Thursday, June 4, 2009

Hello Again....I've Been Away!

Hey my stamping friends! I've missed you. I never imagined when I posted my May Day baskets that would be my last post for over a month! Didn't see that coming! Life just got really busy along with a serious lack of mojo! I'm still not sure if it's back, but I'm here trying to make it happen!

For these past weeks I had many stamping challenges come to my inbox. I hated missing them. One that I've grown particularly fond of is Karen's over at the sweetest thing. She posts a "Sweet Sunday" sketch each week. I've participated in only one so far, but I hope to make it a regular occasion.

Sketch challenges are more difficult for me than color challenges, so I need to stretch myself and maybe remedy this!

I needed another Father's Day card but I am short on masculine images. I recently used Lovely As A Tree for Father's Day card and didn't want to repeat myself. So, I went with one of my "go to" sets Wonderful Favorites. I wasn't sure how much I was loving the Riding Hood Red DSP (from the Bella Rose pack.) I was thinking it was too feminine. Once I added the last element, the swirl from Priceless, I was satisfied. Completely fell into that one. I decided that area was too bare and reluctantly added the swirls. Do you ever have that feeling making a card? Wondering if you should just stop before you ruin a perfectly good card? I gambled and won this time! I think the swirls make it look like a bandanna. Now if I had only had the foresight to stamp it on black instead of Chocolate Chip! Ah, the life of a perfectionist!

Hope you are finding time to stamp and hope to see you again soon, my friends!


  1. What a fabulous card. Great take on the sketch too.

    xx Sarah

  2. Oh I love that ribbon! It's looks so gerat with these colors!

  3. WOW, just wonderful Shelley!! Love the colors, stitching, brads and the layout ROCK! So happy to see you posting again!! I know life gets busy and we must take care of that before stampin' fun!! I stamp way too late at night sometimes... LOL! Have a super weekend... we have more COLD weather coming in and rain too.. we need it! Super dry! But great stamping weather.. woo,hoo! Smiles... Michelle :)