Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Embracing Life!

What a wonderful husband I have! He gave me today as a "day off" (being a SAHM, I'm on-call 24/7 as many of you can relate to!). I slept in until almost noon, then worked out a bit, had a shower, and then spent the afternoon holed up in the basement playing with my stamps! What a heavenly day!

I made quite a few cards, so I'll spread them out in my posts as I don't know when I'll have another opportunity to stamp for awhile!

I actually participated in a sketch challenge for this card. (Splitcoast Stampers SC157). I also used their last week's colour challenge (Wild Wasabi, So Saffron and Elegant Eggplant).

I was excited to get to play with my new Embrace Life set. I used Wasabi as the base, then layered on the Saffron after stamping it in the same colour with the bamboo stamp from the set. Then I layered on some Eggplant. I stamped the flower image on Whisper White after using my Stampin' Write markers to ink it up (I used Eggplant and Garden Green since I don't have a Wasabi marker). I layered this piece onto some more Wasabi. I stamped the sentiment in Wasabi and Saffron across the bottom.

To finish it off, I added some Crystal Effects to the flowers and sprinkled some Dazzling Diamonds glitter on top. Then I added a couple of So Saffron brads from my Rich Regals collection.

7 comments:

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

Super sweet & ELEGANT card, Shannon....what a wonderful hubby you have!

My Paper World said...

Really beautiful, the colours are gorgeous! Glad that you had a lovely day! xx

Alexandra said...

Great card Shannon - how sweet is your hubby! You deserve it though - enjoy your time! Really wish you were going to Leadership - BUT we will hook up another time! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

dd2njoy said...

Awwww! Sweet hubby!!! Your card is
gorgeous!

tyrymom29 said...

Very nice hubby !!! and what a great card ...Lucky girl !!!!

GrammaStamper (Barb) said...

What a guy is your DH! You have used your time well as this card is lovely. Thanks for playing Bingo.

Shannon said...

Love your card, blog and name! I found your blog through Barb's bingo... I will add it to my blog roll and check it often!