Thursday, January 15, 2009

Continue the Giving Spirit


Well in my daily blog browsing...stalking...whatever...I saw that Jen (I {Heart} 2 Stamp) is having a fantastic Blog Tart Giveaway. She had a blog makeover and wanted to celebrate, but wanted to do something philanthropic at the same time. So she is asking everyone to send cards to a University in Dallas, TX that then give those cards out to the many international students there that have families far away. In return she will enter you into a phenomenal blog candy....believe there is a ton! So anyway, here is my card that I sent.


I took Jen's Sketch for You to Try layout and combined it with SplitCoast Stampers Color Challenge #201 (I am not even that late for this one for once) to create the card. Utilizing one of my Christmas presents...Circle Nestabilities...I went with a circle theme. Circles usually are not my thing. I am an engineer (well, by trade now anyway) and I tend to go for straight edges and lines. I am pretty pleased, although I probably need a little more practice. I love the look of Kraft, but I do have difficulty in using it...mostly coloring on it. What are the secrets to this??? The verse, which I love...can't go wrong with Dr. Seuss...is from Verve Stamps.
So go check out Jen's Blog Tart Giveaway and get your entry!!
The Engineering Details
Stamps - Pun Fun, Beautiful You (Verve Stamps); Paper - Kraft, Basic Black, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy; Ink - Basic Black, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy marker; Accessories - Blender Pen, White Gel Pen, Circle Nestabilities, Circles Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, hemp twine, 1/8" Circle Punch

2 comments:

Anita said...

Beautiful card! I like the sketch. What a neat thing.

Alicia said...

Love your card. I saw your site on the Top 50 Stamp sites and noticed your title. I'm an engineer too. Stamping/scrapbooking is my hobby that keeps me sane! I'm a civil engineer and just went back to work part time. I was off with my son for medical reasons, but going back has been very good for me. Love your blog.

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