As I was tossing and turning uncomfortably all night last night, fighting off this yucky flu I caught on Tuesday, I couldn't wait till 6 am (7 am EST), so I could see what the first day of festivities for PTI's 8th Anniversary would be. I love Nichole's new blog font and layout, I love the new Design team member announcement, and I love the contest they announced today.
I have been buying PTI stamps for 7 years now. Way too many stamps and inks, and papers, and dies, I tell you. I could have purchased a very nice car, I think, with all the money I have spent on PTI products. I am embarrassed to say that. The design team just makes everything look like a must have, and I have such good intentions to use up all the things I have bought. My lack of time in my daily schedule to crank out all that crafty goodness catches up with me all the time. Oh well. The stamps and ink and paper are not going anywhere any time soon, so I have time to make good on those intentions. I just need to not bring anything new into the mix. That is hard since there is always something being released each month that speaks to me.
Here is my entry into the challenge for today. I made this quick little card, cause I needed something bright and cheery to help me feel better. I used Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, and Aqua mist inks. I used the Wet paint word dies and stamp set, and the Life is Beautiful butterfly die for my focal point, and Ombre Builders for my striped pattern on the side of the card. Love that set. Can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with. I hope to make some cards with the other sketches and color schemes later on this week and weekend.