Friday, April 12, 2013

Crafting Crisis Averted

Ok, I have a story to share with you about this card.  Stick with me...I may get a little wordy!  I get up early (ok, super early) almost every morning to get my workout in before I take on the rest of my day.  Before I head out the door, I always check in with my favorite challenge sites to see what fun they have for us week after week.  I do this so I have something to think about while I work out...I know, I have issues!  It's Friday, so that means it is time for another challenge at one of my favorite Friday challenge sites...The Friday MashupBefore I started my workout this morning, I checked in and found that Erica had an awesome sketch for us this week along with a "Mash Up" birthday project.  So, off I went to work out with this sketch and project in my head and the crafting wheels were turning.  I decided I wanted to use the cute little birthday cake from the Embellished Events stamp set, after seeing it in the latest Stampin' Success magazine :)  Having a bit of time left after my shower and before I had to get my boys up, I went to get started on my card.  Only to discover that my stamp set was missing.  Now, I've lost a stamp here and there (thanks to a toddler who likes to get into EVERYTHING), but have NEVER lost an entire set.  Who does that?  I literally tore apart my stamp storage in search of this set, numerous times.  I finally sent a text to my BFF and stamping partner in crime to see if she by chance had borrowed it from me and guess what?  She had it!  Neither one of us really remember when I gave it to her or why, but I was so happy to find it and discover that I wasn't really losing my mind! After my staff meeting, I quickly ran over to her house to get the set so I could put my idea to work.  I managed to sneak in a little stamp time during lunch and made this cute card:
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze, Floral District DSP
Ink ~ Tangerine Tango, Baja Breeze, Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry
Stamp Sets ~ Embellished Events, Paper Pumpkin (Jots and Thoughts Try It Kit)
Other Supplies ~ Adorning Accents Edgelits, Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine

I forgot how much I love this stamp set and this DSP!  Sad to see it go, along with Baja Breeze, but so excited to get my hands on the new stuff that is soon to come!

Thanks for sticking with me through my crazy story!  I've been laughing at myself all day over how worked up I was this morning while searching for it.  And the added bonus? I organized all of my stamps and pulled out some already retired sets that I'm going to sell.  All's well that ends well!

Happy Stamping! 


  1. Ha, love your story! I work out in the morning too, but I can't look at anything on the computer before I go... I may get sucked into the craft room and never leave. :) Very cute card! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  2. Love the colour combo and a really pretty card ...and you work out in the morning- the most I can manage is a hoover before work! x

  3. Haha - glad you managed to track down your stamp set so you could make this super sweet card! Love the little bow! Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup!

  4. Glad you found your set! Great card, love the colors!

    Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  5. So sweet - love the multi-coloured cake with the papers you've chosen! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup this week!