Sunday, February 14, 2010

Raise the Bar Challenge #5 - Be Mine Forever

Happy Happy Valentine's day! Ya know, I just now noticed that my dsp has hearts on it! How fitting right? lol .. Anyway, this card is for the Raise the Bar challenge #5. The "Be mine forever" challenge. Well, its not what you think when you first read the title. The challenge is to use a stamp set/item ect that you will never sell or give up.
This was a tough choice for me... I just went thru my stampin up stamps a couple weeks ago and took out all the sets I could actually live without and sold them on ebay. So, several of the stamp sets that remain I cant see living without.
BUT, in the end, this set, Loads of Love (su) is the winner for this challenge. Loads of Love is the very first stamp set I ever purchased. My BFF, Cassie, was a SU consultant and she showed me all about stamping and I was immediately hooked, and still hooked some 5 years later. She is still my stamping mentor and BFF even though we now live 1600 miles apart.
So, to sum it all up, Loads of Love (+accessories stamp set) is a stamp set that will Be Mine Forever.
Details:
Stamps: Loads of Love & Accessories (su)
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Welcome Home dsp, watercolor,
Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay
Coloring Medium: Prismacolor & Gamsol
Tools/Accessories: Ticket corner punch, Corner rounder,
 Labels 4 Nestabilities, Sponge, Pumpkin Pie brads
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I would love to hear what you think!

4 comments:

Cassie said...

You know, Christi, I'm not sure I could part with that one either. It has special meaning to me because of you. Your card is darling, and I really like how you incorporated the house on the paper with the truck. Too cute. Your watercoloring is amazing. . .I definitely struggle with watercoloring. Like I have said for so long 'the Student has now become the master', hehe. Miss you so much!

stampinganja said...

Great card, love the sentiment.
Don't part with this set, that's for sure. Love your colouring, those prisma's are so nice.
Take care, Anja

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Yes, this is certainly a fun set and I can understand you wanting to hang on to it!! Thanks for joining us at Raise The Bar! Can't wait to see what you create next challenge!

~*Joni said...

Oh Christi what a sweet card!I love the scenery you created and I do agree that Loads Of Love is a great all time set from SU. I love your story behind it, what a wonderful tie to a great friend, regardless of the miles that separate you two! Thank you for joining us at Raise The Bar this week!