Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Paper Players #100

Wow, has Paper Players really been around that long??? 100 challenges. That`s awesome! I guess I am just not getting around enough anymore. Lately my time has been spent on one daughter's school yearbook and on another daughter's preschool gift from all the parents all while trying to recover from eye surgery. It's been a few weeks but I can stand to look at the computer screen again so I thought I would share.

I thought this was a neat idea to find an old challenge to play along with and got even more excited when I found this challenge. Tic Tac Toe - challenge #93. What fun. I was ready to make a card for every line! No really, I had a hard time deciding which line to choose and was ready to make a series of cards had my eyes been able to handle it.
I chose to go with blues, ribbon and butterflies, however, I incorporated a few more ideas from the tic, tac, toe including, flowers, Spring, designer paper and dry emboss.

I`d love to give lots of details but my eyes don`t quite allow it yet. The words are already going blurry. Glad I got a chance to play along though. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Stampin' Celebration #55

Well if it isn't one thing, it's another. However this one came a bit unexpected. I had eye surgery a few weeks ago but wasn't completely aware of all the side effects that would occur after the surgery until I was sitting in the office reading some final paper work before the surgery. lol! I knew I would be overly sensitive to light but it has been a bit ridiculous. Now this other side effect is a side effect that only happens to people 35 and older. Well I figured I am just 35 so it probably won't effect me. Yeah right. Not only could I now not see far away but my vision up close was messed up too. So let's just say lately I have spent more time with my eyes closed during the day then open. On a good note, I can say that I see a slight improvement every day. That said I have finally been able to get some crafting done and I can stand to look at a computer again for a short period of time.
I just loved the Stampin' Celebration's challenge for this month. I love black, white and pink. I am super late getting this out but I just had to play along.
I was having a hard time finding something I could replicate the zebra stripes with when I remembered a card I made a few years ago. It was a real favourite of mine and the background reminded me of these inspiration photos. It is the rose stamp from Fifth Avenue Floral.
I sure hope you get a chance to play along. Here is the list of blogs from the Design Team. Make sure you check out their great samples!
Allison Ohran -Sweet Impressions
Candace Lawlor - not participating this month
Cori Kozak -Creative Chat
Erica Cerwin - Pink Buckaroo Designs
Erin Gonzales -Hand Stamped Style
Krystal De Leeuw -Krystal's Cards
Marlene Peters - not participating this month
Rochelle Gould - I stamp, I create, I have fun!
Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge

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