Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Long Time Coming!!!

Do you know how awful it is when your computer is not working!!! Mine has been running exceptionally slow during the weekend but I just thought it was a temporary thing, then Monday when I got home from school I realized it was not working at all! I did everything I could think of to try and get it working again, no such luck. Many calls to our cable company got it working only to have it last a short time and then out it went again. Finally by tonight after some new equipment and a very nice cable lady, it is fixed. Oh what withdrawals our whole house was having without it.

I did this card for Kerry's inspiration challenge last Thursday, 3CTC4, I finished it on Monday. Did I mention I decided I don't like inspiration challenges, too many choices for me. I did decide it wasn't going to get the best of me so I decided on choosing the colors and making it a BDay card. I couldn't find any DP that had the colors so I made my own with RST peg stamps and Stickles. I couldn't upload the card until tonight right before Kerry posts a new challenge tomorrow, better late than never, right?

Kerry I did think of you the whole time I was making the card because of the CS that I used. Remember when Peggy and I first started coming to your stamp camps and we refused to spend the money on SU CS. We figured Michaels was just as good and cheaper! You kept trying to tell us we were making a big mistake! Oh how we should have listened to you right away instead of months later I think it was when I finally bought the SU to match the inks. To make this card I dug out that old Michael's CS for those bright colors and cringed at how thin it was and not very good to work with. I have a huge stash of it still in the cellar.

Stamps: Rubber Stamp Tapestry and SU
CS: Michaels brights and shimmer white
Ink: SU Pixie Pink, Green Galore, Gable Green, Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange
Accessories:SU glitter, Nesties, MS punch, hole punches, flower punches, and corner punch, Stickles, brads

I have my card just about done for Mary Jo's Monday Lunchtime Sketch, I'll post it tomorrow after school. So check back then.

Thanks for looking


Kerry D-C said...

LOOOVE the card!! Looks GORGEOUS! HATE when I have computer or internet problems...I am like an addict. RE: the card stock...TOLD YOU SO! ;)
Thanks for playing this week even though you don't love inspiration challenges.

Sue from Oregon said...

Great challenge card this week!

mamichelle said...

Mary, it is GORGEOUS, just like Kerry said! I love it.

Computer issues are NOT fun.

I remember way back when with the cs too. I am pretty much a good doobie though. I listened to my rep and donated the cheap stuff to my friend's after school program.

Peggy said...

This came out great! It looks like DP in the picture. Wonderful job!

Pia said...

I thought for sure you used DP! I am so impressed! I have tons of the cheap paper too, it is great when Lucas makes a card and I gave a ton to the kids at the Teen Center!

Kristen said...

OMG!!!!!! Gorgeous. Are you sending that card to me????? Hehehe. Mary everything about this card is stunning. Love it!