I arrived at work at 6:00 am this morning and checked out the sketch challenge on SCS. I was excited 'cuz I knew exactly what I wanted to create. I wanted to use the bird from the Friends 24-7 stamp set with the Bella Blue DP. I "NEEDED" to go home right then and create my card, but that was not going to happen.
So I rushed home from work this afternoon, ready to get busy. It was the homework night from **(fill in the blank)** -- why do they do this to young kids? Then we had to take my older son to wrestling practice which is from 6pm - 9pm. So I didn't have a chance to start my card until 9pm. It wasn't that bad, it took me 23 minutes. I was cleaning up my desk to take the picture -- my youngest son was trying help. Then it happened -- Brandon knocked over the cup of water that I used to water color my card. The water went all over my card -- it is REALLY messed up. To make a long story short you don't get to see that card. Hopefully I will be able to make another one, but I don't have very much of the Bella Blue DP left. I guess that card was not meant to be.
If you remember, I am trying to make a few sympathy cards to have in my stash. I find when I am in the situation of needing a sympathy card the last thing I want to do is create one -- so I like to have a few on hand. Then throw in the fact that because everyone knows that I make my own cards, I cannot give a store bought card.
This card is one that I created for the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge this week. You all really need to go visit these ladies. I have to say they are some of the nicest ladies in BLOG land. I think everything is straight forward on this card -- just stamping and sponging. I should have taken a picture of the inside too, it came out really nice. I used the DP from that set with the black silhouette flowers -- it sounds crazy, but it looks GREAT.
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Stamps: Friends 24-7, Thoughts and Prayers
Paper: Kraft, Basic Black, Urban Oasis DP
Inks: Sahara Sand, Basic Black
Extras: Sponges, Scallop trim punch