Monday, August 18, 2008

Featured Stamper... and a Tag!

Hello! Happy Monday to you! I hope you had a great weekend!

I don't usually get stamping time on Sunday, but I actually had a chance to do some yesterday while the rest of the family was out and about. I checked out the SCS Featured Stamper, and I was thrilled to see that it was Jessie Rone (knightrone). I am a BIG fan of her work, and her gallery is full of eye candy! I CASEd Jessie's card HERE, and I created this:

I kept the same layout but changed the images, colors, and papers. I embellished with different ribbons, and I used Primas instead of the jumbo brads Jessie used. The image is Karen Stolper's Gifty Girl by American Art Stamp, and the sentiment is from the Sugarplum Sentiment Set by C.C. Designs. I colored the image with Copics and sponged Old Olive ink around the panel. I also added some piercing. The paper is Cupcake by BasicGrey.

If you get the chance, check out Jessie's gallery or her blog (the link is on my blogroll). You won't be disappointed, I promise! :)

Before I go, I wanted to say that I've been tagged! Others have tagged me before, and I'm embarrassed to say that I don't always get a chance to answer the questions or pass on the tag -- I'm sorry!!! I DO appreciate the tags and awards, I just forget to add them to my posts until it's too late!!! While typing up this post, I happened to remember that Keri Sereika had just tagged me last week -- so I'll finally get to answer the questions!

Here are the rules:
1. Link to the person who “tagged” you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know your entry is posted on your blog.

Here are six random things about me. You may or may not find them interesting, but here goes!
1. I am "Chris"tina and my husband is "Chris"topher -- Chris & Chris. It was funny at first, but not so much anymore! ;)
2. I sang in a band when I was in high school. Pat Benatar, Blondie, Heart -- 80's stuff. That seems like another life ago...
3. I have four children. My oldest two are two years apart, then a seven-year gap, then two more who are two years apart. So, now I have two in high school, one first-grader and a preschooler. Do you understand now why I stamp?!?!?
4. I am the oldest of three children, and I'm also the oldest grandchild on both sides. My youngest cousin on my mom's side is only three years older than my son. They were in high school together last year!
5. I'm a teacher by profession, although I'm a SAHM now. I graduated with a double major (Elementary and Special Education) from Xavier University, then received my Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Northern Kentucky University. I tutor part-time now, but I think I'll end up back in the classroom someday!
6. My favorite number is 16. My birthday is December 16, Chris's is January 16, we were engaged on June 16, married the following June 16, and Anna's birthday is November 16. I was due with Kyle on September 16 (his bday is the 22nd), went into labor with Megan on August 16 (her bday is the 17th), and had Caroline on December 15th at 9:30 pm (we missed sharing a bday by 2.5 hours!).

Okay, that's probably more than you ever wanted or needed to know about me! Thanks so much if you're still reading! ;) I can't choose just 6 people, so you all can consider yourself tagged!!!

Thank you for visiting today -- I hope you have a great day!


Jeanette - said...

I LOVE this card!!! Sorry to overwhelm you with awards, that's what happens when you're as good as you are :) but I've got a little something for you on my blog as well :) Have a fabulous day!

Christi (Cici510 on SCS) said...

Your card is gorgeous!! I also loved your random facts. I love all the 16 in your life. Ours is "holiday" birthdays: We got married Labor Day weekend, DH bday is Sept. 11th, I was born on Mother's Day, my oldest was born on Good Friday, and my youngest was due the 4th of July (he was WAY late and born on the 18th). Too fun!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Amazing!!! I'm so in love with those American Art Stamp images! Fantastic CASE!!

shel9999 said...

Fantastic, Christina! I love those skinny people and you've used this one perfectly! Love the flowers and ribbon! (And that's a lot of 16's!!!!) :)

Alexandra said...

your CASE on Jessie's card is gorgeous, Christina!! And, I thought it was really fun to read the facts about YOU!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Good to learn more about you Chris*tina...LOL
I am a Chris*tine...going by Chris

Love your take on Jessie's card!

Carolyn King said...

SUPER cute! Love the layout and the cute learning more about you too--how fun that the number 16 is all those things in your life!

Dawn Easton said...

Hey Christina! This card is super cute girl! Awesome

Loved reading about you!!

Have a fab week!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Your card is stunning...and I loved reading more about you!!! it is fun to make time to take a tag now and then! LOL