Wednesday, October 8, 2008

                   
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Beate's Be Inspired Challenge #26



Happy Wednesday! Yesterday I worked a little late (4:40, hee! hee!) and ran a bunch of errands I put off over the weekend, so I didn't plan on stamping when I got home. BUT, when I saw Beate's Inspiration Challenge #26, I had to! It's such a cool look! Of course, I made the mistake of looking through my Google Reader first and I saw Dawn's fabulous card (check it out, she has some blog candy there too!), and it's exactly what I was going to do! It's the perfect look I was going to create once I had thought of it! Freaky! *wink*

So, I almost quit right there, but then decided to go with my back-up plan, which turned out to be the card above. I keep going for Kraft lately, not sure what's up with that. When I pulled this piece of Kraft out, it already had the 3 holes punched, so I decided to roll with it. I used 2 retired sets, shocking! The dots and stripes are from So Happy, I still love that set and couldn't part with it. The sentiment is from Quick Thinking...it's a keeper...and where else would you find a stamp that says, "Really, I like you."?

The 2nd grade teacher I work with was out sick Tuesday, so I decided to make it a get well card for her. She's an amazing teacher and this is her second round of sickness in the first six weeks (although only the first day she's missed work, what a trooper!)...that first year of teaching is killer for building up the antibodies! I am so lucky, all four teachers I'm working with are great, and I love being in their rooms and helping their kids.

Thanks so much for stopping by! You really take my breath away! Get it? Rex Smith from yesterday? hee! hee! I'm so glad *some* of you knew what I was talking about! Juanita commented on how much time it must have taken me to write that post with all those links... ummmm, yeah, but so worth it! lol! And I'm not even going to tell you how many times (11) I listened to those songs while writing the post!

Have a super day!

Recipe
Stamps: So Happy & Quick Thinking (both retired).
Cardstock: Kraft, Whisper White, Pacific Point, Basic Black.
Ink: Staz-On Black.
Accessories: Circle Punches (1 1/4", 1 3/8", 1/2"), 5/8" Red Riding Hood Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals.

20 comments:

Lisa H. said...

your card is fabulous! I love the polka dots and the Kraft is perfect. very cool, chica!

Tina said...

Oh my word, this is gorgeous!

Becky Carafa said...

So cool and funky, I love it!

Tara said...

love the simplicity!! :)

Lauren said...

Very fun and funky. The card has such great eye appeal.

Beate said...

Fantastic card. Love it! So funky and fresh!
Thanks so much for playing! Hugs and smiles

Juanita said...

Once again I love this card, I can't beleive you had the base sitting there waiting for you.
I am sitting here giggling, I can't beleive you mentioned me on your blog! I think I love your stories as much as the cards.

kathleenh said...

The kraft cardstock is working so why question it? lol. I love the black and white stripes and polka dots with the kraft. I think you have opened up a whole new vocabulary for commenting on cards...dreamy....it takes my breath away.....

Maria H. said...

Great card! I LOVED Rex Smith, and I believe I STILL that have that album in a box somewhere! You made my day when I rolled down to read the blog, and saw him.
:-) Thanks for the smiles!

Catherine said...

WOW! just gorgeous, love it Angie :)

~amy~ said...

LOVE it Angie!!!

Alexandra said...

I love this!!! Kraft works well, like the clean, simple lines of this one - great take on the inspiration piece! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Tina said...

Cute card, do you still have the Stayin' Alive Album?

Shawn said...

This card is awesome! I love the simplicity and the boldness!!

chloe said...

SO fabulous!! I am loving Kraft lately too :) I love the little punches of colour!

A Latte Stampin said...

You Crack me up...I was going to marry him!!!(I have something better though)

Jenn D said...

This is really cute Angie and how nice to make it for a fellow teacher. I remember my first year and being sick all of the time. Thanks for the link to Dawn's card. It's fabulous!

Marilyn said...

Love the vivid colors and prints you've combined here - they are just rocking this challenge!! Hope your teacher friend gets well soon too!! Nothing worse than being sick and trying to work too.

Silli said...

Hi Angie, your card ist so simple and so very elegant! Love it! Hugs...Silli ;-)

Kerry D-C said...

Cool Beans! Minimilistic (sp? is that even a word?), but striking! great card!