I call this Welcome to My Mess Wednesday... Lol.
I was able to make 14 cards for the Hope You Can Cling To challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers and before they sat too long, I boxed them and mailed them out yesterday. My desk is evidence of the tornado of activity up to this point. I even picked up the latest issue of Take Ten thinking that I could bang out a few more with the easy design ideas in this book but I just plumb ran out of time. Looks like time for a cleanup before I attempt something new. The little manila envelope under the vintage closures on the bottom left is my blank sketchbook for the next Sketchbook Tour by Art House. The Stampin Up wooden stamp set that's out on the right was used for the butterfly card I made and displayed on my last post. I love how different that little butterfly is.
Since I like to show you a card to offset the madness of the desk photo, below you'll find one of the cards I submitted to Paper Crafts World Card Making Day contest. It wasn't chosen, so I can finally unveil it here. I'm just venturing into the world of Paper Smooches clear stamps and this little gopher/ground hog is one of the cuties in the Birthday Buddies set. (I posted a similar card with another cutie from this set HERE.) I'm beginning to really like good quality clear stamps because they are so easy to place where you want them. Just a little more info about the card: the little guy was popped up with a foam dot and placed inside a hole that I punched in the card so that he really does look like he's coming out of the ground. I also used a My Favorite Things Sheltering Tree die and Tim Holtz' Idea-o-logy paper. See how the paper says "Amusement" on it. Just a little stealth humor.
The inside came out so cute with Mr. Gopher popping in sideways to say hi. *smile*
Anyway, thanks for dropping by. If you have a desk to share just let me know in the comment field and I'll come look. I'll dispense with Mr. Linky from now on.
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Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)