The challenge yesterday was to make a card with an unusual image, not something stamped. I had torn out an ad from a magazine for the Ladies Number One Detective Agency series. It is a series of books written about a woman in Botswana and is becoming a TV series for HBO. I planned to make some necklace pendants with the bottom of the ad which featured a silhouetted safari scene. I used the main image from the ad for the focal point of my card. It was hard to get a photo of since the ad was on glossy paper, but I love it. I used paper from Basic Grey's Marakesh pack and added buttons to the corners. I know, I just said I hate buttons recently, but I am open to change.

The challenge today was a one layer card. I used Happiness Always from Stampin Up and scored around the edges of the card. I love that it is simple and it works.
The news in my life is that I am going to rotate off the Hanna Stamps Design Team. Seth is not very happy about it, declaring his undying love for the moose images. He is quite a stamper, so I feel his pain. When I told him it was time for me to rotate off the team he said I was like Hannah Montana. I didn't know what he was talking about but he was explaining that I used to have a secret life with Hanna Stamps. It is true, I never let my Stampin' Up demo know I was on a design team. She likes to be the most talented person in the room and I never wanted to tell her. When Seth and I went to her home for mom and kids craft nights I had sworn Seth to secrecy.
You have probably noticed the new layout on my blog, we have been working on it for a while and I have a few more small things to change around here. Not much else is going on in my world. We are going to the library yet again and will go to the pool if the weather is warm enough. Ahhh...the joys of summer. It gives me happiness.


Auntie said...

LOVE the new lay out!! Stuff you made is very cute too! Hope to see you soon....lunch or over to your house to craft..soon!!

Auntie said...

BTW, it didn't go pass me that you put "Former Designer" on your blog....What a hoot!

Auntie said...

The joys of summer gives me extra work! We are seeing double the amount of fractures every day! I can't believe how many children break bones! Amazing!