Monday, June 23, 2008

Back to my challenges!

Hi everyone!
Well, I survived my 1st craft fair!! Didn't sell very much, but that's okay, it was fun! My good friend Pam and I went in together and split a table. Pam has done a lot of fairs in the past, this was her 1st one in a long time. Thank God she knew what she was doing!! Cuz' I sure didn't have a clue! Thanks Pam!!:):) Now this was a very last minute thing and we had been cramming to get things together all week long! WE DID IT!! Now I know how prepared I really need to be the next time. Anyway-- great experience, and a nice day away from home with my stampin' buddy!
I was however going through major SCS challenge withdrawals!! I am addicted to these things! I love them because they really get my creative juices flowing, and get me out of my boring comfort zone! Thanks to all the awesome people at Splitcoaststampers who are so dedicated to setting up all the fun challenges every week!! They ROCK!!!!
My son's HS graduation was beautiful! When did the years start going by sooooo fast?! Ryan graduated with high honors!! Oh I'm so totally proud of him!! And you know what? That's 2 down, and 2 to go!! WOW!!
Okay, I finally got my challenge fix this morning! It's a combo of two challenges, try a new technique, which was water coloring with reinkers, and the featured stamper--Lost in The 60's-- Diane, who has an incredible gallery!! I chose one of my faves of Diane's, -- such a beauty. Click on her card for a larger image.
I don't have any reinkers, so I used the Stampin' up! water coloring technique, squeezing the stamp pad and using the ink on the cover with a water pen. I never use this rose stamp, but it worked real well with what I had in mind. I stamped and colored the image 3 times and cut and layered a lot, and of course added Stickles for sparkles. I love my S.U. Always stamp set and thought the bird would fit in nicely there at the bottom!
Well, it's time to make sure all children are settled in for the night, (so I can get back to my obsession!) Thanks so much for stopping by, have a wonderful evening, and don't forget to smile A LOT!!:):):):)


Anonymous said...

Denise this is absolutely gorgeous!!! You really out did yourself. Love that rose, must borrow, lol...! Had a great time @ the craft fair. Now that you had the experience...ummm...get ready cuz I am going to be signing us up for more my friend. It's fun not doing them by yourself. (Next time we must bring more to eat besides chocolate,lol). Talk to you soon, thanks, and I'll be lookin' out for that UPS Truck, *wink*
Hugs, Pam :)

Lauri said...

Glad you had fun! I have done fairs and they are a lot of fun when you have someone to share the day! I always end up spending all the money (and then some) that I make at the fairs, too! This card is beautiful! I love the challenges too, try to do as many as I can!

LeAnne said...

Well, this is a beauty! You have some beautiful details here! Congrats on your son's achievements....the years do go by quickly, don't they? Glad you have your first craft fair under your belt. You'll be ready for the fall ones---they're the BIGGIES, gearing up for Christmas!

Silke said...

WOW - Denise - this is just gorgeous!!! Love the big flower image and the bird from the Always Set!!! Glad you are back :)