Carolyn King said...

Totally adorable. love those bees...and great sketch too.

Have a blast at CHA..i wanna see all the pics!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

LOVE this card, Shannan! Those bees are adorable! Glad you got all your scraps sorted! I don't even want to talk about mine! LOL

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Sweet....Love everything about this!!!

Jayne said...

Love the bees and their sparkly wings! Thanks for sharing.

Lauren (mytime) said...

Lovin the bling and scallops :D I always forget I have that PP> The tag is adorable too

Kate said...

Oh my goodness those bugs are so cute. I love how you corrdinated the colors with the paper and the scallop edge really look great.

Laura said...

This card is adorable! I love it!!!

Bethany Paull said...

LOVE this. Long live sparkle and shine.

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