Okay, this card is WAY cuter in person! I don't know what my computer did to it, but...I really like it. I was inspired by a scrapbook page in my latest Simple Scrapbooks magazine. The page was all white with a cluster of pictures in the lower right hand corner area and a title running up the side of it. This is kind of close....the white was a bit too much with the white behind the critters so I used the good old Canvas bkgrd with my celebration spectrum pad. Did you know you could use those on stamps?LOL I have used them so much with the brayer lately, it felt almost like a new idea to use it on a stamp! Anyway, I don't know if you can see it, but I put crystal effects on the elephants eye and the giraffe's spots. I tried to use it on the lion's eyes but...it made him look like he was wearing goggles! Not the look I was going for, so he got the white gel pen on his eyes. It really made them pop so I decided to use the pen on the flowers too. I just LOVE this pen! I think I have 6 of them...all barely working. I use them up too quick! On another topic, life is good at my house. I finally finished my entries for the HOF and the SU contests and mailed them off. whew! I feel like I should throw myself a party just for completing them! I had to introduce myself to my family today...I've been working so hard on these projects I have been a bit absent. I have managed to keep my craft room in fairly good shape tho! It is amazing what having a system can do for you. I am one that always generates TONS of scrap papers when I scrap or stamp. So, I made a place for those. I have a three drawer unit under the table to the right of my desk with punches in the top drawer, colored scraps in the second drawer and white and vanilla scraps in the bottom drawer. It has been wonderful! When I am done with a project I just slip my papers in the drawers and voila! clean! I have even trained myself to go to the drawers first when looking for paper instead of going for the full sheets right off. Maybe this will save me some paper!
I hope you enjoy the card....I received my shipment of coasters today so....watch for coaster projects!!