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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Urban Upsy!

Yesterday was my first official day of teacher inservice, followed by another inservice day today and an open house this evening. When I finally got home, I found my first order from the new SU! catalog waiting for me, so after tucking George into bed and making sure my teen daughter was locked in her room (just kidding!), I tore open the box and grabbed one of the new sets, Upsy Daisy, and the new paper pack, Urban Garden. I had a moment of panic, wanting to create something really fun and exciting that wasn't going to take me until midnight but knew I was "rushing it"; trying to do too much in a short amount of time and just making yourself crazy in the process. Why do we put so much pressure on ourselves? Is that a female thing? Are you sick of my questions?

Anyway, I forced myself to *keep it simple*...Sharon/notimetostamp would be so proud of me...and I am pleased with the result of my simple effort. I so admire other stampers who create simply beautiful things that look so awesome, yet so effortless. Check out my sidebar to see a little *effortless awesome* work by Val Stangle, Sharon Johnson & Dawn McVey. Don't get me wrong...I don't mean their work is effortless; they just make it look effortless. Ok, so I've typed *effortless* so many times that it appears to me that I've spelled it incorrectly...mebbe that means it's time to stop typing and get some shut-eye, ha!

Just a note about the card: the main image is stamped twice--once full strength Kiwi Kiss and again a smidge to the right without's hard to see the *shadow* in my picture.

Thanks for stopping by...see you tomorrow!

Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Paper: Basic Gray, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Blue, Urban Garden DSP
Ink: Basic Gray, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: scallop edge punch, round tab punch, Kiwi Kiss ribbon


Tracy said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful!!! Love it!!!

broni (waterchild12) said...

What a yummy card, Amy! Your "simple" is gorgeous! I can't wait for my order to get here! Good luck on the teacher thing. Better you than me!!!

Becky Carafa said...

I love the shadow of the daisies, and you pulled off the effortless look!

Shirley said...

Love your colors and that knot on the tag is a great embellishment here! tFS


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