August 1, 2011

I stepped up to the challenge

I create but I don't post! But I did a bloggers boot camp and decided to try again. It may not be daily but we'll see how I do. School starts in a couple weeks and my job status is up in the air. At least stamping keeps my mind of the drama with work. (I have a job but was offered a new one. My current principal has to release me from my contract before I can take the job I really want. He'll only release me if he can find a "suitable" replacement. That is the low down)
 So, in order to get started with my blog again, I decided to do a challenge from the Paper Players. Here is my card:
And this is the sketch:
The recipe: 
Paper: Cameo Coral, Poppy Parade, Whisper White
Stamps: a clear block, hostess set, french script background
Accessory: cameo coral ruffled ribbon

I hope you like this! 


  1. Amy! Stay away from the drama and make beautiful cards like this one! I love how you used the clear block as a background stamp! Thanks for playing with us at the Paper Players!

  2. Hi Amy,
    Love your CAS design...very pretty! I am so glad you posted! Thanks for joining the Paper Players. I am a teacher too and understand how challenging it can be! I made a big change this year too...took me weeks to get the "dream" job but it all worked out in the end! Sure hope you are successful! Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

  3. Hi Amy! So happy you posted this beautiful card! The color combo is gorgeous and I love how you used the clear block behind the image. I hope everything works out for you at work. Sending good thoughts your way! Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players this week! :)

  4. What a beautiful card. I want to try that acrylic block stamping sometime. I miss the shadow stamps. Glad to have you back blogging. I didn't give up on you. Your blog is still posted on my blog roll!!

  5. So glad you joined us this week and made this beautiful card! Love the block stamping technique and your color combination is beautiful. I hope everything works out for the best! Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

  6. Your card is beautiful .... with creations like this, I would love to see more of your work!
    I love how you have used the acrylic block for the background of your image it certainly draws and captures ones attention!
    Thank you for joining us this week at Paper Players!

  7. Such a beautiful clean and simple design! I love the block background...what a perfect accent! I can relate to your work drama. I wish you luck. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!