I love challenges!!! I find them inspiring and they can really get the creative juices flowing! I usually try to do at least the SCS color and sketch challenges each week. Now that school is out however, I am hoping to be able to participate in some of the other weekly challenges. Yesterday I stamped this card for the sketch challenge over on SCS. I realized after uploading it that I made an *oops* and that the rectangular panel was supposed to be in the front with the diamond shaped panel behind it, but oh well! I am still pleased with the results!!! I used the Father Knows Best stamp set and coordinating patterned paper from Papertrey Ink for this card. I just love the colors in the paper and the sentiments in this set! I am really looking forward to their latest release set for this Sunday, June 15th!!!
Today I decided to check out the Ways To Use It challenge, which was to find a way to incorporate pictures into your project. I immediately thought of doing something with my DD's school picture from this year. I had planned on doing a scrapbook page, but then I thought about some long forgotten frames I had picked up from the Target $1 Spot a few years ago and my project was born! I knew I wanted to use the Lined Paper Backgrounder and Making the Grade stamp set from Cornish Heritage Farms. They are perfect for anything school related and I just love them!!! Since our school colors are red and blue I chose to work with Real Red, Blue Bayou, and Soft Sky. It is hard to tell from the photo but the Blue Bayou is textured cs (yes, I *finally* stopped hoarding it!). The crayon image is cut out and popped up on dimensionals and I added some red striped grosgrain ribbon as a finishing touch. I think it will be perfect on my desk next year, don't you??? *wink*