(This is a bit of a long post, but be sure to check out the last paragraph and check out the last link for a chuckle!)
This past week I have really been checking out the challenges at SCS; I used to look at them all the time, then stopped; now it seems I have been drawn to them again. There are SO many challenges out in the blogging world that one just cannot do them all, so I have stepped back and am just stamping for the fun of it!
I was always intriqued when I checked a challenge in the morning and found some entries had lots and lots of comments already. I thought, wow, they must get up at 4 am to make their cards. And there are actually people up, reading and looking and their cards! Duh. I now realize that many times, challenges are posted late the night before. I guess lots of people know this---I did not! And because I had a sinus headache and couldn't sleep, I was still up when the Inspiration Challenge was posted here. There are some very creative packaging ideas out there! So quick like a bunny (as quickly as one can at 11:30 with a sinus headache) I came up with this card based on this inspiration:
This would HAVE to be inspired by something because I would never put all these color together like this! In fact, I have no idea for what occasion I would even use this card---maybe DD's birthday! DH would scratch his head in wonderment if I sent it to him!!! But I thought it was kind of fun and funky. Maybe it was the headache talking to me!
On another note, at last night's party, I had asked my stampers to bring a child's birthday card for Cards For Heroes. My good friend Robyn brought two cards like this:
When you pull on the tab at the top, you get this:
The balloons and the string pop up with the insert! This is so cute, I just love this concept! And I know some children are going to love these too! Thanks, Robyn!
On a final funny note, you have GOT to check out this post from Australian SU demo, Makeesha Byl. Just scroll down to the end......you will CRACK UP!!! If your kids are driving you nuts, this will put it all into perspective!!! Have a great day--it is grad party day for my sweet niece and it looks like the weather will hold, so it should be fun! Thanks for visiting!