Blog business first: What do you think of the new blog background? I found a cute background on someone's blog this morning and saw that it was a freebie and checked into it. Unfortunately there wasn't one background that looked good with the "personalized" banner Jami Bova designed for me. So, I googled some freebie background sites and found The Cutest Blog on the Block; you can check it out here. There are so many selections and lucky me found the perfect one...yay!
Now on to the CPS123 challenge. I love this sketch! It allows you to use favorite dp scraps and there is room to embellish, too. Fun fun fun! Although very few people comment on my cards, I still feel that in my heart I did my best and that's what counts. There is always room for improvement and that's one of the reasons I continue to check out blogs, YouTube videos, and subscribe to magazines. I believe that a person should learn at least one thing a day and it doesn't matter what, so that is why I attempt to try old and new techniques, participate in challenges, and enter contests; there are so many talented and artistic people out there and they inspire me to reach even higher. Okay, I just stepped off the soap box :-D
There is a tool that Scor-Pal sells and it perforates paper; it's perfect for faux stitching and I believe it retails for $6.99. It's so much easier to use than the SU! paper piercer template (mine never stays in place, even with tape and you can only go so far with it before having to move it again). With this little tool, you simply place your paper on the Scor-Pal, use a grid line for a guide, and run the tool over the paper. I'm not sure if the explanation is clear enough, so if you want more info, let me know, or check out the Scor-Pal website.
Here are some details for the card:
Ribbon: Papertrey Ink
DP: Autumn Leaves Poppy
Tag Punch: SU!
Cuttlebug Vintage Corner Punch: Altheasmix
Cuttlebug Doodle Parts
Outside Sentiment: Flourishes Poppy
Border Punch: MS
Thanks so much for taking time to look at my blog; I know your time is valuable.
Enjoy a wonderful week!