This year I am trying to focus on trying new challenges and challenging myself to use the products I have in my stash in new ways. This week, I was introduced to Simon Says Stamp and Reverse Confetti by some of my favorite crafting bloggers. Really, where have I been? Both of these companies are amazing and the talent of their design team members is inspiring.
I am using sketch #8 from Reverse Confetti coupled with Simon Says Stamps' Wednesday Challenge. The theme for this week is Something New. I had the perfect card in mind for this challenge. I just needed a little sketch inspiration. Thank you Reverse Confetti. The card I made uses one of my favorite stamps from Unity Stamp Co. and my sister is the reason for my creating this card.
My sister has been on an educational journey for the last few years and this year she not only graduated with honors, but completed a much sought after internship and aced her medical certification class. I could not be prouder of her. She accomplished all of this while raising her teenage son, working full-time and dealing with chronic health issues. She is a true inspiration. There were many times when she felt defeated and overwhelmed. However, she knew the stakes were high and that nothing worth the time, effort and dedication would come easily. Usually after a quick pep talk, either by myself or a quick look in the mirror, she was back on track and giving it her all. Her 'something new', is all the opportunities that await her as an educated, highly-skilled professional. For my sister, the skies the limit. Congratulations, Monday!
Card Size: A2
Paper: October Afternoon (9 to 5); Recollections, paper stash
Embellishments: October Afternoon (chipboard, journaling card), Studio Calico (wooden veneer), American Crafts (twine)
Stamp: Unity Stamp Co. (She Remained True)