Monday, July 12, 2010

And Yet Even MORE New-ness!!

I had to unexpectedly fill in last Friday as the Free for All Challenge hostess over on SCS ... and even though I was trying to create in a hurry and get a post done on the fly, I had this card in my head before I even started. Masculine cards always seem to be a struggle (and maybe that's 'cause I always be frilly, flowerly, girlie kinds of things ... ya think??) ...

I have also been trying to challenge myself lately to step out of my layout box ... I seem to always keep going back to the same ol'-same ol' layouts that I have done about a zillion times over. I thought that adding the different sized panels across the top behind the main image would be kinda fun, so there ya go!! I called my challenge "Show Us What Ya Got!" Basically, it was to pull out something that you had bought to craft with that was still sittin' around in the package, unused!

I am getting MUI-MUI excited for Convention!! My BFF, Jan (as in JanTink ... yeahyeahyeah ... I'm a namedropper!) is going to be here on Tuesday and stay with me for a week!! Much crafting and laughing and eating of the chocolates is gonna be happening next week, that's for sure!! And I will also get time to hang out with my other BFF's at Convention ... the girls who taught me EVERYthing I know and got me started in this crazy addiction (a BIG shout out to Shellee, Cheryl and Chairl! We've been hanging at Convention together since I started this whole crazy deal ... and this will be my 5th Convention!!)! I see a trip to Cheesecake Factory in my very near future ...

Stamps: Out West, Fabulous Phrases, Wonderfully Worn
Paper: Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Accessories: Square Lattice Textured Impressions Foder, Linen Thread, Large Oval Punch, Pop-Up Glue Dots, Distressing Tool, Paper Piercing Tool

6 comments:

Pam said...

that's just tooo cute!!! This is one of the reasons I love about the new catalog....it has something for everyone. I love especially the masculine stamps....they're not just hunting or fishing. LOVE this!

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

You did a great job on this card, lots of texture, the image, colors, just a wonderful card. It sounds like you will have lot's of fun Convention week with Jan, enjoy!

Tina said...

So if you go to Cheesecake, ask for my son-in-law Ryan King's table and tip him BIG!!!!

Ha!

Things are going great and looks like they are for you too!

Beedubya said...

That's really cute, Wendy! I hope you and Jan have a wonderful time at Convention. Try not to miss me too much...LOL! Give Jan a big 'ol hug for me.

xo B.

Connie said...

So what did you use on this card that was still unused and in it's packaging?

Terri said...

I love all the texture you put into this one Wendy! Very manly. Wish I could be at convention with you next week!