Top of the mornin' to ya, everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready (like me) to send the kiddos back to school for one last week! *grin* I had a blast at the North Texas Shoebox Swap...had a great group of girls to stamp with and made 48 cards...holy cow, we were pooped! My house was a disaster, so I spent most of today cleaning, and had a momentous event occur. Are you guys ready? I have waited NINE WHOLE YEARS for this day, and was so happy when it happened that I almost cried. Look:
Can you believe it??? Caleb not ONLY cleaned his room, but I taught him how to vacuum. It's a proud, proud day. *happy sigh*
Anywho, to celebrate the occasion, I decided to stamp a little card. It started out as a card for today's Clean and Simple Challenge, but as you can see, it's not quite simple. 5 layers usually disqualify that. *giggle*
But even though it's not simple, it's clean, and I sure do love it. How about you? When I saw this beach towel from Land's End, the repeated pattern reminded me of my Damask Designs set, which sadly hadn't seen ink yet. My girl Dawn designed it, and I love love love it! Looking through my sketches, I thought Mary Jo's Weekend Sketch Challenge #82 was perfect for what I had in mind.
Since I was attempting the CAS challenge still at this point, I chose Prism Intense Pink and intended to use some kind of turquoise with black. Once I got going, I just couldn't work in the turquoise, so pink, white, and black it is! I stamped the more frilly damask pattern in Rose Red on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White and rounded the corners. The sentiment is from Mega Mixed Messages, and I used Nichole's cool button treatment (that I can't find right now) to finish it off. *wink*
Anywho, that's about it! I'm off to work, so I hope you have a fabulous day!