Monday, June 30, 2008

A Day of Firsts

Hello! Happy Monday! ;)

I have some "firsts" to share with you today. Did you notice my new blog banner? I made it myself! It was my "first" time digi scrapping! I went to Shabby Princess and downloaded one of their free collections, then I got busy! It took me most of yesterday afternoon, but I'm so happy with the result! I think I got the hang of it -- I just may try a digi scrapbook layout soon!

Another "first" -- my first time playing one of the Our Creative Corner challenges. Have you been there yet? What a fantastically talented group of ladies! They have a weekly challenge, and this week's is to use BasicGrey paper on your project.

I pulled out some Romani paper, which led me to another "first" -- my first time using the Papertrey Ink set Garden of Life, designed by Alli Miles. I got this set when it was first released, but it has sat with the rest of my uninked sets until now (why, I don't know!). The flower images coordinate perfectly with the paper, don't you think?!? I pulled out the Bloom Dots Cuttlebug folder, and it all came together from there!

This week is going to be a busy one! Wednesday I'll have the ATS Challenge for you. Also, Wednesday night I get to post my MFT Ambassador Challenge during the My Favorite Things release party at SCS!! I'm so excited!! I hope you'll stop by and play! :) Thursday I'll begin the previews of the July C.C. Designs releases! The images are so cute -- lots of summer fun! :)

Well, I have much to do -- I'd better get busy! Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

Stamps: Garden of Life (Papertrey Ink) Ink: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Pixie Pink, Basic Black (SU!) Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Whisper White (SU!) Paper: Romani (BasicGrey) Other: Cuttlebug, Bloom Dots embossing Folder (Provo Craft); Limeade Sugarcoated Brads (Doodlebug); circle punches, horizontal slot punch, Real Red 5/8" grosgrain, 3/16" corner rounder, silver cord, 1/16" handheld punch, dimensionals (SU!)


Alexandra said...

Your card is gorgeous Christina - just love it! And, your new banner, ROCKS!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Christi said...

Your card and your new banner are fantastic!!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh cool, so glad you could paly with us, love your card.

Donna said...

your banner looks great! I love your card (I played in the OCC challenge too -uploading tomorrow) I'll have to check out your challenge on Weds night, I'm sure you're going to do a bang-up job!

Anonymous said...

i love the explosion of details!

Federal Way florist

Jennifer Love said...

I love these colors you've chosen! Beautiful card.

specialcraftmom4 said...

What a great card! I love the colors (: You did a great job on your banner.

Dawn Easton said...

Super card Christina!! Love the glad you played along with us at the OCC! Can't wait to see your MFT projects too!!
Hey...I just downloaded that kit last week too...made a banner too...haha...but not for me ;)
Yours is awesome!