Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday
It's the fabulous Loll's turn to host our Addicted to CAS Challenge this week and she has a great code word:
Once again, we have a fabulous prize for the winner of our challenge and this week we are sponsored by:
This week Joanna, the owner/illustrator of Inspired by Stamping shares some fabulous inspiration with us as a guest designer and we are also joined by our Guest Designer for November - Linda.
Now, before I get to my card, I have to tell you that Lou and I went Black Friday shopping today and I REALLY think that it addled my brain..... When we got back, I made a card not only for this challenge, but also my Paper Players challenge tomorrow and my Addicted to CAS card for the next challenge. 3 cards for 3 upcoming challenges. I am so on top of things.....
When I went to load my card to the Addicted to CAS design team blog, I couldn't work out why no-one had loaded their cards yet. Mmmmm... strange I thought...... what is going on, I asked myself? Well.... could it possibly be that I had made a card for a challenge which is for another week? No! Surely not! Could I? Yep.... that's exactly what I had done.
So, I had to go rushing downstairs and make another card! No worries, I thought. I have a stamp set from PTI that has a Christmas tree with ornaments on it, that can act as my "dots". Great idea. Except... I can't find the stamp set! I can find the package, all neatly put away exactly where it should be... but the entire stamp sheet has gone AWOL! For someone as organized as I am, this is ridiculous! I spent half an hour looking for the stamp set and eventually gave up and used the die that came with the stamp set and some SU polka dot paper. By this time it was very dark outside, I was running very late, and could only manage to get a half-decent photograph of the card!
Now you have the entire story behind my card and why I will never go Black Friday shopping again!!!!
Anyway, here is my card. The right card - for the right challenge :-)
I hope you will play along with us this week and don't forget to check out the fabulous cards from the design team. They really do have some great inspiration for you.
On a personal note:
Lou and I had a very quiet and relaxed Thanksgiving. We decorated the house yesterday morning and changed out the sage green curtains on our main floor for the rich red ones that we put up at this time of the year. The red really does add a tremendous amount of warmth to the room and is fabulous with the white snow background outside. I then cooked and we settled down to a nice non-turkey dinner and gave thanks for so many things :-)
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
I'll be back tomorrow with another card. In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
- Card stock: SU Very Vanilla. Gina K 120# luxury Vanilla card stock. SU Early Espresso
- DSP: SU Polka Dot
- Inks: SU Mossy Meadow
- Tools: Holiday Cheer Die (PTI). Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles